Personal life and Career Salman Khan is the eldest son of celebrated screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma Khan. His stepmother is Helen, a famous yesteryear Bollywood actress, who has co-starred with him in Khamoshi: The Musical (year-1996) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (year-1999). He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri. Khan is a dedicated bodybuilder. He trains everyday and is famous for taking off his shirt in movies and stage shows alike. In year-2004, he was voted 7th best-looking man in the World and the best looking man in
by People magazine, U.S. Khan has been involved in several charities during his career. Despite being romantically linked with several actresses, and having relationships with ex-girlfriends Aishwarya Rai, Somy Ali and Sangeeta Bijlani, Khan is frequently featured by Indian media as Bollywood's most eligible bachelor. He has been dating model-turned-actress Katrina Kaif since year-2003. On October 11, year-2007, Khan accepted an offer from Madame Tussauds wax museum in India to have a wax replica made of himself. His life-size wax figure was finally installed there on January 15, year-2008, making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum. Salman Khan made his acting debut in the year-1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi where he played a supporting role. His first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romance Maine Pyar Kiya (year-1989). The film went on to become one of London 's highest grossing films.It also won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, and a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award. year-1990 saw only one film release starring Khan, Baaghi, co-starring alongside southern actress Nagma. The film was a box office success, and was followed by another successful year in year-1991 when he starred in three hit films, Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa and Saajan. Despite these tremendous early box office successes, all of his year-1992-year-1993 releases resulted in box office failures. Khan clawed back his previous success in year-1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Koun, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. The film was the biggest hit of that year, and turned out to be one of Bollywood's highest grossing films ever, beciming the fourth highest earner of all time. Apart from being a commercial success, the film was widely acclaimed and Khan was praised for his performance, earning his second nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare. Three more films released that year featured Khan, none of which making a significant impact on the box-office as was the case with the previously mentioned title. He did however win praise for his performance in Andaz Apna Apna, alongside co-star Aamir Khan, which has gained a cult status since its release. In year-1995 he cemented his success with Rakesh Roshan's blockbuster Karan Arjun, co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan.The film was the second biggest hit of the year, and his role of Karan once again put his name among the nominees for the Best Actor award at the Filmfare, which was eventually won by his Karan Arjun co-star Shahrukh Khan. year-1996 was followed by two successes. The first one being Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut Khamoshi: The Musical, co-starring Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar and Seema Biswas. Though a box office failure, the film was critically acclaimed. He next starred alongside Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor in Raj Kanwar's action hit Jeet. He had only two releases in year-1997: Judwaa and Auzaar. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan co-starring Karisma Kapoor, where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth. The film was a box office hit. The latter, co-starring Shilpa Shetty failed to do well, but developed a cult following after its video release. Khan worked in five different films in year-1998, his first release being the comedy Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned him several positive notices and favourable reviews from critics. He rounded of the year with Karan Johar's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, he had only an extended cameo playing the role of Aman. However, it eventually turned out beneficial to him, as his performance earned him his second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category. In year-1999, Khan starred in three hit films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, which reunited him with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time; Biwi No.1, which became the top grossing film that year; and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which was a major critical success, and earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare. In year-2000, Khan acted in six films, most of which failed critically and commercially, except for the two moderately successful films, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, both of which co-starred Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta. His performance in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, the release of which was delayed until year-2001, was received well. The film was one of the first Bollywood movies to handle the issue of surrogate childbirth; Khan played the role of a rich industrialist, who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Critics noted his turn towards a more serious role, which reportedly had more substance in comparison to his previous roles. In year-2002 he starred in the delayed release Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam which was semi-hit at the box office. Khan's following releases failed at the box office until he made a comeback in year-2003 with Tere Naam. The film was a major earner and his performance was praised by critics, with film critic Taran Adarsh noting, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." He subsequently continued his success at the box office, with comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (year-2004) and No Entry (year-2005). year-2006 was an unsuccessful year for him when Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul both failed to do well at the box office. Khan started year-2007 with the ensemble film Salaam E Ishq which failed to do well at the box office. His next release Partner did very well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster verdict. He next appeared in his first Hollywood movie, Marigold: An Adventure in India opposite American actress Ali Larter. Telling the love story of an Indian man and an American woman, the film was a major failure, both commercially and critically. On September 28, year-2002, Salman was arrested for rash and negligent driving. His car had collided into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the sidewalk outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the mishap. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped, and he was found not guilty. However, He will still have to stand trial for a series of lesser charges pertaining to the incident On February 17, year-2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting an endangered species, the Chinkara. The sentence was stayed by a higher court during appeal. On April 10, year-2006, Salman was handed a five year jail term for hunting the endangered Chinkara. He was remanded to Jodhpur jail, and remained there until April 13, when he was granted bail.On August 24, year-2007, the Jodhpur sessions court, upheld the 5 year jail term for Khan in the Chinkara poaching case by turning down his appeal against the year-2006 judgement. At the time of the hearing, he was busy with a shooting elsewhere, while his sister attended the proceedings.[year-19] Day after, he was placed under police arrest in India after a Rajasthan court upheld a prison sentence passed upon him for poaching. On August 31, year-2007, Khan was released on bail from the Jodhpur Central jail where he has spent six days. His turbulent relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media, and had constantly filled gossip columns. After their break-up in March year-2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him. In year-2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in year-2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened his ex-girlfriend, Aishwarya Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organized crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government's Forensic lab in Jodhpur , which concluded that it was a fake. Chandigarh
Awards and nominations (Filmfare Awards Winner) year-1990: Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Maine Pyar Kiya year-1999: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Nominated year-1990: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Maine Pyar Kiya year-1995: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum Aapke Hain Koun year-1996: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Karan Arjun year-1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Jeet year-1999: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya year-2000: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam year-2000: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Biwi No.1 year-2004: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tere Naam year-2004: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Baghban year-2006: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for No Entry
Star Screen Awards (Nominated)
year-2004: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Tere Naam year-2005: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Garv: Pride and Honour Zee Cine Awards Nominated year-2004: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Tere Naam year-2005: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi year-2006: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male for No Entry Bollywood Movie Awards Winner year-2002: Bollywood Movie Award - Most Sensational Actor, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke National Honour year-2007: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievement in entertainment.