Ten Lesser Known Facts About Amitabh Bachchan on His Birthday
Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 81st birthday today. In honor of the “Shahenshah” of Bollywood, IndiaAtNet.com presents ten interesting lesser-known facts about him.
At birth, Bachchan was named “Inquilab Srivastava,” but he later became known as Amitabh Bachchan. He has played more double roles than any other distinguished Bollywood actor.
Bachchan has received numerous international honors, including France’s highest civilian honor, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, which was awarded to him in 2007 for his exceptional career in cinema and beyond. In 2012, at the age of 69, he carried the Olympic torch during its relay in London’s Southwark.
After the movie “Mrityudaata,” Bachchan became known as “Big B,” the host of the popular Indian television game show “KBC.” He was also the first Asian actor to have his wax statue displayed at Madame Tussauds.
Throughout his career, Bachchan has played the character named “Vijay” more than 20 times. He got married in a hurry to actor Jaya Bhaduri after the success of his movie “Zanjeer” because he wanted to celebrate in a foreign country.
In addition to his acting career, Bachchan is also a collector of pens and watches. He is said to have a collection of thousands of pens. His residence, “Jalsa,” was a gift from director Ramesh Sippy in lieu of payment for his acting in the movie “Satte Pe Satta.”
Bachchan is not only a versatile actor but also an excellent voice-over artist. He is ambidextrous and can use both hands equally well.
On his birthday, we wish Amitabh Bachchan a very happy birthday and believe that he will continue to excel in his work in the future. The “superstar of the millennium” will undoubtedly entertain audiences globally and surpass his brilliant work year after year. In true Bachchan style, we say, “Keh diya na…bas keh diya”!
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