Date of Birth
27 December 1965, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Rambo of India
The New King of Bollywood
5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
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 likeSholay (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).
His dancing style
Removing his shirt
Wears Blue Feroza Stone bracelet in his movies
Arrested and jailed for poaching endangered wild animals after allegedly shooting a rare black antelope near Jodhpur. [12 October 1998]
Frequently gets rid of his T-Shirt in his films to show his muscles.
Arrested by police under the charge of having connection with underworld mafia. He was also questioned about Bharat S. Shah, a producer ofChori 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.
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 Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan.
Brother-in-law of Malaika Arora and Seema Sachdev Khan.
Was working as a model before he became a successful actor and television host.
Fond of Luxury Cars like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Land Cruiser, owns a number of them including the latest models. His current list includes a BMW X6, BMW 5 Series, Audi A8, Range Rover Vogue, Lexus LX470, Toyota Land Cruiser, Audi Q7 and etc. He is also fond of Luxury Motorbikes and has a good collection of them.
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, Aslam, 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, and Sushmita Sen amongst many others. He also has many friends from the South Indian Film Industry like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Venkatesh Daggubati, 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 broke all box office records upon release. 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 four back to back 100 crore plus films. Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). His film Wanted (2009) grossed around 100 Crore plus at the Indian Box Office and even did great business at the International Box Office.
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]
|Ek Tha Tiger (2012)||50 crores|
Where Are They Now
(December 2011) Mumbai, India: Is filming “Ek Tha Tiger” with former long-time girlfriend, Katrina Kaif.