Amitabh Bachchan! The name has so much weightage that it speaks of power, fame, dignity, and more! Also referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak (Greatest actor of the century), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, Amitabh Bachchan has done over 200 movies across multiple languages. He might be widely known for his acting in Bollywood films, but he also is a film producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and a former politician.
In the 1970s, Big B started a trend of ‘Angry Young Man’ with his movies which were inclined towards, crime intolerance, revenge, and angriness. The movies which established his career were Zanjeer, Sholay, Don, Deewar, etc. He has starred in over 200 films in a career spanning five decades. If we look at the face of world cinema, Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of cinema. His dominance in the Indian movies was so much so that in the 1970s and 1980s, the French director François Truffaut called him a ‘one-man industry’.
Big B is a trendsetter, to begin with, if any Bollywood celebrity’s hairstyle of the ’70s and ’80s took center stage then it was Amitabh Bachchan’s hairstyle. The lanky angry young man who ruled the box-office with a series of blockbusters maintained a simple hairdo which included his long hair covering his collar as well as ears partially with a center parting, became a trendsetter which came to be known as the Amitabh Bachchan cut in salons across India.
Given his fame & dedication towards cinema, the French government decided to give the Legion of Honour in the Chevalier class to Amitabh Bachchan in 2005. He also has his name in the Guinness world record book for becoming the only star to sing the devotional ‘Shri Hanuman Chalisa’ along with 19 other popular singers.
He is one of the most influential peoples upon whom many people look up to. His quotes on life and wisdom are something that everyone should take inspiration from. May Amitabh Bachchan’s quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.