Celebrating Amitabh Bachchan's 81st Birthday: Unforgettable Films That Define His Legacy

Happy Birthday, Amitabh Bachchan: Here are some of the most iconic films of Big B which define he is a living legend.

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  October 11th 2023 12:20 PM  |  Updated: October 11th 2023 12:22 PM

Celebrating Amitabh Bachchan's 81st Birthday: Unforgettable Films That Define His Legacy

Amitabh Bachchan, the living legend of Indian cinema, turns 81 today, and the world is celebrating this milestone in the life of the "Shahenshah" of Bollywood. Born on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, India, Amitabh Bachchan has left an indelible mark on the film industry with his extraordinary talent, versatility, and dedication. 

His career has spanned over five decades, during which he has graced us with countless iconic films. On this special occasion, let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of his most iconic works that have made him an eternal star.

Zanjeer (1973)

The film that marked the arrival of the "Angry Young Man" in Indian cinema. Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of Inspector Vijay Khanna in 'Zanjeer' established him as a force to be reckoned with in the industry. His intensity and charisma set the stage for a new era in Hindi cinema.

Deewar (1975)

The 'Deewar' is often remembered for its epic confrontation scenes between Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. His role as Vijay, a conflicted and morally complex character, showcased his ability to bring depth and authenticity to his roles.

Sholay (1975)

In 'Sholay,' Amitabh Bachchan as Jai, the taciturn, cool-headed hero, stood out as the epitome of courage and friendship. The film remains an enduring classic and Bachchan's portrayal of Jai has become a symbol of friendship in Indian popular culture.

Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

In this multi-starrer comedy, Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Anthony, a lovable rogue, with impeccable comic timing. His chemistry with Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor added another dimension to his versatile acting skills.

Don (1978)

Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of the suave and cunning Don was a departure from his earlier 'angry young man' image. His charisma and style made this film an instant classic and cemented his position as the ultimate Bollywood superstar.

Agneepath (1990)

"Agneepath" saw Amitabh Bachchan play the character of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, a man seeking revenge. His powerful performance in this film earned him a National Film Award and cemented his status as a legendary actor.

Black (2005)

In 'Black,' Amitabh Bachchan took on the challenging role of Debraj Sahai, a teacher guiding a deaf and blind girl. His performance was both moving and inspirational, earning him accolades and recognition worldwide.

Paa (2009)

In this heartwarming film, Amitabh Bachchan portrayed the character of Auro, a child suffering from Progeria. His incredible transformation into the character earned him the National Award for Best Actor and reaffirmed his status as a versatile actor.

Piku (2015)

Amitabh Bachchan's role as the aging and cranky Bhaskor Banerjee in 'Piku' won hearts and critical acclaim. His chemistry with Deepika Padukone added a new layer to his already legendary career.


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