Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan greets fans gathered outside his residence on his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 11, 2012.   Bachchan was the first Indian actor to feature at London's Madame Tussauds waxworks museum and was voted “actor of the millennium” in a BBC online poll in 1999. Bachchan - who is known as the “The Big B” having over 3.5 million Twitter followers is treated like royalty in the movie-mad country.  Bachchan was the first Indian actor to feature at London's Madame Tussauds waxworks museum and was voted “actor of the millennium” in a BBC online poll in 1999.

Indian schoolchildren stand in front of a portrait of Bollywood
Indian schoolchildren stand in front of a portrait of Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan, at an event a day ahead of his 70th birthday, in Mirzapur, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. ? Photo by AP
Indians walk past a giant portrait of Bollywood
Indians walk past a giant portrait of Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan painted on a wall, a day ahead of his 70th birthday, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. ? Photo by AP
Artist Rajesh Muliya creates a sand sculpture of Bollywood
Artist Rajesh Muliya creates a sand sculpture of Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan a day ahead of his 70th birthday, in Thangadh, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. ? Photo by AP
Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik applies the finishing touches to a sand sculpture of Bollywood
Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik applies the finishing touches to a sand sculpture of Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan a day ahead of his 70th birthday, at the beach in Puri, India, Wednesday. ? Photo by AP
Indian security guards inspect a floral arrangement in the shape of the number seventy at the entrance of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan residence on his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 11, 2012.  ? Photo by AFP
Indian security guards inspect a floral arrangement in the shape of the number seventy at the entrance of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan residence on his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 11, 2012. ? Photo by AFP
Fans of Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan gather outside his residence on his 70th birthday in MumbaI. India
Fans of Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan gather outside his residence on his 70th birthday in MumbaI. India's favourite film star and Bollywood legend, Bachchan - who is known as the ?The Big B? having over 3.5 million Twitter followers is treated like royalty in the movie-mad country. ? Photo by AFP
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan greets fans gathered outside his residence on his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 11, 2012.   Bachchan was the first Indian actor to feature at London
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan greets fans gathered outside his residence on his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 11, 2012. Bachchan was the first Indian actor to feature at London's Madame Tussauds waxworks museum and was voted ?actor of the millennium? in a BBC online poll in 1999. ? Photo by AFP
He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. ? Photo by AFP
He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. ? Photo by AFP
Bachchan is regarded as the greatest and most influential actor in the history of Indian cinema. ? Photo by AP
Bachchan is regarded as the greatest and most influential actor in the history of Indian cinema. ? Photo by AP
Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, left, and his wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan attend a party to celebrate the 70th birthday of Bachchan
Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, left, and his wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan attend a party to celebrate the 70th birthday of Bachchan's father Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai, India, Wednesday. The couple had their first child last year. ? Photo by AP
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, left, gestures as he poses for photographs along with family members, wife Jaya Bachchan, second left, son-in-law Nikhil Nanda, third left, daughter Shweta Nanda, third right, son Abhishek Bachchan, second right, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan during a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai, India, Wednesday. ? Photo by AP
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, left, gestures as he poses for photographs along with family members, wife Jaya Bachchan, second left, son-in-law Nikhil Nanda, third left, daughter Shweta Nanda, third right, son Abhishek Bachchan, second right, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan during a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai, India, Wednesday. ? Photo by AP

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yashu sharma
Oct 12, 2012 12:15pm
birthday hoto aisa
Javed Nawab
Oct 11, 2012 06:02pm
I Like" DAWN" NEWS since 1947.
aks
Oct 11, 2012 02:35pm
A true living legend. Peerless.
rajeswari
Oct 12, 2012 02:04pm
many happy returns of your 70th birthday