Gérard Depardieu, the French superstar had called him a "one-man industry" in the 80s. There was no internet or social media at that time, yet Amitabh Bachchan, less than two decades into his career, had caught the imagination of movie fans across the world.
While Bollywood has produced many big stars over the years, Bachchan continues to be one of Indian cinema's shining stars, still a major stalwart of the industry in his seventies.
Celebrating his 77th birthday today, Bachchan shows no signs of slowing down as he goes from accolade to accolade, the most recent being the Dada Saheb Phalke award which he was given last month.
On his birthday, here's a look at some memorable moments from the superstar's life:
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