Salman Khan Biography
Born on 27thDecember 1965, Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, popular as ‘Salman Khan’ is the eldest son of the Muslim screen writer Salim Khan and his Maratha Hindu wife Salma. Originally the inhabitants of Afghanistan, the family settled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh before moving to Mumbai. Salman finished his schooling from St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai and so did his two siblings Arbaaz and Sohail. His love for his sisters Alvira and Arpita is quite evident through newspaper reports.
This charitable man made his acting debut with a supporting role in the movie ‘Biwi ho to aisi’ in the year 1988 and the first leading role in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s ‘Maine pyaar kiya’ in 1989. His actor career flew off with his nomination for Filmfare best actor award and his win of the Filmfare Best Debut Award. The years 1990 and 1991 were a boon for Khan with five of his films namely ‘Baaghi’, ‘Patthar Ke Phool’, ‘Sanam Bewafa’, ‘Kurbaan’ and ‘Saajan’ becoming box office hits. This success was followed by failures in 1992-1993.
One of Bollywood’s highest grossing film ever ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan is the fourth grossing earner of all time which sent Khan’s career a step ahead. In 1998 this bodybuilder worked in five different films with his first release opposite Kajol ‘Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya’ becoming the biggest commercial success of that year. The year 1999 came with three pleasant movies and a best actor filmfare nomination. This social worker acted in the movie ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. His relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai gave him the unwanted negative attention from media who accused him of harassing his girlfriend.
His box office successes continued with films ‘Mujhse shaadi Karogi’ (2004) and ‘No Entry’ (2005). Voted as the seventh best looking man in the world and the best looking man in India in 2004 by People magazine, this superstar accepted the offer of a wax replica of himself in Madame Tussauds Wax museum in London in 2007. His first Hollywood movie ‘Marigold: an Adventure in India’ told the love store of an Indian man and an American woman.
2009 rejoiced his fans beyond limit when he made his small screen debut by hosting the second season of ‘10 ka dum’ which gained higher TRPs than the first season for Sony Entertainment Television. Controversies have always haunted our confident star. Arrest in 2002 for rash and negligent driving on 28th September 2002, Salman Khan shocked his fans and another on 17thy February 2006 for hunting the Chinkara, an endangered species. His 2010 release Dabangg, produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan broke box office records and was declared an all time blockbuster. The 2011 release Ready is currently the fourth highest-grossing bollywood film of all time. His next ‘Bodyguard’was highly appreciated by critics and is the second highest grossing bollywood film.
2011 was also the year in which his love life became public and his then girlfriend Katrina Kaif admitted in an interview that she was in a serious relationship with Khan until 2010. His charitable works are not hidden from the world and Salman definitely does his bit of supporting underprivileged children through his NGO ‘Being Human’ which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores. Currently the brand ambassador of travel website ‘Yatra.com’, this facial nerve disorder sufferer has etched his mark in every field.