|Real Name:||Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan|
|Profession:||Indian Actor and Producer|
|Birthplace:||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who works in Hindi films. In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards as an actor. He is cited in the media as one of the most commercially successful actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Khan in listings of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, in 2015 and 2018, with him being the highest-ranked Indian in the latter year.
The eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan, Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), followed by his breakthrough with a leading role in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). He established himself in Bollywood in the 1990s, with several commercially successful films, including the romantic drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), the action thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999), and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). After a long period of decline in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by starring in top-grossing action films like Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), Kick (2014), and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), and dramas such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016). Khan has starred in 10 of the highest-grossing Hindi films of the year, the highest for any actor.
In addition to his acting career, Khan is a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, the Being Human Foundation. He has been hosting the reality show Bigg Boss since 2010. Khan’s off-screen life is marred by controversy and legal troubles. In 2015, he was convicted of culpable homicide for a negligent driving case in which he ran over five people with his car, killing one, but his conviction was set aside on appeal. On 5 April 2018, Khan was convicted in a blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He is currently out on bail while an appeal is being heard.
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Early life and ancestry (Salman Khan Biography)
Salman Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Sushila Charak, who adopted the name, Salma. Born to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother on 27 December 1965, Khan was brought up in both faiths. In 1980, when Salma and Salim got divorced and his father married the actress Helen, the children’s relationship with their father grew hostile and only recovered years later.
Salman Khan’s paternal great-grandparents were Alakozai Pashtuns from Afghanistan who immigrated to Indore State, Indore Residency (now in Madhya Pradesh), British India in the mid-1800s; however, Jasim Khan in his biography of the actor states that his ancestors belonged to the Akuzai sub-tribe of the Yusufzai Pashtuns from Malakand in the Swat valley of North-West Frontier Province, British India (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). His grandfather Abdul Rashid Khan was a Deputy Inspector General of the Indore state who was awarded the Diler Jung award of the Holkar times. Khan’s mother is a homemaker, whose father Baldev Singh Charak, a Dogra Rajput, comes from Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir and whose Marathi mother comes from Maharashtra. Khan can also speak Marathi, in addition to Hindi and English. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan; and two sisters, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, who is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri, and an adopted sister Arpita.
Salman finished his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Previously, he studied at The Scindia School in Gwalior for a few years along with his younger brother Arbaaz. He attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai but dropped out.
1989–93: Debut and breakthrough
Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi, which saw him play a supporting role. He went on to play the leading role in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), which become one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. It earned him his first nomination for Best Actor at Filmfare along with a nomination for Best Male Debut at the same ceremony; the latter was awarded to Barjatya. Maine Pyar Kiya was dubbed in English as When Love Calls, in Spanish as Te Amo, and in Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu.
1990 saw one film release starring Khan; Baaghi, a box office success, followed by three moderately successful films in 1991, Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa, and Kurbaan. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama Saajan.
1994–2009: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and other films
In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi‘s Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year, he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than ₹2 billion ($63.8 million) worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India’s list of “Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema”. In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest-grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan‘s Karan Arjun alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.
Khan started in 2007 with the ensemble film Salaam-e-Ishq. He appeared in the Hollywood movie, Marigold opposite American actress Ali Larter. The film told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.
Khan hosted the second season of the game show 10 Ka Dum in 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.
2009–present: Commercial success
He appeared in Wanted, directed by choreographer turned-director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, “WANTED rides on Salman Khan’s star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like WANTED, in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can’t think of anyone else enacting this role with a flourish.” Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, “The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous…Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like Wanted underscores how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot needs roles that fit.”
Khan’s first film of 2015, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing ₹1.84 billion (US$28.68 million) in its first week beat the previous record of PK. This was Khan’s first and second Bollywood film after PK entered the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crores within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film, Salman Khan, to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) in its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than ₹2 billion (US$31.18 million) net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over ₹5 billion (US$77.94 million) domestic net in a single year in India.
Khan’s first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately ₹365 million (US$5.43 million) on its opening day. The film also collected another ₹74.86 (US$1.11) on its first weekend, bringing its total first-week collections to approximately ₹2.08 billion (US$30.95 million). By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated ₹2.78 billion (US$41.37 million) and later became its second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed ₹5.83 billion (US$86.76 million) worldwide.
In June 2017, Khan appeared in Tubelight, his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. This film also starred Khan’s real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to maintain a strong run at the box office. Khan’s second release of 2017 Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger grossed ₹190 crores worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed ₹5.52 billion (US$84.76 million) worldwide, including ₹4.28 billion (US$65.72 million) in India and ₹1.23 billion (US$18.89 million) overseas.
Khan starred in Bharat which was released on 5 June 2019 and Dabangg 3 which was released on 20 December 2019. Meanwhile, Kick 2 which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed. He starred in Radhe which was released on 13 May 2021 with negative reviews. His next film, Antim: The Final Truth received mixed to positive reviews from critics.
He played Tiger twice; a cameo in Pathan. He is set to star in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan directed by Farhad Samji.
Filmography (Salman Khan Biography)
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|Indicates documentary release|
|1988||Biwi Ho To Aisi||Vikram “Vicky” Bhandari|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Prem Choudhary|
|1990||Baaghi||Saajan Sood||Also writer|
|1991||Sanam Bewafa||Salman Khan|
|Patthar Ke Phool||Suraj Verma|
|1992||Suryavanshi||Suryavanshi Vikram Singh / Vicky|
|Nishchaiy||Vasudev Gujral / Rohan Yadav|
|Ek Ladka Ek Ladki||Raja|
|1993||Chandra Mukhi||Raja Rai||Also writer|
|Dil Tera Aashiq||Vijay|
|1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!||Prem Nath|
|Chaand Kaa Tukdaa||Shyam Malhotra|
|Andaz Apna Apna||Prem Bhopali|
|1995||Karan Arjun||Ajay / Karan|
|Khamoshi: The Musical||Raj Kashyap|
|Dushman Duniya Ka||Salman||Special appearance.|
|1997||Judwaa||Raja / Prem[a]|
|Deewana Mastana||Prem Kumar||Special appearance|
|1998||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Suraj Khanna|
|Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||Suraj Dhanrajgir|
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Aman Mehra|
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Himself||Special appearance|
|1999||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Rahul|
|Biwi No.1||Prem Mehra|
|Sirf Tum||Prem||Cameo appearance|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Sameer Rosselline|
|Hello Brother||Hero||Also playback singer for the song “Chandi Ki Daal Par”|
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain||Prem Chaturvedi|
|2000||Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||Raja Oberoi|
|Chal Mere Bhai||Prem Oberoi||Also playback singer for the song “Chal Mere Bhai” With Sanjay Dutt|
|Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega||Raj / Romi|
|Dhai Akshar Prem Ke||Truck Driver||Special appearance|
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Prem Kapoor|
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Raj Malhotra|
|2002||Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Ali / Veer Singh Thakur|
|Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam||Suraj Singh|
|Yeh Hai Jalwa||Raj Mittal / Raj “Raju” Saxena|
|2003||Love at Times Square||Himself||Special appearance|
|Tere Naam||Radhe Mohan|
|2004||Garv: Pride & Honour||ACP Arjun Ranavat|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Sameer Malhotra|
|Phir Milenge||Rohit Manchanda|
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||Rishabh|
|2005||Lucky: No Time for Love||Aditya|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Dr. Sameer Malhotra|
|No Entry||Prem Khanna|
|Kyon Ki||Anand Rai Singhania|
|2006||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Ayaan|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”|
|2008||God Tussi Great Ho||Arun Prajapati|
|Heroes||Balkar Singh / Parminder Singh|
|Yuvvraaj||Deven Yuvvraaj||Also playback singer for the song “Main Hoon Yuvraaj”|
|2009||Wanted||Rajveer “Radhe” Shikhawat||Also playback singer for the song “Most Wanted Track”|
|Main Aurr Mrs Khanna||Sameer Khanna|
|London Dreams||Manjit Khosla|
|Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Himself||Special appearance|
|Prem Kaa Game||The Sutradhaar (Narrator)||Special appearance|
|Tees Maar Khan||Himself||Special appearance in the song “Wallah Re Wallah”|
|Isi Life Mein…!||—||Special appearance|
|Tell Me O Kkhuda||Himself||Special appearance|
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger||Manish Chandra / Avinash Singh Rathore / Tiger|
|Son of Sardaar||Pathan||Cameo appearance|
|Dabangg 2||Chulbul Pandey|
|2013||Ishkq in Paris||Himself||Special appearance|
|Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||Himself||Special appearance|
|2014||Jai Ho||Jai Agnihotri|
|O Teri||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Main Tera Hero||God||Voiceover|
|Lai Bhaari||Bhau||Marathi film; Cameo appearance|
|Kick||Devilal “Devil” Singh||Also playback singer for songs “Hangover”, “Jumme Ki Raat”, “Tu Hi Tu”|
|Being Bhaijaan||Himself||Documentary film|
|2015||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi / Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Also producer|
|Hero||—||Producer and playback singer for the song “Main Hoon Hero Tera”|
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Prem Dilwale / Yuvraj Vijay Singh|
|2016||Sultan||Sultan Ali Khan|
|2017||Hanuman: Da’ Damdaar||Hanuman||Animated film; Voiceover|
|Tubelight||Laxman Singh Bisht||Also producer|
|Judwaa 2||Raja / Prem||Cameo appearance|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||Tiger / Avinash Singh Rathore|
|2018||Welcome to New York||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Race 3||Sikander Singh||Also producer, lyricist and playback singer|
|Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se||Himself||Special appearance in the song “Rafta Rafta Medley”|
|Loveyatri||—||Producer; Voiceover for the Teaser|
|2019||Notebook||—||Special appearance in a song
|Bharat||Bharat Kumar||Also producer|
|Dabangg 3||Chulbul Pandey||Also producer
|2022||Godfather||Masoom Bhai||Telugu film Extended appearance|
|Ved||Himself||Marathi film; Cameo appearance|
|2023||Pathaan||Tiger / Avinash Singh Rathore||Extended Cameo appearance|
|Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan||Vijay Agnihotri||Filming|
|Tiger 3||Tiger / Avinash Singh Rathore||Filming|
|10 Ka Dum||Host||Big Synergy||Three seasons|
|2010–present||Bigg Boss||Endemol||Seasons 4 to 16|
|2013||8th Star Guild Awards||Cineyug|
|2014||9th Star Guild Awards|
|2017||Super Night with Tubelight||Guest||Sony Entertainment Television||Television special|
|2019||The Kapil Sharma Show 2||Producer||Salman Khan TV|
|Nach Baliye 9|
|2021||Bawara Dil||Narrator (Voiceover for the first episode)||Happy High Productions|
n 2011, he launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions). Money generated from film productions will be donated to the Being Human organization. The first film made under the banner was the kids’ entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards for Best Children’s film, Best Original Screenplay, and Child Artist’s Award. SKBH Productions’ next film will be Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho, a remake directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
In 2014, he launched another production house called SKF (Salman Khan Films). The first film released under this banner was the Canadian film, Dr. Cabbie. The film earned $350,452 on its opening day at the box office. The next films under this banner were Hero, in which he also sang the title song “Hero” by Nikhil Advani, which starred Aditya Pancholi‘s son Suraj Pancholi and Sunil Shetty‘s daughter Athiya Shetty; and Bajrangi Bhaijaan by Kabir Khan starring Khan himself with Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Other work (Salman Khan Biography)
In 2008 Khan hosted 10 Ka Dum. The show was extremely popular and was at the number-one spot in ratings in India. It garnered an average TVR of 2.81 and a peak rating of 4.5, leaving behind Shahrukh Khan’s Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tej hai? with an average rating of 1.37 TVR and a peak rating of 2.3 and Hrithik Roshan‘s Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhane Ka on NDTV Imagine with an average TVR of 0.76 and a peak rating of 1.1. According to reports, the show helped Sony TV regain its third position in the Indian television ratings. He again hosted the show in 2009 and thus won the Best Anchor Award for 10 Ka Dum in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 Khan hosted Bigg Boss 4. The show was widely accepted and appreciated due to Khan’s hosting and surpassed the famous hosting of Amitabh Bachchan.
The Grand Finale episode on 8 January 2011, received a TRP of 6.7, which was the highest among the finales of other Indian reality shows such as Kaun Banega Crorepati, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, MasterChef and DID –Li’l Masters. Due to high TRP Khan again hosted Bigg Boss 5 along with Sanjay Dutt in 2011 and because of huge acceptance he also hosted Bigg Boss 6 and Bigg Boss 7 in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 Khan hosted the Star Guild Award for the first time. Khan also hosted Bigg Boss 8, Bigg Boss 9, Bigg Boss 10, Bigg Boss 11, Bigg Boss 12, Bigg Boss 13, Bigg Boss 14, Bigg Boss 15, and Bigg Boss 16.
Khan was associated with a brand when he advertised for Campa Cola, Limca Soft drink, Hero Honda bikes, and Double Bull shirts well before he entered the film Industry. Even after he became a superstar, he never showed interest in promoting himself as a brand, but he was signed for Thums Up in 2002 and continued until its contract was over. Later Akshay Kumar replaced Khan. Later he was the brand ambassador of the soft drink Mountain Dew with whom he ended the contract in December 2010, and he once again promoted Thums Up but ended the contract soon after. He is now a brand ambassador for Pepsi. He has also become the brand ambassador for the travel website, Yatra, which also made him a shareholder. He is also the face of the History Channel and the new brand ambassador for Suzuki motorcycles, Previously he endorsed Red Tape Shoes, and now he is endorsing Relaxo Hawaii. Khan is also the brand ambassador of the detergent brand Wheel. He has also appeared for Chlormint, a brand of gum, with his brother Sohail Khan. The actor has also done a jewelry brand, Sangini with Kareena Kapoor. Apart from innerwear brand Dixcy Scott and tablet BlackBerry Playbook, Britannia’s Tiger biscuits are the latest endorsement of Salman. He is also the face of Ranbaxy’s Revital, replacing Yuvraj Singh. Apart from these brands, he also has Rotomac Pen and SF Sonic Batteries endorsements. Now Khan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Dubai-based fashion label Splash and has been also signed as the brand ambassador for Astral Poly Technik Ltd, the leading manufacturer of plumbing and drainage systems in the country. Khan is also the brand ambassador of the civic body Bombay Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) drive against open defecation in Mumbai and has been also signed by the Security and Surveillance brand, CP PLUS as their CCTV ambassador. Khan is now the second Ambassador along with Amitabh Bachchan for ‘Emami Healthy & Tasty’, ‘Himani Best Choice’, and ‘Rasoi’, apart from ‘Bake Magic’.
Charitable work (Salman Khan Biography)
- Akshara High School
- Career Development Centers
- Educational Resource Center, Maharashtra
- Banashthali vidyapith jaipur rajashthan
- Maharashtra Prabodhan Seva Mandal (MPSM)
- Theatre And Drama #Initiative
- Being Bajrangi
- Brillant School of Science
- Tubelight Project
- Akshara High School
- Maaya Foundation
- Marrow Donor Registry, India
- Hardik Sethi
- The Max Foundation
- Maharashtra Prabodhan Seva Mandal
Funding (Salman Khan Biography)
The Organisation designed the “Little Hearts Programme” which was aimed at helping children below the poverty line and till July 2015 849 surgeries were funded through this program. The Being Human Foundation program also has a revenue sharing model understanding with a private company to fund its programs, and according to this it gets a 5.75 percent share from the sale of tees, women’s wear, kid’s wear jewelry, flip flops, and electric bikes getting sold under “Being Human” brand. The foundation partnered with the non-profit Akshara high school, NGO Asseem, and Maharastra prabodhan Seva Mandal to provide free education directly to 500 children and indirectly to 4000 children. The organization also funds career development centers along with NIIT and Coca-Cola in addition to financing educational resource centers across Zilla Parishads in Maharastra. The charity accepts direct donations, but it is primarily funded by an 8 to 10% share of the sales of Being Human-branded clothing, manufactured and marketed by Mandhana Industries, as a licensing fee for the use of the charity’s name as a brand. The charity’s share in 2016 was approximately INR3 crore from the sales revenue of nearly INR30 crore. A quarter of the brand’s revenue comes from overseas sales and a tenth of the revenue comes from online sales.
On June 23, 2017, PVR Cinemas announced a partnership with the foundation, allowing its customers to donate two rupees whenever purchasing a movie ticket.
In the year 2009, at HDIL Couture week 2009, Being Human Foundation under Salman Khan launched its own brand, supported by a lot of Bollywood personalities, through a tie-up with Cotton $ Linen Clothing major Cottonworld and T-shirts were sold at offline stores and BookMyShow website. Similarly, the watches brand was sold under beinghumanwatches.com. In the year 2011, the foundation tied up with Mandhana Retail Ventures Limited(MRVL) till 2028 to design, manufacture, retail, market, and distribute globally all “Being Human” retail merchandise. Being Human brand as of the year 2017 has a presence across 15 countries with over 600 points of sale and exclusive stores in 45 cities across India and sells its products through shop-in-shops, distributor networks, and online portals like Myntra. Tie up of Foundation with MRVL also helped its entry to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. Currently, the Being Human brand is also famous in West Asia and France and is being sold at 256 points and has an exclusive deal with The Landmark Group for its West Asia business. In the year 2016-17 MRVL under the “Being Human” brand reported sales of Rs 216 crores, with a net profit of Rs 20.02 crore as per its Balance Sheet.
Mentorships (Salman Khan Biography)
Khan has mentored a number of aspiring Bollywood actors. He has also been an inspiration for some Bollywood actors like Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Kapoor to get into perfect shape. Saawan Kumar Tak, the director of Sanam Bewafa, was helped by Khan as he worked Saawan… The Love Season for free.
Salman is now reportedly mentoring Rinzing, the son of Danny Denzongpa: Ali, the son of Raza Murad and Vaibhav Anand, the son of late Vijay Anand for their Bollywood launches. Similarly, Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi and Suneil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty were launched by Salman in his production Hero. He has also decided to offer Sonu Sood his role in the Hindi remake of Mahesh Manjrekar’s 2010 hit Marathi movie Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho since he lost many offers due to an injury that happened in the CCL while playing. Salman has decided to mentor his longtime loyal bodyguard Shera’s son as well. Armaan Kohli, who had a failed Bollywood career, played a major role with Khan in Sooraj Barjatya‘s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Philanthropy and service
Khan has been involved in several charities during his career. He has started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores. A portion of the revenues goes to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged. Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Khan to help the underprivileged. In its early days, Khan set up and funded the Foundation using his own money. The Foundation has two focus areas: education and healthcare. To increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan has undertaken initiatives such as Being Human Art, Being Human merchandise, and Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins.
Salman was one of the nine personalities invited by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the message of cleanliness and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan when it was launched on 2 October 2014. In 2016, he agreed to campaign for cleanliness and eradicating open defecation for the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation. His efforts to clean the streets of Karjat, a small town near Mumbai were appreciated by the Prime Minister in a tweet.
Personal life (Salman Khan Biography)
Khan resides in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai. He also has a 150-acre plot in Panvel which has 3 bungalows, a swimming pool, and a gym. Khan is a fitness enthusiast and maintains a strict regimen.
In 1999, he began dating Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Khan started dating actress Katrina Kaif. After years of speculations, Kaif admitted in an interview in 2011 that she had been in a serious relationship with Khan for several years, but it ended in 2010. Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali were also in serious relationships with Khan.
Since 2012, Khan is in a relationship with Romanian actress Iulia Vântur.
In August 2011, Khan admitted that he suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder commonly known as the “suicide disease”. The disorder occurs due to the inflammation of a trigeminal nerve in the face. In an interview, he said that he has been quietly suffering from it for the past seven years, but now the pain has become unbearable. He said that it has even affected his voice, making it much harsher.
Khan identifies as both Muslim and Hindu, commenting, “I’m Hindu and Muslim both. I’m Bharatiya (an Indian)”. He explained, “My father is Muslim and my mother is Hindu”.
In the media
In 2004 Khan was ranked as the 7th Best looking man in the world by People Magazine of the USA. In 2008 his lifelike wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussauds Museum; likewise, in 2012 another wax statue of him was installed in New York’s Madame Tussauds Museum. In 2010 People Magazine, India declared him the Sexiest Man Alive. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 he was declared the Times of India’s Most Desirable Man in 2nd, 1st, and 3rd place respectively. In August 2013 he was declared India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online. Khan topped the Forbes India charts for 2014, in terms of both fame and revenues. According to the Forbes 2015 list ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s Top-Paid Entertainers 2015’, Khan was the highest-ranked Indian in the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million.
Controversies (Salman Khan Biography)
On 28 September 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving after his car ran into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the accident. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him but later dropped. On 24 July 2013, he was formally charged with culpable homicide in the case, to which he pleaded not guilty.
His driver Ashok Singh, who had given the testimony that it was himself who was driving the car at the time of the accident, was charged with perjury for misguiding the Court with false testimony and was arrested. The kidnapping and eventual death of prime witness police constable Ravindra Patil remain a mystery, with some suspecting the involvement of organized crime. In December 2015, Khan was acquitted of all charges from this case due to a lack of evidence. The Supreme Court on Tuesday 5 July 2016 admitted a plea by the Maharashtra government that challenged the acquittal of Salman Khan in this hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. The court refused to fast-track the case.
Relationship with Aishwarya Rai (Salman Khan Biography)
His relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well-publicized topic in the Indian media. After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him. In 2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in 2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organized crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government’s Forensic lab in Chandigarh, which concluded that it was fake.
Blackbuck hunting and Arms Act violations cases
The case involves the alleged killing of a deer when Khan and his co-stars – Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu — were filming the movie Hum Saath-Saath Hain in the forests near Jodhpur in 1998. In 2007, Salman spent a week in Jodhpur jail before the court granted him bail. In addition to the accusations of poaching endangered antelopes under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, a case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using firearms with an expired license.
On 18 January 2017 Khan was acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case linked to the killing of a blackbuck in Rajasthan. Khan pleaded “not guilty” to charges of violating the law by keeping unlicensed weapons and using them. Acquitting the actor, the court said that the prosecution failed to submit enough evidence against him.
On 5 April 2018, the Jodhpur court convicted Khan in the blackbuck poaching case and sentenced him to five years imprisonment while acquitting Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, and Tabu.
Khan was released on bail on 7 April 2018, pending appeal.
Remarks about the 26/11 attacks
In September 2010, Khan was reported to have claimed during an interview on a Pakistani channel that the 26/11 attacks got a lot of attention because the “elite” were targeted. During the interview the actor had said: “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 that Pakistan was not to be blamed for it and that the Indian security forces had failed. Khan’s comments had drawn strong reactions from Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Chagan Bhujbal, Shiv Sena, BJP, and other political parties. The comments were also condemned by Ujwal Nikam, Special Prosecutor in the 26/11 trial. Khan later apologized for his comments.
Tweets on Yakub Memon
On 25 July 2015, Khan made a number of tweets from his Twitter account in support of the 1993 Bombay bombings accused Yakub Memon. Memon was scheduled to be executed, before which Khan made his tweets. Khan said that Yakub’s brother, Tiger Memon should be hanged instead. He also asked the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif to confirm “whether the mob boss is in his country.” The tweets sparked protests outside his house where police had to be deployed and were criticized on social media and by his father, Salim Khan. Following these incidents, Khan withdrew his tweets and apologized.
Accolades (Salman Khan Biography)
National Film Awards
|2012||Best Children’s Film||Chillar Party||Won|
|2016||Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Won|
|1990||Best Male Debut||Maine Pyar Kiya||Won|
|1997||Best Supporting Actor||Jeet||Nominated|
|1999||Best Actor||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Won|
|2000||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Biwi No.1||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Baghban||Nominated|
|2006||Best Performance in a Comic Role||No Entry||Nominated|
|2016||Best Film||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Nominated|
Screen Awards (Salman Khan Biography)
|1996||Best Actor||Karan Arjun||Nominated|
|1999||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya|
|2000||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam|
|2009||Jodi No. 1 (along with Katrina Kaif)||Yuvvraaj|
|2010||Best Actor (Popular Choice)||Wanted|
|Jodi of the Decade (along with Aishwarya Rai)|
|Best Actor (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|2012||Bodyguard & Ready||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actor||Dabangg 2||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Popular Choice)||Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2||Won|
|Best Jodi (along with Kareena Kapoor)|
|2000||Best Actor||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Nominated|
|2005||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi|
|2010||Habitat Humanity Ambassadorship||—||Won|
|Hottest Pair (along with Kareena Kapoor)||Nominated|
|2016||Best Film||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Won|
Zee Cine Awards (Salman Khan Biography)
|1999||Best Actor||Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||Nominated|
|Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya|
|Hum Saath Saath Hain|
|2005||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi|
|2006||Best Supporting Actor||No Entry|
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
|2008||Jodi Of the Year (along with Govinda)||Partner||Won|
|2011||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Dabangg|
|2016||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Bajrangi Bhaijaan|
Stardust Awards (Salman Khan Biography)
|2004||Star of the Year – Male||Tere Naam||Nominated|
|2005||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi|
|2006||Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya & Kyon Ki|
|Best Thriller/Action Actor||Nominated|
|2012||Star of the Year – Male||Bodyguard & Ready||Won|
|Best Drama Actor||Bodyguard||Nominated|
|Best Comedy/Romance Actor||Ready|
|Best Film||Chillar Party|
|2013||Best Thriller/Action Actor||Dabangg 2 & Ek Tha Tiger|
|Star of the Year – Male|
|2015||Bajrangi Bhaijaan & Prem Ratan Dhan Payo|
|Best Film of the Year||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Won|
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
|2010||Film Actor of the Decade (Male)||—||Nominated|
|Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male||Dabangg||Won|
|Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role||Won|
|Most Entertaining On-Screen Couple (along with Kareena Kapoor)||Won|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role||Nominated|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Comic Role||Ready||Nominated|
|2012||Most Entertaining Television Reality Show Host||Bigg Boss (Season 6)||Won|
|Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male||Ek Tha Tiger||Nominated|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role||Nominated|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role||Nominated|
|Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role||Won|
|2014||Jai Ho & Kick|
|2015||Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role|
|Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male||Bajrangi Bhaijaan & Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Won|
|Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role||Bajrangi Bhaijaan|
|Most Entertaining Social Film|
|Most Entertaining Film|
Other awards (Salman Khan Biography)
|1999||Bollywood Movie Award for Best Actor||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Nominated|
|2002||Bollywood Movie Award for Most Sensational Actor||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Won|
|2004||Bollywood Movie Award for Best Actor||Tere Naam||Nominated|
|2008||Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment||—||Won|
|ITA Best Anchor||Dus Ka Dum|
|2009||ITA Best Anchor|
|ITAA Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show|
|2010||Aaj Tak Movie Masala Awards||Wanted|
|AXN Action Awards|
|Aaj Tak Awards – Best Actor|
|Bhaskar Bollywood Awards – Action Hero Of The Year Male|
|Bhaskar Bollywood Awards – Most Extraordinary Performance of the Year|
|Airtel Super Star Awards Unique Andaaz|
|Colors Golden Petal Awards for Most Chahita Personality||—|
|2012||ETC Bollywood Business Award for Most Profitable Actor||Bodyguard|
|Bhaskar Bollywood Awards for Most Seductive Body (Male)|
|People’s Choice Awards India Favorite Movie Actor||Ek Tha Tiger|
|People’s Choice Awards India Favorite Movie Action Actor|
|Masala Award Box Office Star Of The Year (Male)|
|Airtel Super Star Awards Most Romantic Jodi (along with Kareena Kapoor)|
|Airtel Super Star Awards Super Star Hero||—|
|ETC Bollywood Business Award – Most Profitable Actor||—|
|2013||IAA Leadership Awards for Brand Endorser of the Year (Male)||—|
|Lions Favorite Philanthropic NGO in India for Being Human||—|
|2014||Times Celebex Awards – Star of the Year||—|
|Times Celebex Awards – Most Searched Online||—|
|Times Celebex Awards – Most Popular in Print media||—|
|Times Celebex Awards – Box Office King||—|
|Star Box Office Award – Mr. Money Bags||—|
|2016||ETC Bollywood Business Award – Highest Grossing Male Actor||Bajrangi Bhaijaan|
|ETC Bollywood Business Award – Highest Grossing Film|
|ETC Bollywood Business Award – The 300 crore club|
|DMA Awards 2016 – Marketing Innovation Award (Social)|
|Times Of India Film Award For Best Film|
|Times Of India Film Award For Best Actor (Critics)||Nominated|
International recognitions (Salman Khan Biography)
- 2004 – 7th Best Looking Man in the World – People Magazine, USA
- 2008 – Wax Statue in London’s Madame Tussauds Museum.
- 2010 – Sexiest Man Alive – People Magazine, India.
- 2012 – Wax Statue in New York’s Madame Tussauds Museum
- In August 2012, he was voted no.3 “India’s Greatest Actor” in the NDTV poll.
- In August 2013 India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online.
- In 2014 he topped the Forbes India chart in terms of both fame and revenue.
- He ranked 71 in the ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s top paid entertainers’ by Forbes Magazine, USA. He was the only Indian on the list with earnings worth $33.5 million.
- He was ranked 7th in the first global list of the World’s Highest Paid Actors in 2015 by Forbes.
- In 2016 he was ranked as No. 7 on the World’s Most Handsome Faces list on worldstopmost.com
- In a poll conducted by Ormax Media, Salman Khan was named the ‘Most Popular Bollywood Star’, a distinction he has achieved for 5 consecutive years starting from 2010 to 2015.
- In 2018 he won Best Actor for his performance in Sultan at Tehran International Sports Film Festival.
- In 2019 ranked 3rd on the chart of India’s Most Trusted Personality in the list of Actors.
- In 2020 ranked 2nd TRA Most Desired Personalities list.
Discography (Salman Khan Biography)
Khan has sung the following Hindi songs for Bollywood films:
|1999||Hello Brother||“Chaandi Ke Daal Par”||Duet with Alka Yagnik|
|2014||Kick||“Hai Yehi Zindagi” – Version 2|
|“Hangover”||Duet with Shreya Ghosal|
|“Jumme Ki Raat Hai” – Version 2||Duet with Palak Muchhal|
|“Tu Hi Tu” – Version 2||Solo|
|2015||Hero||“Main Hoon Hero Tera”||Solo|
|2016||Sultan||“Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai”||Solo|
|2018||Race 3||“I Found Love”|
|Dabangg 3||“Yu Karke”||Duet with Payal Dev|
|2020||Pyar Karona||“Pyar Karona”||Written along with Hussain Dalal|
|Tere Bina||“Tere Bina”||co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez|
|Bhai Bhai||“Bhai Bhai”||Duet with Ruhaan Arshid and co-written by Danish Sabri|