Veteran Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Icon of the Year Award for his film career.

The Bollywood star was feted at the NRI Awards in India on Monday (24Mar14).

He told, "I think I am not the only one person who should be honoured with this award. In fact, there are many of my friends in the entertainment world."

He then dedicated his latest accolade to "the younger generation" of Bollywood stars, stating that because of them "our film industry is known in the whole world".

Bachchan began his career in the 1960s.