Date of Birth
27 December 1965, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Sallu Bhaijan Sallu Bhai Sallu Mia The Real King of Bollywood The Sylvester Stallone of India
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Often known as Bollywood's "bad boy," his knack ofwalking into trouble has overshadowed people's perception of him as an actor. He has been featuredas 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 ofthe legendary writer Salim Khan, who penned many super-hitsin the yesteryear's like Sholay (1975), Deewaar (1975),and Don (1978). Salman started his acting carrier in 1988by 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 shootinglocation 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 balancehis 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 agood run at the box office. He not only managed to revive hiscareer, but also to restore the confidence of his producersand distributors alike.
His work was noticed internationally in the movie Phir Milenge(2004) where he played the role of an AIDS patient. It was wellappreciated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for presentingthe problems of AIDS patient in today's world.
In 2007, he launched Being Human - Salman Khan Foundation.This charitable organization aids the underprivileged in areassuch as education and health-care.
More recently, he starred in the multiple record breaking boxoffice super-hit Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011) and Bodyguard (2011).