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» Celebrity Profiles : Amitabh Bachchan : Awards and honors
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» In July of 1999, Amitabh Bachchan was named the Superstar of the Millenium by BBC Online poll where he defeated many Hollywood legends such as Alec Guinness, Marlon Brando, Sir Laurence Olivier and Charlie Chaplin.

» In June of 2000, Amitabh Bachchan became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at London's prestigious Madame Tussauds Wax museum.

» In a poll conducted by Britain's Channel 4 television, Amitabh Bachchan has been voted as one of the greatest 100 Film Stars of All time. Amitabh Bachchan is the only Indian actor on the list, which is dominated by American actors.

» Amitabh Bachchan is a recipient of the Yash Bharati Samman, UP state's highest award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

» In 1982, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

» On January 26, 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India.

» Amitabh Bachchan has won the National Film Awards (the Indian version of the Oscar) thrice. For Saat Hindustani (Best Newcomer) in 1970, for Agneepath (Best Actor) in 1991, and finally for Black (Best Actor) in 2006.

» Amitabh Bachchan has won fourteen Filmfare Awards in various categories. The most recent award was the 2006 Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film Black.

» Amitabh Bachchan's most recognizable Filmfare Award is, when he won the Star of the 20th Century Award

» Apart from National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, Amitabh Bachchan has won many IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Star Screen Awards, Stardust Awards, Sansui Awards, Aashirwaad Awards, Apsara Awards and other Awards.

» Amitabh Bachchan was voted the hottest male vegetarian by PETA for two years running.

» UNICEF has signed Amitabh Bachchan, as a goodwill ambassador.

» Amitabh Bachchan has been conferred with an honorary degree of Doctorate of Arts by De Montfort University in Leicester, UK on July 19, 2006 in recognition of his distinguished career in films. Former South African President Nelson Mandela was the last person to get such a recognition from the university for his charitable work. Amitabh Bachchan is the first Indian star to be feted by a foreign university.

» On Amitabh Bachchan's 64th birthday, the French Government announced that it would honour him with its highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur Honour.

» After receiving accolades and encomiums for putting the Indian movie industry on the world map, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred an honorary doctorate degree on November 4, 2006 by his Alma Mater Delhi University.

» Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured along with actors and directors from Hollywood at an International Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

» Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Indian celebrity and the sixth in the world to be presented with a special certificate for his support to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFI) in London last week.

 
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