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Bollywood’s ‘angry young man’ turns 74

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Mumbai: Coming a long way, Amitabh Bachchan, the ‘angry-young-man’ of Indian cinema, turned a year older on Tuesday in a ‘pink’ of health.

Bachchan, 74, was born in 1942 to Teji Bachchan and renowned poet Harivansh Rai.

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He started his cinematic career as a narrator in Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome, after he was reportedly rejected by the All India Radio as his voice was deemed unfavourable for the medium.

Though his first film failed to earn him recognition, the Big B struck a chord with the audience with his next, Anand, (1971).

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Bachchan was awarded the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role.

A slow start to his career gave away to a massive fan following as he matured into a fine actor and was eventually seen as the best to have donned the hat. He gave many hit movies to the Bollywood and hence has emerged as a “Star of the Millennium”.

Amitabh Bachchan is a Padma awardee, having received the  Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

His latest movie, Pink, created quite a buzz with a strong social message packed with some superlative performances from the cast.

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