Salman Khan – A Short Biographical Journey in Salman Khan’s life.
Nation’s heartthrob – Salman Khan, needs no introduction. He is almost every girl’s first crush and the most iconic Khan of ‘B-Town’. The Shirtless-look trendsetter has been ruling the Bollywood Industry for the past 27 years.
You can love him, hate him but cannot ignore him. From poor rickshaw pullers to rich B-town stars, everyone is a fan of Salman Khan. But what has he done, that he enjoys such a diverse fan following. For understanding this, we will have to walk past his entire life and precisely the journey from ‘Salman Khan’ to ‘The Salman Khan’ brand.
So, sit back with a cup of coffee to traverse through your puppy love star – Salman Khan.
Salman’s Early life
Salman Khan was born to the famous script writer Salim Khan and wife Salma Khan on 27th December 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Salman’s full name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan which was later modified to Salman Khan as his screen name. The actor hails from a Pathan family.
Salman claims he is half-Muslim and half-Hindu as his father Salim Khan is a Muslim while his mother Salma Khan is a Maharashtrian. Salman did his early schooling in The Scindia School, Gwalior before his father decided to move to Mumbai. Salman then joined St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra along with his brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan.
Salman also has two sisters called Alvira Khan and Arpita Khan. Arpita was adopted by Salman’s dad Salim Khan and his second wife, veteran actress Halen.
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Salman was very much interested in writing just like his father Salim Khan. But due to his extremely good looks, he took up modeling.
After being a successful model, Salman Khan decided to try his hand at acting. Even though he was the famous son of legendary writer, he never used his father’s name to get any role. Salman used to go for screen tests and auditions, where one day he was spotted and given a tiny role in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988) . Salman’s Bollywood career began with this flick where he played a supporting character.
Salman’s first break through into Bollywood was when the famous director Sooraj Barjatya offered him the debut as a lead actor. Salman made a smashing debut with a full-length role in Maine Pyaar Kiya(1989) opposite newcomer Bhagyashree. The film went on to become the biggest hit of the year and Salman was flooded with film offers.
Such was his success as a debut that Salman was so touched that he even wrote an open letter to the media and fans for supporting him so much in Maine Pyaar Kiya.
Salman’s next Bollywood film was Baaghi: A Rebel for Love(1990) which was scripted by the actor himself much before he decided to take up acting as his career. It was an average hit. And, Khan went forward to give many super hit and blockbuster films since then like Saajan, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Karan Arjun, Judwaa, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Biwi no.1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Saath Saath Hai etc till the year 2000.
However, it was with Tere Naam(2003) which marked Salman as the intense actor. Tere Naam is considered as the best of all the films Salman has done till date. Tere Naam not only succeeded as a film but also helped transitioning Salman Khan from a successful actor to a brand.
After Tere Naam, Salman continued giving super hits like Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, No Entry, Partner etc. From 2004 to 2008, it was a low phase in Salman’s life as many of his movies failed at the Box Office including Phir Milenge, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha, Lucky: No Time For Love, Kyon Ki, Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya, Jaan-e-mann, Baabul, Salaam-e-Ishq, Marigold, God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes, Yuvraaj, Main Aur Mrs Khanna, London Dreams and Veer.
The Smashing Come Back of Salman 2009- Present:
The string of flops from 2004-2008 didn’t leave the Macho man Salman Khan depressed. Instead, he worked harder and came back with a smashing hit with Prabhu Deva’s directorial debut Wanted(2009). The Eid Release marked Salman’s comeback as it broke all the records at the Box Office and Salman’s fans were overjoyed to see him back. Since Wanted released, Salman became the most “Wanted” actor in Bollywood and many big budget films were gone in his kitty. Salman continued to bombard the Box Office with Block Busters like Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho and Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Post Wanted, All of his films entered the prestigious 100 crore club of Bollywood and declared him as the Box Office King. His 2014 flick, Kick, broke all barriers and is now a member of the 200cr club.
Everyone expects Salman’s flick on Eid and regardless of anything, it is bound to succeed. This is not only because of perfect holiday timing but because “Dil Me Aata Hun Samajh Me Nahi”.
You leave your brains out and walk in to feel Salman Khan in his movies. Remake those with someone else and they are bound to fail miserably. That is the power of Salman Khan and this is what makes him more than an actor, make him more of a brand name. Associate with it and succeed.
Salman Khan’s Filmography List from 1988-2015
|Year of Release||Movie Name||StarCast||Viewing Options|
|2014||Jai Ho||Salman Khan, Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Daisy Shah, Nadira Babbar|
|2013||Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||Shahid Kapoor, Ileana DCruz, Padmini Kolhapure, Salman Khan, Nargis Fakhri|
|2013||Ishkq In Paris||Preity Zinta, Rhehan Malliek, Isabelle Adjani, Salman Khan, Shekhar Kapur|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna, Prakash Raj|
|2012||Son Of Sardaar||Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan|
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger||Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth|
|2011||Tell Me O Kkhuda||Esha Deol, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Arjan Bajwa, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Salman Khan|
|2011||Bodyguard||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar, Shatrughan Sinha, Aditya Pancholi|
|2011||Yeh Dooriyan||Deepshika, Kaishav Arora, Delnaz Paul, Chitrashi Rawat, Ayub Khan, Salman Khan|
|2011||Ready||Salman Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar|
|2011||F.a.l.t.u||Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Angad Bedi, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan|
|2010||Dabangg||Salman Khan, Sonu Sood, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Mahie Gill|
|2010||Prem Kaa Game||Arbaaz Khan, Tara Sharma, Malaika Arora, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Rakesh Bedi, Salman Khan|
|2010||Veer||Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Lisa Lazarus, Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan|
|2009||London Dreams||Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Asin Thottumkal, Om Puri, Brinda Parekh|
|2009||Main Aurr Mrs Khanna||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Govinda, Sohail Khan, Yash Tonk|
|2009||Wanted||Salman Khan, Om Puri, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sayaji Shinde, Aseem Merchant|
|2008||Yuvvraaj||Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani|
|2008||Heroes||Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Dino Morea, Riya Sen, Salman Khan|
|2008||Hello||Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Isha Koppikar, Gul Panag, Dalip Tahil|
|2008||God Tussi Great Ho||Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Rukhsar, Sohail Khan|
|2007||Saawariya||Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Zohra Sehgal, Begum Para, Achla Sachdev, Salman Khan|
|2007||Marigold||Salman Khan, Ali Larter, Nandana Sen, Helen, Suchitra Pillai|
|2007||Partner||Govinda, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta, Dalip Tahil|
|2007||Salaam-e-ishq||Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna|
|2006||Baabul||Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham|
|2006||Jaan-e-mann||Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Anupam Kher, Aman Verma|
|2006||Saaawan||Salman Khan, Kapil Jhaveri, Saloni Aswani, Prem Chopra, Ranjeet|
|2005||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Reema Lagu, Mohnish Behl, Asif Sheikh|
|2005||Kyon Ki||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Om Puri, Asrani|
|2005||No Entry||Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Anil Kapoor, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta|
|2005||Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya||Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, Sohail Khan, Arshad Warsi|
|2005||Lucky||Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sneha Ullal, Kader Khan, Vikram Gokhale|
|2004||Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhoomika Chawla, Rati Agnihotri, Helen|
|2004||Garv||Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Akanksha Malhotra, Amrish Puri|
|2004||Phir Milenge||Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty|
|2004||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah|
|2003||Baghban||Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Mahima Choudhary, Aman Verma|
|2003||Tere Naam||Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla, Sachin Khedekar, Savita Prabhune, Ravi Kishan|
|2002||Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam||Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Atul Agnihotri, Suman Ranganathan|
|2002||Yeh Hai Jalwa||Salman Khan, Amisha patel, Rishi Kapoor, Rinke Khanna|
|2002||Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Diya Mirza, Sharat Saxena, Mukesh Rishi|
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Amrish Puri, Deepti Bhatnagar|
|2000||Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega||Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Shahrukh Khan, Paresh Rawal|
|2000||Chal Mere Bhai||Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre , Shakti Kapoor|
|2000||Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal|
|2000||Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaye||Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Rani Mukherjee, Pooja Batra, Raveena Tandon|
|1999||Hum Saath Saath Hain||Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl, Karishma Kapoor, Tabbu|
|1999||Hello Brother||Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Arbaaz Khan, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor|
|1999||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Zohra Sehgal, Vikram Gokhale|
|1999||Sirf Tum||Sanjay Kapoor, Priya Gill, Sushmita Sen, Mohnish Bahl, Salman Khan|
|1999||Biwi No.1||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Tabbu|
|1999||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Salman Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Monica Bedi, Shakti Kapoor, Bindu|
|1998||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher|
|1998||Bandhan||Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan, Rambha, Shakti Kapoor, Shweta Menon|
|1998||Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Naseeruddin Shah, Madhoo, Monika Bedi, Kiran Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Salman Khan|
|1998||Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||Salman Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Aditya Narayan|
|1998||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Salman Khan, Kajol, Arbaaz Jhan, Dharmindra, Kiran Kumar|
|1997||Deewana Mastana||Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan|
|1997||Auzaar||Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal|
|1997||Judwaa||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Rambha, Anupam Kher, Kader Khan|
|1997||Dus||Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon|
|1996||Dushman Duniya Ka||Shahrukh Khan, Laila Mehdin, Salman Khan, Jeetendra, Sumalatha|
|1996||Jeet||Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath|
|1996||Khamoshi||Nana Patekar, Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas, Helen|
|1996||Majhdhaar||Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Roy|
|1995||Veergati||Salman Khan, Divya Dutta, Atul Agnihotri, Tinu Anand, Farida Jalal|
|1995||Karan Arjun||Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Raakhee Gulzar, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni|
|1994||Chaand Kaa Tukdaa||Salman Khan, Sridevi, Shatrughan Sinha, Anupam Kher|
|1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun||Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane, Anupam Kher|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal|
|1994||Sangdil Sanam||Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Kiran Kumar, Reema Lagoo, Raza Murad|
|1993||Chandra Mukhi||Salman Khan, Sridevi, Mohnish Bahl, Gulshan Grover|
|1993||Dil Tera Aashiq||Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Kader Khan, Asrani|
|1992||Ek Ladka Ek Ladki||Salman Khan, Neelam Kothari, Anupam Kher|
|1992||Nishchaiy||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna|
|1992||Jaagruti||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Ashok Saraf, Raza Murad|
|1992||Suryavanshi||Salman Khan, Amrita Singh, Sheeba, Saeed Jaffrey|
|1991||Love||Salman Khan, Revathi|
|1991||Saajan||Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Laxmikant Berde, Kader Khan|
|1991||Kurbaan||Sunil Dutt, Kabir Bedi, Salman Khan, Ayesha Jhulka|
|1991||Patthar Ke Phool||Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kiran Kumar, Reema Lagoo|
|1991||Sanam Bewafa||Salman Khan, Chandni, Kanchan, Pran, Danny Denzongpa|
|1990||Baaghi||Salman Khan, Nagma, Kiran Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Mohnish Bahl|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath|
|1988||Biwi Ho To Aisi||Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Salman Khan, Asrani, Kader Khan|
Other Work Besides Acting
Salman Khan is a multi-tasker. Besides acting, Khan has done numerous other contributions in the Industry.
Salman debuted as a singer with Chandi Ka Daal in Hello Brother(1999). The song was much loved by his fans. The actor continued singing with many other films including the title track of Chal Mere Bhai(2000), Main Hoon Yuvraaj in Yuvraaj(2008), Most Wanted in Wanted(2009), And blazing the entire music for Kick, he did Hangover, Jumme Ki Raat, Tu Hi Tu and Hai Yehi Zindagi in Kick(2014).
Salman scripted few of his films. Baaghi: A Rebel For Love (1990), Chandra Mukhi (1993) and Veer (2010). Sadly all of them were not successful at the box office. None of his own scripts became a hit.
Salman has produced many films not necessarily his own. Chillar Party (2011) was under his production which was a hit. In 2014, his produced an international project, Dr. Cabbie. 2015 saw ATBB Bajrangi Bhaijaan which was produced by Salman new company SKF. SKF next Hero starring Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty was also a decent hit.
Khan graced the Television shows too. All of his TV shows were a huge hit according to the TRPs received by the channels.The channels claim that the Salman’s down-to-earth nature and high popularity was the reason for the success of TV shows he hosted. 10 Ka Dum Season 1(2008), 10 Ka Dum Season 2(2009), Bigg Boss Season 4(2010), Bigg Boss Season 5 (2011), Bigg Boss Season 6 (2012), Bigg Boss Season 7 (2013), , Bigg Boss Season 8 (2014) and Bigg Boss Season 9 (2015) .The Khan has also hosted Star Guild Awards 2013 and 2014.
Special Appearances (Cameos)
Salman has done 21 Cameos till date in both small budgets and big budgets movies. The actor’s special appearances have proved to make the film a super hit and Salman never hesitates to help anyone deliver a successful movie. His famous special appearances were in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Om Shanti Om(2007), Hello (2008), Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani (2009), Tees Maar Khan(2010), Son of Sardaar(2012), Phata Poster Nikla Hero(2013), O Teri(2014), Marathi film Lai Bhaari(2014) and Fugly(2014).
Salman is actively endorsing brands too. He started endorsing brands when he was a model much before he started acting.
In his modeling days, he had endorsed Hero Honda bikes and Double Bull shirts.
Before his debut film, Maine Pyar Kiya released, Salman was seen in a Limca Ad.
In 2002, Khan started endorsing Thumbs Up. He endorsed Thumbs Up for a few years and then Akshay Kumar took over. Khan is endorsing Thumbs Up again past three years.
Salman earlier endorsed Red Tape Shoes and also appeared in Chloromint ad along with brother Sohail Khan. Salman also endorsed Mountain Dew in 2010. He also endorses travel website Yatra.com in which he is also the shareholder. His other brand endorsements are Suzuki Motorcycles, History Channel, Relaxo Hawaii, Wheel detergent, Sangini Jewellery along with Kareena Kapoor, Dixcy Scott Inner wears, Britannia Tiger biscuits, Revital health supplement, Rotomac Pens, SF Sonic Batteries and recently became the brand ambassador of Astral Poly Technik Ltd. He is also the face of Dubai-based apparel label Splash.
It’s no secret that Salman is best known for his charity more than anything else. The actor has set up his own NGO called Being Human which was started in 2008.
Khan has also opened many Being Human apparel stores across the globe. A portion of the sales goes to his NGO.
Being Human has two divisions: Education and Healthcare. To expand Being Human, Salman took initiatives like Being Human Merchandise, Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins and has also started a campaign called Veera Campaign. The Khan donates blood and bone marrow regularly. Salman also takes the responsibility of treatment wherever he meets the needy or the poor. in 2011,
Salman started a production house called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions. The first film made under this banner was Chillar Party. The film won three National Awards and the money generated under this banner was donated to his NGO Being Human. Not just giving in charity, Salman also helps people. In 2012, Salman urged his fans on Twitter to visit Being Human website and sign the petition to free Indian citizen Sarabjit who was held as a prisoner in Pakistan.
Salman also started a website in 2014, to help few of his unemployed fans get jobs.
The Khan has also offered to help 100 kids suffering from heart problems in 2014. His deeds are truly infinite.
Mentoring New Talent
The golden heart Khan has mentored many talents into the industry and has also saved many of his contemporaries by giving them roles in his films
Few of the names whom Salman has launched are Sonakshi Sinha, Zarine Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sneha Ullal, Daisy Shah, Sana Khan, Hazel Keech, Isabelle Kaif(Katrina’s sister), Nagma, Revathi, Bhoomika Chawla etc. Salman has also mentored Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Kapoor etc to get into shape for their debut films. Salman also offered film Partner to Govinda, when the latter was looking for a comeback in the movies.
Salman also brought back music composers Sajid-Wajid and singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya when their careers were dying.
Presently, Salman is working on launching Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi’s son Suraj Pancholi, and possibly Bodyguard Shera’s son Tiger.
Alleged girlfriend Lulia Vantur too made an entry into the industry by an item song in O Teri(2014). The names Salman has mentored is countless and these are just a few of the names.
The macho hunk of Bollywood is always in the news for his link-ups. The Khan is the official bachelor of Bollywood considering the fact that at the age of 48, Khan is still unmarried. Even though, Khan never publicized his affairs, His affairs and ladies have always been the talks of the town.
Salman first started dating Shaheen. The duo broke up after some time and Salman started dating Sangeeta Bijalani who was a successful model and actor in the 90’s. The Khan then dated Pakistani model Somy Ali. The couple then broke up when Salman fell head over heels in love with Miss World Aishwarya Rai. Rai dumped Salman when she couldn’t handle his over-possessive nature. Salman moved on to Katrina Kaif. The couple dated from 2005-2010. Salman has been linked with many girls post-breakup with Katrina. But Salman has claimed he is single and he is enjoying it.
Salman is cordial to all of his ex-girlfriends except Aishwarya, who ended with him on a bitter note.
The handsome Salman Khan has received many tags worldwide.
In 2004, Salman was ranked as the 7th Best Looking Man in the world by People’s magazine, USA. In 2010,
People’s magazine, India, declared him as the Sexiest Man Alive
Salman was also featured in Times Most Desirable Men list in the year 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the spot #2, #1 and #3 respectively. In 2013, Salman was declared as the India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online. In 2008, Salman;s life-like statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London was installed. Once again in 2012, Salman’s another life-like wax statue was installed in Madame Tussauds Museum, USA.
Acting style and Screen Presence:
” I don’t know how to act. Im being myself in front of the camera and the audience loves it.”
Salman loves to do action films and in his early years, he was known as ‘Lover Boy Prem” due to his super hits romantic roles as Prem. Khan is known for his unique dancing style and he does dance steps effortlessly. Salman’s latest films are criticized of being story-less films filled with actions. But fans love to see him and they claim it’s just Salman’s presence in the movie they go to watch his films for.
Salman is known as the most controversial star. He has faced controversies in every step of his life.
In 2002, Salman was arrested for drink and drive case. Apparently, the actor was drunk and was behind the wheels of his Land Cruiser. He injured three people sleeping on the footpath and killed one. The actor has been charged for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The case is still on and the actor is regularly seen outside the Bombay High Court. Again in 2002,
He was also in the news for the much-publicized breakup with former Miss World Aishwarya Rai. After Aishwarya dumped him, apparently Salman use to stand outside her house and slam the doors violently. The actor was also accused of calling and threatening the Rai family which was later cited as Fake after the Forensic Lab Reports tested the voice sample. Aishwarya had then moved on with Vivek Oberoi and Vivek called a press conference saying that Salman had called him 41 times to threaten him.
Vivek later apologized many times publicly to Salman and his family.
In 2006, Salman was imprisoned for a year in accusation of hunting the black buck while shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain. He was later granted on bail.
Salman was also in the eyes of Muslims community for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and dancing with the Ganesha idol.Two Fatwas were issued against the actor for Ganesha idol and also for his wax statue.
In 2010, Salman was quoted saying “In 26/11 attacks, It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five star hotels and stuff. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much.”
Khan also said Pakistan wasn’t to be blamed and that the Indian Security had failed. Salman later apologized for his comments.
In Jan 2014, Salman visited the then Gujarat CM-Narendra Modi. Salman flew down to Ahmadabad to celebrate the kite festival with Modi. This didn’t go down to well with Muslims who decided to boycott his the then releasing film Jai Ho, which didn’t collect as much as Salman’s films normally do. It was declared as and average hit collecting only 111 Crs.
Salman is living in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra in Mumbai past 24 years. Salman also owns a farmhouse in Panvel called as Arpita Farms where the actor goes mostly for celebrations.
Salman suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia, also known as the “suicide disease” which is a facial disorder. Salman confirmed it in 2011 and he also claims it has affected his voice making it sound harsher. The actor has visited the USA for treatment and is now coping well.
Salman loves to gym. He works out 2-3 hours a day and feels his day is incomplete without a workout.
Salman was also a swimming champion while in school and was selected to represent India at international events.
Salman also took up to painting post-Aishwarya Rai breakup to help him come out of the depression.
Salman is also fond of Photography. The actor loves to collect soaps. His bathroom is filled with different vegetable extract soaps.
Salman is the eldest among his four siblings. Sister Alvira Khan is married to Atul Agnihotri and they have two kids Alizeh and Ayaan. Brother Arbaaz Khan is married to former VJ and model Malaika Arora and they have a son Arhaan. Younger brother Sohail Khan is married to fashion designer Seema Sachdev and they have two kids Nirvaan and Yohaan. Youngest adopted sister Arpita Khan is engaged to model Aayush Sharma and is all set to marry him in January 2015. He also has a step mother, Helen who is his father Salim Khan’s second wife.
Salman is much loved by the industry and has many friends. But the close ones are Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Saif Ali Khan etc
Shah Rukh Khan was once best friend of the macho hunk until a spat happened between them at Katrina Kaif’s birthday party in 2008. Since then both of them were not much cordial until the two hugged up at Baba Siddqui’s iftar party in 2013.
Social Networking Sites
Salman Khan is very much active on social networking sites and loves to promote other actor’s more than his own films. However, he never directly replies any fans and have always maintained a distance on that. Salman’s Twitter handle @BeingSalmanKhan
Facebook page is www.facebook.com/BeingSalmanKhan
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