In the early 1980s a film named Mene Pyaar Kiya hit screens across India, and then came to light a young bubbly star named Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. He received the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for this film. This young lad was from Madhya Pradesh state in India and was then one of the most promising newcomers of the industry.
In the early nineties he performed in blockbuster films like Pathar Ke Phool and Sanam Bewafa. Salman Khan tasted these successes quite early in his life. Despite these early successes, the films from 1992-1993 were almost flops and didn’t go down well with the audience. The film Karan Arjun, one of the highest grosser of Hindi film industry, brought him to limelight again earning him a nomination in the Filmfare Awards. Many of his films including Khamoshi were critically acclaimed though did not do well on the box office.
His personal life was one of the most talked about in the tinsel town. He had hook ups and break ups with Somy Ali and Aishwarya Rai and had to face several controversies due to these hook ups and break ups. He was considered as the macho man of Bollywood and he was one of the first few Hindi film actors to set the trend with 6 pack abs in Bollywood. He was also the fourth Indian actor to be waxed at Maddame Tussuads museum in London. Having a wax statue at London museum is surely a privilege that not many people around the world can even imagine of.
In the year 2002 he was convicted for negligent driving. As he bumped into a bakery, one person sleeping on the bakery pavement died and three others were injured. He was also convicted for shooting down a deer. This was an endangered species of deer named Chinkara. Salman Khan was remanded in Jodhpur jail for the same and spent six days in jail with other prisoners. After the attacks in Mumbai on 26th November 2008, he again came under fire as he said that Pakistan was not involved in the attacks. Various political outfits and writers like Chetan Bhagat fired comments at his interview. He did not care about all these controversies and faced his hard times with great courage.
Salman Khan is also very famous on the silver screen. With shows like 10 ka Dum and Bigg Boss, this actor has proved his versatility in every field of entertainment. He turned producer for Chiller Party and writer for films like Veer and Baaghi. He was also the most searched-for actor on the internet; there are a number of websites that have Salman Khan photos and Salman Khan videos. After his role in the film Dabangg, he was considered to be one of the hottest stars in the Indian film industry.