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Amitabh Bachchan turns 80

Update : 11 Oct 2022, 13:07

The biggest superstar of Hindi movies, Amitabh Bachchan has turned 80 today. Apart from his fans who thronged his house at midnight to wish him, his family members also shared special memories to wish the iconic actor. Marking the actor's special day, his daughter Shweta Bachchan paid a heartfelt tribute to him on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Shweta shared a bunch of photographs featuring her adorable moments spent with her father. "To my grand old man happy 80th birthday,” she wrote. One of the pictures shared by her showed little Shweta planting a kiss on his cheek. There are also childhood pictures of Shweta as Amitabh holds her hand while walking with her and some new ones of them together at events.

Amitabh's son, Abhishek Bachchan who is all set to grace the special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)along with his mother Jaya Bachchan, shared a glimpse of all the surprises that the entire team planned for the occasion.

Starting from surprising the veteran actor on KBC sets to treating him with a homemade sweet dish on the show, the video gave a glance at all the love the Bachchan clan showered on the head of the family. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Amitabh Bachchan on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Wishing Big B on his birthday, Modi called him a remarkable film personality and also prayed for his health and long life.

Hailing Bachchan as one of the country’s most remarkable film personalities, the Prime Minister tweeted, “A very happy 80th birthday to Amitabh Bachchan ji. He is one of India’s most remarkable film personalities who has enthralled and entertained audiences across generations. May he lead a long and healthy life.”

On the occasion of Bachchan’s 80th birthday, a special film festival - 'Bachchan Back to the Beginning' is being organised from October 8 to October 11. 

Amitabh began his career with the film 'Saat Hindustani' in 1969. He later appeared as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Anand' (1971), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Prakash Mehra's action film 'Zanjeer' (1973) established him as a star to look out for in the Indian film industry and since then he has been enthralling audiences with versatile roles.

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