Happy Birthday to Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood’s angry young man and Shahenshah turns 71 today. Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 71st birthday today. funsack.com is wishing him very long and healthy life.
Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, India. 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. He is one of the style icon of India.
Bachchan has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter.
In 1999, Bachchan was voted the “greatest star of stage or screen” in a BBC Your Millennium online poll. In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan honoured with Global Diversity Award . The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions towards the arts.
Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim. Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s National Award winning film Bhuvan Shome.
Thereafter he got his first acting role as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani. Zanjeer (1973) was a sharp contrast to the romantically themed films that had generally preceded it and established Amitabh in a new persona—the “angry young man” of Bollywood cinema.
On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie in the University Campus in Bangalore, Bachchan suffered a near fatal intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, at times close to death. The public response included prayers in temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save him, while later, there were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating.
Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri, who is an Indian actress and politician. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Recently
In 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss.