"I am grateful that even at this age, I still get to do some wonderful interpretations of different kind of roles that directors write for me. Thank you so much," he said while receiving the honour at Indian of the Year Awards hosted by a private news channel.

The 'Piku' star was accompanied by his wife Jaya, daughter Shweta and son Abhishek on stage.

"I find myself very lucky that I have had the honour of acting with four-five generations of artists in the film industry, which I am extremely proud of. With each generation I learnt something new and that has always been very helpful in the journey forward," he added.

Jaya, who has worked with Amitabh in films like 'Chupke Chupke', 'Abhimaan', 'Mili' and 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', said she always knew her husband would make it big one day.

Amitabh started his career in 1969 film 'Saat Hindustani' followed by 'Anand', 'Guddi', 'Zanjeer', 'Sholay' among others. He also made his Hollywood debut with Baz Luhrmann's film 'The Great Gatsby', in which he played a Jewish character.

The 'Wazir' star will be next seen in Sujoy Ghosh-produced 'TE3N' opposite Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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