Salman Khan is a celebrated actor and amongst the biggest stars of Bollywood. Moody, caring and unpredictable by nature, Salman is a sought after hero in Bollywood today and completes the formidable Khan trio, alongside Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. He runs a charity non-profit organisation, Being Human.
He was born on 27 December, 1965 to Salim Khan and Salma Khan at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India. Coming from a family with rich cinematic lineage, Salman’s father is Salim Khan is a renowned scriptwriter, while his stepmother Helen is a renowned Bollywood item dancer. Besides having two sisters, he also has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, both are famous actors, directors and producers in Bollywood.
Complete with brawn, looks and charm, the dashing actor kick started his acting career in Bollywood with his debut as a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). His first lead role in a Rajshri Productions’ Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) was a box office ripper that led to Salman’s potential as a fine actor to be recognized, as well as won him many awards. His next success came again, under the same director, in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), which remains as one of Indian cinema’s highest grossing films. While only a few of his films did not fare well, the majority have been box-office successes with rave reviews mixed with criticism. Some of them are:
Sanam Bewafa, Saajan (1991)
Karan Arjun (1995)
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Biwi No.1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Tere Naam, Baghban (2003)
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, No Entry (2005).
Jaan-E-Mann, Baabul (2006)
God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes, Yuvvraaj (2008).
Ready, Bodyguard (2011)
Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2 (2012)
Jai Ho, Kick (2014)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hero, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
Some of his prominent wins are the:
1990 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Maine Pyar Kiya
1999 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
2002 – Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actor for Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
2008 – Apsara Best Jodi Award (with Govinda) for Partner
2008 – Best Anchor by Indian Television Awards for 10 Ka Dum (Season 1)
2009 – Best Anchor by Indian Television Awards for 10 Ka Dum (Season 2)
2010 – Most Entertaining Film Actor Award by BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Dabangg
2011 – Star Screen Award for Best Actor for Dabangg
2011 – Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role by BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Bodyguard
2011 – Apsara Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dabangg
2011 – Most Entertaining Pair of the Year by BIG Star Entertainment Awards (with Kareena Kapoor) for Bodyguard
2011 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Dabangg
2011 – Best Host on Television by The Global Indian Film and TV Honours for Bigg Boss (Season 4)
2011 – Airtel Super Star Hero for Bodyguard
2011 – Airtel Super Star Unique Andaz – Male for Dabangg
2011 – Airtel Super Star Romantic Jodi (with Kareena Kapoor) for Bodyguard
2012 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Bodyguard & Ready
2012 – People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
2012 – People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
2013 – Screen Award for movie Dabangg 2
2015 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2015 – IIFA Award for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Other Awards and Achievements
2004 – Voted as the 7th best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, U.S.
2007 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievement in entertainment
2008 – The fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.
2009 – Aaj Tak Movie Masala Award for Best Actor for Wanted
2010 – Voted as sexiest man alive by People magazine, India.
2010 – IIFA Award for Habitat Humanity Ambassadorship
2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards for Best Actor for Dabangg
2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards for Best Newsmaker for Dabangg and Bigg Boss (Season 4)
2011 – Aaj Tak Awards for Best Actor for Dabangg
2011 – AXN Action Award for Best Action Actor for Dabangg
2011 – Voted the most desirable man by The Times of India.
2011 – ETC Bollywood Business Award for ETC Most Profitable Actor (India)
2011 – 17th International Children’s Film Festival for Best Feature Film for Chillar Party
2012 – Masala Awards for Box Office Star Of The Year (Male)
2012 – Another life wax statue was installed in Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York
2013 – India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online
2014 – Topped the Forbes India chart for both fame and revenue
2015 – Forbes listed him 7th as the World’s Highest Paid Actors
Despite a successful acting career, Salman Khan has lived a not-so-smooth personal life. Dogged by past controversies like the infamous case against him for rash and negligent driving under the influence of alcohol, that injured and even killed a person on a sidewalk outside a Mumbai bakery. The prison sentence in the Chinkara case for hunting an endangered species and his tumultuous personal relationships are some of his past controversies. Amongst the biggest stars in Bollywood, Salman Khan is well-settled in life now, and striving hard to reach his pinnacle of success in his illustrious acting career.