Salman Khan - Biography, Film Career & Awards

Salman Khan Biography, Film Career, Awards

Salman Khan is a celebrated actor and amongst the biggest stars of Bollywood. Salman was born on December 27, 1965, at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India. Coming from a family with rich cinematic lineage, Salman’s father is Salim Khan, 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, who are also famous actors.

Nicknamed ‘Sallu’ in the film industry and by fans, Salman is a dedicated bodybuilder. Moody, caring and unpredictable by nature, Salman is a sought after hero in Bollywood today and completes the formidable Khan trio, alongside Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Complete with brawn, looks and charm, the dashing actor kick started his acting career in Bollywood with his debut as a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). His first lead role in a Rajshri Productions’ Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) was a box office ripper that led to Salman’s potential as a fine actor to be recognized, as well as won him many awards. 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. While only a few of his films did not fare well, the majority have been box-office successes with rave reviews mixed with criticism. Some of them are:

  • 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)
  • Kick (2014)
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
  • Sultan (2016)
  • Freaky Ali (2016)
  • Tubelight (2017)
  • Judwaa 2 (2017)
  • Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
  • Welcome to New York (2018)
  • Race 3 (2018)
  • Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018)
  • Zero (2018)
  • Notebook (2019)
  • Bharat (2019)
  • Dabangg 3 (2020)

Salman Khan has received many Film Awards and nominations for his outstanding contributions to Bollywood. 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

Other Awards and Achievements:

  • 2004 – Voted as the 7th best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, U.S.
  • 2007 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievement in entertainment
  • 2008 – The fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue Madame Tussauds wax museum in London
  • 2009 – Aaj Tak Movie Masala Award for Best Actor for Wanted
  • 2010 – Voted as sexiest man alive by People magazine, India
  • 2010 – IIFA Award for Habitat Humanity Ambassadorship
  • 2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards for Best Actor for Dabangg
  • 2011 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards for Best Newsmaker for Dabangg and Bigg Boss (Season 4)
  • 2011 – Aaj Tak Awards for Best Actor for Dabangg
  • 2011 – AXN Action Award for Best Action Actor for Dabangg
  • 2011 – Voted the most desirable man by The Times of India
  • 2011 – ETC Bollywood Business Award for ETC Most Profitable Actor (India)
  • 2011 – 17th International Children’s Film Festival for Best Feature Film for Chillar Party
  • 2012 – Masala Awards for Box Office Star Of The Year (Male)
  • 2012 – Another life wax statue was installed in Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York

Despite a successful acting career, Salman Khan has lived a not-so-smooth personal life. Dogged by past controversies like the infamous case against him for rash and negligent driving under the influence of alcohol, that injured and even killed a person on a sidewalk outside a Mumbai bakery. The prison sentence in the Chinkara case for hunting an endangered species and his tumultuous personal relationships are some of his past controversies. Amongst the biggest stars in Bollywood, Salman Khan is well settled in life now, and is striving hard to reach his pinnacle of success in his illustrious acting career.


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