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Celebrity In The Spotlight: Salman Khan

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.

Monday, July 21, 2014 | 8:32:16 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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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 is 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 (1988). A 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 Apna, a movie whose remake is being eagerly awaited by the fans.
 
In 1995, Khan starred in Karan Arjunwhich was also a big money digger at the box-office. Khamoshi: The Musical(1996) 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(1999) bagged Khan his second Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor.
 
Some movies like Hum Saath Saath Hain: We Stand United(1999), Biwi No. 1(1999), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam(1999) were commercial successes, while a few others like Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega(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(2003).
 
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 well.
 
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.
  
Salman Khan'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.

 
Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Mohini N. and Hershi J.
Graphics: Shikha A.

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Posted on: 02 December 2014 at 3:28am
Love you so much Salman Khan Heart

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Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 2:14am
Love you Salman Khan!!!
You rock you rock!
Kick would undoubtedly be one of the biggest hits of the year!
I am damn excited to watch it!
Love you tons and all the best

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Posted on: 22 July 2014 at 4:10am
keep on rocking salman khan
take care

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Posted on: 22 July 2014 at 3:26am
Salman Khan, you are the best thing and recent times true superstar.

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Posted on: 22 July 2014 at 1:46am
Salman Khan keep rocking



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Posted on: 22 July 2014 at 1:13am
Salman Khan you rock.. Love you Handsome..!! Embarrassed

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Posted on: 22 July 2014 at 12:28am
You are truly an amazing actor and superb human being. You are one of those who are always ready to help the needy..waiting eagerly for Friday to watch Kick..wishing u all the success in life...

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Posted on: 21 July 2014 at 11:16pm
Love you Salman Khan!!!
You rock you rock!
Kick would undoubtedly be one of the biggest hits of the year!
I am damn excited to watch it!
Love you tons and all the best

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Posted on: 21 July 2014 at 10:50pm
All da very Best Salman Khan for KICK :)

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Posted on: 21 July 2014 at 10:06pm
Love Salman Khan :) he is the best .. n wish him all the very best for Kick :D cant wait for it :))

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