Amitabh Bachchan, before becoming a superstar of Bollywood industry, was a stage actor, radio announcer, and freight company executive in Calcutta, India.
Amitabh never dreamt of becoming an actor; he wanted to join the Indian Air Force and also thought of becoming an engineer.
He began his career as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's film ‘Bhuvan Shome’ in 1969. Director Satyajit Ray in 1977 also used Bachchan's voice for his film 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi'. The actor has a unique quality -- he can write equally well with both his hands!
Bachchan’s stardom is not limited to the country. He was named Actor of the Millennium in a BBC News Poll ahead of Charles Chaplin, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Marlon Brando. He also acted in the Leonardo di Caprio starrer in late 1980s film ‘The Great Gatsby’.
As the 'Shahenshah of Bollywood'; turns a year older, today, here some Inspiring quotes by the legendary Bollywood actor: