Amitabh Bachchan

With over 100 films in a career that included several box office successes, Amitabh Bachchan set himself apart from his predecessors who stuck to mostly romantic roles by taking on parts that portrayed defiant, angry yet sympathetic action heroes. With his deep baritone voice, and tall brooding persona, he pioneered this kind of character in Hindi Cinema and became emblematic of a new kind of action hero.