Salman Khan is
one of top rated stars of Bollywood whose fan following is not affected by the
fate of his films or his ‘bad boy’ image.
Salman Khan- A Powerhouse of Indian Film Industry
Salman Khan is one of the renowned actors of the Bollywood film industry.
Since his debut film in 1988, he stands amongst the top rated stars of the
B-town. Although he is being often termed as the bad boy of the industry, but it
hardly affected his immense popularity amongst the fans. The actor emerged as a
leading star with the film Maine Pyaar Kiya and it eventually attained huge
commercial success in the box office. Since then, Salman has always attained the
limelight of the media and is now being considered as one of the highest paid
actors of Bollywood.
Salman Khan was born in Indore on 27th December 1965. He is the
son of the well-known scriptwriter Salim Khan and his former wife Salma. Among
his two brothers, both Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan have now become an essential
part of the Bollywood. Salman even have two sisters known as, Arpita and Alvira.
A Majestic Career:
In 1988, Salman Khan made his debut with the film Biwi Ho To Aisi. However,
as a leading actor he first preformed in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya.
Apart from becoming a massive hit, it even fetched him the Filmfare Best Male
In the early 90’s, Salman treated his fans with some of the beguiling
performances in the films Saajan and Baghi. In Saajan, he shared the screen with
the co-stars Madhuri Dikshit and Sanjay Dutt. In 1994, Salman once again paired
up with Sooraj Barjatya and comes up with the much awaited film Hum Aapke Hain
Kaun. It is one of the highest grossing films ever made in the history of
In the same year, audience witnessed another splendid performance from this
macho actor. The film was Andaz Apna Apna, which is being still considered as
one of the best comedy films in India. In this movie, Salman performed with
another celebrated actor Aamir Khan. Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun is another
milestone in the career of Salman. In this film he starred with the King of
Bollywood- Shahrukh Khan.
In 1996, there arrived Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi and Raj Kanwar’s Jeet.
The former one was being widely acclaimed by the critics and the actor was even
being praised for his performance. The latter one also made a lucrative business
in the box office. However, the year 1997 was not so lucky for this Bollywood
hunk. Movies like Auzaar failed to create any kind of impact on the audiences.
However, the actor bounced back in the very next year with the films like
Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. Both of them attained
huge commercial successes and Salman once again proved his credentials. In the
same year, the actor made a special appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai- the
directorial debut of Karan Johar. The movie has become an all time blockbuster.
In 1999, Salman made his onscreen presence in some of the romantic and family
drama flicks like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Biwi No 1 and Hum Saath Saath Hain.
All of them were pretty successful in the box office and the actor was once
again being nominated as the best actor for Filmfare.
Salman’s career received a massive setback in the early 21st
century. A large number of films such as, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Hum Tumhare
Hain Sanam etc suffered miserably in the box office.
It took nearly three years to recover from this disaster. With the release of
Tere Naam in 2003, Salman once again tasted the effervescences of success. The
film not only attained success but even made Salman as a role model amongst the
youth. Baghban was the other film which got released in that year and it
eventually fetched him the nomination of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
In 2004 and 2005, Salman appeared in some of the films like Mujhse Shaadi
Karoge and No Entry. Both of these were massive hits and treated the audiences
with full entertainment. In 2006, the bad patch once again continued for this
legendary actor as none of the films can be claimed as successful. However, he
soon made a comeback with the film Partner along with the comedian actor Govinda.
The year 2009 was kind of mixed-bag response for the actor as his films like
London Dreams and Main aur Mrs Khanna failed at the box office. However, he
proved his mettle with Wanted in the same year, which released during Eid and
became one the highest grosser of the year.
Salman turned into script writer with Veer, which is a concept he has been
nurturing since more than 20 years. This Anil Sharma directed vehicle was made
on colossal canvas, but it proved to be a disaster in the box office. It was a
bit of heart breaking experience in the early 2010, but the year became super
special with Dabangg that grossed more 140 crores in the box office.
His Television Stint:
In 2008, Salman made his television debut on Sony Entertainment Television
with Dus Ka Dum. The show was reasonably successful and the channel repeated
Khan as the host in its second season, which was aired on 2009. However, the
most popular TV show till date in his career is Big Boss 4 on colors.
Controversies and Salman Khan goes hand in hand. He was arrested for
negligent and rash driving on 28 September 2002 as his car ran over a person who
was sleeping out a bakery in Mumbai. He was also sentenced with 5 years jail
term for hunting Chinkara. He was released on bail from the Jodhpur Central Jail
after six days. He has also been surrounded by controversies regarding the
ladies who are linked with him. The list of ladies is long, which include Somi
Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif and many small time actors.
No matter what his image is, no matter how most of his films fare at the box
office, the fact remains that Salman Khan is one of the powerful icons of the
Indian film industry.