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Bollywood ‘Shahenshah’ celebrates 75th birthday
Bollywood ‘Shahenshah’ celebrates 75th birthday
Published at: 9 month(s) ago

New Delhi: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 75th birthday today.

The megastar of the millennium has enjoyed a remarkable career and entertained audiences across different generations.

"Shahenshah" of the big screen or simply Angry young man; over the five decades of his acting career, Amitabh Bachchan has been the recipient of many titles.

As people’s superstar, he has only garnered love and respect from the industry.

Several Bollywood stars, cricketers and fans took to Twitter to wish Big B a very happy birthday.
In a series of tweets, Big B expressed gratitude and thanked his fans for all their love, support and wishes.

“The affection of greeting for the 75th, displayed over several mediums, overwhelms me .. a thank you shall never be enough,” he wrote.

In another tweet, he explained how hard work is the most important aspect of living.
Big B has always been active on social media- from sharing inside stories from film sets to sharing life quotes, the superstar knows how to keep the magic alive.

Life and Career:
Son of noted Indian poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, referred to as the “Shahenshah of Bollywood”, “Star of the Millennium” or “Big B”, Amitabh Bachchan was born 11 October 1942 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad.

He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewaar, and was dubbed India’s first “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.

He has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades.

He married his Sholay co-actor Jaya Bhaduri in the year 1973. The actor is known for his work and persistence in the industry.
Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.

Bachchan has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies.

He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall.

In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter.

He has hosted several seasons of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts.

The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.

Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

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