Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (born 27 December 1965) better known as Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. He has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular and commercially successful actors of Hindi cinema.
The son of screenwriter Salim, Salman Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) and achieved breakthrough with a leading role in his next release — Sooraj Barjatya’s romance “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989). Khan went on to establish himself in Bollywood in the 1990s with roles in several top-grossing productions, including the romantic drama “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” (1994), the action thriller “Karan Arjun” (1995), the comedy “Biwi No.1″ (1999), and the family drama “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” (1999). For his role in Karan Johar’s romantic drama “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998), Khan was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. After a brief period of decline in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by playing the lead role in several successful action films, including “Dabangg” (2010), “Bodyguard” (2011), “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012), “Kick” (2014) and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” (2015), “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” (2015). Nine of the films he has acted in, have accumulated gross earnings of over 1 billion INR (US$15 million), and he has starred in the highest-grossing Bollywood films of nine separate years which is a Bollywood record. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the 2008 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment.
Full Name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Born: 27 December 1965
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Residence: Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Occupation: Actor, Film Producer, Television Personality, Model, Philanthropist, Singer
Religion: Hinduism & Islam