The Legendary Superstar of Bollywood turns 70 today

Call him – Big B, Angry Young Man, Sr. Bachchan or India’s Greatest Superstar – one thing is certain, Amitabh Bachchan is the most known face of the Indian Film Industry. The legendary Bollywood mega-star Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 today, and we would like to wish him all the happiness and good health forever.

He stands tall at 6′ 2″ and is the biggest star of the Indian film industry. Amitabh made his acting debut with “Saat Hindustani” in 1969 and there has been no looking back for Big B. He rose to stardom between 1973 and 1983 and it was during this period that he earned the catchphrase, ‘Angry young Man’ with Prakash Mehra’s “Zanjeer”.

After his illustrious movie career he started his iconic innings on the small screen with Kaun Banega Crorepati. His debut with KBC as TV host brought him back to prominence. Now in its 6th season, no host has been as popular or loved by audiences as much as AB senior.

Amitji also tried his hand at politics after deciding to take a break from Bollywood. Although his political ambitions were short-lived, he still had a magical stint in politics in the year 1984. He succeeded in defeating Hemvanti Nandan Bahuguna.

He has received the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to cinema.

The Bollywood superstar has reinvented himself at each instance. When there was a hint of him going out of the frame and he came back even stronger. The way he survived the personal and professional setbacks only adds to the myth of the persona he so humbly carries on his now lean shoulders.

One Response to The Legendary Superstar of Bollywood turns 70 today

  1. dba says:

    Many many happy returns of the day…. God bless you…

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