Born on 27th December 1965, Salman has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films. His debut was a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), his first commercial success was in the blockbuster movie Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
He went onto star in some of the most successful Hindi films of those times, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Judwaa (1997), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Biwi No.1 (1999) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999).
In 1999, Khan won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his extended appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and since then has starred in several critical and commercial successes, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Tere Naam (2003), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), No Entry (2005), Partner (2007), Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011) and Bodyguard (2011).
According to a report from Wikipedia: “Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma (née Sushila Charak). His paternal grandfather was a Muslim from Afghanistan who came to India and settled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, whereas his mother is a Maratha Hindu. Khan had once said that he is "half Muslim and half Hindu". He is also known to celebrate Hindu festivals like Maha Shivaratri and Ganesh Chaturthi. His stepmother is Helen, a former actress, who has co-starred with him in a few films. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri. Khan 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.
Salman is known as well as host on Sony TV’s “10 Ka Dum” and the second season was more popular than the first!
The show got very high ratings for Sony Entertainment Television and according to reports, the show helped Sony TV regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.
In 2004, he was voted seventh-best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, USA. And during his career, he has been involved in several charities.
One of the honours granted to him as proof of his success in Bollywood is at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London where there is awax replica made of himself. His life-size wax figure was installed there on 15 January 2008, making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum.
Salman's upcoming film is Ek Tha Tiger, which marks his first association with Yash Raj Films. Prodcued by Aditya Chopra and directed by Kabir Khan, this film is set to take the action genre to new heights in Bollywood entertainment.
One of the songs form the film, “Mashallah,” has been growing tremendously in popularity.
THE CHARITABLE SIDE OF SALMAN – Did you know this?
In August 2011 Salman admitted 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.
Khan has started an NGO called 'Being Human' which will sell T-shirts and other products online and in stores. A portion of the sales will go to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged. Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Salman Khan for helping the cause of the underprivileged. In its early days, Salman Khan set up and funded the Foundation using his own money. The Foundation has two focus areas: Education and Healthcare. To increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan has undertaken initiatives such as Being Human Art; Being Human merchandise; and Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins.
In 2011. Salman Khan launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions).Money which will be generated from film productions will be donated to Being Human. First film made under the banner was kids entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards, for Best Children's film, best original screenplay and Child Artist's Award .