Amitabh Bachchan, the angry young man of Bollywood turns 71 today, October 11. This legendary actor has appeared in more than 180 films so far. He has been part of the Bollywood film industry for more than four decades. That is indeed a very long career in the industry and he has contributed largely to the Indian cinema that has even fetched him the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan and 2001.
Big B was born on this day in the year 1942. On this special day, we take the opportunity to give interesting and unknown facts about this legend. Bachchan was initially named as Inquilaab which means revolution. This was during the independence and his parents had named him accordingly. However, they later changed it to Amitabh which means ‘the light that will never die'. Well, the name and its meaning suit him just perfect. In his long career in Bollywood, even with ups and downs, Big B continues to shine bright.
It's not just his acting but also his calm aura around him that makes him one of the most influential actors in India. He began his career in the film industry as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome. He started from the ground level and just kept evolving in the industry. Even with failures at the start, Bachchan did not give up hopes. He dreamed big and made it big and look what we call him now - BIG B. He is a true legend who sets an example for the rest of the country. Even at 71, he does not look old to us because he has aged with style and class. We wish Big B a very happy birthday.
Have a look at the slide show for interesting and unknown facts about Big B.