Salman Khan was born as Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on 27 December 1965. Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma. His paternal grandfather was a Muslim from Afghanistan who immigrated to India and settled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Khan’s mother is reported to be a Maratha Hindu. His family celebrate Islamic and Hindu festivals such as Maha Shivaratri and Ganesh Chaturthi. In 2010 Khan said that he is “half Muslim and half Hindu”.His stepmother is Helen, a former actress, who has co-starred with him in a few films. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri. Khan finished his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Earlier, he studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior for a few years along with younger brother Arbaaz.He is an Indian film actor, producer, television presenter, and philanthropist.
Starting Career till now
1989–93:Salman Khan made his acting debut with a supporting role in the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi in which his voice was dubbed by someone else His first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), one of India’s highest grossing films.It earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, as well as his first nomination for a Best Actor at Filmfare. Later the film was dubbed in English as When Love Calls, a 125 minute version, was the biggest hit in the Caribbean market at Guyana and also dominated the box-office collections at Trinidad and Tobago. Maine Pyar Kiya had also been dubbed in Spanish as Te Amo, the first experiment of its kind. This 125 minute film also proved its universal appeal with a glorious 10-week premiere run at Lima, capital of Peru. In Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu, it crossed the 25 weeks at Visakhapatnam and had 100 plus day run at six centres in Andhra Pradesh. It was also dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Oru Kavithai and in Malayalam as Ina Praavukal.
1990 saw one film release starring Khan, Baaghi: A Rebel for Love,was a box office success.followed by three moderately successful films in 1991, Patthar Ke Phool and Sanam Bewafa, Kurbaan.In the same year,Khan co-starred with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in the Romance Drama film Saajan.The movie was critical and financial success.Despite these early successes, nearly all of his 1992–1993 releases resulted in box office failures.
1994–2009: Khan returned to success in 1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-starring Madhuri Dixit.During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning over 135 crore (US$25 million) worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year,as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits ever.It is one of the films on Box Office India’s list of “Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema”. This film was the biggest hit of that year, and turned out to be one of Bollywood’s highest-grossing films ever, becoming the fourth-highest earner of all time. The film broke all the previous records and maintained itself as the highest-grossing Bollywood film throughout history for 7 years. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun alongside Shahrukh Khan, Karan Arjun is a mix of an upbeat Bollywood musical, religious overtones and an action movie. The film was released on 13 January 1995.
In 1996, Khan performed in two movies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directional debut Khamoshi: The Musical, a box office failure but critically acclaimed and Raj Kanwar’s action hit Jeet.He had two releases in 1997: Judwaa and Auzaar. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth was a commercial success while later,an action thriller was “below average”.
Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year.This was followed by the moderately successful drama Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai .He rounded of the year with an extended cameo in Karan Johar’s directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai for which he earned a second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.
In 1999, Khan starred in three films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United and Biwi No.1, both were the highest grossing films that year and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned another him Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards.The film was a critical and commercial success alongwith its music.
In 2000, Khan acted in films including Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. Critics noted his turn towards a more serious role, which reportedly had more substance in comparison to his previous roles. In 2002 he starred in the delayed release Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam.
Tere Naam is to date considered Salman Khan’s best film with critically acclaimed performance.He subsequently continued his success at the box office, with comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and No Entry (2005). Khan’s work in 2006 included Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul, however neither of these films were successful in the box office.
Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film Salaam E Ishq. His next release Partner did very well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster verdict. He next appeared in the Hollywood movie, Marigold: An Adventure in India which told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman. Khan starred in three films throughout 2008, all of which underperformed.
Khan hosted the second season of 10 Ka Dum in year 2009 which turned out to be even more successful than his first season as host of the game show in year 2008. The show got very high TRPs for Sony Entertainment Television and according to reports, the show helped Sony TV regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.
2009–present: 2009 marked a significant turning point in Khan’s career.Starting with Wanted, directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva became a boxoffice success and earned superhit status. In the same year, he appeared in two other films, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and London Dreams. While London Dreams doing average business, only due to the uninspiring music, but Main Aurr Mrs Khanna was a commercial failure.Khan’s first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma’s commercially and critically unsuccessful film Veer. His next release, Dabangg was released on Eid, 10 September 2010.Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film.It opened to generally positive reviews and broke several box-office records upon release. The film set another box office record, grossing 80.87 crore in its first week, thus becoming the highest opening week grossing Bollywood film, overtaking the previous record of 3 Idiots. Dabangg went on to gross 215 crore worldwide and Box office India declared it an all-time blockbuster in the second week of its release. It is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010 and, as of 2012, the fourth highest–grossing Bollywood film of all time.Dabangg went on to win several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu, The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan, and released on 10 September 2010. It made a record opening at the box office and Box Office India declared it an all-time blockbuster. Dabangg at that time was the second and now the fourh highest-grossing Bollywood film and for his performance, Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male and was nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Khan’s first release of 2011 was Ready.Upon release, Ready became the second highest opening day grosser, as well as the second highest weekend grossing Bollywood film at that time, after Dabangg, another Salman Khan-starrer. It also held records for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in Bodyguard,a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name.The film was not well received by critics, though became a financial success, with a domestic total of 1,409.5 million (US$26 million)—India’s highest-earning film of the year.
2012 was a prolific year for Khan.His first release of 2012 was Ek Tha Tiger where Khan starred opposite Katrina Kaif and act as Indian Spy.The film garnered positive to mixed reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film went on to break the opening boxofice record with a collection of 31.23 crore (US$5.7 million) and became the second Bollywood film to gross over 300 crore (US$55 million) worldwide behind only 3 Idiots with an eventual gross of 310 crore (US$57 million). It marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.The film also broke the record of Opening weekend net gross (First 3 Days of Release), Opening week net gross (First 7 Days of Release) and entered 100 crore club the fastest in just 5 days of release breaking Salman Khan’s own record set by Bodyguard in 7 Days.
Salman Khan’s 2nd release of 2012 is Dabangg 2 which is a sequel of his blockbuster Dabangg under production of Arbaaz Khan.Upon release,the film netted an excellent 19.21 crore (US$3.5 million) on its opening day and became the biggest opener for a non-holiday Friday in India, beating the previous record held by Don 2.and collected 58.26 crore (US$11 million), beating the previous three-day record set by Ek Tha Tiger. Dabangg 2 eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of 250 crore (US$46 million) globally.
Khan has been involved in several charities during his career.He has started an NGO called Being Human which will sell T-shirts and other products online and in stores. A portion of the sales will go to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged.Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Salman Khan for helping the cause of the underprivileged. In its early days, Salman Khan set up and funded the Foundation using his own money. The Foundation has two focus areas: Education and Healthcare. To increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan has undertaken initiatives such as Being Human Art; Being Human merchandise; and Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins.
In 2011, he launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions). Money which will be generated from film productions will be donated to Being Human. First film made under the banner was kids entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards, for Best Children’s film, best original screenplay and Child Artist’s Award .
In January 2012, Khan has offered to pay 40 lakh (US$73,000) for releasing around 400 prisoners from around 63 prisons in the state of Uttar Pradesh via his NGO. The prisoners had completed their term but due to economical reasons, they were unable to pay a legal fine for their charges.
He lives in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai. He also has a 150 acre plot in Panvel, which has 3 bungalows, swimming pool and gym. Khan is a dedicated bodybuilder. He has a 42-inch chest, 17-inch biceps and a 30-inch waist.
Khan has never married. In 1999, he began dating Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Khan started dating actress Katrina Kaif but after years of speculations, Kaif admitted in an interview in 2011 that she was in a serious relationship with Salman Khan for several years, which ended in 2010.
In August 2011 he admitted he suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder commonly known as the suicide disease. In an interview he said that he has been quietly suffering it for the past seven years, but now the pain’s become unbearable. It has even affected his voice, making it much harsher.
Khan has been the subject of several controversies, including certain legal troubles. On 28 September 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving. His car had run into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the mishap. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped.
His relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media. After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him. In 2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in 2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organised crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government’s Forensic lab in Chandigarh, which concluded that it was fake.
On 17 February 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting the Chinkara, an endangered species. The sentence was stayed by a higher court during appeal.On 10 April 2006, he was handed a five-year jail term and remanded to Jodhpur jail until 13 April when he was granted bail.On 24 July 2012, Rajasthan High Court finalised charges against Salman Khan and his other colleagues in the endangered black buck killing case, paving way for start of the trial.
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Prem
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love
1991 Sanam Bewafa
1991 Patthar Ke Phool
1992 Ek Ladka Ek Ladki
1993 Chandra Mukhi
1993 Dil Tera Aashiq
1994 Andaz Apna Apna
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
1994 Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
1994 Sangdil Sanam
1995 Karan Arjun
1996 Khamoshi: The Musical
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo
999 Biwi No.1
999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1999 Hello Brother
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
2000 Chal Mere Bhai
2000 Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa
2003 Tere Naam
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2004 Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
2005 No Entry
2005 Kyon Ki
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love
2007 Marigold: An Adventure in India
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
2009 London Dreams
2012 Ek Tha Tiger
2012 Dabangg 2
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero
2014 Dabangg 3
2014 No Entry Mein Entry Pre Production
2012 – National Film Award for Best Children’s Film for Chillar Party
Awards and Nominations
1990 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Maine Pyar Kiya
1999 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1990 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Maine Pyar Kiya
1996 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Karan Arjun
1997 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jeet
1999 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
2000 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2000 – Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Biwi No.1
2004 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Tere Naam
2004 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Baghban
2006 – Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for No Entry
2011 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Dabangg
2012 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bodyguard
2013 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Dabangg 2
2011 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Dabangg
2013 – Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2
1995 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Karan Arjun
1999 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
2000 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2003 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Tere Naam
2004 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Garv
2009 – Screen Award for Best Jodi No 1 with Katrina Kaif for Yuvvraaj
2010 – Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Wanted
2011 – Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Dabangg
2012 – Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Bodyguard & Ready
2013 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Dabangg 2
2010 – IIFA Award for Habitat Humanity Ambassadorship
2000 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2004 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Tere Naam
2005 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2008 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Partner
2010 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Wanted
2011 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Dabangg
2012 – IIFA Award for Best Actor for Bodyguard
2013 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Dabangg 2
2013 – Zee Cine Award for Best Use Of Media for Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2
1999 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
1999 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
2000 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Biwi No.1
2000 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Hum Saath Saath Hain
2004 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Tere Naam
2005 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2006 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in Supporting – Male for No Entry
2011 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Dabangg
2012 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male for Bodyguard
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award
2008 – Apsara Award for Jodi Of the Year with Govinda for Partner
2011 – Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dabangg
2012 – Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bodyguard
People’s Choice Awards India
2012 – Favorite Movie Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
2012 – Favorite Action Movie Star for Ek Tha Tiger
2011 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Dabangg
2012 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Bodyguard & Ready
2004 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Tere Naam
2005 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2006 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
2007 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Jaan e Man
2009 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Yuvvraj
2010 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Wanted
2011 – Stardust Award for Best Action Thriller Actor for Dabangg
2012 – Stardust Award for Best Drama Actor for Bodyauard
2012 – Stardust Award for Best Actor Comedy Romance for Ready
2012 – Stardust Award for Best Film for Chillar Party
2013 – Stardust Award for Best Actor Thriller Action for Dabangg 2
2013 – Stardust Award for Best Actor Thriller Action for Ek Tha Tiger
2013 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Dabangg 2
2013 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Ek Tha Tiger
2002 – Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actor for Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
1999 – Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
2004 – Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Tere Naam
ETC Bollywood Business Awards
2012 – ETC Bollywood Business Awards – Most Profitable Actor for Bodyguard
2013 – ETC Bollywood Business Awards – Most Profitable Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours
2011 – Best Host – Bigg Boss (Season 4)
2011 – Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male for Dabangg
2012 – Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male for Bodyguard
Indian Television Academy Awards 2009 – Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show for Dus Ka Dum
Indian Telly Awards
2008 – Best Anchor for Dus Ka Dum
2009 – Best Anchor for Dus Ka Dum
2013 – Best Host for Bigg Boss (Season 6)
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
2010 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male for Dabangg
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role for Bodyguard
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining On-Screen Couple with Kareena Kapoor for Bodyguard
2012 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role for Ek Tha Tiger
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comic Role for Ready
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role for Bodyguard
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male for Bodyguard
2012 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male for Ek Tha Tiger
2012 – BIg Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role for Ek Tha Tiger
2012 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Action Role for Ek Tha Tiger
2012 – BIG Star Most entertaining Television Reality Show Host for Bigg Boss (Season 6)
2011 – Airtel Super Star Hero for Bodyguard
2011 – Airtel Super Star Romantic Jodi]] Along with Kareena Kapoor for Bodyguard
2011 – Airtel Super Star Unique Andaz – Male]] for Dabangg
Other Awards and recognitions
2004 – 7th best looking man in the world-People Magazine,USA
2007 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment
2008 – Wax Statue in London’s Madame Tusssads Museum
2010 – Sexies Man alive – People Magazine,India
2010 – Aaj Tak Movie Masala Awards for Wanted
2011 – 6th AXN Action Awards – Best Action Actor for Dabangg
2010 – 5th AXN Action Awards – Best Action Actor For Wanted
2011 – Bhaskar Bollywood Awards – Action Hero Of The Year Male- For Dabangg
2011 – Bhaskar Bollywood Awards – Most Extarordinry Performance of the Year- ForDabangg
2011 – Aaj Tak Awards – Best Actor for Dabangg
2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards – Best Actor for Dabangg
2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards – Newsmaker of The Year Dabangg & Bigg Boss (Season 4)
2011 – He was voted the most desirable man by the Times of India
2011 – Colors Golden Petal Awards for Most Chahita Personality
2012 – Bhaskar Bollywood Awards – Most Seductive Body- Male- For Bodyguard
2012 – Wax Statue in New York s Madame Tusssads Museum
2012 – Masala Award Box Office Star Of The Year Male- For Ek Tha Tiger
2013 – IAA Leadership Awards for Brand Enderser of the Year (Male)
2013 – People’s Choice Awards Hindi for Dabangg 2 & Ek Tha Tiger
2013 – Lions Favorite Philanthropic NGO in India for Being
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