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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 December 1965Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Birth NameAbdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Nicknames Sallu
Bhaijan
Dabangg Khan
Blockbuster Khan
Rambo of India
The New King of Bollywood
The Sylvester Stallone of India
Controversial Khan
Tiger Khan
Tiger Salman
The Tiger of Bollywood
Salman Tiger Khan
Muscle Khan
Supreme Khan
Blockbuster Star
Dabangg Star
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Often known as Bollywood's "bad boy," his knack of walking into trouble has overshadowed people's perception of him as an actor. He has been featured as the bad guy of the industry several times over. But many-a-common-man claims that this macho hunk has a heart made of pure gold.

Born on December 27, 1965 Salman Khan is the son of the legendary writer Salim Khan, who penned many super-hits in the yesteryear's like Sholay (1975), Deewaar (1975), and Don (1978). Salman started his acting carrier in 1988 by doing a supporting role in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). The following year he had the leading role in the box office romantic hit Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). From there he became a heart throb of Indian cinema.

Following with other box office hits he showed his terrific performance in Saajan (1991), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). His transformations can be sensitive, vulnerable, funny, aggressive and charming as his role demands.

In 1998 he was arrested by the local police from the shooting location of the film Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), for killing protected wild animals and spent about a week behind the bars. The actor is facing trial in three cases of killing black bucks and Chinkaras and another of illegal possession of arms. In September 2002, Salman Khan had hit the headlines after he crashed his Land Cruiser near the American Express bakery in Bandra, killing one man and injuring others.

Being known for those roguish behaviors, he tried to balance his troubled life with his career. In 2003, he gave his emotionally charged performance as playing an obsessed lover in Tere Naam (2003) that translated into good reviews and a good run at the box office. He not only managed to revive his career, but also to restore the confidence of his producers and distributors alike.

His work was noticed internationally in the movie Phir Milenge (2004) where he played the role of an AIDS patient. It was well appreciated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for presenting the problems of AIDS patient in today's world.

In 2007, he launched Being Human - Salman Khan Foundation. This charitable organization aids the underprivileged in areas such as education and health-care.

More recently, he starred in the multiple record breaking box office super-hit Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011) and Bodyguard (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Old Fox {by_oldfox@yahoo.com}

Trade Mark (5)

His dancing style
His smile
Removing his shirt
Muscular physique
Wears Blue Feroza Stone bracelet in his movies

Trivia (66)

Arrested and jailed for poaching endangered wild animals after allegedly shooting a rare black antelope near Jodhpur. [October 1998]
Frequently gets rid of his T-Shirt in his films to show his muscles.
Hindi megastar
Arrested by police under the charge of having connection with underworld mafia. He was also questioned about Bharat S. Shah, a producer of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) since Shah has also been linked with underworld mafia.
One of the four Khans that ruled Bollywood from the 1990s onwards. The other three are Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
Son of Salim Khan, half of the famed Salim-Javed writing team.
Frequently visits sick children in hospitals, and also goes often to donate blood.
Exercises daily. Feels the day was incomplete without a workout.
Loves visiting London.
Was voted 7th best-looking man in the world by People Magazine.
Arrested for culpable homicide following the death of a man in a car accident in Bombay. Mr Khan was involved in an incident in which several homeless people were hit by a car in an area of north Bombay. The film star has been charged with "culpable homicide not amounting to murder". He also faces charges of drunk driving and not having a valid licence. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to 10 years. [October 2002]
Had a well publicised affair with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan which lasted 2 years. Apparently his endless tantrums traumatized her enough to give a press conference in spring 2003 where she declared that she would never work with him again for personal reasons.
Was accused in another press conference in spring 2003 by Vivek Oberoi (who was reportedly seeing Aishwarya Rai at the time) to have called the latter 41 times during one night and threatened him with death as well. Vivek Oberoi has later apologized to Salman and his family multiple times publicly for his actions.
Elder Brother of Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Alvira Khan and Arpita Khan.
Not only is he a health freak, he also loves to initiate people who aren't as health-conscious as himself into workouts. He forced co-star Anil Kapoor to work out at the gymnasium every day. While Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan are his early trainees.
His favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone.
Model turned actress Malaika Arora is his sister-in-law. Actor turned director Atul Agnihotri is his brother-in-law.
He was an excellent swimmer in his school days and was even tipped for representing the country one day.
In his early days as a struggling actor he never used his father's name and influence like many other heroes with relatives in the industry. He used to visit producers on his own and audition for roles.
Always believes in giving newcomers a chance. So he spares time in between shots to listen to their script ideas and credits this to his memory of when he was a newcomer.
Has a mannequin of himself in Madame Tussaud's Museum in England. Along with Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Has his own charitable organization known as Being Human Foundations.
All time favorite actress is Hema Malini.
Highest paid Bollywood Star.
Was the first Bollywood Star to work in the Hollywood film industry and his debut film was Marigold: An Adventure In India.
All time favorite actors are Megastars Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha.
Brother-in-law of Malaika Arora and Seema Sachdev Khan.
Was working as a model before he became a successful actor and television host.
He is an excellent painter.
Father's name is Salim Khan, mother's name is Salma Khan and stepmother's name is Helen.
Has 4 nephews, Aydan, Arhaan, Nirvaan, Yohan, and 1 niece, Alizeh.
Has his own non-profit charitable foundation, Being human - The Salman Khan Foundation, whose emphasis is on health care and education. Proceeds from the sale of watches he has designed, paintings he has done, and the Being human t-shirts go to the foundation.
Works frequently with brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan, and brother in-law Atul Agnilhotri.
Lives in Galaxy Apartment in Bandra, Mumbai, India with his family.
Wears a Feroza (turquoise) stone bracelet on his right hand wrist. He believes very strongly that it wards off the evil forces around him, and keeps him safe from the evil eyes. He has been wearing it for the past 15 years.
Holds the record for having the highest grossing film of the year 8 times, a feat no other actor has yet achieved.
He is very good friends with Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and David Dhawan. His other friends include Govinda, Rani Mukerji, Jackie Shroff, Prabhu Deva, Karisma Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Farah Khan, Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshamiyya, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bhushan Kumar, Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shatrughan Sinha and family, and Sushmita Sen amongst many others. He also has many friends from the South Indian Film Industry like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Venkatesh Daggubati, Vikram, Mahesh Babu, Shreya Saran, Ram Charan Teja and many more.
He is known to help newcomers into the industry. During Shahrukh Khan's struggling days an actor he provided him and his wife with a roof over their heads. He trained Hrithik Roshan for his first movie, had a big hand in the careers of now super composers Sajid-Wajid and Himesh Reshamiyya, helped Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai, Zarine Khan, Sneha Ullal, Sonakshi Sinha and Hazel Keech. He also helped revive Govinda's struggling career with the blockbuster "Partner" and worked in many of his brothers films, giving them hits such as "Ready", "Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya" and "Dabbang". He brought director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to the limelight by taking on his debut film "Khamoshi" and then giving him commercial success for the 1999 blockbuster "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam".
His favourite singers are Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam.
His film Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 broke all box office records upon their releases. It has the highest grossing first day amount as well as the first week. It is the fastest bollywood film to pass the 100 crore mark, achieving the feat in a record breaking 5 days. This new triumph has established Khan as one of the biggest superstars in Hindi cinema history. It is now the second highest grossing Hindi film of all time, barely two weeks into its release.
He is the only actor to have had seven back to back 100 Crore plus films. Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), Jai Ho (2014) and Kick (2014). His film Wanted (2009) grossed around 100 Crore plus at the Indian Box Office and even did great business at the International Box Office.
Favorite Cricketer is Yuvraj Singh.
In most of Salman's films his character name has been Prem and more recently Radhe and Chulbul Pandey has now been synonymous with him.
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 (it started when he began filming for Partner), but now the pain's become unbearable. It has even affected his voice, making it much harsher. ''Currently'' the condition is being treated on a regular basis, where he visits doctors when they call him for a checkup every month.
Started shooting for his first film Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) on September 9, 1987.
Studied acting at popular actress Daisy Irani's acting institute along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey.
He has delivered Six Super Hits in four years (2009 to 2012), grossing over Rs 850 Crores.
He gives bicycles to kids, always gives money to the needy and even blankets to people who sleeps on the street at night. He always helps a certain foundation or an association, and he does it privately and does not involve the media.
When he was in jail, people prayed for him, fasted for him, gave food to him in jail, they also tried to visit him in jail.
Mumbai, India: Is filming "Ek Tha Tiger" with former long-time girlfriend, Katrina Kaif. [December 2011]
Rarely drives cars after he was involved in an accident that took place on 28th September, 2002 in Mumbai, India. Most of the time he is found at the front passenger seat of his cars and is chauffeured around by drivers.
Apart from the very famous Galaxy apartment that Salman Khan lives in, the actor also owns a farmhouse in Panvel and a house in Hydra Towers, Jumeirah Village, Dubai.
Salman was offered Baazigar (1993) by Abbas-Mustan, but turned down the film after the makers refused to accommodate changes suggested by his father Salim Khan. The role went to Shah Rukh Khan.
He has painted the Jai Ho posters - and is a talented artist. Some people suggest that he has taken after his mother Salma Khan, who is an artist too. Salman is also passionate about photography.
Salman has delivered Top 2 biggest grossers of the year three times. Hum Saath Saath Hain and Biwi No. 1 in 1999, Bodyguard and Ready in 2011, Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 in 2012.
His chauffeur's name is Ashok Singh.
The actor is rarely seen without his chunky bracelet with a blue stone and the accessory is now as much a part of Salman's pop culture oeuvre as his shiny, slippery chest. The bracelet is a Khan family tradition with Sallu's father Salim Khan too sporting one. The latest nod to Feroza came with Imran Khan sporting a similar one in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara (2013).
Whenever Salman has a strong urge, he pours out an alcoholic drink and keeps the glass in front of him. But he never takes a sip. He just sits with it and after a while the urge subsides.
His recent Eid release Kick (2014) has joined the league of biggest Bollywood grossers like Dhoom 3 (2013), 3 Idiots (2009) and Chennai Express (2013).
His biggest film now becomes the fifth top grosser of all time, upstaging 'Ek Tha Tiger' and Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' (Rs 188.57 crore). 'Kick' is now within touching distance of Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' which amassed Rs 202.47 crore.
Kick has already ousted 'Shah Rukh Khan(qv's Om Shanti Om (2007) from the top 10 highest Bollywood grossers overseas. The Sajid Nadiadwala film has now surpassed SRK's Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), his own Dabangg 2 (2012) and Ranbir Kapoor's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani's overseas collections and is now the sixth highest overseas grosser of all times.
Kick had taken five days to enter the Rs 100-crore club. This year, the first film to open the roster for the exclusive club was another Salman starrer 'Jai Ho', which incidentally was the highest grosser before 'Kick' took over. Kick is now all set to become Salman Khan's highest grosser, cementing his Superstardom.
Has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organisation will help "100 genuine patients" suffering from heart condition by providing them free treatment (2014).
Salman wears a locket inscribed with the Ayatul Kursi (verses from the Quran that are supposed to ward off all evil). He also wears it in his recently released film, Kick (2014).
Salman is the only Bollywood Star to have his 7 films earn more than Rs 100 crores in a row. Salman first entered the club four years ago, with his cult film 'Dabangg'. Directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan under the Arbaaz Khan Productions, the film made over Rs 143 crores. His next films 'Ready' (2011) and 'Bodyguard' (2011) crossed the Rs 100 crore mark with net collections of Rs 122 crore and Rs 145 crore respectively. His next film 'Ek Tha Tiger' earned over where Salman played a spy, opposite Katrina Kaif, was followed by 'Dabangg 2', where he thrilled the audience once again, as inspector Chulbul Pandey. According to media reports, these films made Rs 310 crore and Rs 251 crore, respectively. His more recent hit 'Jai Ho', even if it was panned by the critics, made over Rs 126 crore. This was followed by 'Kick' which joined the Rs 100 crore club on Eid.

Personal Quotes (11)

The only person I have hurt is myself.
For me acting, comes straight from the heart. In that sense I don't act at all. I think that to feel the character's pain I have to be myself. Somewhere audiences see that.
On his childhood problems and his father's second marriage to Helen: It was very difficult in the beginning, when everybody was talking about it. My mother just couldn't take it. It hurt her terribly. She used to worry all the time, go in to depression frequently. When she cried, we children used to cry with her.
In life go straight and turn right.
(From a TV-interview) I can get caught in many things but there is one thing I will never get caught in, and that is acting - because I don't act. On screen I am like I am in real life.
Why should I marry? One marries to have children, but I already have children! My nieces and nephews are my children. I wanted to marry to make babies, but now I have them, so marriage isn't that important, is it?
I'm not possessive, I'm caring... Once you realize a person doesn't want that much care, you automatically back off.
[Salman speaking about Rani Mukerji on Big Boss] She [Rani] is one of the best actresses we have in the country... And an amazing dancer... Look at that smile! Love you, Rani.
Sometimes it happens with me that I start laughing and just can't stop.
She [Rani Mukerji] knows who she is and what she can do. After a long time Bollywood has got an actress like Rani. She is naughty, masti khor and a wonderful friend. She has taken acting as her career and given her 100%. Somehow Rani has acting in her genes.
[When asked about the best actresses from the current crop] There's Rani, then there's Preity, Based on work, Aishwarya... Priyanka is very good... Then there are the new girls like Lara and Katrina. [When asked his favorite and the best out the lot] As an actor? Rani Mukerji. [Smiles]

Salary (1)

Ek Tha Tiger (2012) 50 crores

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