Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Lesser known facts about Big B that you might not know

Everything you need to know about the Mahanayak of Indian cinema.
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Amitabh Bachchan, India's most iconic actor who is also fondly known as Big B, Shehanshah of Bollywood and the angry young man of the Bollywood has turned a year older today. yes, the veteran actor who was born on October 11, 1942 has turned 76 years. He has an immense fan following and best known for his movies such as Sholay, Deewar, Zanjeer among others. Talking about his honors and recognition he received over the years, he is honored with the Padma Shri award in 1984 by the government of India and he also bestowed with Padma Bhushan award in 2001 for his immense contributions to the movie industry.

As per reports, he will not celebrate his birthday. A sourced revealed Bollywood Hungama: “Shweta (the Big B’s daughter) lost her father-in-law Rajan Nanda a few months ago, while more recently Shweta’s mom-in-law Ritu Nanda lost her mother, the much-missed Krishna Raj Kapoor. On top of that one of Mr Bachchan’s favourite co-stars Rishi Kapoor has left for medical treatment in the US for a very serious ailment.” Talking about his upcoming movies, he will be soon be seen in many movies such as Thugs of Hindostan (which will release in Diwali this year), Brahmastra, Shoebite, and Badla among others.

Many do not know that Big B is ambidextrous. He can write with both hands equally well.​

Harivansh Rai Bachchan wanted to name him Inquilab (means revolution) .

But later his parents named him Amitabh (means brilliance unlimited).​

His first salary was a measly Rs 300.​

He was the first Asian actor to have a wax model displayed at Madame Tussaud's in London​.

Big B who is known for his baritone voice, was rejected All India force.​

He wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force.​

His debut movie was Saat Hindustani.

He gave 12 consecutive flops before giving his first hit Zanjeer.

His actual surname was Shrivastava.

During his struggling days, Big B used to spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive.

He was voted ‘Star of the Millenium’ by BBC Online.

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***hole needs to reap his misdeeds and injustice done to Parveen Babi, Rekha and his wife Jaya!

He was recommended by India Gandhi and got film offers. He was a good actor no doubt but a hypocrite in real life

Happy Birthday biggest molestor of all times

Jaya looks pissed even in her wedding pics !

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