Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, singer and television personality. In a film career spanning almost thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting.
He was born on 27 December, 1965 to Salim Khan and Salma Khan at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India. Coming from a family with rich cinematic lineage, Salman’s father is Salim Khan is a renowned scriptwriter, while his stepmother Helen is a renowned Bollywood item dancer. Besides having two sisters, he also has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, both are famous actors, directors and producers in Bollywood.
Khan made his acting debut with a supporting role in the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi in which his voice was dubbed by someone else. His first leading role in a Bollywood movie Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), one of India’s highest-grossing films.
His next success came again, under the same director, in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), which remains as one of Indian cinema’s highest grossing films.
In 1995 Khan appeared in Hum Aapke Hain Koun.the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Earning over ₹1.35 billion (US$19 million) worldwide.
Khan worked in five different films in 1998:
In 1999, Khan starred in three films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United and Biwi No.1
Later on He appeared in many Hit Bollywood Movies some are listed below
- Sanam Bewafa, Saajan (1991)
- Karan Arjun (1995)
- Judwaa (1997)
- Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
- Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Biwi No.1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
- Tere Naam, Baghban (2003)
- Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
- Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, No Entry (2005).
- Jaan-E-Mann, Baabul (2006)
- Partner (2007)
- God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes, Yuvvraaj (2008).
- Wanted (2009)
- Dabangg (2010)
- Ready, Bodyguard (2011)
- Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2 (2012)
- Jai Ho, Kick (2014)
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hero, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
- Sultan (2016)
Some of his prominent wins are the:
- 1990 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Maine Pyar Kiya
- 1999 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
- 2002 – Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actor for Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
- 2008 – Apsara Best Jodi Award (with Govinda) for Partner
- 2008 – Best Anchor by Indian Television Awards for 10 Ka Dum (Season 1)
- 2009 – Best Anchor by Indian Television Awards for 10 Ka Dum (Season 2)
- 2010 – Most Entertaining Film Actor Award by BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Dabangg
- 2011 – Star Screen Award for Best Actor for Dabangg
- 2011 – Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role by BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Bodyguard
- 2011 – Apsara Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dabangg
- 2011 – Most Entertaining Pair of the Year by BIG Star Entertainment Awards (with Kareena Kapoor) for Bodyguard
- 2011 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Dabangg
- 2011 – Best Host on Television by The Global Indian Film and TV Honours for Bigg Boss (Season 4)
- 2011 – Airtel Super Star Hero for Bodyguard
- 2011 – Airtel Super Star Unique Andaz – Male for Dabangg
- 2011 – Airtel Super Star Romantic Jodi (with Kareena Kapoor) for Bodyguard
- 2012 – Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for Bodyguard & Ready
- 2012 – People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
- 2012 – People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Actor for Ek Tha Tiger
- 2013 – Screen Award for movie Dabangg 2
- 2015 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- 2015 – IIFA Award for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Khan never got married. 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.
In terms of both fame and fortune, Salman Khan has topped the charts in the Bollywood Film industry. Back in 2015, he was named on Forbes’ list of Top Paid 100 celebrities in the world ranking at 71.
In addition to his acting career, the star also makes money from brand endorsements and this has put his net worth around $300 million.