Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan: 70 years young

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan

Wish Big B a very happy birthday!

Amitabh Bachchan Photo Gallery

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Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most prominent faces in the history of
Indian cinema. Fondly called Big B, he is undoubtedly the longest-reigning “Shahenshah” of Bollywood. From Deewar, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony to Cheeni Kum and Sarkar Raj, Amitabh has always earned loads of praise from his fans. October 11 is his birthday.

Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan tuns to 70 today. Today is his birthday. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the “angry young man“ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is regarded as the greatest and most influential actor in the history of Indian cinema. He has received both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards from the Indian government. Ek hi dua hai ki hum aapko tab tak uss mukam par dekh sake jab tak hum aapko dekhna chahte hai.

10 facts you didn’t know about Big B!

We are here to treat all the Big B fans with some unknown facts about their favourite megastar:

1) Amitabh Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab by his parents, inspired from the phrase made famous during the Indian independence struggle, Inquilab Zindabad .

2) He made his acting debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s movie Saat Hindustani.

3) Amitabh Bachchan wanted to become an engineer and had even contemplated joining the Indian Air Force at one point of his life.

4) During his struggling days, Amitabh had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.

5) It is said that Amitabh Bachchan received inspiration to act from his mother Teji Bachchan.

6) Amitabh Bachchan wrote his first poem when he was hospitalized in 1982. The poem got published in Dharam Yug because its editor Dr. Dharamvir Bharati, who was also a great writer, was a family friend of the Bachchans.

7) He is fond of blogging. He has a regular blogger, in fact it’s the last thing he does. He likes both blogging and Twitter. He believes that Twitter is faster but blogging is more peaceful.

8) The Big B is a patriot. He had always wished of participating in the Freedom Struggle.

9) He was voted Star of the Millennium by BBC Online top legends as Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando.

10) He first met his life partner Jaya Bhaduri at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and later on the sets of ‘Guddi’.

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