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Salman Khan BiographyOften known as Bollywood's Bad boy, his knack of walking into trouble has overshadowed people's perception of him as an actor. He may have been featured as the bad guy of the industry several times over. But many-a-common-man claims that this macho hunk has a heart made of pure gold.
Born on December 27, 1965 Salman Khan is the son of the legendary writer Salim Khan, who penned many super-hits in the yesteryear's like Sholay, Deewar, and Don. Salman started his acting carrier in 1988 by doing a supporting role in the movie "Biwi Ho To Aisi". The following year he came up with his leading role in the box office romantic hit Maine Pyar Kiya. From there he became the heart throb of Indian cinema.
Following with other box office hits he showed his terrific performance in Saajan, Andaz Apna Apna, What Am I to You...!, Karan and Arjun, Khamoshi: The Musical, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. His transformations can be sensitive, vulnerable, funny, aggressive and charming as his role demands.
In 1998 he was arrested by the local police from the shooting location of the film We Stand United, for killing protected wild animals and spent about a week behind the bars. The actor is facing trial in three cases of killing black bucks and chinkaras and another of illegal possession of arms. In September 2002, Salman Khan had hit the headlines after he crashed his Land Cruiser near the American Express bakery in Bandra, killing one man and injuring others.
Being in those roguish behaviors he tried to balance his troubled life with his carrier. In 2003 he gave his emotionally charged performance as playing an obsessed lover in "Tere Naam" that translated into good reviews and a good run at the box office. He has not only managed to revive his career, but also to restore the confidence of his producers and distributors alike.
His work was noticed internationally in the movie Phir Milenge 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.
SalaryMujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004): INR 30,000,000
TriviaArrested and jailed for poaching endangered wild animals after allegedly shooting a rare black antelope near Jodhpur. [12 October 1998] Hindi megastar One of the four Khans that ruled Bollywood from the 1990s onwards. The other three are Saif Ali Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Frequently visits sick children in hospitals, and also goes often to donate blood. Loves visiting London. Arrested for culpable homicide following the death of a man in a car accident in Bombay. Mr Khan was involved in an incident in which several homeless people were hit by a car in an area of north Bombay. The film star has been charged with "culpable homicide not amounting to murder". He also faces charges of drunk driving and not having a valid licence. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to 10 years. [October 2002] Was accused in another press conference in spring 2003 by Vivek Oberoi (who was reportedly seeing Aishwarya Rai at the time) to have called the latter 41 times during one night and threatened him with death as well. Vivek Oberoi has later apologized to Salman and his family multiple times publicly for his actions. Not only is he a health freak, he also loves to initiate people who aren't as health-conscious as himself into workouts. He forced co-star Anil Kapoor to work out at the gymnasium every day. While Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan are his early trainees. Model turned actress Malaika Arora is his sister-in-law. Actor turned director Atul Agnihotri is his brother-in-law. He was an excellent swimmer in his school days and was even tipped for representing the country one day. Always believes in giving newcomers a chance. So he spares time in between shots to listen to their script ideas and credits this to his memory of when he was a newcomer. Has his own charitable organization known as Being Human Foundations. Highest paid Bollywood Star. All time favorite actors are Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. Was working as a model before he became a successful actor and television host. He is an excellent painter.
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