Amitabh Bachchan has been crowned as the greatest Bollywood star in a poll conducted in UK. According to British Asian weekly newspaper, the 70-year-old actor, who has won a number of awards at national as well as international film festivals, bagged major share of votes from critics, fans and the film fraternity in the survey '100 Greatest Bollywood Stars', Dawn.com reported. With a career spanning more than four decades, Bachchan gave blockbusters like ' Sholay' and 'Deewar' and hosted popular TV game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati.' Bachchan, who was the first Bollywood star to be honoured with a statue at Madame Tussauds, recently represented India as the Olympic torch-bearer at the London 2012 Games. The survey was compiled via a combination of audience votes through social media, box-office figures, cinematic impact and critical acclaim.
Bachchan was followed by his own choice and yesteryears acting legend Dilip Kumar, while actor Shah Rukh Khan bagged the third spot. Madhuri Dixit was placed fourth in the overall list, but she topped the poll among Bollywood's female actresses. The actors in the top 10 list are:1.Amitabh Bachchan 2.Dilip Kumar 3.Shah Rukh Khan 4.Madhuri Dixit 5.Raj Kapoor 6.Nargis 7.Dev Anand 8.Waheeda Rehman 9.Rajesh Khanna 10.Sridevi