Salman Khan has often been called the original ‘Bad Boy’ of Bollywood because of the legal trouble that he keeps getting himself into. This actor has stolen the limelight equally for his controversies, as his films and acting prowess. Though, his string of super hits proves that his stardom is not only the result of all this negative publicity. Listed here are some of the facts about Salman Khan that maybe of interest.
Date of Birth: 27th December, 1965
Birth Name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Height: 5’8” (173cm)
Nick Names: Sallu, Sylvester Stallone of India
Father: Salim Khan
Mother: Salma Khan
Siblings: Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Alvira Khan, Arpita Khan
Step Mother: Helen Richardson
Birth City: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Residence: Bandra in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Occupation: Actor in Bollywood, Television presenter
Colour of Eyes: Black
Colour of Hair: Black
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Drink: Iced Tea
Favourite Actor: Sylvester Stallone
Favourite Actress: Hema Malini
Favourite Place: London
Favourite Clothes: Tight fitting jeans
Favoured Brands: Versace and Giorgio Armani
Favourite Cars: BMW, Toyota Land-cruiser and Mercedes-Benz
Hobbies: Exercising regularly
Friends in Bollywood: Sanjay Dutt, Sushmita Sen, Shah Rukh Khan
Languages Spoken: Hindi, English
List of Girlfriends: Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif
Debut Film: Biwi Ho To Aisi
First Mainstream Hit: Maine Pyar Kiya
Salman’s Early Life, Before Entering the World of Bollywood:
Salman Khan was born in a family that was heavily attached to Bollywood. His father Salim Khan was a well known screen writer, with movies like Deewar, Don, Sholay and many more, to his credit. His mother was Salma Khan (birth name, Sushila Charak). His paternal roots trace back to Afghanistan. His grandfather had shifted to India and settled in the state of Madhya Pradesh. However, the actor’s mother was a Marathi Hindu. Later, his father remarried the famous Helen Richardson. Salman had studied in St. Stanislaus High School in the Bandra area of Mumbai, just like his younger siblings Arbaaz, as well as Sohail. The actor also spent a few years of his student life in The Scindia School in Gwalior.
The Start of Salman’s Career (1980s):
The actor made his debut in Bollywood with the film ‘Biwi Ho to Aisi’ in 1988. It should be mentioned here that Salman had only bagged a supporting role in the mentioned film. His first movie as lead actor was ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, directed by Sooraj R. Bajratya, which released in the year 1989. This film was not only a huge hit, but it also got Salman the ‘Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut’.
The important part about the beginning of this star’s career is that, in spite of coming from a family that was already respected and well known in Bollywood, thanks to his father Salim Khan; Salman never tried to use that fact. He auditioned for films like any other new comer. So, the one thing that we have to admit about Salman is that he is truly a self-made man.
The first film delivered by Salman in the1990s was ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love’ in the year 1990 itself. The film was again a hit. Next came a string of four hit films in the year 1991. They were ‘Saajan’, ‘Kurbaan’, Patthar Ke Phool’, and ‘Bewafa’. Followed by these, all the films that the actor did in 1992 and 1993 did not strike a chord with the audience. However, there is no need to think that these failures slowed the actor down in anyway. Next, in the year 1994, came Salman’s second venture with Sooraj Bajratya as his director; the film ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ with Madhuri Dixit as his leading lady. This film not only broke the chain of flops but became the fourth highest grossing film in Bollywood, ever.
The next significant film in his career came the next year itself. The film ‘Karan Arjun’ in which he was paired with Shah Rukh Khan was directed by Rakesh Roshan. This film got him a nomination for the Best Actor award, which however was finally won by his co-star for the film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Some of the other significant films that the actor delivered in this decade are : ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’, ‘Jeet’,’ Judwaa ‘,’Auzaar’, ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya ‘,’Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Ha’. Most of these were rather successful films except the first one. However, the actor’s capabilities were appreciated in that one too. The film, ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, with Kajol, was again a record hit that year. The actor ended the decade with an important and long cameo in the extremely successful Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.
The last year of the decade, i.e. 1999, saw the actor in three films, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United’, ‘Biwi No.1’ and the blockbuster ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. This film got Salman a Best Actor Nomination in the respected Filmfare Awards.
From 2000 to 2009:
Among the two films that he did in the year 2000, ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ projected him as a more serious actor. The other release was ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’. The next landmark film n the actor’s extraordinary career was ‘Tere Naam’ in 2003. His performance in the film received praise from every name in Bollywood and it opened new doors for Salman himself. The next set of films that the actor did, were mainly comedies like ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘No Entry’. His two releases in 2006 were ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ and ‘Baabul’ which were not so successful as compared to his previous two films.
The next films that he did were ‘Salaam E Ishq’ and the extremely successful, ‘Partner’. It has to be mentioned here that Salman was the first Bollywood actor to work in Hollywood. The name of the film was ‘Marigold: An Adventure in India’. After this, his films in 2008 did not do anything for the actor or his career.
Surprisingly, it was the TV show ‘Dus Ka Dum’ that again thrust him into the limelight. The success of this show was followed by the success of his film ‘Wanted’, with Ayesha Takia. Next were the films ‘London Dreams’ and ‘Main Aur Mrs.Khanna’.
2010 to Present Time:
Barring the one unsuccessful ‘Veer’ with newcomer ‘Zarine Khan’, these two years have been extra ordinary for the actor. His films ‘Dabangg’, ‘Ready’ and ‘Bodyguard’ each surpassed the other in Box-Office collections. Not only this, ‘Dabangg’managed to earn the actor Best Actor Award from a number of reputed institutions like Star Screen, Stardust and Filmfare.
The upcoming films of the actor include the much hyped ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ opposite his long-time partner and now, ex, Katrina Kaif.
Personal Life and Controversies:
A discussion about Salman Khan cannot end without something being said about his ‘colorful’ personal life. From his relationships to his drunk driving, everything has caught the attention of the media. Let us discuss fist about his legal cases.
The actor was accused of causing the death of one man in an accident. Salman had hit a number of people residing of the footpath of Mumbai. He has also been charged with drunk driving and driving without having a license, in the past. Thanks to these cases, Salman has even been arrested.
The other case was the much publicized shooting of the endangered ‘Chinkara’ deer in Jodhpur. The actor even spent 3 days in jail for this crime.
He had once even been accused of having links with the underworld, on the basis of a recorded tape. However, the charge was lifted as the tape was later declared to be fake. But now we know why Salman is frequently called the ‘Bad Boy’ of the Indian Film Industry.
The most significant of all his relationships were the ones with Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan) and Katrina Kaif. The former had accused Salman of stalking after they broke up and physical abuse during the relationship. She had later stated that she will never be seen in a film with him due to certain personal issues.
His relationship with Katrina too had lasted for a long time, often encouraging talks about their marriage. However the actress had declared in 2011 that this relationship was formally over since 2010. For now, Salman is known to be living single.
Salman is known to be a lion-hearted man, in spite of all the negative things that he has been accused of. He is frequently known to visit sick people, especially children, purely out of his concern for them. Salman even donates blood regularly. He is associated with an NGO called ‘Being Human’, which collects money for the children by selling T shirts. The NGO owes a lot to the actor for dedicatedly supporting and contributing to their noble cause. Surely, one will agree that he cannot be all bad if he does so much for the needy. The actor is also famous for lending a hand in building the careers of strugglers and newcomers in Bollywood. Many will swear that he is the nicest human being, in spite of his knack of digging up trouble.
|Year||Film||Role||Awards and Nominations||Notes|
|1988||Biwi Ho To Aisi||Vicky Bhandari|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Prem Choudhary||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut|
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
|1990||Baaghi: A Rebel for Love||Saajan Sood||Written by him|
|1991||Sanam Bewafa||Salman Khan|
|Patthar Ke Phool||Inspector Suraj|
|1992||Suryavanshi||Vicky/Suryavanshi Vikram Singh|
|Ek Ladka Ek Ladki||Raja|
|Nishchaiy||Rohan Yadav/Vasudev Gujral|
|1993||Chandra Mukhi||Raja Rai|
|Dil Tera Aashiq||Vijay|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Prem Bhopali|
|Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!||Prem|
|Chaand Kaa Tukdaa||Shyam Malhotra|
|1995||Karan Arjun||Karan Singh/Ajay||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Khamoshi: The Musical||Raj|
|Jeet||Raju||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Dushman Duniya Ka||Special appearance|
|Auzaar||Inspector Suraj Prakash|
|Dus||Captain Jeet Sharma||Incomplete film|
|Deewana Mastana||Prem Kumar||Special appearance|
|1998||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Suraj Khanna||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||Suraj Dhanrajgir|
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Special appearance|
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Aman Mehra||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor||Extended guest appearance|
|1999||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Rahul|
|Biwi No.1||Prem||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|Sirf Tum||Prem||Special appearance|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Sameer Rafillini||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United||Prem|
|2000||Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||Raja Oberoi|
|Chal Mere Bhai||Prem Oberoi|
|Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega||Raj/Romi|
|Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke||Special appearance|
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Prem Kapoor|
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Raj Malhotra|
|2002||Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Veer Singh Thakur/Ali|
|Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam||Suraj|
|Yeh Hai Jalwa||Raj 'Raju' Saxena/Raj Mittal|
|2003||Love at Times Square||Special appearance|
|Tere Naam||Radhe Mohan||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Baghban||Alok Raj||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor||Special appearance|
|2004||Garv: Pride and Honour||Inspector Arjun Ranavat|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Sameer Malhotra|
|Phir Milenge||Rohit Manchanda||Extended guest appearance|
|Extended guest appearance||Rishabh|
|2005||Lucky: No Time for Love||Aditya|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Dr. Samir Malhotra|
|No Entry||Prem||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role|
|2006||Saawan... The Love Season||Sameer Sam||Extended guest appearance|
|Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Ayaan|
|2007||Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love||Rahul|
|Partner||Prem Love Guru|
|Marigold: An Adventure in India||Prem||English language film|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"|
|Saawariya||Imaan||Extended guest appearance|
|2008||God Tussi Great Ho||Arun Prajapati|
|Hello||Chetan Bhagat||Special appearance|
|Heroes||Balkar Singh/Jassvinder Singh|
|Main Aurr Mrs Khanna||Samir Khanna|
|London Dreams||Mannu (Manjit Khosla)|
|Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Himself||Special appearance|
|2010||Veer||Veer||Written by him|
|Prem Kaa Game||The Sutradhaar (Narrator)||Special appearance|
|Dabangg||Inspector Chulbul Pandey|
|Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Tees Maar Khan||Himself||Special appearance in song "Wallah Re Wallah"|
|Isi Life Mein||Himself||Special appearance|
|Bodyguard||Lovely Singh||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Tell Me O Kkhuda||Cameo|
|Do Aur Do Paanch||Extended guest appearance|
|Chillar Party||Produced the movie.|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Inspector Chulbul Pandey|
|Yet to be released.|
|Ek Tha Tiger||Yet to be released.|