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7 Interesting Facts About The Mahanayak Of Bollywood

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Amitabh Bachchan, the Mahanayak of Bollywood, has turned 80 today. While it might look like he's still enjoying his late 60s with the amount of work he does, the actor has clearly built a legacy.

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The actor is recognised for the many roles he gave the audience, but his fans are always interested to know more about his personal life as well. Today, on this special occasion, we look at 7 interesting facts about the megastar. 

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His First NameThe world knows him as Amitabh Bachchan, but his name was Inquilaab Shrivastava initially. His father's poet friend suggested a name change to what it is now.

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Most Played Double RolesBig B Has played more double roles than any actor from his generation. In the 1982 film Mahaan, he even had a triple role, something not many actors have attempted.

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His Wax Model At Madame TussaudsBachchan is the first Asian actor to get a wax model displayed at Madame Tussauds in London.

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Big B & VijayThe megastar may have played many roles on the big screen, but he played 'Vijay' more than 20 times in different films. It is his favourite onscreen name.

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His Obsession With StationaryBachchan is a pen hoarder. He loves to collect pens and watches and has an amazing collection of the same.

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Jalsa Was A GiftWe all have once visited Jalsa in hopes of spotting the star. But did you know that this Juhu property of his is a gift? The house was gifted to him by director Ramesh Sippy in place of payment for his performance in Satte Pe Satta.

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Bachchan Is Ambidextrous An Ambidextrous person can use both hands equally which means Bachchan can write and do other things with both his right and left hand.