Salman Khan was born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on 27th December, 1965. Salman Khan is an Indian actor who mainly appears in Bollywood films. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films. Salman Khan is the eldest son of screen writer Salim Khan and Salma ( Sushila Charak ). His stepmother is the famous actor Helen who has starred with him a few films. Salman Khan’s siblings are Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Arpita and Alvira. Salman Khan did his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai.
Foray into Bollywood
Salman Khan debuted in Bollywood with the film Biwi Ho To Aisi in a supporting role. Salman Khan’s first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in the 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.
His next film Baaghi was also a Box Office success. Soon after Salman’s films like Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa, Kurbaan and Saajan were all hits. Despite these early successes, nearly all of his 1992–1993 releases resulted in box office failures. Salman Khan returned to success in 1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. 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. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun alongside Shahrukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. The film was the second biggest hit of the year, and his role of Karan once again put his name among the nominees for the Best Actor award at the Filmfare.
In 1996, Salman 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.
Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the comedy 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. Salman Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Salman’s performance in the film earned him several positive notices and favourable reviews from critics. 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, two of the highest grossing films that year; and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which earned another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare.
From 2000-2006, Salman starred in films like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Tere Naam, No Entry, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Baabul and Jane-E-Mann. In the year 2007, Salman did a role in 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.
In 2009, Salman Khan did the film Wanted directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. In the same year, he appeared in two other films, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and London Dreams. His first 2010 release was Veer which did not do well at the Box-office.
Salman Khan’s next release, Dabangg, which was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan, made a record opening at the box office and Box Office India declared it an all-time blockbuster. For his performance in Dabangg, 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. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance, “It’s the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself.
His 2011 releases Ready and Bodyguard have done extremely well at the Box office.
In 2004, Salman Khan was voted seventh-best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, US. Salman Khan has been involved in several charities during his career.
On 11 October 2007, Salman Khan accepted an offer from Madame Tussauds wax museum in London to have a wax replica made of himself. His life-size wax figure was installed there on 15 January 2008, making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum. Salman Khan has been the subject of several controversies, including certain legal troubles.
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.