9. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan who ranks ninth in our list of 10 great actors alive, is an Indian actor, director, singer and entrepreneur. He started his career in 1969 he has acted in over 190 films and has starred in Blockbusters and cult movies like Sholay, Zanjeer, Deevar, Don and Agneepath. He made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby, playing the role of Meyer Wolfsheim. He is widely considered the most influential actor in the history of Indian Cinema. He also has a successful career as a television host and producer and with his distinctive baritone voice he cemented his position as an accomplished voice artist and narrator. Bachchan has won 3 National Film Awards for Best Acting and 14 Filmfare Awards. He also enjoyed a moderately successful career in politics in the 1980’s. From his early day roles as an ‘angry young man’ to his portrayal of a child suffering from Progeria, Bachchan has done it all. He is by far the most recognizable face in Indian Cinema and television.