Salman Khan is a film actor-cum-producer and a very influential person in Bollywood. Popularly known as ‘Bhaijaan’, he is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and Sushila Charak. Salman started his Bollywood career in the 1988 film “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. Later he shot to fame with Sooraj Barjatya’s “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989). His recent movies like 'Kick', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and 'Tubelight' have made him the ‘Sultan’ of Bollywood. Apart from movies, he is also known for his philanthropic initiative called “Being Human”.
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Salman Khan Career
As an actor
Salman Khan’s career has been a long and chequered one over the years. Who would have thought that Salim Khan’s college dropout son would one day become the darling and heart-throb of the masses? We look into his career which has spanned nearly three decades:
1988 – 1993
Not many know that Salman Khan had started off as a model before trying his luck in films. After doing a few ad campaigns he got his first break as Farooque Sheikh’s little brother in the Rekha starrer ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ in 1988. Though the film was a success but it didn’t do much for Salman’s career. After trying hard as a new comer he got a call from Rajshree Productions to audition for Prem’s role in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya.’ And as luck would have it, he bagged the lead in it. ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ released at the end of 1989. The success of the film opened the floodgates for Salman turning him and his female co-star Bhagyashree into overnight sensations. The film became an all-time blockbuster announcing Salman as the next big star.
That year’s Filmfare award for smashing debut went to ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ director Sooraj Barjatya. The success of ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ got Salman to sign a whole lot of films like ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love’, ‘Sanam Bewafa’, ‘Patthar Ke Phool’, ‘Kurbaan’ and ‘Saajan’. The year 1991 saw the release of many Salman Khan flicks and all were big hits giving other established stars nightmares. His winning streak continued at the box-office despite delivering a few duds like ‘Suryavanshi’, ‘Jaagruti’, ‘Love’ and ‘Nishchaiy’ in 1992. He was one of the busiest stars of the early 90’s romancing the then top actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Sridevi. The early 90’s also saw him having competition from Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who were also delivering hits simultaneously.
1994 – 1999
The phase from 1994 to 1999 saw a dull phase for him as a few films fared badly at the box-office except for ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!!’ and ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ which got him back into contention. ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!!’s success added another feather to his cap as it broke all then existing box-office records of Indian cinema.
The period from 1995 to 1997 saw him give hits like ‘Karan Arjun’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Jeet’ and ‘Judwaa’ and a few duds like ‘Veergati,’ ‘Majhdhaar,’ ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and ‘Auzaar.’ But it was 1998 which saw him deliver a gamut of back-to-back hits like ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya,’ ‘Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’, ‘Bandhan’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’ His string of successful films continued with ‘Biwi No.1’ and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ in 1999 but thereafter a lull was witnessed in his career where most of his films started faring badly at the box-office.
2000 – 2004
The years from 2000 to 2004 saw Salman doing a whole lot of films in different genres. His films like ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke,’ ‘Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye,’ ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’, ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’ and ‘Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge’ fared badly until director Satish Kaushik’s ‘Tere Naam’ resurrected his stand once again at the box-office. ‘Tere Naam’ was the remake of National Award winning director Bala’s Tamil hit ‘Sethu’ starring Vikram. The success of ‘Baghban’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan in 2003 and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ with Akshay Kumar in 2004 saw Salman consolidating his position further.
2005 – 2010
The period from 2005 to 2010 was a mixed one for him which saw the release of some forgetful films like ‘Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar,’ ‘Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love’ and ‘Jaan-E-Mann.’ But he struck gold with David Dhawan’s ‘Partner’ (2007) alongside Govinda and Katrina Kaif which was followed by Prabhu Deva’s super hit ‘Wanted’ (2009) the remake of Puri Jaganadh’s Telugu superhit ‘Pokiri’ starring Mahesh Babu.
Salman’s first 100-Cr grosser ‘Dabangg’ directed by Abhinav Kashyap in 2010 was produced by younger brother Arbaaz Khan and introduced Sonakshi Sinha. The success of ‘Dabangg’ saw him take up mature roles and larger than life characters.
2011 – 2017
It was in this period where the Salman Khan juggernaut was unstoppable as it saw his stardom touching new heights. Post 2011, saw him deliver a string of blockbusters which earned over a 100-Crore at the box-office making him the undisputed king of Bollywood with 11 consecutive 100-Cr movies in a row. The success of ‘Dabangg’ was followed by Anees Bazmi’s ‘Ready,’ Siddiqui’s ‘Bodyguard,’ Kabir Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and younger brother Arbaaz Khan’s directorial debut ‘Dabangg 2’ in 2012.
Post 2014, saw him appear in some more blockbusters like Sohail Khan’s ‘Jai Ho,’ producer turned director Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ which was the remake of actor Ravi Teja’s Telugu hit ‘Kick.’ These hits were followed by Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan,’ in 2015 which is Salman’s highest grosser to date and which had story by Vijendra Prasad who is the father of ‘Baahubali 2’ fame director SS Rajamouli. The other big hits include Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,’ Abbas Ali Zafar’s ‘Sultan’, and Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ and a cameo in David Dhawan’s Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Judwaa 2.’
Salman Khan’s collaborations and associations
During his three decade long career Salman Khan has worked closely with quite a few people in Bollywood. He has associated and collaborated with people whom he shares a good rapport and bonding with resulting in successful combinations. Below are a few celebs with whom he has collaborated to deliver many hits:
Salman Khan and director Kabir Khan started their association with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in 2012. Their combination resulted in the film becoming a blockbuster earning more than Rs. 200 Cr, worldwide. The pair later collaborated yet again with ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Tubelight’ in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
Director Sooraj Barjatya and his production banner Rajshri Productions could be considered as Salman’s real mentor. It was Sooraj who signed Salman in 1989 to give him his first break in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya.’ The duo since then has collaborated on three more occasions namely – ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!!,’ ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain,’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.’
Sajid Nadiadwala and Salman Khan have been friends for a longtime since they collaborated for the first time in ‘Jeet’ in 1996. Since then the duo has done more than seven films together which include ‘Judwaa,’ ‘Partner,’ ‘Jaan-E-Mann,’ ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Kick.’ Interestingly, Sajid turned director with Salman’s action flick ‘Kick’ in 2014 and is expected to also direct its sequel.
Brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan
His collaboration with his brother’s Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan make them one of Bollywood’s most famous trio brothers. Younger brother Sohail Khan made his directorial debut with the Salman starrer ‘Auzaar’ in 1997 and since then his production banner – Sohail Khan Productions has collaborated with Salman in films like – ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya,’ ‘Hello Brother,’ ‘Jai Ho.’ Salman and Sohail Khan have shared screen space on eight occasions of which the duo played reel life brothers in ‘Veer’ and ‘Tubelight.’
Salman has played reel life brother to Arbaaz on a few occasions like ‘Dabangg’ and others. Arbaaz set up his production banner – Arbaaz Khan Productions with the Salman Khan starrer ‘Dabangg’ in 2010 and went on to make his directorial debut with ‘Dabangg 2.’
The director with whom Salman Khan has worked the most is David Dhawan. Salman collaborated with David for the first time in ‘Judwaa’ in 1997 where Salman played a double role. Thereafter, the duo has done a whole lot of successful films like ‘Biwi No.1,’ ‘Partner,’ ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi,’ ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge,’ ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya,’ etc.
Salman Khan’s upcoming films
In the coming months Salman will be seen in a few action thrillers. To begin with, his next release will be Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opposite Katrina Kaif which is the sequel to his much successful 2012 action flick ‘Ek Tha Tiger.’ His other upcoming films are Arbaaz Khan’s ‘Dabangg 3,’ Remo D’Souza’s ‘Race 3,’ Sajid Khan’s ‘Wanted 2’, and a cameo in director Aanand Rai’s Shah Rukh Khan starrer untitled ‘Dwarf Film.’ Besides this it’s reported that he will also star in director Sooraj Barjatya’s next and Remo D’Souza’s untitled dance film.
As a writer
Many don’t know but Salman Khan has been credited as a story writer in a few Hindi films. He first appeared as a story writer in the credits of Deepak Shivdasani’s ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love’ in 1990. Thereafter he wrote the stories for films like ‘Chandramukhi,’ ‘Veer,’ etc.
As a producer
Being an actor for so many years and knowing the film industry in and out film production was a natural step that Salman took. It was in 2011 that he ventured into film production by launching his own production company SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions) which would donate all the money generated from his films to his ‘Being Human’ initiative. The first film that Salman produced was ‘Chillar Party’ in 2011 which was directed by Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari and went on to win 3 National Film Awards namely, Best Children's Film, Best Original Screenplay and Child Artist’s Award. His next production was ‘Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho’, a Marathi film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. In 2014, Salman renamed his production banner as SKF (Salman Khan Films) under which he made ‘Dr. Cabbie’ directed by Jean-Francois Pouliot, a Canadian film which became the second highest-grosser in Canada. He then produced and acted in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in 2015 which was directed by Kabir Khan whom he had earlier collaborated in ‘EkTha Tiger’in 2012. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ became an all-time blockbuster in Salman’s career and remains the biggest earner for him to date. The same year also saw another production of SKF hitting the screens which was the remake of Subhash Ghai’s yesteryear hit ‘Hero’ which launched the careers of Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi and Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. The movie failed to get the cash registers ringing which as this was later followed by ‘Tubelight’ that had an Eid 2017 release. Directed by Kabir Khan, ‘Tubelight’ turned out to be a decent earner at the box-office but failed to earn as expected.
As a playback singer
Salman Khan is also known for crooning a few songs under the baton of a few music directors. He has lent his vocals for films like ‘Hello Brother’ where he sang the song ChandiKeDaal Par, the song ‘Chal Mere Bhai’ with Sanjay Dutt in ‘Chal Mere Bhai’, the song ‘Main Hoon Yuvvraaj’ from ‘Yuvvraaj’ ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’ from ‘Hero’, the famous ‘Jumme Ki Raat’ and ‘Hangover’ from ‘Kick’, and others.
As a mentor
Salman knows what it takes to get a break in Bollywood as he too has struggled in his career initially before getting a break. Besides being known for his philanthropist activities he has mentored a lot of talents and given a break to many. He has not only promoted some actresses by recommending them to other producers but also many times gave other male talents a break. Salman being a fitness freak has helped to mentor young actors like Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Kapoor, Sooraj Pancholi by launching him in ‘Hero’ along with Athiya Shetty, Rinzing (Danny’s son), Raza Murad's son and Vijay Anand’s son, Vaibhav Anand. Salman has also revived careers of many directors and musician’s like Sanjay Leela Bhansali with ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, Saawan Kumar with ‘Sanam Bewafa’, David Dhawan with ‘Judwaa’ and Sooraj Barjatya with ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid-Wajid with ‘PyaarKiya To Darna Kya’, to name a few. He continues to offer Bollywood many young upcoming talents.
Salman Khan Honors
- Salman Khan has been the pinup boy for decades and an inspiration for many youngsters for having one of the best physiques in the business. He has been honored the world around by various magazines, organizations, and institutions for his accomplishments.
- To begin with, he was ranked as the 7th Best looking man in world by People Magazine, USA in 2004.
- In 2008 a wax statue of his was installed in London's Madame Tussauds Museum which was followed by another wax statue in New York's Madame Tussauds Museum in 2012.
- People Magazine, India declared him the Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 and what more he was declared Times of India's Most Desirable Man in 2011, 2012 and 2013 where he occupied the 2nd, 1st and 3rd position, respectively.
- Salman subsequently was declared as India's Most Searched Celebrity by Google in 2013 and the second "Most Googled Indian of 2015” among Bollywood celebrities which he followed it up by becoming the most famous and richest Indian celebrity in the entertainment world by Forbes India in 2014.
- He yet again made it to the Forbes 2015 list of 'Celebrity 100: The World's Top-Paid Entertainers 2015', where he was ranked 71st, and the highest ranked Indian with earnings of $33.5 million beating the likes of Hollywood actors Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
- Salman regularly features in the list of one of the most influential people in Indian culture.
- He also beat former US President Barack Obama on the list of The Most Admired Personalities of India.
- Not only this, he was also declared "The Most Attractive Personality" in India by a leading popular magazine.
- In April 2016, he was appointed the goodwill ambassador for the Indian Olympic contingent for the 2016 Summer Olympics by the Indian Olympic Association.
- The latest honour that the star added to his over-crowded cap was when he joined as a member of the Oscar Academy
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Salman Khan Endorsements
Salman Khan had initially started his career as a model before joining Bollywood. Before ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ happened to him he had done commercials for soft drink brands like Campa Cola and Limca Soft. He apparently also did appear in Graviera Suiting’s, Hero Honda bikes and Double Bull shirts, much before entering the filmdom. After becoming a star he was signed up for Thums Up in 2002 and also promoted soft drink Mountain Dew in 2010. He is also the brand ambassador for the travel website, Yatra.com, where he is one of the shareholders. His other brand endorsements include the History Channel, Suzuki motorcycles (Hayate brand), Red Tape Shoes, Relaxo Hawaii chappals, Wheel detergent powder, Chloromint and others. He also appeared in a jewellery brand, Sangini with Kareena Kapoor besides endorsing Dixcy Scott innerwear, tablet BlackBerry Playbook, Britannia's Tiger biscuits andRanbaxy's Revital after replacing cricketer Yuvraj Singh. There have also been some lesser known brands which he has promoted like Rotomac Pen, SF Sonic Batteries, Dubai-based fashion label Splash and Astral Poly Technik Ltd, India’s leading manufacturers of plumbing and drainage systems. Salman Khan was also appointed as Bombay Municipal Corporation's (BMC) brand ambassador, a drive against open defecation in Mumbai.
Salman Khan Affairs
Salman Khan has always been in the news for his alleged linkups and love affairs than his acting. His rumoured girlfriends and breakups have always grabbed headlines and become the topic for gossips among his fans and followers. Here we look at some of his Bollywood relationships that didn't culminate into marriage.
It was in the mid 80’s when Salman was often spotted with his then girlfriend Sangeeta Bijlani who was already a top model, an ex-Miss India, and actress. The two had met while doing shooting an ad campaign together. It was reported that Sangeeta’s father didn’t approve of Salman as he was still a struggler trying to get a foothold in Bollywood. Later, Sangeeta grew close to the then Indian cricket captain Mohd. Azharuddin and married him in 1996.
Somy Ali was an actress from Pakistan who had come to Mumbai in 1992 to try her luck in Bollywood during which Salman met and fell in love with her. The both were to be seen in the film ‘Bulund’ together but for unknown reasons it got shelved. The two reportedly parted ways after Somy got fed up of Salman’s drinking habits and obsessive behavior.
Salman and ex-Miss World turned actress Aishwarya reportedly fell in love during the making of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.’ The two dated each other for a while making them Bollywood’s then most desirable pair on and off screen. Later, Salman’s abusive behavior and physical assault on Aishwarya was rumoured to have been the cause for their split.
Allegedly, actress Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan too were into a serious relationship. It was reported that Salman was the reason for Katrina bagging big films with noted directors. She was a Kingfisher calendar model before becoming an actress and the both fell in love while doing ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ as Salman’s family too approved of their relationship. Katrina was seen visiting Salman while he was jailed in Jodhpur. The reason for their breakup in 2010 wasn’t disclosed but they remain friends to date.
Faria Alam / Daisy Shah / Mahek Chahel / Zareen Khan / Claudia Ciesla
Salman’s linkup with former model and Football Association secretary Faria Alam too did the rounds but nothing much was reported thereafter. Salman’s name also was linked with the likes of actresses Daisy Shah, Mahek Chahel, Zareen Khan and Claudia Ciesla but all of them led to be rumours.
Going by latest reports, Salman Khan is currently dating Romanian model, actor and anchor Iulia Vantur. Though the two haven’t confirmed anything officially but have been seen together spending time on numerous occasions.
Salman Khan Miscellaneous
Salman Khan, one of Bollywood’s most eligible bachelors was famous for removing his shirt on screen in almost all his movies. The 90’s and 2000’s saw him virtually going shirtless in most of his movies while his young female fans would go weak in their knees.
Salman Khan is known for being a family man. He is known to be very close to his sister Arpita, especially. It was seen going all out for Arpita’s grand wedding with Ayush Sharma in 2014. He also threw a grand reception which was attended by many Bollywood celebs including Shah Rukh Khan.
Salman’s penchant for south Indian remakes is well known. Quite a few of his films have been remakes like ‘Wanted,’ ‘Kick,’ ‘Jai Ho,’ ‘Judwaa,’ ‘Tere Naam,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ etc.
Salman believes in all religions, besides celebrating Eid with his family every year, Salman makes it a point to celebrate Ganeshotsav, too.
Being in the Film Industry for almost 30 years, Salman has seen a tremendous transformation, both physically and in his acting skills.
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