Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth have topped a poll for the most admired celebrity fathers in Bollywood and southern film industry, respectively, in a poll conducted by Shaadi.com.
The poll titled My Daddy Strongest saw 60.6 per cent youth voting for Big B and making him the most admired celebrity dad in the Hindi film industry. Rounding off the top five are Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Anil Kapoor and Jeetendra with 13.9, 9.5, 9.4 and 6.6 per cent votes, respectively.
Among the southern actors, Tamil superstar Rajnikanth was voted the best dad with 42 per cent votes.
"The poll reflects the mindset of today's youth. Although times are changing, it's nice to see that the qualities admired in an ideal father haven't changed much over generations," Gourav Rakshit, business head of Shaadi.com, said in a press statement.
The poll was conducted on the occasion of Father's Day on Sunday and received responses from over 85,000 people, who logged onto the matrimonial website.
Amitabh, 67, is the father of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda, while Rajnikanth, 60, has two daughters - Aishwarya and Soundarya.