Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan reaches ninth place on YouGov’s list of the most admired people in the world. Based on a survey of almost 14,000 people from thirteen countries, the 71 year old actor is one of few Indians to make it onto this prestigious list, with Microsoft founder Bill Gates taking the number one spot. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is in fifth place, whereas ex-Indian President Abdul Kalam and social activist Anna Hazare are in tenth and fourteenth place respectively. Within the Indian-only list, Mr Bachchan was the sole Bollywood figure on its Top 10, with Tendulkar scoring first position.
This is indeed a rare achievement for Mr Bachchan, which also illuminates his influence not just in India, but worldwide. BollySpice congratulates the legend on this well-deserved success!