Anthony Gonsalves to Auro, The Many Unforgettable Faces of Big B

Born on 11 October 1942, Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 years old this year. Of those seven decades, five of them have been spent becoming the Bollywood legend we know today. He made his film debut in Saat Hindustani in 1969 and won his first Filmfare award for Best Actor in 1977 for Amar Akbar Anthony. He was awarded a Padma Shri, and made a short-lived foray into politics too.

In honour of his birthday, Saksham Verma, an illustrator, graphic designer and muralist, has planned a tribute project. Named after one of his iconic films, Satte Pe Satta, it captures 77 characters he has played throughout his career through 77 illustrations, from Antony Gonsalves and Sholay’s Jai to Auro from Paa. Watch the video to see how may you can recognise.

Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday also coincides with International Girl Child Day. The actor will celebrate his birthday on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati. To mark this special dual celebration, guests on the show will be paralympic Indian athletes Deepa Malik and Manasi Joshi. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, along with sons Amaan and Ayaan, will also unveil a special song titled ‘Raag Harivansh Kalyaan’, which is made in the memory of Big B's late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Artwork: Saksham Verma
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Producer: Bilal Jaleel

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