Salman Khan completes his 25 years of success in Bollywood in 2012. Salman, son of legendary writer Salim Khan, has come a long way since the time he debuted in JK Bihari’s Biwi Ho To Aisi in 1987. Though the supporting role itself did not give him the fame he deserved, his next release Maine Pyar Kiya broke all box office records that year.
He continued his success in the box office with romantic flicks such as Baaghi (1990), Sanam Bewafa (1991) and Pathar Ke Phool (1991). Although the actor went through some ups and downs over the years, he managed to make a name in Bollywood, nonetheless.
‘Dabangg Khan’ is not only a great actor but also a playboy and one of the most eligible bachelors of B-town. He had his fair share of relationships and break-ups with top actors of the industry, be it Miss India beauty pageant 1980 Sangeeta Bijlani or actor Somy Ali. And for that matter, how can anyone forget the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Katrina Kaif.
Apart from all this, Salman has proved to be a kind-hearted celebrity, so much so, he also started up his own NGO, Being Human.
Some of his other timeless blockbusters include: Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Karan Arjun, Biwi No. 1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tere Naam, Mujse Shaadi Karoge, Partner and Wanted. And, of course, how can we forget his latest 100 crore movies like Ready, Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger.
The 47-year-old actor has also emerged as the highest taxpayer in Bollywood forking out INR80 million for the September quarter, reports the Press Trust of India.
One of his co-stars, actor Kareena Kapoor says the industry is incomplete without him. “I think we all are big fans of Salman and he has been my and Karisma’s co-star. I am really happy with his 25 years because this industry is incomplete without Salman,” the 31-year-old said.
His upcoming projects include Dabaang 2, Kick and Sher Khan.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2012.