prachi baidwrote on Jul 22 2009 3:52PM
Salim Khan was born on November 24, 1935.is an Indian scriptwriter and actor. He wrote numerous screenplays for Bollywood films.
Khan was born in Indore, India. His father was a police officer; his mother died when he was still young. He is also well known as the father of the famous bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
In 1964, he married a non-Muslim woman Salma Khan whose birthname was Sushila Charak, a Hindu from Maharashtra.Salim and Salma have four children: Salman , Arbaaz , Sohail and Alvira.
In the late 1970s, Salim married second time to dancer/actress Helen, who lives in a separate house. Relations between his two families were rumored to have been tense at first, but Salim's children by his first wife are now said to be fond of his second wife as well. They also adopted a daughter named Arpita.
Khan debuted after director, K. Amarnath saw him at a wedding and was impressed by his good looks. He asked Salim to come to Mumbai, where he hired him as an actor for Rs.400 a month.
Salim acted in various movies, in large and small parts, for seven years. He never captured the public's fancy and his career stalled.Then he got into scripting and made a tremendous mark in the industry.