This amazing honorary award is conferred upon Indians who have awed people across geographies and cultures
India’s Global Icon
Global superstar and cinema thespian, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has tremendous universal appeal. He is one of the most admired Indian across the globe and millions of people world over consider him as the greatest icon. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the “angry young man” of Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades.
Mr. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential Indian actors across the globe.
Won three National award as Best actor for Agneepath, Black, Paa French director Francois Truffaut called him a “one-man industry.
He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions towards the arts.
In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Film fare Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of the legend Raj Kapoor.br>
In 1999, Mr. Bachchan was voted the “greatest star of stage or screen” in a BBC.br>
In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been modelled in wax at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.br>
On 27 July 2012, Mr. Bachchan carried the Olympic Torch during the last leg of its relay in London’s Southwark.
The story of Shah Rukh Khan’s amazing entry into, and sustaining in, big bad Bollywood is the stuff of modern mythology. SRK’s entry into Bollywood was anything but filmy – second leads (Deewana), taking up negative characters that a certain Khan had refused (read Darr) and striking solo gold with Baazigar. Best remembered for his Raj in the now iconic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Khan sits comfy in the holy triumvirate of Khans along with Salman and Aamir, both backed by deeply rooted Bollywood families.
Millions swoon over his trademark outstretched arms and being very well-read and articulate, charm could well be his second name,
Apsara Best Actor awards for Swades, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Filmfare awards for – best debut (Deewana), best actor (Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil Toh Pagal Hai,
Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Mohabbatein, My Name Is Khan and counting ), best villain (Anjaam), critics’ award for best performance (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa)
IIFA awards for best actor (Devdas)
Screen awards for best actor (Ram Jaane, Chalte Chalte, Veer Zaara
Stardust awards for best actor (Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year)
Guest lectures at premium institutes, wax replica at Madam Tussauds London, regularly features on the best lists of magazines like Forbes, GQ etc