Salman khan – The Tiger of Bollywood not because of his upcoming film – Ek Tha Tiger but because he has witnessed rise and fall of stars but he stonewalled all opposition and present the real value of entertainment to filmy audience who always love to cheer to his comic smile and his unrivaled body charm (which makes the girls tune ooh la la la.. and boys rhythm Janam Samjha karo..)
Khan, An Introduction:
There is no need to introduce Salman Khan. He is well known across the globe. His recent releases made him prove that age is not a barrier. Often known as Bollywood’s “bad boy,” for his continuously walking into the troubles. But many-a-man claims that he has a pure heart. He is popularly known as Sallu Bhai, bhaijan, Macho man ,Sylvester Stallone of India etc.
Salman Khan is the blood of a screen writer Salim Khan of the famous Jodi Salim-Javed (Properly from Afghanistan) and a Marathi Hindu(Sushila Charak) Salma Khan. He opened his eyes on 27th December,1965. He is the eldest among his two brothers(Arbaaz Khan & Sohail Khan) and two sisters(Alvira & Arpita). His love to his family doesn’t need any explanation. His stepmother Helen, the famous dancer also co-starred with him.
When asked on his childhood problems and his father’s second marriage to Helen, he replies,” It was very difficult in the beginning, when everybody was talking about it. My mother just couldn’t take it. It hurt her terribly. She used to worry all the time, go in to depression frequently. When she cried, we children used to cry with her.”
He finished his schooling through St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Earlier, he studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior for a few years along with younger brother Arbaaz. During school time, Salman was an excellent swimmer and often tipped for representing country one day.
His brother Arbaaz Khan married a model cum actress Malaika Arora, and his sister Alvira is married to actor- director Atul Agnihotri. He has 4 nephews, Aydan, Arhaan, Nirvaan, Aslam, and 1 niece, Alizeh.
On asking about his marriage, he says,” Why should I marry? One marries to have children, but I already have children! My nieces and nephews are my children. I wanted to marry to make babies, but now I have them, so marriage isn’t that important, is it?”.
Salman khan’s Bollywood Career:
He began his career as a model, and in his struggling days as an actor, he never took his father’s name. He used to visit producer’s office and queued for audition. He never forgets his memories of those days.
He started his carrier as acting debut in 1988 with film ”Biwi Ho To Aisi” opposite to Rekha. His next film Maine Pyar Kiya(1989) with Sooraj Barjatiya, took him to the heights of the film industry. He earned a filmfare award for Best Male Debut for the film. After that he didn’t look back.
He showed his terrific performance in Saajan, Andaz Apna Apna ,Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, Karan Arjun ,Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,Tere Naam, Partner,Judwa, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya, etc. He proves that his acting can be sensitive, vulnerable, funny, aggressive and charming as the role demands.
Salman worked as a supporting actor in Karan Johar’s film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, for which he got his second Filmfare award for best supporting actor category.
Salman is the best example of the phrase “A Friend in need is a friend indeed”. He accepted many offers just for the sake of friendship, no matters what the story is. He worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his movie Khamoshi, which was a flop.
After certain flop films, Khan returned to success in 1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romantic film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. This film was the biggest hit of that year, and turned out to be one of Bollywood’s highest-grossing films ever, becoming the fourth-highest earner of all time.
Salman khan : The Bad Boy
The year 1998 proved bad to Salman, as he got arrested from the shooting location in Jodhpur during the shooting of the film Hum Sath Sath Hain. He was accused of shooting protected wild animal like black bucks, Chinkaras. He had to spend three weeks locked up.
But problems didn’t end here; in the year 2002 he was again arrested for killing 1 person and injuring few while returning back home from a party near Bandra, Mumbai. In this case he later found guilty of drunk driving and having invalid license, the film star has been charged with “culpable homicide not amounting to murder”.
This Khan always gets in news whether for some illegal connections with underworld mafia or his controversial statements.
Salman khan’s affair with Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif :
He is also popular for dating various actresses whom he worked with like Bahgyashree, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, including Somy Ali.
Salman khan affair with Aishwarya Rai was the hottest topic of the bollywood magazine that time. This affair lasted long for 2 years and later on Vivek Oberoi with whom Aishwarya was seeing at that time claimed Salman for threatening him and he gave some recorded tapes as evidence. But the forensic lab of Chandigarh tested it and found that tapes false, as the conclusion Vivek apologized Salman and his family publicly for his actions.
Katrina Kaif officially accepted that she was in serious relationship with Salman for few years, after her break up with him.
He tried to balance his career with his life. He gave a tremendous emotional performance in the film Tere Naam in the year 2003, in the role of an obsessed lover, that translated into good reviews and good run on box office.
Salman khan VS Shahrukh khan :
Many of the fans of Salman and SRK indulge in fight over superiority of the stars on various filmy communities, platforms or offline. Salman and Shahrukh are not on good terms because of the fight which took place between the two on Katrina Kaif’s Birthday party few years ago. Along with his roguish behavior, his fights with his co-stars are also rumored. Shah Rukh Khan, co-star in the film Karan Arjun, was once very good friend of him, but now a day’s their fights are publicized through various TV channels. The main cause of the fight is still not known. Neither of the stars talk about it but sources say that Salman khan asked SRK to play a role in his movie to which SRK refused. Salman then started teasing him by citing popularity of his shows compared to srk’s. To retreat, SRK cracked a joke on Aishwarya rai teasing Salman and then both Shahrukh and Salman switched to physical level of fight than verbal level. Since then, the two superstars are not talking with each other.
Salman Khan As a Person:
He was well appreciated by the WHO for presenting the problems of an AIDS patient through his film Phir Milenge where he played a role of an AIDS patient in 2004. His work was noticed internationally in this film.
He played comedy role in many films with Govinda, Sanjay Dutta in the films viz Partner, Jodi No.1 etc.
He is famous for removing his shirt in the movies. Many Indian girls are fan of his muscled body. This act is marked as his trademark. He is always asked about his Feroza Stone Bracelet which he always wears. He believes very strongly that it wards off the evil forces around him, and keeps him safe from the evil eyes. He has been wearing it for the past 15 years. His smile and his dance are very popular among the youngsters.
In 2007, he launched a charitable organization “Being Human” especially for watches, which works for the health care and education of the poor children. He is also a good painter; he auctioned his paintings for the fund for the welfare for the poor people of the country. The T-Shirts of Being Human are getting very popular among the youth of India.
He likes exercise and work outs in the gym for hours. He acts as trainer of various bollywood stars. He loves to initiate his friends for work outs. He forced his co-star Anil Kapoor to do exercise daily in the gymnasium. He also trained Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
His favorite actors are Sylvestor Stallone, Dharmendra and actress is Hema Malini. He loves acting of Big B, Amitabh Bachhan.
He finds pleasure in spending time with his family. He often works with his brother Arbaaz Khan and his Brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri(husband of Alvira).
He loves encouraging new comers in the industry and is famous for giving chance to them. Famous singer Himesh Reshamiya, got his popularity from the music of Salman’s film Pyar kiya to Darna Kiya, Tere Naam, etc.
He was the first bollywood actor who worked in Hollywood. His debut film was Marigold: An Adventure in India.
He believes that we should not act in the film; rather one should feel the pain and emotions and then behave what they would do in their real life. He often says,” I can get caught in many things but there is one thing I will never get caught in, and that is acting – because I don’t act. On screen I am like I am in real life. For me acting comes straight from the heart. In that sense I don’t act at all. I think that to feel the character’s pain I have to be myself. Somewhere audiences see that.”
He hosted various television shows like Das Ka Dam, Big Boss etc. Salman raises the TRPs of both the channels Sony TV and Colors.
His recent films Dabangg(2010), Ready(2011), Bodyguard(2011) are the multiple record breaking super hits. RecentlySalman khan got Best Entertaining Actor Male and Best Romantic Jodi with his co-actress Kareena Kapoor for the film Bodyguard.
He has a mannequin of himself in Madame Tussaud’s wax Museum in England, along with, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor.
He is writer and producer too along with a fabulous actor. He wrote the story of two films Baaghi(1990) and Veer(2010). And produced film Chillar Party (2011).
In August 2011 he admitted that he suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder commonly known as the suicide disease. In an interview he said that he has been quietly suffering it for the past seven years, but now the pain’s become unbearable. It has even affected his voice, making it much harsher.
His likes & hobbies:
He is fond of speed. He owned many luxurious cars like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Land Cruiser. His current list includes a BMW M5, BMW X6, Lexus LX470, BMW 5 Series, Audi A8, Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover Vogue, Audi Q7 and etc. He is also fond of Luxury Motorbikes and has a good collection of them.
He usually visits hospitals for donating blood and orphanage to help and spending time with the children.
In short, He is one of the most powerful men of Bollywood industry and will always be exclusively entertaining superstar.