Bhubaneswar: Amitabh Bachchan also bestowed with the title “The Shahenshah of Bollywood” has turned 77 on October 11. Bachchan’s contribution to the Indian cinema is incredible and incomparable.
An Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician, Amitabh has won a number of accolades, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his lifetime achievement, fifteen Filmfare Awards, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and the Knight of the Legion of Honour.
With remarkable films like Abhimaan, Namak Haraam, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Deewaar, Do Anjaane, Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Lawaaris, Silsila, Satte Pe Satta, Shakti and last but not the least Sholay in his kitty, Big B is perhaps the most celebrated actor after Dilip Kumar.
Bachchan had begun his career with Saat Hindustani in 1969. But it was Anand co-starring Rajesh Khanna in 1971 followed by Bombay To Goa in 1972 that made him everyone’s favourite. While Zanjeer in 1973 presented him as the ‘angry young man’.
Dedicated to his work and profession, the veteran actor has also given some out-of-the-box, unconventional roles in his lifetime. Here’s a look at five of them:
Black: Known as one of the most difficult roles portrayed by Big B, Black shows Debraj Sahai as an alcoholic teacher for a blind, a deaf and mute girl suffering from Alzheimer. The actor won his second National Award for the film.
Paa: A movie alongside his son Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan, Paa shows Amitabh as a 12-year-old child who suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as progeria. The actor received his 3rd National Film Award and his 5th Filmfare Best Actor Award for this role.
Pink: While Pink was focused on three girls, who are fighting a sexual harassment and molestation case, Amitabh played the role of a retired lawyer who decides to fight the case on behalf of these girls, against politically-connected men.
Piku: Starring Deepika Padukone as Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter, Piku is about an eccentric ageing father who suffers from chronic constipation. Amitabh’s portrayal of a father who is closely attached to his daughter has won a number of hearts. The film got Amitabh his fourth National Award for Best Actor.
Sarkar: The Shahenshah of Bollywood, aka Amitabh Bachchan, was born as Inquilaab Srivastava on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, now in Uttar Pradesh. He was born to famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan.