Amitabh Bachchan made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' Saat Hindustani, which fetched him a National Award. And after a rocky start he proved his mettle with a variety of roles
"I was the first person to do stand-up comedy in English. This was some about 18 years ago. I used to go to small clubs, restaurants and venues and perform in front of 100, 250 people for almost an hour and half. I used to travel often for this," said Boman Irani
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Suchitra Sen as Paro in Devdas (1955): A role played by many actresses, including Aishwarya Rai, Paro is the ultimate girl-next-door, who puts honour and pride over love. Bengali superstar Suchitra Sen's portrayal of Paro, her first Hindi film role, is our top pick. Dilip Kumar played the lovelorn Devdas in Bimal Roy's version of the film. Vyjayanthimala played Chandramukhi and turned down a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award.