Neetal wrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, known as Salman Khan was born on December 27, 1965, is a popular Indian film actor. The eldest son of celebrated screenwriter Salim Khan and his wife Salma Khan, Salman have two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri. His stepmother is Helen (actress), a famous yesteryear Bollywood dancer and actress.
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 (1989). From there he became the heart throb of Indian cinema. 1990 saw only one film release of Khan, Baaghi, co-starring along with south actress Nagma. The film was a box office success, and it was followed by another successful year in 1991, when he starred in three hit films, Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa and Saajan.Despite this tremendous beginning at the box office, all of his next 1992-1993 releases resulted in box office failures. Following with other box office hits he showed his terrific performance in , Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), he next starred alongside Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor in Raj Kanwar's action hit Jeet. He had only two releases in 1997: Judwaa (box office hit) and Auzaar (Failed at box office). Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. In 1999, Khan starred in three hit films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United which reunited him once again with Sooraj Barjatya, Biwi No.1, and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Khan made a comeback in 2003 with Tere Naam which was a super hit. He subsequently continued his success at the box office, with comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and No Entry (2005). 2006 was an unsuccessful year for him when Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul both failed to do well at the box office. Khan started his year in 2007 with the multi-starrer 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. The film was a major failure, both commercially and critically.
Recently, he got a wax replica in Madame Tussauds wax museum in London , making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum. • he has been involved in many controverises. Arrested and jailed for poaching endangered wild animals after allegedly shooting a rare black antelope near Jodhpur. [12 October 1998] • Frequently gets rid of his T-Shirt in his films to show his muscles. • Arrested by police under the charge of having connection with underworld mafia. He was also questioned about Bharat Shah, a producer of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) since Shah has been linked with underworld mafia.  • 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. • His favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone. • Best friends with Sanjay Dutt. Also has a very strong friendship with Sushmita Sen • He was an excellent swimmer in his school days and was even tipped for representing the country one day. • He never used his father's name and influence like many other heroes with relatives in the industry. • He quoted once “The only person I have hurt is myself.” • Always believes in giving newcomers a chance. So he spares time in between shots to listen to their scrip ideas, and credits this to his memory of when he was a newcomer.
He endorsed Mayur Suitings for some time. The actor is known to be involved in several charities and many swear by his generosity. Frequently visits sick children in hospitals, and also goes often to donate blood. He is believed to dating Katrina Kaif, the new Queen of Bollywood. In recent weeks, he is involved in a much publicised spat with SRK.