Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards. He holds the record for most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare Awards. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter, and was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.
He's also the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Westerners might recognize him from clips of his movies used in Slumdog Millionaire, in which protagonist Jamal is ecstatic over getting his autograph. He also has a small role in Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby (2013), as Meyer Wolfshiem, Gatsby's Jewish mobster business partner.
There's been at least one internet poll declaring him the most well-known actor in the world.
Ultimately the most badass and coolest veteran Bollywood actor around.
- Namak Haraam as Vikram
- Sholay as Jai
- Amar Akbar Anthony as Anthony Gonsalves
- Deewaar as Vijay
- Agneepath as Vijay Chavan
- Baghban as Raj Malhotra
- Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham as Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand
- Bunty aur Babli as JCP Dashrath Singh
- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- Bbuddha...Hoga Tera Baap
- The Great Gatsby (2013) as Meyer Wolfshiem