he veteran actor, known as the Godfather of Bollywood, will be celebrated by his colleagues at the festival's fourth Asian Film Awards.
Bachchan's career began with his role in 1969 film Saat Hindustani and he has gone on to establish himself as one of Bollywood's most prominent actors, film producers and television presenters, with hosting stints on the Indian versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and reality show Big Brother.
He also served as an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.
The Hong Kong Film Festival is set to run from 21 March - 6 April (10).