Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous with Indian cinema. The ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’ has won a gazillion hearts with his portrayal of varied roles on the silver screen. As Big B turns 75 today, we look at some interesting facts about India’s original angry young man.
1. The superstar is ambidextrous. He can write equally well with either hand.
2. Before breaking box office records with his stellar performances, Bachchan was a former stage actor, radio announcer and freight company executive in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
3. Big B started his career in films in 1969 as a voice-over artist in Mrinal Sen’s film ‘Bhuvan Shome’. Though Bachchan is now famous for his baritone, he was once rejected by All India Radio.
4. During his struggling days, he was given shelter by actor Mehmood who offered him a place to stay at in his home.
5. In 1969, he was reportedly engaged to Maya, a British Airways air hostess.