Since making his feature film debut in the late '80s, Bollywood action star Salman Khan has quickly established himself as the Tom Cruise of Hindi cinema. Off screen, Khan is just as well known for hi...
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|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Actor||Special Appearance||7|
|Wanted Dead and Alive||2013||Actor||Radhe||20137|
|Jai Ho||2014||Actor||Major Jai Agnihotri||20147|
|Main Aur Mrs Khanna||2009||Actor||Samir Khanna||20097|
|Bodyguard||2014||Actor||Lovely B. Singh||20147|
|God Tussi Great Ho||2008||Actor||Arun Prajapati||20087|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||1999||Actor||Salman/ Sameer||19997|
|Ek Tha Tiger||2012||Actor||n/a||20127|
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Love at Times Square||2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
|Prem Kaa Game||2014||Actor||The Sutradhaar||20147|
|Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||2009||Actor||(Special Appearance)||20097|
|Do Aur Do Paanch||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Om Shanti Om||2007||Actor||Cameo||20077|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Saawan - The Love Season||2006||Actor||n/a||20067|
|Lucky - No Time For Love||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Shaadi Karke Phas Gaye Yaar||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Garv - Pride and Honour||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Prem Kaa Game||2014||Music||Playback Singer||1|
|Wanted Dead and Alive||2013||Lyrics||n/a||1|
|Wanted Dead and Alive||2013||Music||Playback Singer||1|
|Scored a hit with "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!" after several box office flops|
|Breakout performance in "Maine Pyar Kiya"|
|Starred in "Ek Tha Tiger," which became the second highest grossing Bollywood film of all time|
The son of noted Indian screenwriter Salim Khan, Salman always knew he wanted to be an actor. He first film role came in 1988's "Biwi Ho To Aisi," but it would be another year before Khan first made a splash on the Hindi screen. His role in the family drama, "Maine Pyar Kiya" (1989), proved to be Khan's breakout performance, earning him numerous awards and nominations, as well as national recognition. "Maine Pyar Kiya" became one of the highest-grossing films in Indian history, establishing Salman Khan as a rising young actor. Khan's career stalled for a brief period in the early '90s after a series of box office flops, but he returned to form in 1994 after appearing in the romantic drama, "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!" That film went on to become India's highest-grossing release of 1994, thus reestablishing Salman Khan as an audience favorite.
Khan's star continued to rise throughout the '90s, with appearances in such box office hits as "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" (1998) and "Biwi No.1" (1999), as well a high-profile romance with actress Aishwarya Rai (the couple eventually split in late 2001). However, Khan's career took a turn for the worse in September of 2002 when he smashed his car into a Mumbai bakery, killing a bystander. Khan was arrested for negligent driving, but the charges were eventually dropped. More troubles with the law came in 2006 when Khan was charged for illegally hunting an endangered species of gazelle known as the chinkara; he was sentenced to five years in prison, but the case was later appealed to a higher court.
Despite all the bad press in his personal life, Khan's fortunes began to change in 2009, when a string of hits once again propelled him him to the top of the box office. Beginning with the 2009 blockbuster "Wanted" (2009), Khan appeared in a series of blockbuster action films, including "Dabangg" (2010), "Ready" (2011), and "Ek Tha Tiger" (2012), which became some of the most financially successful Hindi films of the 2010s. In 2012 Khan appeared in "Dabangg 2," the follow-up to his 2010 smash. Although the film received mixed reviews, it quickly became the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of 2012, further cementing Khan's status as a bona-fide Hindi action star.
|Aishwarya Rai||Companion||Co-starred in "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999); Split a few years later|
|"I know this is all superficial... I know this is my profession and my work and I get paid for it. But apart from that, it does not go into my head. It's like a nine-to-five job." - from mid-day.com, Jan. 7, 2013|
|"I am the most foolish businessman (he smiles) in the world. A good businessman would want to make profits. But I am not into the business of making profits, as whatever money I make, goes to charity." - from Business Today, March 28, 2013|
|Known for writing his own dialogue, composing his own music, and ad-libbing many of his own jokes on screen.|
|Suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, an extremely painful disorder that affects the nerves in the face.|
|"Most things I do are improvised from what I see in real life. There's nothing original." - from India Today, Sept. 19, 2011|
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