The film industry, particularly Bollywood, has become quite volatile with the ever-changing tastes of the audience. Even at times when big stars are facing threats of obsolescence, one actor has managed to stay unaffected by the vagaries of the entertainment business. Guess who? Salman Khan! Fondly called as “Sallu Bhai” by his fans, this actor has earned a huge following not just in India, but across the world!
The original name of B-town’s Bhaijan is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. He is the eldest son of Salim Khan, a yesteryears’ popular movie producer and screenwriter. His mother, Salma Khan, is the first wife of Salim Khan, who converted her name from Sushila Charak and Helen is his stepmother and the second wife of his father. His brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan are known faces to the silver screen. He also has two sisters – Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Arpita Khan, who he adopted.
Want to know more about Salman Khan? Scroll down to get some interesting facts about Salman Khan latest news, with never-before-seen pictures.
Salman Khan Biodata:
1. Age, Birthday, Place of Birth, Present Location, Religion:
Sallu Bhai was born on 27 December 1965 in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His real age is 57 years, and Salman’s house is in Bandra, Mumbai. His father is a Sunni Muslim, and his mother is a Maharashtrian Hindu (later converted to Islam). This is why he follows both religions and proudly calls himself an “Indian”, instead of a Muslim. He has a mixed ethnicity and is majorly a Pathan. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Salman Khan did his primary schooling at The Scindia School in Gwalior and later shifted to St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai. He moved on to pursue his higher education from St.Xavier’s College in Mumbai, but later dropped out.
3. Vital Statistics:
Salman Khan is often spotted flaunting his shirtless body in a number of films and even off-screen. Despite being in his 50’s, his fitness levels haven’t gone down one bit. As per sources, the actor’s height is about 5 feet 8 inches tall (174cm) and weighs around 75 Kg. His chest measures around 45 inches, waist-35 inches and Biceps – 17 inches. To mere mortals like us, it’s even a crime to think of such a great physique!
4. Personal Interests, Favorite Food and Hobbies:
Salman is a total foodie and a hardcore non-vegetarian. He loves Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisines. He likes his food extra spicy and cannot resist Chicken Biryani and Mutton Kebab. His personal interests are Painting, Writing, Swimming and Working out at the gym. He is a sucker for Black, Grey and white colors, which are his staple wardrobe choices. Salman also has a great collection of luxury cars, which include Lexus, Mercedes GL Class, BMW X5 and even some fantastic bikes like Suzuki Hayabusa etc.,
5. Social Media Accounts:
Our beloved Chulbul Pandey is very much active on Social media platforms like twitter and Facebook. Even on the internet, Salman has a huge fanbase and millions of people eagerly wait for an update from him. He is especially popular on Twitter for his witty and humorous tweets, which are retweeted in massive numbers. If you want to follow this B-town legend, you can search for these accounts:
- Instagram: @beingsalmankhan – 58.1M Followers
- Facebook: @Being SalmanKhan – 51M Followers
- Twitter: @Being SalmanKhan – 44.8M Followers
Salman Khan Filmography:
Although Salman Khan doesn’t believe in the number game, his position as Number One is almost unconquerable. Irrespective of how his films fare at the box office, he is always ahead in the popularity race. This is because, Salman believes in making films that an average Indian can relate to, instead of being exclusive to the Class-A audience. Here’s a glimpse into his impressive journey:
1. First Movie, Early Career:
Salman’s debuted in 1988, when he played a supporting role in “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. It was in 1989 that he became an overnight sensation with this blockbuster movie “Maine Pyar Kiya”. In 1990, he acted in “Baaghi: A Rebel For Love”, which also tasted success. Since then, there was no looking for Sallu and delivered back to back blockbusters, which include- Saajan, Andaaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Karan Arjun, Judwaa, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tere Naam, Dabaang, Ready, Bajrangi Bhaijaan etc.,
In the last 33 years of his career, he acted in more than 100 films, of which a major number have turned out to be the highest grosser in the country. No wonder why he is regarded as India’s most bankable star!
2. Awards and Accolades:
Along with winning the hearts of millions of people across the world, Salman also won several awards for his performances. He earned his very first Film Fare award in 1990 for Maine Pyar Kiya, as best Male Debutant. In 1999, he bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Other than Filmfare, he was also bestowed with the Rajiv Gandhi Award For Outstanding Achievement In Entertainment, in the year 2008. In 2016, he was given the Times Of India Film Award For Best Actor For Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
That’s not all! Apart from being a wonderful performer, Salman also has a great humanitarian side. He regularly gets involved in philanthropic work for which he even won several appreciations and honours. In 2013, he was declared -Lions Favorite Philanthropic NGO In India For Being Human!
3. Upcoming Movies:
Our favourite Bhaijaan doesn’t keep his fans waiting for so long. The end of 2019, and the entire 2020 is going to be an absolute treat to Salman’s admirers, as he has a line of power-packed performances and great stories to deliver! Here is the upcoming Salman Khan movie list:
- Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan with Pooja Hegde
- Tiger3, with Katrina Kaif
- Kick 2, Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2, Wanted 2
There is a forecast of a few other films like Remo D’Souza’s Dance Film, No Entry Mein Entry, Partner 2, Sher 2.
Salman Khan Photo Gallery: Childhood, Birthday, Movies, Parents, Co-stars:
Curious to see how your favorite star looked like in his childhood? Want to see some rare pictures of Salman with his family and girlfriends? Scroll down to get a glimpse of this personal life:
1. Puny Little Boy:
Yes! Your eyes are not deceiving you! This weak, little boy is our very own Salman Khan, when he an adorable month’s old baby boy! Can you imagine this lad growing into a B-towns Biggie?
2. With Mom, Dad and Bro:
Here is another black and white picture of Salman Khan’s family photo, with his dad, Salim Khan, mom, Salma Khan and baby brother, Arbaaz. While everyone had their eyes affixed to the camera, we wonder who Sallu is looking at? His future? Maybe!
3. The Sibling Bond:
These little babies have now grown into handsome children. Salman, Arbaaz, Alvira and Sohail look like they are ready to conquer the industry with their looks! We see that Sallu has already taken the “Bade Bhai” role quite well!
4. School Boy:
This customer group picture is from his schooling days. Salman looks like an angry young man here. Is he annoyed with this teacher or just a random expression? We are not sure! But it does bring in some fond memories.
5. The Young Body Builder:
Barely into his late teens, Salman already had a flaunt-worthy body. Check out the cuts on his biceps, the toned chest and his flat abs. To us, it’s his eyes and the sharp jawline which captivates us more!
6. Happy Times:
Spotted here is the Khan Kaandaan sharing some jolly good moments. It’s so heartening to see how the young Salman bonds with his family, especially his mom and dad. Looks like the joke is from Arbaaz Khan!
7. Old Is Gold:
Here is a flashback picture of Salman, Neelam Kothari and Aamir Khan, when they were very young. Neelam played Salman’s love interest in Ek Ladka Ek Ladki. Three Cheers to old friendships!
8. With Bhagyashree:
In 1989, Salman Khan and Bhagyashree literally had the entire nation going gaga about them. This picture is from a non-working, candid pose of the duo, who take us back into the good old times!
9. With Arpita Khan:
Here is an early picture of Arpita Khan with her newfound family. Arpita was adopted by Salman, after he found her on the streets crying along. She now leads a blissful life and is married to Aayush Sharma, an actor of Bollywood.
10. A Rare Frame:
Yes! Your eyes are not deceiving you! It’s your favorite stars, all in a single frame. Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh are busy posing for the camera, while Salman Khan has all his eye fixed on Aishwarya Rai!
11. The Goofy Side:
Rarely do you get to see Salman showing off his fun side! This picture shows how goofy can he get when drunk. We totally love the way he shares a lighter moment or two with his close friends!
12. The Ladies Man:
Sallu maybe industry’s Bhaijaan for sure, but not for these bunch of ladies. Salman is enjoying all the attention from the tinsel town stars like Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif and Karishma Kapoor. Now, this is a real wallpaper pic!
13. Mom, Dad and Step-Mom:
Salman shares a very special bond with his parents, including Helen, his stepmother. It makes us feel joyous about how they all get along well with each other, without any hatred or negative feelings.
14. The Paw-Man:
Salman has a love for pets, especially these two huge dogs. Despite his busy schedules, he makes up time for his furry family at home. Seen here are Myson (St.Bernard) and Mylove (Neapolitan Mastiff). Both are strong, powerful and independent, just like his own personality.
15. The Need For Speed:
Salman loves high throttle machines that can always keep him up in the race. He owns an envious collection of luxury cars, which include Audi, Mercedes, Range Rover, Lexus and other expensive brands.
16. Shaking a Leg:
This picture is from one of the stage performances of Salman and Katrina. The ex-couple seems to be enjoying shaking a leg with each other. With his crazy moves and a celestial beauty next to him, it’s a festival to all his fans.
17. The Ex-Girlfriend Party:
Salman has a way with women! He dated about six girls, who he tried to bring together in a recent party. This one is with his two long gone sweethearts – Sangeetha Bijlani and Lulia Vantur, who is rumoured to be his current girlfriend.
18. Nephew Love:
Salman might be a tough nut to the outside world, but to his nephew Ahil Sharma, he is the best uncle ever. Seen her is a tiny little Ahil, Arpita’s son, wrapped up cosily in the huge arms of his dear Sallu mama.
19. Receiving An Award:
If you are die-hard Salman Khan fan, you need to know this! Sallu was awarded the Global Diversity Award by the British Parliament in 2017. He is among just four other Indian stars, who received this prestigious award.
20. The Macho Man:
Can you even believe this guy is in his 50’s? He puts all of us into shame with the kind of physique and looks he has! This is the latest picture of Salman for his new movie which set the entire internet into the fire! We simply cannot wait for his movies!
Those are some of the rarest of the rare pictures of your favourite star! With a line of scripts awaiting release in 2020, fans like us can plan for a yearlong celebration. We wish this actor more success, happiness and reverse ageing with years passing by. If you want regular updates about this Dabaang star, follow him on his social media accounts.