Happy 70th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan

"Struggles and uncertainties, successes and disappointments, accusations and controversies, ill health and months in hospital, all such a vivid kaleidoscope of moments, events, images simply unbelievable and unimaginable," blogs Amitabh. How true! Bachchan's life has had the quality of being, at once, a biography and a fairytale!

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. (AP)

Facebook has landed a platform for the megastar Amitabh Bachchan to unwind and get closer to his millions of fans across the globe.

His Facebook page reveals the other side of his celebrity life and also a sneak peek about the family man. In the above picture Amitabh Bachchan as a toddler posing for the camera.

He and his team upload many such pictures that no one has ever seen before.

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. (AP)

Amitabh Bachchan poses for the camera with father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Young Amitabh Bachchan with mother Srimati Teji Bachchan.

More moments from the family album: A picture from his wedding to Jaya, with his parents, Big B and son Abhishek, and a picture with brother Ajitabh.

A ritual being performed during Amitabh Bachchan's wedding to actress Jaya Bachchan (not in the picture)

Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan on their wedding day, with father Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother Srimati Teji Bachchan.

With his parents at the premiere of 'Sholay'. He also provided the information about the movie which is India's first 70 mm, stereophonic sound film. It's premiered at Bombay's Minerva theatre on 15th August 1975, but the premiere took place with 30 mm print because 70 mm prints were held up in the custom department.

Amitabh Bachchan with his parents: Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan with son Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan followed his parents and decided to enter the film industry.

The Bachchan Brothers: Ajitabh and Amitabh

Behind the scenes of Namak Haraam with his friend and co-star Rajesh Khanna. Big B wrote on Facebook: "On the sets with Namak Haraam: Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan with director Hrishikeh Mukherjee."

During the shoot of the blockbluster 'Sholay': Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra) pose with Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) and Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan).

With Yash Chopra, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Shashi Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman at the premiere of 'Kabhi Kabhie'.

Amitabh Bachchan gave the opening shot for the film 'Dharam Kanta'.

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. Affectionately known as "Big B," Bachchan has acted in around 180 films in a career spanning four decades in Bollywood, the home of India's prolific movie industry. (AP)



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