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Happy 70th Birthday: Amitabh Bachchan's rare and unseen pictures

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Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 17:50 [IST]

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 today. Bollywood stars took to Twitter to wish Big B on his birthday.

Priyanka Chopra
Happy bday @SrBachchan !!Missed the party of the decade sir but here's wishing you many many years of health and happiness..Love and regards.

Shah Rukh Khan
Danced with amitji & jaya aunty to all the songs I have grown up listening. Too much fun. Thanx abhishek, aishwarya & aaradhya for the warmth.

Poonam Pandey
Happy Birthday Sir @SrBachchan m glad to have born in era of #Amitabhbachchan.

Arshad Warsi
Mr Bs party last night was absolutely amazing, it was great to see the entire film industry under one roof... 
Wishing my HERO @SrBachchan a very happy B'day n a long, healthy n happy life... Thank u for inspiring us Sir. 

Farah Khan
Happy happy bday Amitji!

Anupam Kher
Happy Birthday @SrBachchan. May God Give you more Joy, Happiness, Peace and love. May you keep inspiring us for another 1000yrs. Jai Ho.:) 

Here are some of the rare and unseen pictures of Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh's Rare And Unseen Pictures

Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 to famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchani and Teji Bachchan. Amitabh was initially named Inquilaab. However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed his name to Amitabh which means, "the light that would never go off."

Amitabh's Rare And Unseen Pictures

Amitabh's original surname was Shrivastava. But his father had adopted the pen-name Bachchan (meaning "child-like" in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all his works. Since then, it has become the surname of all members of his family.

Big B's Rare And Unseen Pictures

Amitabh Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome. Thereafter, he got his first acting role as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani. The film flopped at Box-office but Amitabh won his first National Film Award for Best Newcomer.

Amitabh's Rare And Unseen Pictures

Praksh Mehra's Zanjeer (1973) proved as a milestone in Amitabh Bachchan's career. It established Amitabh as the "angry young man" of Bollywood. He earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Actor for Zanjeer.

Amitabh's Rare And Unseen Pictures

In 1973 Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri. They have two children from this marriage Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta. Amitabh and Jaya worked in films like Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975), Mili (1975) and Sholay (1975). Their last film together was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

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Story first published:  Thursday, October 11, 2012, 14:35 [IST]
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