One of the greatest or the great actors of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan turned 80 today. Often called as “Sadi Ke Mahanayak” which means “the greatest Actor of the Century”, the contributions of Amitabh Bachchan to the film industry, is itched in the hearts of cinema lovers.
Big B is the only actor in the history of Bollywood to have a film career spanning more than five decades.
Amitabh Bachchan was born with the name Inquilaab Srivastava and is the son of famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Making his debut as a voice narrator, Amitabh Bachchan went on to become the most dominant actor on the silver screen. Amitji’s first acting role was in the film Saat Hindustani. He then acted alongside megastar Rajesh Khanna in the movie Anand and won his first Filmfare for the best supporting actor.
The most iconic movie of all time Zanjeer written by the famous writer duo Salim-Javed amplified the career of young Amitabh and gave him the title of “Angry Young Man.”For this film, Amitabh went on to be nominated as the best actor and later Filmfare recognized his work as the most iconic performance in Bollywood history.
Big B has appeared in over 200 Indian films throughout his career. He gave cinema lovers the joy of watching him sing, dance, fight and do romance on screen. Some of the best and the biggest films of Amitabh Bachchan’s career were Silsila, Agneepath, Don, Shaan, Dewaar and Sathe Pe Satha.
Sholay, a blockbuster film again written by the star writer duo Salim and Javed, is still considered as one of the best films in Hindi Cinema, The Pairing of two megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra and their performances as per the roles written are still shining.
Music from films featuring Amitabh Bachchan are popular even today and remix versions of those songs never go out of fashion. Songs like Khaike Paan Banaras Wala from the movie Don, Chukar Mere Mann Ko and Sara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewaana from Yaarana, Rang Barse, Inteha Ho Gayi, Rimjhim Gire Sawan and many more.
His most adored film Sholay also gave people the friendship anthem of the century “Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge.”Amitabh Bachchan has also been a playback singer and has sung songs for many films.
The legacy of the superstar Amitabh Bachchan has given Bollywood a life to remember. You can listen to all your favorite songs featuring Big B on the Saregama Carvaan Hindi, a digital audio player preloaded with 5000 old Hindi songs and other attractive features like Bluetooth and USB connectivity along with the option to switch to your favorite FM/AM radio stations.
On his 80th Birthday, we wish that the evergreen superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan keeps entertaining us for many more years ahead.