Big B turns 76
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Big B turns 76

As Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turned 76 on Thursday, Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons wished him happiness, health and success.

Big B's closest friends, colleagues and fans posted wishes on the social media, expressing their love and shared some of the cutest messages for him.

Big B's Brahmastra co-star Alia Bhatt shared a greyscale picture of Bachchan and wrote: "Happy birthday to the mega legend! Our biggest inspiration and possibly the most fashionable person I've met. Happy birthday Sir! Lots of love and the biggest hug possible." Shraddha Kapoor also shared a picture of herself with Amitabh Bachchan, from the sets of the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and wrote: "Wising our beloved, evergreen Shahenshah a very happy.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema.He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contribution to arts.

The Government of France has also honoured the actor the highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour for his exceptional career in the world of cinema.

Preity Zinta, who has co-starred with her "all-time favourite" Mr Bachchan in films like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Veer Zara among others, shared a still from the film The Last Lear. Check out her post here:

Shahenshah of bollywood started his big day by greeting his fans who had gathered outside his residence like every year to catch a glimpse of the star. He waved and smiled for them as they cheered on loudly on seeing their cinema idol in front of them.

Celebrities from Bollywood and other fields took to their social media account Twitter to wish the ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood Bachchan. Among those who wished the actor were actresses raveena tandopn, mandira Bedi , Rahul Dev, Angad Bedi and Ravi Kishan, music director Vishal Dadlani, and sportspersons harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.

Actress Raveena Tandon said,’Happy birthday to this Living Legend! India is blessed & proud to have you. srbachchan #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.

Mandira Bedi said,’#HappyBirthday Mr Bachchan.. there is no one who has a commanding presence and a pout quite like yours!!! @SrBachchan #HappyBirthdayBigB’.

Music director Vishal Dadlani said,’Dear Mr. B., Here’s wishing you your best year yet! Lots of love, and hope to see you soon! Happy Birthday, Sir! @SrBachchan #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.Ravi Kishan said,’@SrBachchan happy birthday sir may shiv mata rani bless u n bless ur evergreen charm and health#HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.

Actor Rahul Dev said,’The greatest .. inspiration for all .. Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan Ji ..Wish you lots of happiness and good health sir… Happy76thBirthdayABSir #AmitabhBachchan’.Angad Bedi said,’Happy happy birthday sir. We love you.. waheguru @SrBachchan Happy76thBirthdayABSir’.

Kajal Aggarwal said,’Happy birthday to the one man who’s influenced a whole generation, Who we all deeply love and revere, forever happiness and contentment to you @SrBachchan #Happy76thBirthdayABSir’.Hiten Tejwani said,’Wishing a very Happy Birthday to one of the people I admire the most in the film industry. @srbachahan you are truly an inspiration. #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan #Happy76thBirthdayABSir #HappyBirthdayBigB’.

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag said,’What a great man,what a name , a name that has become a part of day to day conversations, ‘Khud ko Bachchan samajhte ho kya’ what a legend #Happy76thBirthdayABSir . Bachchan jaisa koi nahi !’Cricketer Harbhajan Singh said,’Wishing the legendary @SrBachchan very happy birthday! You’ve been a boon to the entertainment industry! Wishing you all the good health and happiness in the world!#Happy76thBirthdayABSir #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.

Suresh Raina said,’Wishing you a very Happy birthday sir @SrBachchan! May god shower you with lots of happiness, health & success ahead! #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.Pragyan Prayas Ojha said,’Wishing Shri @SrBachchan ji a very happy birthday and best of health. #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.

Indian athlete who won a medal in Paralympic Games, Deepa Malik said,’Happy Birthday to the Shehenshah of Bollywood. It has been a pleasure to associate with you for the #SwachchBharat initiative. Wish you good health, always! @SrBachchan #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan’.

Mohammad Kaif said,’Happy Birthday to an absolute legend of Indian Cinema. Three Allahabadi’s in this picture and the one to his left is his biggest fan that I know of, #Happy76thBirthdayABSir’.

Cheteshwar Pujara said,’Wishing you great health & happiness on this remarkable day @SrBachchan. #Happy76thBirthdayABSir’.

Big B took to his Twitter handle and wrote, ‘To all that have wished me .. to all that have sent greetings .. to all that have kept with me all along .. to all that have the gift of giving me longevity .. to all with my LOVE.’

Apart from lots of wishes pouring in from his fans and well-wishers,hashtag Amitabh Bachchan has also been trending on social media since midnight.An actor, director, producer, music composer and television host, the Big B has been enthralling cinegoers over the last more than five decades since he made his debut with Khwaja Ahmed Abbas’s ‘Saat Hindustani.

He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Deewaar’ and ‘Sholay’, and was dubbed India’s ‘angry young man’ for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.Referred to as the ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood, ‘Sadi ka Mahanayak’, ‘Star of the Millennium’, or ‘Big B’, he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films. (UNI)