Superstar Amitabh Bachchan turns 76 today and the nation is celebrating. Such is the charm of this septuagenarian who has ruled the entertainment industry for several decades and continues to inspire millions with his infectious enthusiasm and larger than life personality.

From being the angry young man of the 70s to being the host of mass-popularity show Kaun Banega Crorepati, to now essaying a powerful role in Thugs of Hindostan, Big B has always surprised audiences with not just his acting skills but his zest for life and ageless charm.

Amitabh Bachchan is an inspiration to all ages with the way he carries himself, stays fit and has a constant hunger for learning. In the times when the world has transformed left, right and centre digitally, the actor does not leave a stone unturned in equipping himself with technology. He blogs regularly, keeps his fans up-to-date through his tweets, and diligently shares his late father’s poetry; in short, he is omnipresent on social media.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter – Mark Twain”

As rightly said by Mark Twain, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter,” here are 7 films where Big B defies the age factor and plays a character that no one else could:

Thugs of Hindostan: Slaying a 40 Kg heavy metal armour on his body, sword in his hand and turban on his head, Amitabh Bachchan plays the character of a commander in the upcoming magnum opus drama.

102 Not Out: In the film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the character of 102-year-old father whose heart is of a 26-year-old and who tries to teach his son who is 75-year-old (played by Rishi Kapoor) the meaning of living life to the fullest.

Piku: A beautiful story of a father and daughter, Piku showed Amitabh in a very different light where he suffers from chronic constipation and sees life through his own lenses.

Black: Big B played the character of a teacher to a blind girl played by Rani Mukherjee in the film and who later himself develops Alzheimer’s. The movie won several awards and is an unforgettable experience for the viewers.

Pink: Amitabh played a very strong role in the film and stood out for his strong dialogues over right of women in society. The movie was appreciated by one and all in the society.

Paa: With utmost simplicity and grace, Amitabh played the role of a child who suffers from a rare disorder called Progeria in the film. The movie earned several awards.

Cheeni Kum: In this 2007 romance film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a 64-year old chef, who falls in love with 34-year-old Tabu. With its quirky and pleasant treatment to the subject of romance in old age, Big B’s character yet again brought alive the adage that age is just a number.

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