He is an icon. He is larger than life. He is an actor and much more.
As the legend marks the beginning of another year in his life, he took the opportunity to thank his fans for the "greatest" birthday gift that they have given him.
"Your generosity and love be the greatest gift for me for the 11th (October)... I cannot possibly ask for more (sic)," Bachchan, born on this day in 1942, told his millions of fans on social media earlier today.
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Needless to say, wishes of good health and happiness have been pouring in for Bachchan from his countless fans and fellow stars.
Actors R Madhavan, Chiranjeevi, and many others have also extended wishes to Big B.
Bachchan, also loving called "Star of the Millennium," had begun his film career with Saat Hindustani in 1969.
He went on to star in classics like Anand, Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay, Kabhie Kabhie, Don, Coolie, Mard, Shahenshah, and Agneepath.
His most notable movies in the 21st century include Baghban, Black, Sarkar, Paa, Piku, among others.
He also featured in the 2013 Hollywood film The Great Gatsby.
More recently, Bachchan has been working on the 12th edition of the popular television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
On the film front, he was last seen in Gulabo Sitabo, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in June.
He now has a number of releases coming up. They include superhero film Brahmastra, Rumi Jaffery's Chehre, and Nagraj Manjule-directed sports film Jhund.
Big B also recently announced that he has joined the cast for Nag Ashwin's upcoming movie starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone. He said it is "an honour and a privilege to be a part of this momentous and most ambitious venture."
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