Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. One of the highest rated Bollywood actors.
In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting.
- Born: 27 December 1965 (age 54 years), Indore, India
- Full name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
- Height: 1.74 m
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About Salman Khan
Salman Khan was born on 27 December 1965, Indore, India. He is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Sushila Charak (who later adopted the name Salma Khan).
His grandfather Abdul Rashid Khan was a Deputy Inspector General of the Indore state who was awarded Diler Jung award of the Holkar times.
Khan’s mother is a Maharashtrian, whose father Baldev Singh Charak, a Dogra Rajput, comes from Jammu and Kashmir and whose mother comes from Maharashtra.
He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan; and two sisters, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, who is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri, and an adopted sister Arpita.
Salman finished his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Previously, he studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior for a few years along with his younger brother Arbaaz. He attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai but dropped out.
Salman Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), followed by a leading role in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).
Khan continued in Bollywood in the 1990s with roles in several productions, including the romantic drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), the action thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999), and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).
His work was noticed internationally in the movie Phir Milenge (2004) where he played the role of an AIDS patient. It was well appreciated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for presenting the problems of AIDS patient in today’s world.
After a brief period of decline in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by playing the lead role in successful action films like Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Kick (2014), Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).
Forbes included him in their 2015 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in world; Khan tied with Amitabh Bachchan for No. 71 on the list, both with earnings of $33.5 million.
In addition to his acting career, Khan is a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation.
Khan’s off-screen life is marred by controversy and legal troubles. In 2015 he was convicted of culpable homicide for a negligent driving case in which he ran over five people with his car, killing one, but his conviction was set aside on appeal.
On 5 April 2018, Khan was convicted in a blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He is currently out on bail while an appeal is being heard.