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Pakistan Showbiz, Bollywood ‘Shahenshah’ turns 75

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Fans across the globe are celebrating 75th birthday of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today (Oct 11).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also wished Amitabh Bachchan on his birthday, saying the country is proud to have an unparalleled artiste like him who has pledged support to many social causes.“Happy birthday @SrBachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance & support to many social causes. I pray for his long & healthy life,” Modi wrote on Twitter.


The star had said he has decided not to celebrate his milestone birthday and will not be present in Mumbai.Bachchan has reportedly taken off to Maldives for a getaway with his family, including daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and grandchildren Navya Naveli and Agastya.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.

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Life and Career

Referred to as the “Shahenshah of Bollywood”, “Star of the Millennium” or “Big B”, Amitabh Bachchan was born 11 October 1942.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.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. – Samaa

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