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A very Happy Birthday to THE Shahenshah *~ Big B ~*

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A m i t a b h  a c h c h a n
T H E   S H A H E N S H A H

                                          71st   B i r t h d a y

                 11th October 2013

                        Us din khuda ne bhi jashn manaya hoga
                        Jis din apko apne hatho se banaya hoga
                                Usne bhi bahaye honge ansu
               Jis din apko yaha bhej kr,khud ko akela paya hoga
                                      Janmdin Mubarak Ho

He's a legend who needs no introduction. Amitabh Bachchan, popularly known as "Big B", is by far the most legendary, influential and groundbreaking of Indian actors who's truly changed the realm of Indian cinema. Having first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, he has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. So amazing was his powerful role in movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director Franois Truffaut called him a "one-man industry".

Born in Allahabad to the famous Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan won a multitude of acclaim and awards, and showing how easily he can rise above any script and breathe life into each and every role he plays.

 Even today, he is not only busy as ever, but also shows the same energy and enthusiasm for his work which is truly commendable. There are no two ways about it - legends like Amitabh Bachchan come but once in a lifetime. Even as he turns 71 today, Amitabh Bachchan is a greater icon than he was at the height of his popularity three decades ago, and truly the pride of our country.



Amitabh Bachchan (born as Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav on October 11, 1942), is an Indian film actor of Hindi cinema. He gained popularity in India in the 1970s as an action hero and over the decades of his career which have since spanned numerous film genres, he has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema.Bachchan has been awarded major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards. He holds the record for most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare Awards. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singerfilm producer and television presenter, and was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.

Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. They have two children, Shweta Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.

                  E A R L Y  L I F E

Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Amitabh Bachchan hails from a Hindu Kayastha family. His father, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a well-known Hindi poet, while his mother, Teji Bachchan was a Sikh from Karachi (now in Pakistan). Though his last-name was Srivastava, his father had adopted the pen-name Bachchan, under which he published all his works. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films, and, for all public purposes, it has become the surname of all members of his current family.Amitabh is the elder of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's two sons, the second being Ajitabh.

His mother had a keen interest in the theatre and was also offered a role in a film, but preferred her domestic duties. She had some degree of influence in Amitabh's choice of career because she always insisted that he should take the centre stage. Bachchan's father passed away in 2003, and his mother'on December 21, 2007.Bachchan has a double M.A. (Master of Arts) degree. He attended Allahabad's Jnana Prabodhini and Boys' High School (BHS), followed by Nainital's Sherwood College, where he majored in the art stream.

He later went on to study at Kirori Mal College of the University of Delhi and completed a Bachelor of Science degree. In his twenties, Bachchan gave up a job as freight broker for the shipping firm, Bird and Co., based in Calcutta, to pursue a career in acting.

He married actress Jaya Bhaduri on June 3, 1973 according to Bengali rites. The couple have two children: daughter Shweta and son Abhishek, who is also an actor and is married to Aishwarya Rai.They have a little daughter named Aaradhya.


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Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani, a film directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. Starring opposite actors such as Utpal Dutt, Madhu and Jalal Agha the film was not a financial success but Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Newcomer.

The critically acclaimed and commercially successful Anand (1971) followed, where he starred alongside Rajesh Khanna who was the leading popular actor at the time. Bachchan playing the role of Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee treating a cancer patient, a doctor with a cynical view of life and the dark reality of his nation garned him a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance. Amitabh then played the role of an infatuated lover in Parwaana (1971) opposite Navin Nischol, Yogeeta Bali and Om Prakash and was a rare instance of him portraying the villain.

This was followed by several films which were not particularly successful at the box office including Reshma Aur Shera (1971) and during this time he made a guest appearance in the film Guddi which starred his future wife to be Jaya Bhaduri opposite Dharmendra. Noted for his deep baritone voice early on in hs career, he narrated part of the film Bawarchi later. In 1972 he made an appearance in the road action comedy Bombay to Goa directed by S. Ramanathan. He starred alongside actors such as Aruna Irani, Mehmood, Anwar Ali and Nasir Hussain. During his struggling days he stayed in Actor, Director & Comedy's Monarch Mehmood's House for 7 (Seven) Long Years.


1973 saw a significant development in Bachchan's career when director Prakash Mehra cast him in the leading role for the film Zanjeer (1973) as Inspector Vijay Khanna. The film was a sharp contrast to the romantically themed films that had generally preceded it and established Amitabh in a new persona ' the "angry young man" action hero of Bollywood, reputation he was the acquire in pictures that followed it. It was his first film as the leading protagonist to achieve box office success and earned him a Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor. 1973 was also the year he married Jaya, marrying on June 3 of that year and around this time they appeared in several films together, not only in Zanjeer but in films such as Abhimaan which followed and was released only a month after their ceremony in July 1973. Later Bachchan played the role of Vikram in the film Namak Haraam, a social drama directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and scripted by Biresh Chatterjee addressing themes of friendship. His supporting role opposite Rajesh Khanna and Rekha was praised and won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. In 1974 Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as Kunwara Baap and Dost before playing a supporting role in the highest grossing film of that year Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.

The film directed and written by Manoj Kumar which addressed themes of honesty in the face of oppression and financial and emotional hardship was a critical and commercial success, placing Amitabh opposite Kumar himself, Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman. Bachchan then played the leading role in film Majboor released on December 6 1974 which was a remake of the Hollywood film Zigzag starring George Kennedy but was only a moderate success at the box office[5]In 1975 he starred in a variety of film genres from the comedy Chupke Chupke, the crime drama Faraar to the romantic drama Mili. However 1975 was the year when he appeared in two films which are regarded as important in Hindi cinematic history. He starred in the Yash Chopra directed film Deewar opposite Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, and Neetu Singh which earned him a Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor. The film became a major hit at the box office in 1975, ranking in at number 4. and the Indiatimes Movies ranks Deewaar amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. Released on August 15, 1975 was Sholay (meaning fire) which became the highest grossing film of all time in India earning Rs. 2,36,45,00,000 equivalent to US$ 60 million, after adjusting for inflation. Bachchan played the role of Jaidev opposite a cast which included some of the top names in the industry including Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri and Amjad Khan. In 1999, BBC India declared it the "Film of the Millennium" and like Deewar has been cited by Indiatimes movies as amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. 

In that same year, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare awards awarded it with a special award called Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years.After the phenonemal success of films such as Sholay at the box office, Bachchan had now consilidated his position in the industry and from 1976 through to 1984 would receive an unprecedented number of Filmfare Best Actor Award Awards and nominations. Although films such as Sholay cemented his status as Bollywood's pre-eminent action hero, Bachchan illustrated that he was flexible in other roles, successfully playing the romantic lead, in films such as Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and comic timing in comedies such as Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and of course earlier in Chupke Chupke (1975) . In 1976 he was once again cast by director Yash Chopra in his second film, Kabhi Kabhie, a romantic tale in which Bachchan starred as a young poet named Amit Malhotra who falls deeply in love with a beautiful young girl named Pooja played by actress Rakhee Gulzar. The emotional eclectic of the dialogue and softness of the subject matter proved a direct contrast to some of Amitabh's earlier grittier action pictures and those he would later go on to play. The film saw him nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award and was a notable box office success. In 1977 he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Amar Akbar Anthony where he played the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor as Anthony Gonsalves. 1978 was possibly the most accoladed year of his career and he starred in all four of the highest grossing films of India in that year. He once again resumed double roles in films such as Kasme Vaade as Amit and Shankar and Don playing the characters of Don, a leader of an underworld gang and his look alike Vijay. His performance won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award and considerable critical acclaim as with his performances in Trishul and Muqaddar Ka Sikander which both earned him further Filmfare Best Actor nominations. On account of this unprecedented run and success he encountered at this stage in his career, he was billed a "one-man industry" by the French director Francois Truffaut.In 1979 for the first time, Amitabh was required to use his singing voice for the film Mr. Natwarlal which he starred in alongside Rekha. His performance in the film saw him nominated for both the Filmfare Best Actor Award and the Filmfare Best Male Playback Awards. In 1979 he also received Best Actor nomination for Kaala Patthar (1979) and then went on to be nominated again in 1980 for the Raj Khosla directed film Dostana in which he starred opposite Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman. Dostana proved to be the top grossing film of 1980. In 1981 he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film Silsila where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and rumoured lover Rekha. Other films of this period include Ram Balram (1980), Shaan (1980), Lawaaris (1981), and Shakti (1982) which pitted him against legendary actor Dilip Kumar.


            During the Film Coolie

While filming Coolie in 1982, Bachchan nearly fatally injured his intestines during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar. Bachchan had taken the liberty to perform his own stunts in the film and one scene required him to fall onto a table and then on the ground. However as he jumped towards the table, the corner of the table struck his abdomen resulting in a splenic rupture that saw him lose a significant amount of blood. He was flown out and needed urgent operation (splenectomy) and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, and at times was close to death. A rumor spread that he had died from the accident and a remarkable outpouring of support and concern by his fans and the nation in general followed. The accident received wider world coverage and hit the headlines in the UK something unheard of at the time. Many Indians prayed in temples or offered to sacrifice their own limbs to save him and later there were mile-long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating. Nevertheless he spent many months recovering and resumed filming later that year after a long period of recuperation. The film was released in 1983 and partly due to the huge publicity of Bachchan's accident the film was a box office success.The director, Manmohan Desai altered the ending for Coolie after Bachchan's accident. Bachchan's character was originally intended to have been killed off but after the change of script, the character lived in the end. It would have been inappropriate, said Desai, for the man who had just fended off death in real life to be killed on screen. Also, in the released film the footage of the fight scene is frozen at the critical moment, and a caption appears onscreen marking this as the instant of the actor's injury and the ensuing publicity of the accident.Later, he was struck with Myasthenia gravis which occurred either because of the heavy medication that he took during his Coolie accident or because of the blood transfusion that he had received. His illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to quit films and venture into politics. At this time he had developed a pessimistic view of his film career, and was concerned with how a new film would be received every Friday. Before every release he would negatively state, "Yeh film to flop hogi!" ("This film will flop").

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In 1984, Amitabh took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's Lok Sabha seat against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by highest victory margin in general election history (68.2% of the vote). His political career, however, was short-lived: He resigned after three years, leaving his term incomplete. The resignation followed Bachchan's implication and that of his brother in the 'Bofors scandal' by a newspaper which he vowed to take to court. Bachchan was eventually found not to be guilty of involvement in the ordeal.His old friend Amar Singh helped him during a financial crisis due to the failure of his company ABCL. Therefore Bachchan started to support Amar Singh's political party, the Samajwadi party. Jaya Bachchan joined Samajwadi Party and became a Rajya Sabha Member. Bachchan has continued to do favors for the Samajwadi party, including advertisements and political campaigns. These activities have recently gotten him into trouble again in the Indian courts for false claims after a previous fiasco of submission of legal papers by him stating that he is a farmer.Very few are aware of the somewhat self-imposed press ban on Bachchan. Stardust and some the film magazines got together to form an association that banned Bachchan for 15 years during his peak. They decided not to print anything about Bachchan in any of their publications. Bachchan had said that he had banned the press from entering his sets almost till the end of 1989. However, he had nothing personal against any particular magazine. It has been said that Bachchan had banned certain publications because he disliked what was being published about him and as such he vetoed them in an attempt to get them to conform this.

In 1988, Bachchan returned to films after a three year stint in politics and played the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success due to the hype of Bachchan's comeback. After the success of his comeback film however, his star power began to wane as all of his subsequent films failed at the box office. The 1991 hit film Hum looked like it might reverse this trend, but the momentum was short-lived as his string of box office failures continued. Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this period that Bachchan won his second National Film Award, for his memorable performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 film Agneepath. These years would be the last he would be seen on screen for some time. After the release of Khuda Gawah in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years. In 1994 one of his delayed films Insaniyat was released but was also a box office failure.

Bachchan turned producer during his temporary retirement period and setup Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (A.B.C.L.) in 1996 with the vision of becoming a 10 billion rupees (approx 250 million $US) premier entertainment company by the year 2000. ABCL's strategy was to introduce products and services covering the entire section of the India's entertainment industry. Its operations were mainstream commercial film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software, celebrity and event management. Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first film produced by the company was Tere Mere Sapne which failed to do well at the box office but launched the careers of actors such as Arshad Warsi and South films superstar Simran. ABCL produced a few other films none of which did well.In 1997, Bachchan attempted to make his acting comeback with the film Mrityudaata, produced by ABCL. Though Mrityudaata attempted to reprise Bachchan's earlier success as an action hero, like most of ABCL ventures, the film was a failure both financially and critically. ABCL was the main sponsor of the The 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore and lost millions due to the poor management of the event. The fiasco and the consequent legal battles surrounding ABCL and various entities after the event, coupled with the fact that ABCL was reported to have overpaid most of its top level managers, eventually led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997. The company went into administration and was later on declared as a failed company by Indian Industries board. The Bombay high court, in April 1999 restrained Bachchan from selling off his Bombay bungalow 'Prateeksha' and two flats till the pending loan recovery cases of Canara Bank were disposed of. Bachchan had, however, pleaded that he had mortgaged his bungalow to Sahara India Finance for raising funds for his company.Bachchan later attempted to revive his acting career and had average success with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and received positive reviews for Sooryavansham (1999) but most, however, then believed that Bachchan's glory days were over as all his other films such as Lal Baadshah (1999) and Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999) were box office failures.

In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan regained his prominence when he appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office super hit, Mohabbatein directed by Aditya Chopra, in which he played a stern, older figure that rivalled the character of India's current heartthrob, Shahrukh Khan. Audiences appreciated Bachchan's work, as he played a character whose age approximately mirrored his own and also because his character in the movie very much matched his pre-established image of angry-(no-longer)young-man. Other hits followed, with Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Baghban (2003). As an actor, he continued to exploit a range of characters suiting with his profile, receiving critical acclaim for his performances in Aks (2001), Aankhen (2002), Khakee (2004), Dev (2004) and Black (2005). Taking advantage of this resurgence, Amitabh started endorsing a variety of products and services, appearing in many television and billboard advertisements. In 2005 and 2006 he starred with his son Abhishek in the hit films Bunty Aur Babli (2005), the Godfather tribute Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006). All of them have been very successful at the box office. His later releases in 2006 and early 2007: Baabul (2006), Eklavya and Nishabd (2007) failed to do well at the box office but his performances in each of them have been appreciated by critics. He also made a guest-appearance as himself in the Kannada movie Amruthadaare directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar.In May 2007, two of his films Cheeni Kum and the multi-starrer Shootout at Lokhandwala were released. Shootout at Lokhandwala did very well at the box office and was declared a hit in India and Cheeni Kum picked up after a slow start and has been declared an overall average hit.In August 2007, a remake of his biggest hit Sholay (1975) which was titled Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag released and had him play the role of the villain Babban Singh (originally Gabbar Singh) who was played by the late actor Amjad Khan in the 1975 original. The film proved to be a disaster at the box office and was also poorly received by critics.His first English language film Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2007.
He received positive reviews from critics who hailed his performance as his best ever since Black.Bachchan is also going to play a supporting role in his first international film titled Shantaram which is directed by Mira Nair and stars Hollywood actor Johnny Depp in the lead. The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, the film has been pushed to begin filming in September 2008.On May 9, 2008, Bhoothnath in which he plays the title role as a ghost was released. Then his film in June 2008 was Sarkar Raj which is a sequel to his 2005 film Sarkar.
Paa, which released at the end of 2009 was a highly anticipated project as it saw himplaying his own son Abhishek's Progeria-affected 13-year-old son, and it opened to favourable reviews, particularly towards Bachchan's performance. It won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor and fifth FilmFare Best Actor Award.In 2010, he debuted in film Malayalam through Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi  and co-starring Mohanlal.In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby playing the role of Meyer Wolfsheim  opposite Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire.His latest released film is Satyagrah.

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In the year 2000, Bachchan stepped up to host India's adaptation of the British television game-show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? entitled, Kaun Banega Crorepati. As it did in most other countries where it was adopted, the program found immediate and profound success, in no small part due to Bachchan's charisma. It is believed that Bachchan charged a whopping Rs 25 lakhs (2.5 million Indian Rupees, approximately US$60,000 ) per weekly episode which strengthened Bachchan and his family both financially and morally after the setbacks that he had to cope after ABCL's collapse. The Canara Bank also withdrew its law suit against Bachchan in November 2000. 

In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The show was well received.A second season followed in 2005 but its run was cut short by STAR PLUS when Amitabh Bachchan fell ill in 2006.

In 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss.

In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of KBC.The fifth season started on 15 August 2011 and ended on 17 November 2011. The show became a massive hit with audiences and broke many TRP Records. CNN IBN awarded Indian of the Year- Entertainment to Team KBC and Bachchan. The Show also grabbed all the major Awards for its category.

The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan which broadcast on SONY TV and received the highest number of viewers thus far.

The seventh season is also hosting by Amitabh Bachchan.


Bachchan is known for his deep, baritone voice. He has been a narrator, a playback singer and presenter for numerous programmes. Renowned film director Satyajit Ray was so impressed with Bachchan's voice, that he decided to use his voice as commentary in Shatranj Ke Khiladi since he did not find any suitable role for him.


Kahaani (2012) (Released)

Bol Bachchan (2012) (Realeased)

Bbuddah - Hoga Terra Baap (2011) (Realeased)

Paa (December 4, 2009) (Released) 

Paa (December 4, 2009) (Released) 

Aladin (October 30, 2009) (Released)

Delhi-6 (February 20, 2009) (Released) 

Bhoothnath (May 9, 2008) (Released) 

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (August 31, 2007) (Released) 

Cheeni Kum (May 25, 2007) (Released) 

Nishabd (March 2, 2007) (Released) 

Baabul (December 8, 2006) (Released) 

Sarkar (July 1, 2005) (Released) 

Dev (June 11, 2004) (Released) 

Aetbaar (January 23, 2004) (Released) 

Baghban (October 3, 2003) (Released) 

Armaan (May 16, 2003) (Released) 

Aks (July 13, 2001) (Released) 

Bhopal Express (December 2, 1999) (Released) 

Sooryavansham (May 21, 1999) (Released) 

Khuda Gawah (May 8, 1992) (Released) 

Toofan (August 11, 1989) (Released) 

Sharaabi (May 18, 1984) (Released) 

Pukar (November 18, 1983) (Released) 

Mahaan (April 28, 1983) (Released) 

Silsila (August 14, 1981) (Released) 

Lawaaris (May 22, 1981) (Released) 

Naseeb (January 5, 1981) (Released) 

Mr Natwarlal (June 8, 1979) (Released) 

The Great Gambler (April 6, 1979) (Released) 

Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) (Released) 

Kabhie Kabhie (March 1, 1976) (Released) 

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Civilian award

1984 - Padma Shri
2001 - Padma Bhushan
2007 - Knight of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian honour from the Government of France for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond". 

Honorary Doctorate

2004 - Honorary Doctorate by the Jhansi University. 
2006 - Honorary Doctorate Degree on by his Alma Mater University of Delhi. 
2006 - Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University in Leicester, UK in recognition of his distinguished career in films. He is the first Indian star to be feted by a foreign university. 
2007 - Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by The University Brandan Foster by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire, UK. 
2011 - Honorary Doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia for his contribution to the world of entertainment. 

National Honours

1980 - Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
1995 - "Yash Bharati Samman", UP state's highest honour from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
2002 - "Dayawati Modi" Award. This award is among the highest awards in India in the field of Art, Culture and Education. 
2002 - National Kishore Kumar Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for excellence in acting and his unparalleled contribution to the film industry. 
2004 - "Living Legend" Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry. 
2005 - Deenanath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to films and music. 
2009 - IIFA-FICCI Frames, "Most Powerful Entertainer of the Decade Award" for his contribution to Indian cinema. 
2011 - "Abhinaya Chakravarthy" Award by the President of India Pratibha Patil. 
2011 - "Maharashtrian of the Year-the Maanbindu" Award by the President of India Pratibha Patil.
2011 - NTR National Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

National Film Awards

1990 - National Film Award for Best Actor for Agneepath
2005 - National Film Award for Best Actor for Black
2009 - National Film Award for Best Actor for Paa

Asian Film Awards

2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award during the 4th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. 

Filmfare Awards

1971 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Anand
1973 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Namak Haraam
1977 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Amar Akbar Anthony
1978 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Don
1990 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (First Recipient)
1991 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum
2000 - Filmfare Superstar of the Millennium
2000 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein
2001 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Aks
2003 - Filmfare Power Award
2005 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Black
2005 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Black
2010 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Paa
2011 - Filmfare Special Award for completing 40 years in the Indian film industry.


Bachchan has been nominated as Filmfare Best Actor 30 times (a record) and as Filmfare Best Supporting Actor 9 times (also a record). He has also been nominated for Best Playback singer once and as (producer) for Best Movie once. 

International Indian Film Academy Awards

2000 - IIFA Special Honorary Award
2001 - IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein
2002 - IIFA Personality of the Year
2006 - IIFA Wall of Fame
2006 - IIFA Best Actor Award for Black
2010 - IIFA Best Actor Award for Paa

Screen Awards

2003 - Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 along with Hema Malini for Baghban
2003 - Screen Distinction In Acting Award for Baghban
2004 - Screen Most Outstanding Personality
2005 - Screen Award for Best Actor for Black
2007 - Screen Award for Best Actor (Critics) for Cheeni Kum
2010 - Screen Award for Best Actor for Paa
2010 - Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 along with Abhishek Bachchan for Paa
2013 - Screen Iconic Legend Award

Stardust Awards

2000 - Best Artist of the Millennium by Hero Honda and file Stardust (magazine) 
2003 - Stardust Award for Lifetime Achievement
2004 - Stardust Special Award for the film Baghban
2005 - Stardust Special Award for the film Black
2006 - Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male for Black
2009 - Stardust Best Actor Award for The Last Lear
2010 - Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male for Paa
2011 - Stardust "Pride of the Industry" Award
2013 - Stardust "Star of the Century" Award. 

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards

1971 - Best Actor in Supporting Role for Anand
1975 - Best Actor for Mili
2003 - Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
2005 - Best Actor for Black

Zee Cine Awards

2003 - Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
2004 - Zee Cine Golden Grade Award
2006 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Black

Bollywood Movie Awards

2001 - Bollywood Movie Award - Critics Award Male for Mohabbatein
2003 - Bollywood Movie Award - Most Sensational Actor for Kaante
2006 - Bollywood Movie Award - Best Actor for Black

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards

2006 - Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Black. 
2010 - Apsara Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award. 
2011 - Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Paa. 
2012 - Apsara Awards: Guild Honor For Excellence On TV for Kaun Banega Crorepati. 

BIG Star Entertainment Awards

2010 - Big Star Complete Entertainer of The Decade
2011 - Best Actor (Social role) for Aarakshan
2011 - Big Star Complete Entertainer

The Global Indian Film and TV Honours

2011 - Power Personality of The Decade
2012 - Life Time Achievement Award
2012 - Best Host for Kaun Banega Crorepati

People's Choice Awards

2012 - Best Non-Fiction Show Host for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Television Academy Awards

2001 - Best Host for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2001 - Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2005 - Best Anchor of a Game Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2006 - Best Anchor of a Game Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2010 - Best Anchor Talk/Chat Show for Bigg Boss (season 3)
2011 - Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Telly Awards

2001 - TV Personality of the Year 2000 for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2002 - TV Anchor of The Year for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2005 - Best TV Anchor for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2012 - Best TV Anchor for Kaun Banega Crorepati[91]

Indian Television Awards

2000 - Screen Videocon Awards: Best Anchor Award for Kaun Banega Crorepati. 

BIG Television Awards

2011 - Shaksiyat of the year for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2011 - "Distinguished Personality"

STAR Parivaar Awards

2003 - Pitamah of STAR Parivaar for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Other Awards

1970 - National Award for Best Newcomer for Saat Hindustani
1970 - "Saraswati Award" for Anand
1989 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Bombay (Mumbai). 
1997 - "Distinguished Alumni " award at the inaugural function of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Capital's largest Central University. 
1998 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the Omega Award for Excellence. 
2000 - All-India Critics Association (AICA): Best Actor Award for Sooryavansham. 
2000 - Sansui Viewers Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Mohabbatein. 
2000 - Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Mohabbatein. 
2001 - Zee Gold Awards: Critics Award for Best Male for Mohabbatein. 
2002 - "Icon of the Millennium" award at the 32nd Rupa AIFA Awards at Bandra. 
2002 - Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards. 
2003 - MTV Lycra Awards: Maha Style Icon of the Year (First Recipient)
2003 - "Bollywood's Lifetime Achievement Award" by the London-based Asian Guild. 
2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sangeet Shiromani Award. 
2003 - FPFAC 'Achiever' Awards: "Achiever of the Year" award. 
2004 - "Radio Voice of the Year" award by Radio Mirchi. 
2004 - Sansui Viewer's Choice Movie Awards: Personality of the Year. 
2005 - "Diamond of India" award by The International Gemological Institute (IGI). 
2005 - NDTV Indian of the Year in Entertainment. 
2006 - Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Actor for Black. 
2006 - Anandalok Awards: Best Actor for Black.
2006 - Bollyvista Film Awards: Best Actor for Black.
2006 - Rediff Movie Awards: Best Actor for Black.
2006 - Lifetime Achievement Award at AXN Action Awards. 
2007 - Special Award for his contribution to Indian cinema at the 9th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film. 
2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award at Gentleman Quarterly magazine's "Men of the Year" Award. 
2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award for completing 40 years in the entertainment industry at the 11th Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI). 
2009 - NDTV Indian of the Year Awards: NDTV icon of 21 years of Entertainment award. 
2010 - Special Award at the Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards (MIFTA) for his excellent work in films.
2010 - Lines Gold Award: Best Actor for Paa.
2010 - 'FICCI Frames 2010' Excellence Awards: Best Actor for Paa. 
2010 - "Taj Enlighten Tareef Award" for his contribution to Indian film industry. 
2010 - "Timeless Icon" award at the 'Hello! Hall Of Fame'. 
2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award by Asianet Film Awards. 
2011 - CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Entertainment. 
2012 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) for contribution to cinema. 
2012 - 'FICCI Frames 2012' Excellence Awards: "Award for maximum impact made by a Personality".
2012 - Phalke Ratna Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. 
2012 - Honoured as the "John Walker & Sons Game Changer Of The Century" for his Achievements. 
2012 - South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati National Eminence award. 
2013 - Honoured by University of Mumbai. 
2013 - Crowned "India's Prime Icon of 2012".
2013 - "Timeless Style Icon".
2013 - NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards: "Global Indian Award" for being the ambassador for Indian cinema. 
2013 - Honoured by the Rotary International. 
2013 - Maestro Award by the Whistling Woods International Institute.

Madame Tussauds

In June 2000, Bachchan became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds London. 
In May 2009, a lifelike wax figure of Bachchan has been unveiled at the newly launched 'Bollywood Zone' in Madame Tussauds at Times Square in New York. 
In March 2011, Bachchan's wax image has been unveiled at the "World Famous Home of the Famous" Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. 
In August 2011, Bachchan's wax image has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum Bangkok. 
On 5 December 2012, Bachchan's wax image has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum Washington, DC. 

International Honours and Recognitions

In July 1999, Bachchan was named the "Greatest Star of stage or screen of the Millennium" by BBC online poll where he defeated many Hollywood legends such as Alec Guinness, Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier and Charlie Chaplin. 
In 2001, he was ranked as the "Most Powerful Indian Film Star" by Forbes. 
On 10 September 2001 he was awarded the "Actor of the Century" award at the Alexandria International Film Festival. Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni presented Bachchan with the award in recognition of his contribution to international cinema. 
On 14 March 2003, he was conferred with the honorary citizenship of the French town of Deauville at the fifth edition of the Asian film festival. An honour earlier bestowed on only two people, Queen Elizabeth II and the Soviet space hero, Yuri Gagarin. 
In October 2003, he was conferred with the Medal of Honour of Morocco, given to him by King Mohammed at the Marrakech International Film Festival. 
In October 2003, TIME magazine dubbed Bachchan as "the Undisputed Godfather of Bollywood". He was also featured in its list of Bollywood's Brightest Stars.[168]
In April 2005, The Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center in New York honored Amitabh Bachchan with a special tribute, retrospective"titled "Amitabh Bachchan: The Biggest Film Star in the World".The tribute also included "An Evening with Amitabh Bachchan", a live appearance by Bachchan hosted at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. 
He was honoured along with actors and directors from Hollywood at an International Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco. 
In the weekend of 16 and 17 June June 2007, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts a Bachchan spectacular retrospective to honour Bachchan's stellar career. The Chairman of BAFTA ended the event by announcing Bachchan as an honorary Life-Time member of BAFTA. 
On 22 November 2007 he was honoured by the London Mayor Ken Livingstone with "The Visit London Special Award for Outstanding Achievement" for his contribution to Indian cinema in the last 30 years. 
On 15 January 2009, Le Salon du Cinema (Cinema Fair) in Paris paid tribute to Indian Cinema for their new edition, with Bachchan being the guest of honour. He also launched a retrospective of his films. 
On 31 January 2009, he was honoured with the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award at Davos for his contribution to the world of art. 
In 2009, the Tehran Film Festival has invited Bachchan to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 
In December 2009, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival for his outstanding contribution to cinema. 
In December 2009, he was honoured with the 8th Asian Film Cultural Award for his contribution to cinema for 40 years. 
In March 2010, he has been named the list of CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".
In February 2010, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sixth Muscat, Oman International Film Festival (Miff). 
In October 2010, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Asian Awards in London. 
In April 2012, he was conferred the Polio Eradication Champion award by Rotary International for his invaluable support to the Polio Eradication Programme in India. 
In July 2012, he was given the due honor to carry the Olympic torch during the last leg of its relay in London's Southwark. 
In November 2012, he was honoured by the Australian Government for his remarkable contribution to the Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year. 
In December 2012, he was honoured with the Tribute to Hindi Cinema Award at the 12th Marrakech International Film Festival. 
On 10 December 2012, he was honoured with the "Keys to the City of Florence" at the River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival in Italy. 
In September 2013, he was honoured with the "Global Diversity Award" in the British Parliament. Speaker of the House of Commons, presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to Bachchan and describing him as "a Bollywood icon and the most famous Indian film star of all time".

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Hiii Sir...Its Debaleena from Kolkata... your fan and Twitter EF.. Big smile

May God always bless you with all the good 
luck,love,peace,happiness,prosperity,companionship and great a more of success Forever & Ever..

I can't thank you enough for what you are.the person  with purest soul n a gem heart,a great human being.Its an honour to be your fan Sir..Your acting skill,personality,down to earth nature make all your fans go crazy..

You are turning an year better..Like a Wine..

'the Older the Better...' Wink Embarrassed

You are really  a life time blessing for all of us..wheather Indian or Foreigner..We your fans are always with you Sir..We Love you.Stay as you are..cause you are Just PERFECT..Wishing all the good, better & best for you..Heart Thumbs Up Hug


 PartyWishing You a Very Happy Birthday Sweetheart.. Party


 Baar baar din yeh aaye, baar baar dil yeh gaye aap jiye hazaaro saal yeh hamari aarzoo...

May God Bless Your life today,
With so many beautiful things;
Sunshine, Love & Laughter
The Joy that friends can bring.

With Happy thoughts & smiles
And nothing to bring you tears;
I pray for no-one to hurt you
Or cause you to have any fears.

For when the day has ended
And long shadows softly creep;
I pray that God will bless you
With a night of peaceful sleep.

Happy Birthday Sir !!!


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Amitabh Sir, you might have heard this but I have been a fun of yours since I was small. MAY God Bless you with healthier long life so we fans can see u you in the silver screen. A very Happy Birthday once again


Happy Birthday Senior Bachchan.

Have a wonderful day and may you continue to do more creative work.

Best wishes



 Party""Many Many Happy Returns of da Day""Party


May u live long...Star


u r da Best...we all luv u...Hug


a very awsm birthday to amit sir ..u r a true inspiratn fr all of us ...and d hunger in u fr wrk at dis age is cmendable ...we luv u loads 


I'd love to wish a very cheerful birthday to my dearest actor and one of my idols. I've adored you since the moment I saw you for the first time. I love every bit of your personality and often daydream to meet you in my lifetime. It won't be wrong in case someone deems that for me movies mean "Amitabh Bachchan". I've been a devoted follower of your movies specially the ones in which you're there with your famed "Angry young man" avatar. Believe me, your smirk, laugh and pure Hindi makes me forget the world for a while. You're the best sir! May you live long with all the happiness and peace!


Dear Amitabh Sir,


What can I say? You are a gem and the star of Bollywood. Without you Bollywood seems incomplete. Your charisma and your down to earth nature really defines how wonderful you really are as a person. I just want to take this opportunity to wish you a very warm HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will pray to God to grant you more success, happiness and many more years as an actor inspiring us young ones towards Indian Cinema.




Sonia Heart



Wish u a very Happy Birthday Amitji Big smile May u have many more!!! God fulfill ur every dream and wish!! Ur a real Megastar Star keep rocking like this!! Lots of love, respect and prayers..keep smiling always Smile


Wish You a Very Happy Birthday Bachchan Saheb.. 



Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan sir! Keep entertaining us! God bless.Big smile Embarrassed

regards Dev.


Each day is a brilliant gift to enjoy. Today is your Birthday. Hope it is just the beginning of a whole year of fabulous days waiting just for you ! Big smile

Happy Birthday to you and all the best for yet another great year in your professional and personal life !

I wish you a peaceful mind, joyous heart and a successful life . Embarrassed

May god bless you and you achieve success in everythng !

In one word - You are Phenomenal Embarrassed


I sealed my Birthday wishes for you in an envelope full of love and respect so that it reaches you and goes straight to your heart. Have a wonderful year ahead.
i am blessed that i am an Indian where u were  born. i am feeling proud for that 
u r star of millennium but as a person u r great with having great u 
SIR love u very much but  respect u more as ur acting and dedication to the Indian cinema at ur age still now ..thank u very much 
with all happiness and good health 

Here WE all are wishing the MegaStar & the Shehanshan of Bollywood a Very Very Happy Birthday !!

Lots of Love,Prayers and Respect
India-Forums Fans Big smile

A special thanks to Debasree for helping me always... Hug Embarrassed

Thanks to @DemonStar for the introduction write up.. Big smile Hug

& thanks to all the members who contributed for this... Hug Embarrassed

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