‘Actor of the century’ and one of the most loved celebrities around the world, Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 76th birthday today on October 11.
Born to noted Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan in Allahabad in 1942; Amitabh started his acting career in 1969 with Saat Hindustani but had to wait for more than 10 films to flop before getting his first big hit Anand in 1971. With Rajesh Khanna playing the titular role, Bachchan showed his acting chops in a supporting role and earned a Filmfare Award for it as well.
However, the era of Bachchan began with Zanjeer in 1973 and with movies like Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975) he firmly established himself as the leading man in Bollywood. This remained the status till the late 1980s to early 1990s.
Bachchan took a break from acting to join politics but came back to acting in 1997. But after a string of flops and bad business decision, was on brink of bankruptcy, when Kaun Banega Crorepati was offered to him and life changed.
Bachchan again became the most wanted actor in Bollywood and since the 2000s, is continuously working even at the age of 76, doing Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan in 2018. Apart from more than 10 Filmfare Awards, Bachchan has a record five National Awards for best actor to his name as well.
As he celebrates his birthday today, the Indian cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish him and we have some of the tweets for you.
Every year an extra candle add on your cake, I hope this extra candle brings extra smile, good health and lots of happiness in your life. Happy Birthday to you AB sir ???? #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan pic.twitter.com/WZf6cRhgTz— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 11, 2018
Wishing the Mahanayak Of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan sir a very happy birthday. May you keep inspiring all of us with your magical performances and style. #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/7hzs4pWr67— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) October 11, 2018
Wishing the legendary @SrBachchan very happy birthday! You've been a boon to the entertainment industry! Wishing you all the good health and happiness in the world!#Happy76thBirthdayABSir #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan pic.twitter.com/OVXzag94zL— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 11, 2018