Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan receives Dada Saheb Phalke Award

September 25, 2019

Amitabh Bachchan is set to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year which is one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The actor took to Twitter saying how humbled and grateful he is. “There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in.. I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude. Big B will be receive a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Amitabh Bachchan’s list of awards and prizes is undoubtedly unending. From receiving France’s highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007, Padma Shri in 1984 and Padma Vibhushan in 2005, 15 Filmfare Awards and is also the most-nominated performer in the acting category with 41 nominations.

“Hum Jahan Khade Hote Hai, Line Vahi Se Shuru Hoti Hai” – Kaalia

Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim. Not exactly a debut, the actor termed his appearance as ” just a friendly gesture and nothing more”.

“Hum bhi to roz khatro se khelte hai” – Sholay

Amongst his most notable works, his 2009 film Paa, where he enacted as 12-year-old child suffering from a rare genetic disorder called progeria and 2015 film, Piku, where he played the role of Deepika Padukone’s nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee won him his third and fourth National Awards respectively. Prior to that, he won the prestigious award for his role as a gangster in Agneepath (1991) and Black (2007), where he played a teacher, who later developed Alzheimer’s disease.

“Rishte mein toh hum tumhare baap lagte hai aur naam hai Shahenshah” – Shahenshah

Pink (2016), where Bachchan plays the role a lawyer is one of those powerful movies on social issues which actually made a difference. It depicts the typical mindset of a misogynistic, patriarchal society where men and women are judged differently for the same reason. He played the titular role in the 2007 film, Eklavya: The Royal Guard was India’s official entry to the Oscar’s that year.

“Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai” – Don

The actor who started his career in 1969 with Saat Hindustani, has since starred in more than 200 films. His role as Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee a.k.a. Babu Moshai in the 1971 movie Anand won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ever since then, he had been nominated for several filmfare awards but it was only in 1977 that he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as a Christian priest, Anthony Gonsalves in the movie Amar Akbar Anthony.

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