Salman Khan

Actor

Salman Khan is an Indian actor, entertainer, writer, singer, and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood and is one part of the Trio of Khans that have ruled the Hindi film industry for decades. He has gained a large following in the 90s as a Bollywood heartthrob with movies like Saajan and Pyar Kiya toh Darna Kya.

He later transitioned into a more alpha male personality in the early 2000s.

Khan has seen many career ups and downs, but he's been a constant force in the industry. You might love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him.

He is Salman Khan!

Early Life and Education

Despite his massive success as an actor and the family's legacy in Bollywood; Success came much later on for Salman Khan. He had an overall rough childhood as the family was going through hardships and financial difficulties. They were  still free-spirited as individuals finding small ways to enjoy themselves.

Salman, largely hesitant and shy about his past, once shared a piece of personal memory where he talked about the times when his father bought them a 3000rs cycle when his salary itself was 1000rs at the time.

His humble early life beginnings taught him the value of hard work and dedication that he later used in his acting career.

Education has never been his strong quality as he's always been a person who's more into physical and artistic activities like cycling, football, painting, and acting. Don't let his lack of education prowess fool you, as he has an impeccable command of the English language.

Career

He has acted in more than 100 roles for more than three decades in every genre, whether comedy, action, romance, or family drama; he's managed to make a considerable mark in the film industry. In return for their love, Khan has made the festival of Eid shine brighter for his fans by giving them eidi by ensuring that at least one of his movies release at this auspicious date.

Sallu has been part of some of the most iconic Bollywood movies like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Dil de Chuke hai Sanam, and Karan Arjun. However, Dabangg (2010) gained even more of a loyal fan following as the 2010s have been nothing but a smashing commercial success, with every movie earning 100 crore opening weekends.

He gained commercial success, but he also garnered critical acclaim for acting and producing movies.

Salman Khan As a Mentor

You might see Khan as just a superstar, but he's also someone who has a big heart when it comes to supporting and guiding people around him. Arjun Kapoor, who is today a heartthrob, once used to weigh 140 Kg at 22!!. He then started working out with Salman Khan and followed the diet plan provided by him. By his admission, today, whatever he is due to the Khan's guidance. Salman has guided Hritik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, and many talents of bollywood, and he will, however, continue inspiring.

A Loyal Friend

Salman is a loyal friend to many in the industry, and he's always giving support to people he has his heart set for. When Govinda fell on hard times, Salman was one of the few willing to work with him in the movie Partner. He always gives the people around him the opportunities to come up on their own as an artist. When Bobby Deol searched for Race 3, Khan gave him a role as a supporting lead.

Being Human with Salman Khan

Salman Khan has a lot of bravado about him, but there's also a profoundly soft and personal side to him. In 2007 he founded the Being Human foundation with the sole intention of helping out underprivileged people by providing them with education, healthcare, and disaster relief needs. Some of the achievements they've had are:

  • When the Maharashtra drought-hit, they distributed 2500 tanks with more than 2000 liters in each tank. They provided it across to the five districts' different villages—helping lakhs of people in desperate need.
  • Being Human has been conducting free eye camps in areas in the northern belt of India, treating the underprivileged through cataract surgeries to avoid preventable blindness of this date. They've provided 45,000 people with eye treatments, and over 2240 surgeries have been completed.
  • Aseema and Akshara High School have more than 500 underprivileged students studying and building their future for tomorrow. Their education fees are being directly funded by the Being Human foundation to ensure a prosperous future.

The Big Heart of Salman Khan

Many might jump on his love life or specific controversial chapters of his journey. People often tend to overlook his more positive aspects and generosity as a human. He is known for his Dabangi, but a little bit of Prem is lost in translation.

Born

27 December 1965 (age54) Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Active Years

1965 - Today

Bio

Name Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Nickname
Profession Actor
Physical Stats
Height
Weight
 
174 cm
75kg
Body Measurement
Chest
Waist
Biceps
 
45 inches
35 inches
17 inches
Career Debut Film (Actor): Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
TV (Host): 10 Ka Dum (2008)

Early Life and Education

DOB 27-12-1965
Age 54
Birth Place Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra (he spent his childhood at 21, Palasia in Indore & Gwalior)
School Scindia School, Gwalior
College St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification College Dropout
Religion slam (He identifies himself as both Hindu and Muslim; he says “I’m Hindu and Muslim both. I’m Bharatiya
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
Address Galaxy Apartments, Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai
Hobbies Swimming

Relationships & More

Marital Status Unmarried
Marriage Date None
Marriage Location N/A
Children
Son
Daughter
 
None
None
Boyfriends/Girlfriends Sangeeta Bijlani
Somy Ali
Aishwarya Rai
Katrina Kaif
Faria Alam
Lulia Vantur

Family

Wife/Spouse None:
Parents
Father

Mother

 
Salim Khan (Screenwriter)

Sushila Charak
Stepmother: Helen (actor)
Siblings Brother(s): Sohail Khan (actor), Arbaaz Khan (actor)
Sister(s): Alvira (younger, Arpita (younger)

Favourite Things

Food Chinese food, Spicy Italian food, Pav Bhaji, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Kebab, home-cooked food, Mughlai and North-Indian delicacies
Actor Hollywood:Sylvester Stallone Bollywood: Dilip Kumar, Govinda
Actress Hema Malini
Films
Bollywood
Hollywood Casablanca
Tollywood
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam
Sports Swimming
colour Black, White, Grey
Songs Jab Hum Jawan' by Shabbir Kumar
Holiday Destination London
Restaurants China Garden, Mumbai
Perfume Obsession

Style Quotient

Car Collection Mercedes Benz GL-Class
Lexus LX 470
BMW X5
Range Rover Vogue
Audi R8
Q7
W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class
Bike Collection Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ limited edition motorbike
Suzuki Hayabusa

Money Factor

Salary (approx) $8.61 million (INR 60 crore/film)
Net Worth (approx) $300 Million (INR 1950 Crore)

Controversies

Top Salman Khan controversies

1) Blackbuck hunting case (1999): Salman & his co-stars of Hum Saath Saath Hain were accused of hunting blackbuck deer chinkara (endangered animals) while shooting for the film in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

2) Hit-and-run case (2002): Salman drove his car over the people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery at night. One person was killed, while three persons were injured in this accident.

3) Love life with Aishwarya Rai

4) Tiff with Vivek Oberoi

5) Insensitive remark during 'Sultan' promotions

6) Ugly fight with Shah Rukh Khan

Did you know?

1) In the 1988 film, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Salman's voice was dubbed by a dubbing artist.

2) His first leading breakthrough role in Bollywood came with Maine Pyaar Kiya, which was one of India's highest grossing films at that time.

3) He rejected the negative lead role offered to him by Abbas-Mustan in his film- Baazigar.

4) In August 2011, he disclosed that he had trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face, also commonly known as suicide disease.

5) His father wanted him to become a cricketer, but he aspired to be a writer and has also written films like Veer and Chandramukhi.

Awards

Filmfare Awards
1990:Best Male Debut for Maine Pyaar Kiya
1999:Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
National Film Awards
2012:Best Children's Film for Chillar Party
2016:Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
IIFA Awards
2016:IIFA Award for Best Film for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Star Screen Award
2011:Best Actor for Dabangg
2013:Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2
2016:Best Film for Bajrangi Bhaijaan