Mumbai, Nov 30: The superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, was recently felicitated by the Australian government for his contribution to the Indian cinema, on the completion of 100 years of Bollywood cinema and fructifying the relations between the two countries.
He has also been conferred as honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, last year.
The veteran actor posted on his blog saying- "Another recognition by the Australian Government and its Commission here in Mumbai, in celebration for the 100 years of Indian Cinema, and my contribution towards fructifying the relations between the two countries...I am most humbled...".
He has also been awarded by France government the Knight of the Legion of Honour, which is the highest civilian honour in France, for his exceptional contribution to the world of cinema.
The 70-year-old actor started his career with Saat Hindustani and thereafter delivered blockbusters like Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay, Don and many more. In recent years he has also given movies like Black and Paa.
Currently, he is involved with Taalismaan, a romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Ram Madhwani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He is also acting in Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann.