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Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, producer, television host, and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar, and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, or Big B,[4][5][6] he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades.[7] Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema.[8][9][10][11][12] So total was his dominance on the Indian movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut
François Truffaut
called him a "one-man industry."[13] Bachchan has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. The Government of India
Government of India
honoured him with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 1984, the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France
Government of France
honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Acting career

2.1 Early career (1969–1972) 2.2 Rise to stardom (1973–1974) 2.3 Superstardom (1975–1988) 2.4 Coolie
Coolie
injury (1982–1983) 2.5 Career decline and retirement (1988–1992) 2.6 Productions and acting comeback (1996–1999) 2.7 Return to prominence (2000–present)

3 Other work

3.1 Politics 3.2 Television appearances 3.3 Voice-acting 3.4 Humanitarian causes 3.5 Business investments

4 Awards and honours 5 Memorials 6 Selected filmography 7 Explanatory notes 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life and family Further information: Bachchan family Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in north central India.[14] His ancestors on his father's side hailed from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India.[15] His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known Awadhi dialect- Hindi
Hindi
poet and a Hindu, while his mother, Teji Bachchan, was Sikh.[16] Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the Indian independence struggle. In English, Inquilab Zindabad means "Long live the revolution." However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed the boy's name to Amitabh, which, according to a Times of India article, means "the light that will never die."[17][a] Although his surname was Shrivastava, Amitabh's father had adopted the pen name Bachchan ("child-like" in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all of his works.[18] It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films and for all other practical purposes, Bachchan has become the surname for all of his immediate family.[19] Bachchan's father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.[20] Bachchan is an alumnus of Sherwood College, Nainital. He later attended Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.[21] He has a younger brother, Ajitabh. His mother had a keen interest in theatre and was offered a feature film role, but she preferred her domestic duties. Teji had some influence in Amitabh Bachchan's choice of career because she always insisted that he should "take the centre stage."[22] Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri.[23] The couple have two children, Shweta Bachchan (known as Shweta Nanda after her marriage to businessman Nikhil Nanda) and Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(also an actor; and husband of actress Aishwarya Rai). Acting career Early career (1969–1972) Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film Bhuvan Shome.[24] His first acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani,[25] directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali (brother of comedian Mehmood), Madhu and Jalal Agha.[26][27] Anand (1971) followed, in which Bachchan starred alongside Rajesh Khanna. His role as a doctor with a cynical view of life garnered Bachchan his first Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Supporting Actor award. He then played his first antagonist role as an infatuated lover-turned-murderer in Parwana (1971). Following Parwana were several films including Reshma Aur Shera (1971). During this time, he made a guest appearance in the film Guddi which starred his future wife Jaya Bhaduri. He narrated part of the film Bawarchi. In 1972 he made an appearance in the road action comedy Bombay to Goa
Bombay to Goa
directed by S. Ramanathan which was moderately successful.[28][29][30] Many of Bachchan's films during this early period did not do well, but that was about to change.[31] Rise to stardom (1973–1974)

Bachchan and wife Jaya Bhaduri
Jaya Bhaduri
Bachchan in 2013, the couple got married in 1973, after the release of Zanjeer.

Bachchan was struggling, seen as a "failed newcomer" who, by the age of 30, had twelve flops and only two hits (as a lead in Bombay to Goa and supporting role in Anand). Bachchan was soon discovered by screenwriter duo Salim-Javed, consisting of Salim Khan
Salim Khan
and Javed Akhtar.[32] Salim Khan
Salim Khan
wrote the story, screenplay and script of Zanjeer (1973), and conceived the "angry young man" persona of the lead role. Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
came on board as co-writer,[33] and Prakash Mehra, who saw the script as potentially groundbreaking, as the film's director. However, they were struggling to find an actor for the lead "angry young man" role, which was turned down by a number of actors due to it going against the "romantic hero" image dominant in the industry at the time.[32] Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
soon discovered Bachchan and "saw his talent, which most makers didn’t. He was exceptional, a genius actor who was in films that weren’t good."[34] According to Salim Khan, they "strongly felt that Amitabh was the ideal casting for Zanjeer".[32] Salim Khan
Salim Khan
introduced Bachchan to Prakash Mehra,[33] and Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
insisted that Bachchan be cast for the role.[32] Zanjeer was a crime film with violent action,[32] in sharp contrast to the romantically themed films that had generally preceded it, and it established Amitabh in a new persona—the "angry young man" of Bollywood
Bollywood
cinema.[35] He earned his first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor, with Filmfare
Filmfare
later considering this one of the most iconic performances of Bollywood
Bollywood
history.[31] The film was a huge success and one of the highest-grossing films of that year, breaking Bachchan's dry spell at the box office and making him a star.[36] It was the first of many collaborations between Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
and Amitabh Bachchan; Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
wrote many of their subsequent scripts with Bachchan in mind for the lead role, and insisted on him being cast for their later films, including blockbusters such as Deewaar
Deewaar
(1975) and Sholay
Sholay
(1975).[34] Salim Khan
Salim Khan
also introduced Bachchan to director Manmohan Desai with whom he formed a long and successful association, alongside Prakash Mehra and Yash Chopra.[33] Eventually, Bachchan became one of the most successful leading men of the film industry. Bachchan's portrayal of the wronged hero fighting a crooked system in circumstances of deprivation in films like Zanjeer, Deeewar, Trishul, Kaala Patthar, Shakti, resonated with the masses of the time, especially the youth who harbored a simmering discontent owing to social ills like poverty, hunger, unemployment, corruption, social inequality and the brutal excesses of The Emergency (India). This led to Bachchan being dubbed as "angry young man", a journalistic catchphrase which became a metaphor for the dormant rage, frustration, restlessness, sense of rebellion and anti-establishment disposition of an entire generation, prevalent in 70s India
India
.[37][38][39][40] The year 1973 was also when he married Jaya, and around this time they appeared in several films together; not only in Zanjeer but in films such as Abhimaan which followed and was released only a month after their marriage and was also successful at the box office. Later, Bachchan played the role of Vikram, once again along with Rajesh Khanna, in the film Namak Haraam, a social drama directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and scripted by Biresh Chatterjee addressing themes of friendship. His supporting role won him his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award. In 1974, Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as Kunwara Baap and Dost, before playing a supporting role in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. The film, directed and written by Manoj Kumar, addressed themes of honesty in the face of oppression and financial and emotional hardship and was the top earning film of 1974. Bachchan then played the leading role in the film Majboor. The film was a success at the box office.[41] Superstardom (1975–1988) In 1975, he starred in a variety of film genres, from the comedy Chupke Chupke
Chupke Chupke
and the crime drama Faraar
Faraar
to the romantic drama Mili. 1975 was also the year when Bachchan starred in two films regarded as important in Hindi
Hindi
cinema history, both written by Salim-Javed, who again insisted on casting Bachchan.[34] The first was Deewaar, directed by Yash Chopra, where he worked with Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, and Neetu Singh, and earned another Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. The film became a major hit at the box office in 1975, ranking in at number four.[42] Indiatimes Movies ranks Deewaar
Deewaar
amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood
Bollywood
Films.[43] The other, released on 15 August 1975, was Sholay, which became the highest-grossing film ever in India
India
at the time,[44] in which Bachchan played the role of Jaidev. Deewaar
Deewaar
and Sholay
Sholay
are often credited with exalting Bachchan to the heights of superstardom, two years after he became a star with Zanjeer, and consolidating his domination of the industry throughout the 1970s and 1980s.[45][46] In 1999, BBC
BBC
India declared Sholay
Sholay
the "Film of the Millennium" and, like Deewar, it has been cited by Indiatimes Movies as amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood
Bollywood
Films.[43] In that same year, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards awarded it with the special distinction award called the Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Film of 50 Years. In 1976, he was cast by Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
in the romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie. Bachchan starred as a young poet named Amit Malhotra who falls deeply in love with a beautiful young girl named Pooja (Rakhee Gulzar) who ends up marrying someone else (Shashi Kapoor). The film was notable for portraying Bachchan as a romantic hero, a far cry from his "angry young man" roles like Zanjeer and Deewar. The film evoked a favourable response from critics and audiences alike. Bachchan was again nominated for the Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award for his role in the film. That same year he played a double role in the hit Adalat as father and son. In 1977, he won his first Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award for his performance in Amar Akbar Anthony
Amar Akbar Anthony
where he played the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
and Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
as Anthony Gonsalves. The film was the highest-grossing film of that year. His other successes that year include Parvarish and Khoon Pasina.[47] He once again resumed double roles in films such as Kasme Vaade
Kasme Vaade
(1978) as Amit and Shankar and Don (1978) playing the characters of Don, a leader of an underworld gang and his look-alike Vijay. His performance won him his second Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award. He also gave towering performances in Yash Chopra's Trishul and Prakash Mehra's Muqaddar Ka Sikandar both of which earned him further Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor nominations. 1978 is arguably considered his most successful year at the box office since all of his six releases the same year, namely Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Ganga Ki Saugandh
Ganga Ki Saugandh
and Besharam
Besharam
were massive successes, the former three being the consecutive highest-grossing films of the year, remarkably releasing within a couple of months of each other, a rare feat in Indian cinema.[48][49][50][51] In 1979, Bachchan starred in Suhaag which was the highest earning film of that year. In the same year he also enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success with films like Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar, The Great Gambler and Manzil. Amitabh was required to use his singing voice for the first time in a song from the film Mr. Natwarlal
Mr. Natwarlal
in which he starred with Rekha. Bachchan's performance in the film saw him nominated for both the Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He also received Best Actor nomination for Kaala Patthar
Kaala Patthar
and then went on to be nominated again in 1980 for the Raj Khosla directed film Dostana, in which he starred opposite Shatrughan Sinha
Shatrughan Sinha
and Zeenat Aman. Dostana proved to be the top-grossing film of 1980.[52] In 1981, he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film Silsila, where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and also Rekha. Other films of this period include Shaan (1980), Shakti (1982, also starring Dilip Kumar, Ram Balram
Ram Balram
(1980), Naseeb (1981), Lawaaris (1981), Kaalia
Kaalia
(1981), Yaarana (1981), and Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981). In 1982 he played double roles in the comedy Satte Pe Satta
Satte Pe Satta
and action drama Desh Premee
Desh Premee
which succeeded at the box office along with mega hits like action comedy Namak Halaal, action drama Khud-Daar
Khud-Daar
and the critically acclaimed drama Bemisal.[53] He continued to give major box office hits like Coolie
Coolie
(1983), Andhaa Kanoon (1983), Sharaabi
Sharaabi
(1984), Mard (1985), Aakhree Raasta
Aakhree Raasta
(1986), and Shahenshah (1988). [54] Coolie
Coolie
injury (1982–1983) In 1983, he played a triple role in Mahaan, and starred in the top-grossing film of that year, Coolie.[55] Other releases during that year, namely Nastik, Andha Kanoon
Andha Kanoon
(in which he had an extended guest appearance) were hits and Pukar was an average grosser.[56] On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie, in the University Campus in Bangalore, Bachchan suffered a near fatal intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar.[57] Bachchan was performing his own stunts in the film and one scene required him to fall onto a table and then on the ground. However, as he jumped towards the table, the corner of the table struck his abdomen, resulting in a splenic rupture from which he lost a significant amount of blood. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, at times close to death. The overwhelming public response included prayers in temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save him, while later, there were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating.[58] Nevertheless, he resumed filming later that year after a long period of recuperation. The film was released in 1983, and partly due to the huge publicity of Bachchan's accident, the film was a box office success and the top-grossing film of that year.[59] The director, Manmohan Desai, altered the ending of Coolie
Coolie
after Bachchan's accident. Bachchan's character was originally intended to have been killed off but after the change of script, the character lived in the end. It would have been inappropriate, said Desai, for the man who had just fended off death in real life to be killed on screen. Also, in the released film the footage of the fight scene is frozen at the critical moment, and a caption appears onscreen marking this as the instant of the actor's injury and the ensuing publicity of the accident.[60] Later, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis. His illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to quit films and venture into politics. At this time he became pessimistic, expressing concern with how a new film would be received and stated before every release, "Yeh film to flop hogi!" ("This film will flop").[61] Career decline and retirement (1988–1992)

Bachchan during the shoot of 1990 Hindi
Hindi
film Agneepath.

In 1988, Bachchan returned to films, playing the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success.[62] After the success of his comeback film however, his star power began to wane as all of his subsequent films like Jaadugar, Toofan and Main Azaad Hoon
Main Azaad Hoon
(all released in 1989) failed at the box office. Successes during this period like the crime drama Aaj Ka Arjun
Aaj Ka Arjun
(1990) and action crime drama Hum (1991), for which he won his third Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award, looked like they might reverse the trend, but this momentum was short-lived and his string of box office failures continued.[63][64] Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this era that Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 cult film Agneepath. These years would see his last on-screen appearances for some time. After the release of Khuda Gawah
Khuda Gawah
in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years. With the exception of the delayed release of Insaniyat (1994), which was also a box office failure, Bachchan did not appear in any new releases for five years.[65] Productions and acting comeback (1996–1999) Bachchan turned producer during his temporary retirement period, setting up Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL) in 1996. ABCL's strategy was to introduce products and services covering an entire cross-section of India's entertainment industry. ABCL's operations were mainstream commercial film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software, and celebrity and event management.[66] Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first film it produced was Tere Mere Sapne, which was a moderate success and launched the careers of actors like Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
and southern film star Simran. In 1997, Bachchan attempted to make his acting comeback with the film Mrityudata, produced by ABCL. Though Mrityudaata attempted to reprise Bachchan's earlier success as an action hero, the film was a failure both financially and critically.[67] ABCL was the main sponsor of the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore, but lost millions. The fiasco and the consequent legal battles surrounding ABCL and various entities after the event, coupled with the fact that ABCL was reported to have overpaid most of its top level managers, eventually led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997.[68][69] The company went into administration and was later declared a failed company by the Indian Industries board. The Bombay high court, in April 1999, restrained Bachchan from selling off his Bombay bungalow 'Prateeksha' and two flats till the pending loan recovery cases of Canara Bank
Canara Bank
were disposed of. Bachchan had, however, pleaded that he had mortgaged his bungalow to raise funds for his company.[70] Bachchan attempted to revive his acting career, and eventually had commercial success with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
(1998) and Major Saab (1998),[71] and received positive reviews for Sooryavansham (1999),[72] but other films such as Lal Baadshah
Lal Baadshah
(1999) and Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999) were box office failures. Return to prominence (2000–present)

Bachchan at the IIFA Awards in 2006

Bachchan with Mohanlal

Jackie Chan, Amitabh, Mammootty
Mammootty
and Vijay in 2008

In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office hit, Mohabbatein, directed by Aditya Chopra. He played a stern, older figure that rivalled the character of Shahrukh Khan. His role won him his third Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Supporting Actor Award. Other hits followed, with Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
(2001) and Baghban (2003). As an actor, he continued to perform in a range of characters, receiving critical praise for his performances in Aks (2001), Aankhen (2002), Khakee
Khakee
(2004) and Dev (2004). His performance in Aks won him his first Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor. One project that did particularly well for Bachchan was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black (2005). The film starred Bachchan as an aging teacher of a deaf-blind girl and followed their relationship. His performance was unanimously praised by critics and audiences and won him his second National Film Award for Best Actor, his fourth Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award and his second Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor. Taking advantage of this resurgence, Amitabh began endorsing a variety of products and services, appearing in many television and billboard advertisements. In 2005 and 2006, he starred with his son Abhishek in the films Bunty Aur Babli
Bunty Aur Babli
(2005), the Godfather tribute Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
(2006). All of them were successful at the box office.[73][74] His later releases in 2006 and early 2007 were Baabul (2006),[75] Ekalavya
Ekalavya
and Nishabd
Nishabd
(2007), which failed to do well at the box office but his performances in each of them were praised by critics.[76] In May 2007, two of his films Cheeni Kum
Cheeni Kum
and the multi-starrer Shootout at Lokhandwala
Shootout at Lokhandwala
were released. Shootout at Lokhandwala
Shootout at Lokhandwala
did well at the box office and was declared a hit in India, while Cheeni Kum picked up after a slow start and was a success.[77][78][79][80] A remake of his biggest hit, Sholay
Sholay
(1975), entitled Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
Ki Aag, released in August of that same year and proved to be a major commercial failure in addition to its poor critical reception.[80] The year also marked Bachchan's first appearance in an English-language film, Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear, co-starring Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
and Preity Zinta. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2007. He received positive reviews from critics who hailed his performance as his best ever since Black.[81] Bachchan was slated to play a supporting role in his first international film, Shantaram, directed by Mira Nair
Mira Nair
and starring Hollywood actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
in the lead. The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, was pushed to September 2008.[82] The film is currently "shelved" indefinitely.[83] Vivek Sharma's Bhoothnath, in which he plays the title role as a ghost, was released on 9 May 2008. Sarkar Raj, the sequel of the 2005 film Sarkar, released in June 2008 and received a positive response at the box-office. Paa, which released at the end of 2009 was a highly anticipated project as it saw him playing his own son Abhishek's Progeria-affected 13-year-old son, and it opened to favourable reviews, particularly towards Bachchan's performance and was one of the top-grossing films of 2009.[84] It won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor and fifth Filmfare
Filmfare
Best Actor Award. In 2010, he debuted in Malayalam film through Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi
Major Ravi
and co-starring Mohanlal.[85] The film was based on the hijacking incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814.[86] Bachchan declined any remuneration for this film.[87] In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby making a special appearance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
and Tobey Maguire. In 2014, he played the role of the friendly ghost in the sequel Bhoothnath
Bhoothnath
Returns. The next year, he played the role of a grumpy father suffering from chronic constipation in the critically acclaimed Piku
Piku
which was also one of the biggest hits of 2015.[88][89][90] A review in Daily News and Analysis
Daily News and Analysis
(DNA) summarized Bachchan's performance as "The heart and soul of Piku
Piku
clearly belong to Amitabh Bachchan who is in his elements. His performance in Piku, without doubt, finds a place among the top 10 in his illustrious career."[91] Rachel Saltz wrote for The New York Times, "“Piku,” an offbeat Hindi
Hindi
comedy, would have you contemplate the intestines and mortality of one Bhashkor Banerji and the actor who plays him, Amitabh Bachchan. Bhashkor’s life and conversation may revolve around his constipation and fussy hypochondria, but there’s no mistaking the scene-stealing energy that Mr. Bachchan, India’s erstwhile Angry Young Man, musters for his new role of Cranky Old Man."[92] Well known Indian critic Rajeev Masand wrote on his website, "Bachchan is pretty terrific as Bhashkor, who reminds you of that oddball uncle that you nevertheless have a soft spot for. He bickers with the maids, harrows his hapless helper, and expects that Piku
Piku
stay unmarried so she can attend to him. At one point, to ward off a possible suitor, he casually mentions that his daughter isn’t a virgin; that she’s financially independent and sexually independent too. Bachchan embraces the character’s many idiosyncrasies, never once slipping into caricature while all along delivering big laughs thanks to his spot-on comic timing.[93] The Guardian summed up, "Bachchan seizes upon his cranky character part, making Bashkor as garrulously funny in his theories on caste and marriage as his system is backed-up."[94] The performance won Bachchan his fourth National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
and his third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. In 2016, he appeared in the women centric courtroom drama film Pink which was highly praised by critics and with an increasingly good word of mouth, was a resounding success at the domestic and overseas box office.[95][96][97][98][99] Bachchan's performance in the film received acclaim. According to Raja Sen of Rediff.com, "Amitabh Bachchan, a retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder, takes up cudgels on behalf of the girls, delivering courtroom blows with pugilistic grace. Like we know from Prakash Mehra movies, into each life some Bachchan must fall. The girls hang on to him with incredulous desperation, and he bats for them with all he has. At one point Meenal hangs by Bachchan's elbow, words entirely unnecessary. Bachchan towers through Pink -- the way he bellows "et cetera" is alone worth having the heavy-hitter at play—but there are softer moments like one where he appears to have dozed off in court, or where he lays his head by his convalescent wife's bedside and needs his hair ruffled and his conviction validated."[100] Writing for Hindustan Times, noted film critic and author Anupama Chopra
Anupama Chopra
said of Bachchan's performance, "A special salute to Amitabh Bachchan, who imbues his character with a tragic majesty. Bachchan towers in every sense, but without a hint of showboating.[96] Meena Iyer of The Times of India wrote, "The performances are pitch-perfect with Bachchan leading the way.[101] Writing for NDTV, Troy Ribeiro of Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) stated, ' Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
as Deepak Sehgall, the aged defence lawyer, shines as always, in a restrained, but powerful performance. His histrionics come primarily in the form of his well-modulated baritone, conveying his emotions and of course, from the well-written lines.'[102] Mike McCahill of The Guardian
The Guardian
remarked , "Among an electric ensemble, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang give unwavering voice to the girls’ struggles; Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
brings his moral authority to bear as their sole legal ally.[103] In 2017, he appeared in the third installment of the Sarkar film series: Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar 3. He is also filming Thugs Of Hindostan with Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif
and Fatima Sana Shaikh which is set for release in November 2018.[104] He will co-star with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out, an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla based on a Gujarati play of the same name written by Saumya Joshi.[105][106][107] This will release in May 2018 and will reunite him with Kapoor onscreen after a gap of twenty-seven years. In October 2017, it was announced that Bachchan will appear in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, alongside Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
and Alia Bhatt.[108] Other work Politics In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's seat of 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote).[109] His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. The resignation followed the implication of Bachchan and his brother in the "Bofors scandal" by a newspaper, which he vowed to take to court.[110] Bachchan was eventually found not guilty of involvement in the ordeal. He was framed in the scam and falsely alleged. This was cleared by Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom.[111] His old friend, Amar Singh, helped him during the financial crisis caused by the failure of his company, ABCL. Thereafter Bachchan started supporting the Samajwadi Party, the political party to which Amar Singh belonged. Furthermore, Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
joined the Samajwadi party and represented the party as an MP in the Rajya Sabha.[112] Bachchan has continued to do favours for the Samajwadi party, including appearing in advertisements and political campaigns. These activities have recently got him into trouble in the Indian courts for false claims after a previous incident of submission of legal papers by him, stating that he is a farmer.[113] A 15-year press ban against Bachchan was imposed during his peak acting years by Stardust and some of the other film magazines. In defence, Bachchan claimed to have banned the press from entering his sets until late 1989.[114] Bachchan has been accused of using the slogan "blood for blood" in the context of the 1984 anti- Sikh
Sikh
riots. Bachchan has denied the allegation.[115] In October 2014, Bachchan was summoned by a court in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
for "allegedly instigating violence against the Sikh community".[116][117][118][119] Television appearances

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
at KBC-5 Press Meet

In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show was well received.[120] A second season followed in 2005 but its run was cut short by STAR Plus when Bachchan fell ill in 2006.[121] In 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss.[122] In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of KBC.[123] The fifth season started on 15 August 2011 and ended on 17 November 2011. The show became a massive hit with audiences and broke many TRP Records. CNN IBN awarded Indian of the Year- Entertainment to Team KBC and Bachchan. The Show also grabbed all the major Awards for its category.[124] Bachchan continued to host KBC until 2017. The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan, commencing on 7 September 2012, broadcast on Sony TV and received the highest number of viewers thus far.[125] In 2014, he debuted in the fictional Sony Entertainment Television TV series titled Yudh playing the lead role of a businessman battling both his personal and professional life.[126] Voice-acting Bachchan is known for his deep, baritone voice. He has been a narrator, a playback singer, and presenter for numerous programmes.[127][128][129] Renowned film director Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
was so impressed with Bachchan's voice that he decided to use Bachchan as the narrator in his 1977 film Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players).[130] Bachchan lent his voice as a narrator to the 2001 movie Lagaan
Lagaan
which was a super hit.[131] In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet.[132] He also has done voice-over work for the following movies:[133][134][135]

Bhuvan Shome
Bhuvan Shome
(1969)[136] Balika Badhu (1975) Tere Mere Sapne (1996) Hello Brother (1999)[137] Lagaan
Lagaan
(2001) Parineeta (2005) Jodhaa Akbar
Jodhaa Akbar
(2008) Swami (2007)[138] Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya!
Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya!
(2009) Ra.One
Ra.One
(2011) Kahaani
Kahaani
(2012) Krrish 3
Krrish 3
(2013) Mahabharat (2013)[137] Kochadaiiyaan
Kochadaiiyaan
( Hindi
Hindi
Version) (2014) The Ghazi Attack
The Ghazi Attack
(2017)

Humanitarian causes

Bachchan speaking at a function in 2013.

Bachchan has been involved with many social causes. For example, he donated ₹11 lakh (US$17,000) to clear the debts of nearly 40 beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh[139] and ₹30 lakh (US$46,000) to clear the debts of some 100 Vidarbha
Vidarbha
farmers.[140] In 2010, he donated ₹11 lakh (US$17,000) to Resul Pookutty's foundation for a medical centre at Kochi,[141][142][143] and he has given ₹2.5 lakh (US$3,800) to the family of Delhi policeman Subhash Chand Tomar who died after succumbing to injuries during a protest against gang-rape protest after the 2012 Delhi gang rape
2012 Delhi gang rape
case.[144] He founded the Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Memorial Trust, named after his father, in 2013.[145] Bachchan was made a UNICEF
UNICEF
goodwill ambassador for the polio Eradication Campaign in India
India
in 2002.[146] In 2013, he and his family donated ₹25 lakh (US$38,000) to a charitable trust, Plan India, that works for the betterment of young girls in India.[147] He also donated ₹11 lakh (US$17,000) to the Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Police Welfare Fund in 2013.[148] Bachchan was the face of the 'Save Our Tigers' campaign that promoted the importance of tiger conservation in India.[149] He supported the campaign by PETA in India
India
to free Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant who was chained and tortured in a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.[150] In 2014, it was announced that he had recorded his voice and lent his image to the Hindi
Hindi
and English language versions of the TeachAIDS software, an international HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
prevention education tool developed at Stanford University.[151] Business investments Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
has invested in many upcoming business ventures. In 2013, he bought a 10% stake in Just Dial from which he made a gain of 4600 percent. He holds a 3.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a financial technology firm specializing in cloud computing for financial markets. The Bachchan family
Bachchan family
also bought shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech, a consulting company in U.S. Recently they made their first overseas investment in Ziddu.com, a cloud based content distribution platform.[149][152] Bachchan was named in the Panama Papers
Panama Papers
and Paradise Papers, leaked confidential documents relating to offshore investment.[153][154] Awards and honours Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
with the Olympic flame
Olympic flame
in London on 27 July 2012

Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which Bachchan won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry. In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare
Filmfare
Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor. Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards. In 1999, Bachchan was voted the "greatest star of stage or screen" in a BBC
BBC
Your Millennium online poll. The organisation noted that "Many people in the western world will not have heard of [him] ... [but it] is a reflection of the huge popularity of Indian films."[155] In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema.[156] Many other honours for his achievements were conferred upon him at several International Film Festivals, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Asian Film Awards.[157] In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been modeled in wax at London's Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Wax Museum.[158] Another statue was installed in New York in 2009,[159] Hong Kong in 2011,[160] Bangkok
Bangkok
in 2011,[161] Washington, DC in 2012,[162] and Delhi, in 2017.[163] In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville.[164] The Government of India
Government of India
awarded him with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 1984, the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. France's highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond".[165] On 27 July 2012, Bachchan carried the Olympic torch during the last leg of its relay in London's Southwark.[166] Several books have been written about Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan: the Legend was published in 1999,[167] To be or not to be: Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
in 2004,[168] AB: The Legend (A Photographer's Tribute) in 2006,[169] Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti in 2006,[170] Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar in 2006,[171] Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me in 2007[172] and Bachchanalia in 2009.[173]

Bachchan himself wrote a book in 2002: Soul Curry for you and me – An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life.[174] In the early 80s, Bachchan authorised the use of his likeness for the comic book character Supremo in a series titled The Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan.[175] In May 2014, La Trobe University
La Trobe University
in Australia named a Scholarship after Bachchan.[176] He was named "Hottest Vegetarian" by PETA India
India
in 2012.[177] He won the title of "Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian" in a contest poll run by PETA Asia.[178] Memorials Amitabh Bachchan Sports Complex in Allahabad
Allahabad
managed by UP Sports Directorate is named after him.[179] Also a road is named after him as Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Road in his home town, Allahabad.[180] A government senior secondary school in Saifai, Etawah, Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Government Inter College, Saifai, established in 1997 is also named after him.[181][182][183] There is a temple in Kolkata, where Amitabh is worshipped as a God.[184] The tiles of the temple are adorned with the words "Jai Shri Amitabh"; in place of the idol, you see his photo and a pair of white shoes that the actor wore in his movie, Agneepath.[185] Selected filmography Main article: Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
filmography

Year Film Role Notes

1971 Anand Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee (Babu Moshai) Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

1973 Zanjeer Inspector Vijay Khanna Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actor

Namak Haraam Vikram (Vicky) Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

1975 Deewaar Vijay Verma (based on Haji Mastan) Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actor

Sholay Jai (Jaidev) Voted as the greatest Hindi
Hindi
film.[186][187]

1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Anthony Gonsalves Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1978 Don Don / Vijay Filmfare Award for Best Actor

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Sikandar Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actor

Trishul Vijay Kumar Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1980 Shaan Vijay Kumar

1983 Coolie Iqbal A. Khan Highest-grossing Indian film of 1983[188]

1990 Agneepath Vijay Deenanath Chauhan National Film Award for Best Actor

1991 Hum Tiger / Shekhar Filmfare Award for Best Actor

2000 Mohabbatein Narayan Shankar Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

2001 Aks Manu Verma Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor

2005 Black Debraj Sahani National Film Award for Best Actor Filmfare Award for Best Actor Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor

2009 Paa Auro National Film Award for Best Actor Filmfare Award for Best Actor

2015 Piku Bhashkor Banerjee National Film Award for Best Actor Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor

Explanatory notes

^ The Times of India
India
is incorrect: अमिताभ (cf. the name of the Buddha Amitābha) means "(one) whose light is infinite (literally: immeasurable)" while "(one) whose light will never die (i.e. is immortal)" would be: अमृताभ; "immeasurable light" and "immortal light" would be अमिताभा and अमृताभा respectively which could not be used as male names since they are feminine compound nouns.

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Amitabh Bachchan
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Amitabh Bachchan
supports medical centre at Kochi". dna.  ^ "The Saturday Interview — Sound Sense".  ^ "Delhi gangrape: Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
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Amitabh Bachchan
opens memorial trust in father's name".  ^ " Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
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Amitabh Bachchan
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Panama Papers
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Further reading

Mazumdar, Ranjani. Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0-8166-4942-6 Bhawana Somaaya
Bhawana Somaaya
(1 February 1999). Amitabh Bachchan: The Legend. Macmillan India
India
Limited. ISBN 978-0-333-93355-8.  Bhawana Somaaya
Bhawana Somaaya
(2009). Bachchanalia: The Films and Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan. Osian's-Connoisseurs of Art. ISBN 978-81-8174-027-4.  Roy, S. (2006). "An Exploratory Study in Celebrity Endorsements". Journal of Creative Communications. 1 (2): 139–153. doi:10.1177/097325860600100201. ISSN 0973-2586.  Kavi, Ashok Row (2008). "The Changing Image of the Hero in Hindi Films". Journal of Homosexuality. 39 (3-4): 307–312. doi:10.1300/J082v39n03_15. ISSN 0091-8369.  Rao, R. Raj (2008). "Memories Pierce the Heart". Journal of Homosexuality. 39 (3-4): 299–306. doi:10.1300/J082v39n03_14. ISSN 0091-8369.  Mishra, Vijay; Jeffery, Peter; Shoesmith, Brian (1989). "The actor as parallel text in Bombay cinema". Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 11 (3): 49–67. doi:10.1080/10509208909361314. ISSN 1050-9208.  RAJADHYAKSHA, Ashish (2003). "The 'Bollywoodization' of the Indian cinema: cultural nationalism in a global arena". Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. 4 (1): 25–39. doi:10.1080/1464937032000060195. ISSN 1464-9373.  Mallapragada, M. (2006). "Home, homeland, homepage: belonging and the Indian-American web". New Media & Society. 8 (2): 207–227. doi:10.1177/1461444806061943. ISSN 1461-4448.  Gopinath, Gayatri (2008). "Queering Bollywood". Journal of Homosexuality. 39 (3-4): 283–297. doi:10.1300/J082v39n03_13. ISSN 0091-8369. PMID 11133137.  Jain, Pankaj (2009). "FromKil-Arni to Anthony: The Portrayal of Christians in Indian Films". Visual Anthropology. 23 (1): 13–19. doi:10.1080/08949460903368887. ISSN 0894-9468.  Punathambekar, Aswin (2010). "Reality TV and Participatory Culture in India". Popular Communication. 8 (4): 241–255. doi:10.1080/15405702.2010.514177. ISSN 1540-5702.  Aftab, Kaleem (2002). "Brown: the new black! Bollywood
Bollywood
in Britain". Critical Quarterly. 44 (3): 88–98. doi:10.1111/1467-8705.00435. ISSN 0011-1562.  Jha, Priya (2003). "Lyrical Nationalism: Gender, Friendship, and Excess in 1970s Hindi
Hindi
Cinema". The Velvet Light Trap. 51 (1): 43–53. doi:10.1353/vlt.2003.0007. ISSN 1542-4251.  Jones, Matthew (2009). "Bollywood,Rasa and Indian Cinema: Misconceptions, Meanings and Millionaire". Visual Anthropology. 23 (1): 33–43. doi:10.1080/08949460903368895. ISSN 0894-9468.  Garwood, Ian (2006). "THE SONGLESS BOLLYWOOD FILM". South Asian Popular Culture. 4 (2): 169–183. doi:10.1080/14746680600797210. ISSN 1474-6689. 

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Arts

Ebrahim Alkazi Kishori Amonkar Amitabh Bachchan M. Balamuralikrishna T. Balasaraswati Asha Bhosle Nandalal Bose Hariprasad Chaurasia Girija Devi Kumar Gandharva Adoor Gopalakrishnan Satish Gujral Gangubai Hangal Bhupen Hazarika M. F. Husain Ilaiyaraaja Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Bhimsen Joshi Ali Akbar Khan Amjad Ali Khan Allauddin Khan Bismillah Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Yamini Krishnamurthy Dilip Kumar R. K. Laxman Birju Maharaj Kishan Maharaj Lata Mangeshkar Sonal Mansingh Mallikarjun Mansur Zubin Mehta Mario Miranda Kelucharan Mohapatra Raghunath Mohapatra Jasraj
Jasraj
Motiram Benode Behari Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee Rajinikanth Ram Narayan D. K. Pattammal K. Shankar Pillai Akkineni Nageswara Rao Kaloji Narayana Rao Satyajit Ray S. H. Raza Zohra Sehgal Uday Shankar Ravi Shankar V. Shantaram Shivkumar Sharma Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman M. S. Subbulakshmi K. G. Subramanyan Kapila Vatsyayan Homai Vyarawalla K. J. Yesudas

Civil Service

Bimala Prasad Chaliha Naresh Chandra T. N. Chaturvedi Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri Suranjan Das Rajeshwar Dayal Basanti Devi P. N. Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. S. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. V. R. Iyengar Bhola Nath Jha Dattatraya Shridhar Joshi Ajudhia Nath Khosla Rai Krishnadasa V. Krishnamurthy P. Prabhakar Kumaramangalam Pratap Chandra Lal K. B. Lall Sam Manekshaw Om Prakash Mehra Mohan Sinha Mehta M. G. K. Menon Brajesh Mishra Sumati Morarjee A. Ramasamy Mudaliar Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Braj Kumar Nehru Bhairab Dutt Pande Ghananand Pande Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit T. V. Rajeswar C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R Rao V. K. R. V. Rao Khusro Faramurz Rustamji Harish Chandra Sarin Binay Ranjan Sen Homi Sethna Arjan Singh Harbaksh Singh Kirpal Singh Manmohan Singh Tarlok Singh Lallan Prasad Singh Balaram Sivaraman Chandrika Prasad Srivastava T. Swaminathan Arun Shridhar Vaidya Dharma Vira Narinder Nath Vohra

Literature and Education

V. S. R. Arunachalam Jagdish Bhagwati Satyendra Nath Bose Tara Chand Suniti Kumar Chatterji D. P. Chattopadhyaya Bhabatosh Datta Avinash Dixit Mahasweta Devi John Kenneth Galbraith Sarvepalli Gopal Lakshman Shastri Joshi Kaka Kalelkar Dhondo Keshav Karve Gopinath Kaviraj Kuvempu O. N. V. Kurup Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Sitakant Mahapatra John Mathai Kotha Satchidanda Murthy Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri Bal Ram Nanda R. K. Narayan P. Parameswaran Amrita Pritam K. N. Raj C. Rangarajan Raja Rao Ramoji Rao Hormasji Maneckji Seervai Rajaram Shastri Kalu Lal Shrimali Govindbhai Shroff Khushwant Singh Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh Premlila Vithaldas Thackersey Mahadevi Varma Bashir Hussain Zaidi

Medicine

Jasbir Singh Bajaj B. K. Goyal Purshotam Lal A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar S. I. Padmavati Autar Singh Paintal Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Balu Sankaran V. Shanta Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar Prakash Narain Tandon Brihaspati Dev Triguna M. S. Valiathan

Other

Sunderlal Bahuguna B. K. S. Iyengar Rambhadracharya Ravi Shankar Jaggi Vasudev

Public Affairs

L. K. Advani Montek Singh Ahluwalia Aruna Asaf Ali Fazal Ali Adarsh Sein Anand Madhav Shrihari Aney Parkash Singh Badal Sikander Bakht Milon K. Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P. N. Bhagwati Raja Chelliah Chandra Kisan Daphtary Niren De C. D. Deshmukh Anthony Lancelot Dias Uma Shankar Dikshit Kazi Lhendup Dorjee P. B. Gajendragadkar Benjamin A. Gilman Zakir Husain V. R. Krishna Iyer Jagmohan Lakshmi Chand Jain Aditya Nath Jha Murli Manohar Joshi Mehdi Nawaz Jung Ali Yavar Jung Vijay Kelkar Hans Raj Khanna V. N. Khare Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai Jivraj Narayan Mehta V. K. Krishna Menon Hirendranath Mukherjee Ajoy Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee Padmaja Naidu Gulzarilal Nanda Govind Narain Fali Sam Nariman Hosei Norota Nanabhoy Palkhivala K. Parasaran Hari Vinayak Pataskar Sunder Lal Patwa Sharad Pawar Naryana Raghvan Pillai Sri Prakasa N. G. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. Venugopal Reddy Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq Lakshmi Sahgal P. A. Sangma M. C. Setalvad Karan Singh Nagendra Singh Swaran Singh Walter Sisulu Soli Sorabjee Kalyan Sundaram Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Atal Bihari Vajpayee M. N. Venkatachaliah Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Science and Engineering

V. K. Aatre Salim Ali Norman Borlaug Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Rajagopala Chidambaram Charles Correa Satish Dhawan Anil Kakodkar A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Har Gobind Khorana Daulat Singh Kothari Verghese Kurien Raghunath Anant Mashelkar G. Madhavan Nair Roddam Narasimha Jayant Narlikar Rajendra K. Pachauri Benjamin Peary Pal Yash Pal I. G. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K. R. Ramanathan Raja Ramanna C. R. Rao C. N. R. Rao Palle Rama Rao Udupi Ramachandra Rao Vikram Sarabhai Man Mohan Sharma Obaid Siddiqi E. Sreedharan M. R. Srinivasan George Sudarshan M. S. Swaminathan

Social Work

Baba Amte Pandurang Shastri Athavale Janaki Devi Bajaj Mirabehn Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Durgabai Deshmukh Nanaji Deshmukh Nirmala Deshpande Mohan Dharia U. N. Dhebar Valerian Gracias Veerendra Heggade Mary Clubwala Jadhav Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta Usha Mehta Sister Nirmala Nellie Sengupta

Sports

Viswanathan Anand Edmund Hillary Sachin Tendulkar

Trade and Industry

Dhirubhai Ambani Ghanshyam Das Birla Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan Lakshmi Mittal N. R. Narayana Murthy M. Narasimham Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi Azim Premji Prathap C. Reddy J. R. D. Tata Ratan Tata

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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2000–09)

2000

V. K. Aatre Anil Agarwal Ram Narain Agarwal Sharan Rani Backliwal Swami Kalyandev Veerendra Heggade Pavaguda V. Indiresan Wahiduddin Khan B. B. Lal Raghunath Anant Mashelkar H. Y. Sharada Prasad Rajinikanth Begum Aizaz Rasul Radha Reddy Raja Reddy Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya S. Srinivasan Ratan Tata Harbans Singh Wasir

2001

Dev Anand Viswanathan Anand Amitabh Bachchan Rahul Bajaj B. R. Barwale Balasaheb Bharde Boyi Bhimanna Swadesh Chatterjee Baldev Raj Chopra Ashok Desai K. M. George Bhupen Hazarika Lalgudi Jayaraman Yamini Krishnamurthy Shiv K. Kumar Raghunath Mohapatra Arun Netravali Mohan Singh Oberoi Rajendra K. Pachauri Abdul Karim Parekh Amrita Patel Pran Aroon Purie B. V. Raju Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Sundaram Ramakrishnan Chitranjan Singh Ranawat Palle Rama Rao Raj Reddy Kum Uma Sharma L. Subramaniam Naresh Trehan

2002

Gary Ackerman H. P. S. Ahluwalia Prabha Atre Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya Chandu Borde Eugene Chelyshev Pravinchandra Varjivan Gandhi Shobha Gurtu Henning Holck-Larsen Zakir Hussain B. K. S. Iyengar Faquir Chand Kohli V. C. Kulandaiswamy Gury Marchuk Jagat Singh Mehta Ismail Merchant Mario Miranda Frank Pallone Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Natesan Rangabashyam Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra Habib Tanvir Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Nirmal Verma K. J. Yesudas

2003

Teejan Bai Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Prabhu Chawla Herbert Fischer Jamshyd Godrej Coluthur Gopalan K. Parasaran B. Rajam Iyer Shri Krishna Joshi Madurai Narayanan Krishnan Rajinder Kumar Ramesh Kumar Purshotam Lal Sitakant Mahapatra Bagicha Singh Minhas Subhash Mukhopadhyay P. S. Narayanaswamy Arcot Ramachandran Trichur V. Ramachandran Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti T. V. Sankaranarayanan Naseeruddin Shah T. V. R. Shenoy Jagjit Singh Ram Badan Singh Hari Shankar Singhania Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Narayanan Srinivasan Padma Subrahmanyam Swapna Sundari O. V. Vijayan Herbert Alexandrovich Yefremov

2004

Thoppil Varghese Antony Soumitra Chatterjee Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari Gulzar Sardara Singh Johl M. V. Kamath Komal Kothari Yoshirō Mori Gopi Chand Narang Govindarajan Padmanaban Poornima Arvind Pakvasa Vishnu Prabhakar N. Rajam C. H. Hanumantha Rao Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar T. N. Seshagopalan Bijoy Nandan Shahi Krishna Srinivas Alarmel Valli

2005

Sardar Anjum Andre Beteille Chandi Prasad Bhatt Tumkur Ramaiya Satish Chandran Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri Yash Chopra Manna Dey Irfan Habib Yusuf Hamied Qurratulain Hyder Tarlochan Singh Kler Anil Kohli Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Mrinal Miri Hari Mohan Brijmohan Lall Munjal M. T. Vasudevan Nair Azim Premji Balraj Puri Syed Mir Qasim A. Ramachandran G. V. Iyer Ramakrishna V. S. Ramamurthy K.I.Varaprasad Reddy K. Srinath Reddy Girish Chandra Saxena Narasimhiah Seshagiri Mark Tully

2006

Jaiveer Agarwal P. S. Appu Shashi Bhushan Ganga Prasad Birla Grigory Bongard-Levin Lokesh Chandra Chiranjeevi Dinesh Nandini Dalmia Tarun Das Madhav Gadgil A. K. Hangal Devaki Jain Kamleshwar Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Sabri Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Shanno Khurana Gunter Kruger P. Leela K. P. P. Nambiar Nandan Nilekani Sai Paranjpye Deepak Parekh M. V. Pylee Subramaniam Ramadorai N. S. Ramaswamy Pavani Parameswara Rao Ramakanta Rath V. Shanta Hira Lall Sibal Billy Arjan Singh Jasjit Singh Vijaypat Singhania K. G. Subramanyan K. K. Talwar Vijay Shankar Vyas Dušan Zbavitel

2007

Javed Akhtar Gabriel Chiramel Ela Gandhi Saroj Ghose V. Mohini Giri Somnath Hore Jamshed Jiji Irani Gurcharan Singh Kalkat N. Mahalingam Prithipal Singh Maini Tyeb Mehta Rajan and Sajan Mishra Rajan and Sajan Mishra Sunil Mittal Ramankutty Nair Gopaldas Neeraj Indra Nooyi Kavalam Narayana Panicker Bhikhu Parekh Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Tapan Raychaudhuri S. H. Raza Jeffrey Sachs Chandra Prasad Saikia L. Z. Sailo Shiv Kumar Sarin Shriram Sharma Manju Sharma T. N. Srinivasan Osamu Suzuki K. T. Thomas

2008

Mian Bashir Ahmed Kaushik Basu Shayama Chona Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh
Chopra Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar Chandrashekhar Dasgupta Asis Datta Meghnad Desai Padma Desai Sukh Dev Nirmal Kumar Ganguly B. N. Goswamy Vasant Gowarikar Baba Kalyani K. V. Kamath Inderjit Kaur Ravindra Kelekar Asad Ali Khan Dominique Lapierre D. R. Mehta Shiv Nadar Suresh Kumar Neotia T. K. Oommen K. Padmanabhaiah Vikram Pandit V. Ramachandran Sushil Kumar Saxena Amarnath Sehgal Jasdev Singh Sri Lal Sukla P. Susheela S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Yuli Vorontsov Sunita Williams Ji Xianlin

2009

Isher Judge Ahluwalia Inderjit Kaur Barthakur Shamshad Begum Abhinav Bindra Shanta Dhananjayan V. P. Dhananjayan Ramachandra Guha Shekhar Gupta Khalid Hameed Minoru Hara Jayakanthan Thomas Kailath Sarvagya Singh Katiyar G. Krishna R. C. Mehta A. Sreedhara Menon S. K. Misra A. M. Naik Satish Nambiar Kunwar Narayan Nagnath Naikwadi Kirit Parikh Sam Pitroda C. K. Prahalad Gurdip Singh Randhawa Brijendra Kumar Rao Bhakta B. Rath C. S. Seshadri V. Ganapati Sthapati Devendra Triguna Sarojini Varadappan

# Posthumous conferral

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National Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

Uttam Kumar
Uttam Kumar
(1967) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1968) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1969) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1970) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1971) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Sadhu Meher (1974) M. V. Vasudeva Rao (1975) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1976) Bharath Gopi (1977) Arun Mukherjee (1978) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1979) Balan K. Nair (1980)

1981–2000

Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1982) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1985) Charuhasan (1986) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1987) Premji
Premji
(1988) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1989) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1990) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1991) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1992) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1993) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1994) Rajit Kapur
Rajit Kapur
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Balachandra Menon
Balachandra Menon
and Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
(1997) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Mammootty
Mammootty
(1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001–present

Murali (2001) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2002) Vikram (2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2005) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2006) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2007) Upendra Limaye
Upendra Limaye
(2008) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2009) Dhanush
Dhanush
and Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
and Vikram Gokhale
Vikram Gokhale
(2012) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
and Suraj Venjaramoodu
Suraj Venjaramoodu
(2013) Sanchari Vijay
Sanchari Vijay
(2014) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2015) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1954–1975

Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1954) Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan
(1955) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1956) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1957) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1958) Dev Anand
Dev Anand
(1959) Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
(1960) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1961) Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
(1962) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1963) Sunil Dutt (1964) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1965) Sunil Dutt (1966) Dev Anand
Dev Anand
(1967) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1968) Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
(1969) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1970) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1971) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1972) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1973) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(1974) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1975)

1976–2000

Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1976) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1977) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1978) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1979) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
(1980) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1981) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1982) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1985) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1986) Not awarded (1987) Not awarded (1988) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1989) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1990) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1991) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1992) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1993) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1994) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1995) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1996) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(1997) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1998) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1999) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2000)

2001–present

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2002) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2010) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2017) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2018)

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Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

1955-1975

David (1955) Abhi Bhattacharya
Abhi Bhattacharya
(1956) Motilal (1957) Raj Mehra (1958) Johnny Walker (1959) Manmohan Krishna (1960) Motilal (1961) Nana Palsikar
Nana Palsikar
(1962) Mehmood (1963) Raaj Kumar (1964) Nana Palsikar
Nana Palsikar
(1965) Raaj Kumar (1966) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1967) Pran (1968) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1969) Pran (1970) Feroz Khan (1971) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1972) Pran (1973) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1974) Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
(1975)

1976-2000

Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1976) Prem Chopra
Prem Chopra
(1977) Shreeram Lagoo (1978) Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
(1979) Amjad Khan (1980) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Amjad Khan (1982) Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
(1983) Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar
(1984) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1985) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1986) Not awarded (1987) Not awarded (1988) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1989) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1990) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1991) Danny Denzongpa
Danny Denzongpa
(1992) Danny Denzongpa
Danny Denzongpa
(1993) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1994) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1995) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1996) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1997) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1998) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001-present

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2001) Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
(2002) Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2006) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2007) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2008) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2009) Boman Irani (2010) Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2013) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2014) Kay Kay Menon
Kay Kay Menon
(2015) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2016) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2017) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2018)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Critics Award for Best Actor

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1991) Not awarded (1992) Not awarded (1993) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1994) Not awarded (1995) Not awarded (1996) Not awarded (1997) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1998) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1999) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(2000) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2001) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2002) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2007) Darsheel Safary
Darsheel Safary
(2008) Manjot Singh (2009) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2010) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2013) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2014) Sanjay Mishra (2015) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2016) Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee
& Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2017) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2018)

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Filmfare Award for Lifetime Achievement

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1991) Dev Anand
Dev Anand
(1992) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1993) Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
(1994) Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
& Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehman
(1995) Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt & Vyjayanthimala
Vyjayanthimala
(1996) Dharmendra, Mumtaz & Pran (1997) Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
(1998) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
& Helen (1999) Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
& Hema Malini
Hema Malini
(2000) Feroz Khan & Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
(2001) Gulzar
Gulzar
& Asha Parekh
Asha Parekh
(2002) Jeetendra
Jeetendra
(2003) Sulochana Latkar, Nirupa Roy & B.R. Chopra (2004) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(2005) Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
(2006) Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
& Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
(2007) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2008) Bhanu Athaiya
Bhanu Athaiya
& Om Puri
Om Puri
(2009) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
& Khayyam (2010) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(2011) Pyarelal & Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani
(2012) Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
(2013) Tanuja
Tanuja
(2014) Kamini Kaushal
Kamini Kaushal
(2015) Moushumi Chatterjee
Moushumi Chatterjee
(2016) Shatrughan Sinha
Shatrughan Sinha
(2017) Bappi Lahiri
Bappi Lahiri
& Mala Sinha
Mala Sinha
(2018)

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IIFA Award for Best Actor

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2000) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2002) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2010) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2017)

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IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2001) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2002) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2006) Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
(2007) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2008) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2009) Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi
(2010) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2013) Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur
(2014) Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh
(2015) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2016)

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Indian Telly Award for Best Television Personality of the Year

Popular

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2001) Aman Verma
Aman Verma
(2002) Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani
(2003) Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal
(2004) Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal
(2005) Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy
(2006) Hussain Kuwajerwala
Hussain Kuwajerwala
(2007) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2008) Rani Mukherji
Rani Mukherji
(2009) Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy
(2010) Ronit Roy Ankita Lokhande
Ankita Lokhande
(2012) Karan Singh
Karan Singh
Grover (2013) Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty
(2014)

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Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor

Popular

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2002) Farooque Shaikh
Farooque Shaikh
(2003) Shekhar Suman (2004) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2005) Shaan (2006) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2007) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2008) Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal
(2009) Ravi Behl (2010) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2012) Manish Paul
Manish Paul
(2013) Manish Paul
Manish Paul
& Kapil Sharma (2014)

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Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Not awarded (2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Not awarded (2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2010) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016)

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Screen Award
Screen Award
for Best Actor

Jury:

Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1995) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1996) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(1997) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1998) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(1999) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2000) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(2002) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2010) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
& Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
& Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2017)

Popular:

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2009) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2010) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2011) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2012) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2013) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2016) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2017)

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Stardust Award for Best Actor

Searchlight:

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2009) Not awarded (2010) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2011) Gulshan Grover (2012) Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana
& Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(2013) Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda
(2014)

Comedy/Romance:

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2011) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2012) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2013) Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan
(2014)

Drama:

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2011) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2012) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2013) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2014)

Thriller/Action:

Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2011) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2012) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2013) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2014)

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Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Male

Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2003) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2007) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2010) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
& Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2011) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2012) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
& Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2013) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2014) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2015) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2016)

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Zee Cine Award
Zee Cine Award
for Best Actor – Male

Viewer:

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1998) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1999) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2000) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2002) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Not awarded (2009) Not awarded (2010) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2011) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2014) Not awarded (2015) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2016) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(2017)

Jury:

Shreyas Talpade
Shreyas Talpade
(2006) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2007) Darsheel Safary
Darsheel Safary
(2008) Not awarded (2009) Not awarded (2010) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2011) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Not awarded (2015) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
& Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2017)

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