Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s while pursuing his career in acting. Today, he is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema.

The trademark deep baritone voice, the tall, brooding persona, and intense eyes, made Amitabh Bachchan the ideal "Angry Young Man", thereby changing the face of Hindi cinema. He 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.

to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. Amitabh also tried his hand in politics and was elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987 after the death of Mrs. Gandhi. Amitabh decided to take a break from his acting career in 1992, and launched Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited which was a multi-faceted commercial enterprise. This is hard to imagine at that time how he survived but again he proved that he is not an ordinary man who live and die.

In the year 2000, Bachchan stepped up to host India's adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? entitled, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. As it did in most other countries where it was adopted, the program found immediate success. At the same time, he also made a comeback with the Bollywood scene and redefined his position in Indian cinema. Amitabh emerged again as a winner and slapped the critics who declared him "finished".

Even in this age roles are written for him. Every film maker is dreaming to cast him in his/her film. He was declared as Star of the Millennium by BBC poll, by Stardust and even at the survey for statue at Madam Tusad.

Catch Amitabh Bachchan live in Malaysia at the Youth Engagement Summit 2009 on the 16 & 17 November.

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