Posted Tue, October 11, 2011 1:50pm IST

Who paired best with the legend?

Amitabh Bachchan is best known for his angry young man image but as any woman knows, even a strong hero like him needs someone to support, care and tame that anger. There have been many who’ve stepped into that role on the big screen over the years – Smitha Patil, Mumtaz, Mala Sinha, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, Jaya Prada, Waheeda Rehman and even Shilpa Shetty. As the legendary actor turns 69 today, we take a walk down memory lane and look at his six best leading ladies.