Amitabh Bachchan, the one name that does not need any sort of introduction, is celebrating his 75th birthday today. The megastar, who is known as the angry young man of Bollywood has given us major blockbusters like Sholay, Zanjeer, Agnipath, Deewar and many more is known to be a living legend. During his career span of 48 years, the versatile actor has worked in several hundred movies with different generations of talented leading ladies. From working with veteran actress Rakhee to the present sensation Deepika Padukone, here is the timeline of different actresses Big B has worked with.
1-Rakhee Gulzar: The veteran actress, who debuted in Hindi films in 1970, has worked in Indian cinema for over 40 decades. Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee have worked together in 15 movies. Laawaris, Shaan and Kabhi Kabhi are among the finest works of the two actors together.
2-Rekha: The ‘so called’ love story between Amitabh and Rekha is known to all. Besides the controversies, the two have given some major hits like Silsila, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Mr Natwarlal and Namak Haraam. The on-screen chemistry between the two was much appreciated by the viewers. In fact, their performance in the film Silsila sparked rumours of their ‘affair’. They have worked in 10 movies together.
3- Jaya Bhaduri: Jaya Bhaduri, who then became Jaya Bachchan post her marriage with Amitabh Bachchan is known to be one of the greatest actresses of her time. After her debut film Guddi, she was seen with Amitabh in blockbusters like Zanjeer, Sholay, Mili, Chupke Chupke and many more. As they shared the perfect reel-life chemistry, they soon fell in love and married each other.
4- Zeenat Aman: She was the sensational diva of the 70’s. Her role in the all time hit film Don opposite Amitabh was highly applauded. They were seen in many superhit films like Laawaris, Dostana, Roti Kapda aur Makaan and many more. The two actors have worked in 9 movies together.
5- Parveen Babi: She worked in massive hits like Amar Akbar Anthony, Deewar and Kaala Patthar with Amitabh and their on-screen pair was really liked by the viewers. The two worked in 9 films together.
6- Smita Patil: Although Amitabh and Smita did not work in many films together, their screen presence together in films like Namak Halaal and Shakti was hugely applauded.
7- Sridevi: The evergreen beauty of Bollywood has worked with Big B in films like Khuda Gawah, Inquilaab and Aakhree Raasta.
8- Tabu: Amitabh and Tabu came together for the much talked about film Cheeni Kum, in which Amitabh was seen romancing Tabu, who is 30 years younger to him in the film.
9- Jiah Khan: This film Nishabd made headlines as it revolved around a story of a teenage girl falling in love with a man twice her age. Amitabh played the lead role in the film opposite debutant Jiah Khan.
10- Deepika Padukone: She is the present Bollywood sensation who has given some splendid performances. One of them being in the film Piku, where she portrays the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter. Amitabh and Deepika were seen in the lead roles in this crazily funny movie.