Why Famous: One of the most successful and well-regarded actors in the history of Indian cinema, Bachchan first gained popularity in the 1970s as the "angry young man" of Bollywood.
He gained prominence in movies such as "Sholay", "Namak Haraam" and "Agneepath". Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in the 2013 movie "The Great Gatsby".
- 1973-06-03 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri
- 1973-05-11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released
- 1975-08-15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever
- 1982-07-26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"
- 2001-09-10 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is awarded Actor of the Century at the Alexandria Film Festival