Star of the Millennium

Amitabh Bachchan, the most famous bollywood actor of India is celebrating his 76th birthday on Thursday.

The ‘Star of the millennium,’ also called as Big-B is certainly a legend in the film industry of India for his contribution and years of performances. It was no wonder that his achievements made the French director Francois Truffot call him as a ‘one man industry.’

Acting is one of the major roles he performed in the media industry. He has played other roles including film producer, director, television host and also a former politician. Beginning his career in the 1970s he has acted in nearly 190 films in over 48 years.

He is the receiver of a number of awards including four National Film Awards as the best actor, fifteen Filmfare awards in about 41 nominations, Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015. French government has also honoured him with the highest honour Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2007.

Amitab Bachan has also made his appearance in the Hollywood film The Great Gatsby as a non-Indian Jewish.

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