Today, December 27th, celebrates the birthday of Bollywood's Dabangg Khan. The actor, the entertainer, the humanitarian, the occasional bad boy but a man with a golden heart. Yes, we're talking of the magnanimous Salman Khan!
Born in 1965, the legendary scriptwriter Salim Khan is his father while Sushila Charak is his mother. Yesteryear star Helen is his stepmother. Salman is the also the eldest brother to four other siblings; Arbaaz Khan, Arpita Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Khan.
Salman began his career in a supporting role in 1988 with Biwi Ho To Aisi but received his first call to success in 1989 with the mega blockbuster flick, Maine Pyar Kiya. From there, with a few dull lulls here and there, there was no looking back for the actor as he rapidly continued to climb the ladder of success. A few of his notable works include Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, Karan Arjun, Khamoshi: The Musical, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Biwi No.1, Partner, Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ready, Dabangg 2 and Ek Tha Tiger. He was also recognized internationally with Phir Milenge where he played the role of an AIDS patient and in the Hollywood movie, Marigold. While Salman didn't have any movies released in 2013, he has several movies lined up including Jai Ho and Kick in 2014, and No Entry Mein Entry in 2015.
With almost eighty Hindi films in his kitty, some being the highest grossers of the year, Salman has stamped himself as one of India's leading actors. This has been proved by his two Filmfare awards and one National award amongst many others, including countless nominations.
Salman is also a philanthropist with one of his ongoing accomplishments include setting up the charitable non-governmental organization called Being Human. The foundation sells merchandise with the aim of sharing it's proceedings with the underprivileged in the healthcare and education sector. His generous givings has lead to him winning the IIFA award for Habitat Humanity Ambassadorship.
To celebrate the Salman's birthday with a bang, below is a mini playlist of his greatest hits:
- "Dil Deewana" - Maine Pyar Kiya
- "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar" - Saajan
- "Do Mastane" - Andaz Apna Apna
- "Joote Do, Paise Lo" - Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!
- "O O Jaane Jaana" - Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya
- "Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje" - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- "Chal Mere Bhai" - Chal Mere Bhai
- "Tere Naam" - Tere Naam
- "Jeene Ke Hain Char Din" - Mujshe Shaadi Karogi
- "You're My Love" - Partner
- "Jalwa" - Wanted
- "Hud Hud Dabangg" - Dabangg
- "Character Dheela" - Ready
- "Teri Meri" - Bodyguard
- "Saiyaara" - Ek Tha Tiger
No matter what his personal life has been, his fan following has steadily only risen over the years, and for his fans, Salman will always be the large hearted man with no airs of being a celebrity. BollyCurry wishes him a very happy birthday and all the happiness to come.
Writer: Shreya S.
Editors: Siona M. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.