Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: The mega-star is celebrating his 77th birthday on Friday. Born on October 11, 1942, Bachchan was born in Prayagraj (then Allahabad) to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Bachchan shot to immense popularity in the early 1970s with films like Zanjeer, Deewar and Sholay.
His fan following was such that he came to be known as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak, Star of the Millennium and Big B. He has appeared in over 190 films in a career spanning almost five decades.
The Government of India honored him with Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contribution to art and the Indian film industry.
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वो किसे दोषी बताए , और किसको दुख सुनाए , जब कि मिट्टी साथ मिट्टी के करे अन्याय ; मिट्टी दीन कितनी हाय ! ~ हरिवंशराय बच्चन who to tell with blame ; and who to tell of pain ; When the dust of the earth doth do injustice to its own dust .. How destitute be the dust of the Earth
He bagged four National Film Awards as Best Actor and a Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement. Besides acting, the legendary actor has lent his voice for some of the compositions as well.
As he turns 77, here are five of his compositions in his voice:
Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali (1981)
Neela Aasman So Gaya (1981)
Mere Angne Mein (1981)
Hori Khele Raghuveera (2003)
Ekla Cholo Re (2012)