Popluarly known as the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, is a popular Indian superstar and producer. Son of the famous hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Big B as he is known lovingly, was born on 11th of October 1942. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Bollywood cinema, and has since become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including four National Film Awards, three of which are in the Best Actor category, and thirteen Filmfare Awards. He holds the record for most number of Best Actor and Best Supporting 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.
In 2010, he debuted in Malayalam film through Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi and co-starring Mohanlal.