Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian superstar who has appeared in numerous Hindi movies. He is often regarded as one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema. Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad, to poet father Harivansh Rai Srivastava (Bachchan), a well-known Hindi poet and mother Teji Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan achieved stardom with films like Zanjeer (1973), Deewar (1975), Don and Trishul. He also earned the tag of Angry Young Man for his powerful performances. Bachchan saw a sluggish career progress
through the 80\'s. However, he came back as a host to of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Amitabh was \"voted the greatest star of stage or screen\" in a BBC Your Millennium online poll. BBC noted, \"Many people in the western world will not have heard of him....but is a reflection of the huge popularity of Indian films.\" In his second coming, he is enjoying a resurgence in popularity with films such as Pink, Paa, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Sarkaar etc.