Dressed in track pants and a hoodie, acting legend Amitabh Bachchan walked towards the main entrance of his house, Jalsa, to greet his fans and well-wishers on the occasion of his 81st birthday on Wednesday.
At midnight, the birthday boy, who was wearing a skull cap, rose to a mini pedestal, waved at fans and also greeted them with folded hands.
The actor, who began his Bollywood career with 'Anand' in 1971, has a career spanning five decades.
Bachchan rose to fame as an "angry young man" in the 70s, giving a tough competition to superstar Rajesh Khanna, who had excelled in the romantic genre.
With films like 'Deewar', 'Zanjeer', 'Sholay', Bachchan became a role model for several youth at that time. Later he had also acted in a number of romantic films.
After a massive downfall in his career, the superstar made a comeback with 'Mohabbatein' in 2000. Recreating himself in the early 21st century, Bachchan once again turned the tides in his favour with films like 'Black', 'Paa', 'Sarkar', 'Piku', 'Pink' and others.
Even at 80, Bachchan featured in five films- 'Jhund', 'Runway 34', 'Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva', 'Goodbye' and 'Uunchai'- in 2022.
The actor will be seen next in Nag Ashwin's fantasy drama 'Project K' which stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in the lead.