Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Celebrates 80th Birthday Today


New Delhi: Hindi cinema’s biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan turned 80 today. Many celebrities, fans wished the megastar on the big day.

Amitabh Bachchan made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with Saat Hindustani (for which he won a National Award for Best Newcomer). Later, he gave many hits such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay.

He has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement award and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies.

The actor has won sixteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 42 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 entered politics for a time 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 also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

Meanwhile, Big B’s latest film Goodbye is currently running in the theatres. He is seen alongside Rashmika Mandanna, Neena Gupta, Sunil Grover, Elli AvrRam, and Pavail Gulati in the Vikas Bahl directorial. Next, he will be seen in Uunchai, which will hit the theatres on November 11 this year.

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