Bachchan’s first film in Indian cinema as an actor was in Saat Hinsdustani (1969) - which was a flop, along with 12 of his next films. However, he preserved and believed in his abilities enough to give his first hit as a lead actor in 1973’s Zanjeer. The film not only garnered him a lot of attention, but it also gave him the famous title of Bollywoord’s ‘angry young man’.
Once his acting career took off, there was no stopping Bachchan as he gave hit after hit - becoming the golden boy of his era. His commitment to each role was outstanding, especially in Paa (2009) where he played a child suffering from a rare genetic condition called progeria. He played the son of his actual son Abhishek Bachchan, giving a performance that won him the 2010 Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
While his success has reached unprecedented heights, Bachchan is one of the legends who remains grounded despite his fame. His wife, famous actress Jaya Bhaduri, and two children are known to be one of the most powerful families in India - with a strong influence in the film Industry.
From playing the angry young man, to being the angry rich dad - Bachchan had not only been an actor but a dominant personality in Bollywood. He has hosted TV shows (Kaun Banega Crorepati), produced, made guest appearances and lent his voice to many films. Versatility is one of his strongest points and it is what makes him an icon of his time.
An obvious lesson to be learnt from Amitabh Bachchan is confidence - he is the epitome of it. He doesn’t flinch, nor get nervous - he is famous for his calm and composed demeanor that ultimately grants him the look of confidence.
Popularly known as the ‘angry young man’ of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan is a living legend who is an inspiration for millions. His career as an actor has been captured on firm for four decades, as he transforms from a young newcomer in the industry to one of the most sought after actors in the country.
From his wax statues in Madame Tassuades to carrying the Olympic flame in London, he is one of the icons of India who can be an inspiration to anyone. His fame cis immeasurable and with no signs of slowing down - Bachchan is truly a personality to look up to. Here are 5 lessons that you can learn from him: