Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 75 today. Born on October 11, 1942 to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, the actor is known as ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood.
On the occasion of the legend’s birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes him on his big day.
Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Happy birthday @SrBachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance & support to many social causes. I pray for his long & healthy life.”
Happy birthday @SrBachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance & support to many social causes. I pray for his long & healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2017
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. So total was his dominance on the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a “one-man industry.
We wish the actor a very happy birthday!