BollyCurry is pleased to shine its light on this month's
Celebrity in the Spotlight. He is not only one of the most celebrated actors
that the Bollywood industry has ever had but also a person whose name is undoubtedly
going down in platinum letters - Salman Khan
. The man is a brand himself and
thus, needs no words for an introduction.
Son of the prominent screenwriter Salim Khan
, Salman Khan
a multitalented man who has been a successful actor, producer, writer,
television host and occasional singer. It is not a well known fact that Khan debuted
as a supporting character in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi
year later, Khan bagged Maine Pyar Kiya
(1989) as the lead actor, a film
which garnered him overnight success as well as, the Filmfare Award for the
Best Male Debut.
After a constantly dipping career, Khan made a breakthrough
with the 1994 blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
The sweet and
naughty Prem (the character Khan portrayed to perfection) managed to woo the
hearts of millions; whilst the movie went on to become the biggest hit of the
year. That year also saw the release of the comic success Andaz Apna
a movie whose remake is being eagerly awaited by the fans.
In 1995, Khan starred in Karan Arjun,
was also a big money digger at the box-office. Khamoshi: The Musical
was a critically acclaimed movie under the direction of the diligent Sanjay
Leela Bhansali. Khan continued to work in four to five films every year, with a
few of them doing well while the others being a disappointment. An extended
cameo in Karan Johar
's directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
bagged Khan his second Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor.
Some movies like Hum Saath Saath Hain: We Stand
(1999), Biwi No. 1
(1999), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
were commercial successes, while a few others like Har Dil Jo Pyar
(2000), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
(2000) boast of Khan's
ability to pull of the various characters. Khan also earned commendable
critical reviews for his performance in Tere Naam
The year 2009 brought immense changes in Khan's
deteriorating career with Prabhu Deva's directorial debut Wanted. After
two commercial failures Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and London
Dreams, Khan gave five back to back commercially successful record holders
- Dabangg(2010), Ready(2011), Bodyguard(2011), Ek
Tha Tiger(2012) and Dabangg 2(2012). His latest stint Jai
Ho, in the year 2014 was not only a commercial but moral success as
Khan has hosted a few television shows that have helped
raise the TRPs of the respective channel to great heights. Some of these
include 10 Ka Dum and Bigg Boss. Apart from this, Khan has also
helped groom some of the finest actors, directors and singers by mentoring them
in their early stages. As a philanthropist, Khan is associated with a number of
NGOs, his Being Human is one of the most famous amongst them.
Did You Know?
- Khan initially wanted to be a screenwriter like
his father and had no plans to go anywhere near acting.
- From his father's side, Khan is a Pathan but
from his mother's side, he is a Maharashtrian Hindu.
- Khan's alternative career could've been
swimming, as he was a swimming champion in school with the capability to
represent India internationally.
- Khan is said to have mentored the most number of
people and pushed them into the Bollywood industry.
's upcoming flick Kick
is much awaited
with bated breath by millions. The trailers and the songs have already set a
benchmark and the movie itself is expected to be surreal.
BollyCurry wishes Khan and his forthcoming projects
impeccable success and triumph. Salute to the man who has ruled many hearts
over the years. You too are invited to fill up the space below with your love
and wishes for this amazing actor.
Editors: Mohini N. and Hershi J.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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