December 9, 1945 - PRESENT
Voted as the most unconventional hero, this 'bihari babu' actually started his career playing villains opposite the likes of Dev Anand, Jeetendra and Amitabh Bachchan. Became a major star with Subhash Ghai's Kalicharan (1976). Is famous for his dialogue delivery and his quick wit has earned him the nickname of Shotgun.
1970 - Present
His affair with actress Reena Roy is quite famous. Lost to Superstar Rajesh Khanna in Indian Parliament Elections, but since then, has had a a very successful career in Politics. Supposed to have passed on the roles in movies like Sholay and Deewaar, which eventually went to Amitabh Bachchan.