He also played a brilliant role of don in the film "Agnipath" for which he won the National Award of Best Actor. Amitabh Bachchan got seriously injured while shooting for the film "Coolie" but recovered later to complete the film which was produced by Manmohan Desai.
When Amitabh grew old, he played memorable roles in the films like "Baghbaan", "Veer-Zara", etc. He also dominated the small TV screen with his role of an anchor in "Kaun Banega Crorepati". He is still dominating the small screen while hosting the show "Kaun Banega MahaCrorepati".
The actor Amitabh was also in politics for sometime and became an M.P. from Allahabad but later on he resigned from his post and thereafter quit the politics permanently although his wife, Jaya Bachchan is still in politics.