Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

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Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmɑːn xɑːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who works predominantly in Hindi films. In a career spanning over three decades, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards as an actor. He is cited in the media as one of the most commercially successful actors of Indian cinema. Forbes has included Khan in listings of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, in 2015 and 2018, with him being the highest-ranked Indian in the latter year. Khan has starred in the annual highest-grossing Hindi film of 10 individual years, the highest for any actor.Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), followed by his breakthrough with a leading role in Sooraj Barjatya's romantic drama Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), for which he was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He established himself in the 1990s, with several commercially successful films, including Barjatya's family dramas Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999), the action film Karan Arjun (1995) and the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999). After a period of fluctuations in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by starring in the top-grossing action films Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), Kick (2014), and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), and dramas such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016). This was followed by a series of poorly-received films, with the exception of the sequel Tiger 3 (2023).In addition to his acting career, Khan is a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation. He has been hosting the reality show Bigg Boss since 2010. Khan's off-screen life is marred by controversy and legal troubles. In 2015, he was convicted of culpable homicide for a negligent driving case in which he ran over five people with his car, killing one, but his conviction was set aside on appeal. On 5 April 2018, Khan was convicted in a blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He is currently out on bail while an appeal is being heard.

Early life and ancestry

Born to a Muslim father and Hindu mother on 27 December 1965, Khan was brought up in both faiths. In 1981, when Salim married the actress Helen, the children's relationship with their father grew hostile and only recovered years later.Salman Khan's paternal great-grandparents are believed to be Alakozai Pashtuns from Afghanistan who immigrated to Indore State, Indore Residency (now in Madhya Pradesh), British India in the mid-1800s; however, Jasim Khan in his biography of the actor states that his ancestors belonged to the Akuzai sub-tribe of the Yusufzai Pashtuns from Malakand in the Swat valley of North-West Frontier Province, British India (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). His grandfather Abdul Rashid Khan was a Deputy Inspector General of the Indore state who was awarded the Diler Jung award of the Holkar times. Khan's mother is a homemaker, whose father Baldev Singh Charak, a Dogra Rajput, comes from Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir and whose Marathi mother comes from Maharashtra. Khan can also speak Marathi, in addition to Hindi and English. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan; and two sisters, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, who is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri, and an adopted sister Arpita.Salman finished his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Previously, he studied at The Scindia School in Gwalior for a few years along with his younger brother Arbaaz. He attended St. Xavier's College in Mumbai but dropped out.

Career

Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film ''Biwi Ho To Aisi'', which saw him play a supporting role. He played the lead role in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama (1989), which became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. It earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor at Filmfare. was dubbed in English as ''When Love Calls'', in Spanish as ''Te Amo'', and in Telugu as ''Prema Paavuraalu''.In 1990 one film released starring Khan ''Baaghi'', a box office success, followed by three box office failures in 1991, ''Patthar Ke Phool'', ''Love'' and ''Kurbaan''. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama ''Saajan''.In 1992, he appeared in ''Suryavanshi'', ''Jaagruti'', ''Nishchaiy'' and ''Ek Ladka Ek Ladki''. The year was not a successful year for him as all four films failed at the box office.In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi's , co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and his first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.He appeared in ''Wanted'' (a remake of 2006 Telugu super hit film Pokiri), directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit." He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.In his second release of 2010, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready'' (a remake of the 2008 Telugu film of the same name). ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' (an official remake of the 2006 Telugu film Stalin), which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to do well at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.In 2018, Khan played the leading role in his only release of the year, ''Race 3'', an action film. The film had an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and others. The film was critically panned for its storyline, weak performances and climax. Box Office India declared it an "average" grosser. Khan starred in ''Bharat'' that was released on 5 June 2019 and ''Dabangg 3'' that was released on 20 December 2019. ''Bharat'' was a moderate hit whereas ''Dabangg 3'' flopped commercially. Meanwhile, ''Kick 2'' which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed. He starred in ''Radhe'' which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews. His next film, ''Antim: The Final Truth'' where he played the second lead, received mixed reviews from critics, but the performance of Khan was well appreciated. The film turned out to be a box office flop.He next did a cameo in ''Pathaan'', reprising his eponymous role as Tiger. The same year, he starred in ''Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'', the remake of ''Veeram'', directed by Farhad Samji. The film received mixed reviews and turned out to be another box office flop for the actor. Khan next reprised his role as Tiger in ''Tiger 3'' (2023), as part of the YRF Spy Universe. Made on a budget of , the movie went on to gross over worldwide, but emerged as a box office disappointment.

1989–1999: Early work and success

Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film ''Biwi Ho To Aisi'', which saw him play a supporting role. He played the lead role in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama (1989), which became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. It earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor at Filmfare. was dubbed in English as ''When Love Calls'', in Spanish as ''Te Amo'', and in Telugu as ''Prema Paavuraalu''.In 1990 one film released starring Khan ''Baaghi'', a box office success, followed by three box office failures in 1991, ''Patthar Ke Phool'', ''Love'' and ''Kurbaan''. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama ''Saajan''.In 1992, he appeared in ''Suryavanshi'', ''Jaagruti'', ''Nishchaiy'' and ''Ek Ladka Ek Ladki''. The year was not a successful year for him as all four films failed at the box office.In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi's , co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and his first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."

1988–1999: Early work and success

Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film ''Biwi Ho To Aisi'', which saw him play a supporting role. He played the lead role in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama (1989), which became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. It earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor at Filmfare. was dubbed in English as ''When Love Calls'', in Spanish as ''Te Amo'', and in Telugu as ''Prema Paavuraalu''.In 1990 one film released starring Khan ''Baaghi'', a box office success, followed by three box office failures in 1991, ''Patthar Ke Phool'', ''Love'' and ''Kurbaan''. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama ''Saajan''.In 1992, he appeared in ''Suryavanshi'', ''Jaagruti'', ''Nishchaiy'' and ''Ek Ladka Ek Ladki''. The year was not a successful year for him as all four films failed at the box office.In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi's , co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and his first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."

1989–93: Debut and breakthrough

Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film ''Biwi Ho To Aisi'', which saw him play a supporting role. He played the lead role in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama (1989), which became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time. It earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor at Filmfare. was dubbed in English as ''When Love Calls'', in Spanish as ''Te Amo'', and in Telugu as ''Prema Paavuraalu''.In 1990 one film released starring Khan ''Baaghi'', a box office success, followed by three box office failures in 1991, ''Patthar Ke Phool'', ''Love'' and ''Kurbaan''. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama ''Saajan''.In 1992, he appeared in ''Suryavanshi'', ''Jaagruti'', ''Nishchaiy'' and ''Ek Ladka Ek Ladki''. The year was not a successful year for him as all four films failed at the box office.

1994–1999: Subsequent success

, co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and his first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."

2000–2010: Career fluctuations

In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.He appeared in ''Wanted'' (a remake of 2006 Telugu super hit film Pokiri), directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit." He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.

2000–2009: Sporadic success

In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.He appeared in ''Wanted'' (a remake of 2006 Telugu super hit film Pokiri), directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit." He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.

1994–2009: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and other films

, co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and a second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film ''Salaam-e-Ishq''. He appeared in the Hollywood movie, ''Marigold'' opposite American actress Ali Larter. The film told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.

1994–2008: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and other films

, co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance ''Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!'' co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning more than () worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema". In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's ''Karan Arjun'' alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut ''Khamoshi: The Musical''. He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar's action hit ''Jeet''. He had two releases in 1997: ''Judwaa'' and ''Auzaar''. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film ''Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya'' opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama ''Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai'' where Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar's directorial debut, ''Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'', which earned him critical acclaim and a second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.In 1999, Khan starred in three films: ''Hum Saath-Saath Hain'', ''Biwi No.1'', and ''Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'' alongside Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan, which earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare awards. His performance in the film was reviewed favourably, with Sharmila Telikum of Rediff noting, "Salman is endearing. He does tend to ham in the dramatic scenes, but looks very comfortable doing comedy and those romantic scenes."In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film ''Salaam-e-Ishq''. He appeared in the Hollywood movie, ''Marigold'' opposite American actress Ali Larter. The film told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.

2010–2017: Superstardom

In his second release of 2010, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready'' (a remake of the 2008 Telugu film of the same name). ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' (an official remake of the 2006 Telugu film Stalin), which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to do well at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.

2010–2017: Resurgence and stardom

In his second release of 2010, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready''. ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to do well at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.

2000–2008: Career fluctuations

In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film ''Salaam-e-Ishq''. He appeared in the Hollywood movie, ''Marigold'' opposite American actress Ali Larter. The film told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.

2009–present: Commercial success

He appeared in ''Wanted'', directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit."He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.In his next film, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready''. ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to maintain a strong run at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.Khan starred in ''Bharat'' that was released on 5 June 2019 and ''Dabangg 3'' that was released on 20 December 2019. Meanwhile, ''Kick 2'' which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed. He starred in ''Radhe'' which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews. His next film, ''Antim: The Final Truth'' received mixed reviews from both the critics and audience, alike.He next did a cameo in ''Pathaan'', reprising his eponymous role as "Tiger". He is set to star in ''Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'', the remake of ''Veeram'', directed by Farhad Samji. He starred in ''Radhe'' which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews. His next film, ''Antim: The Final Truth'' received mixed reviews from both the critics and audience, alike.He next did a cameo in ''Pathaan'', reprising his eponymous role as "Tiger". He is set to star in ''Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'', the remake of ''Veeram'', directed by Farhad Samji.

2000–2008: Sporadic success

In 2001, Khan appeared in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'', which addressed the issue of surrogate childbirth. In it, Khan played the role of a rich industrialist who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Sukanya Verma of Reddit wrote that the film had an absurd storyline, but also spontaneous performances from the cast, helping to minimise its other flaws. In 2002, he starred in ''Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam''.For ''Tere Naam'' (2003), Taran Adarsh said of him, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..." Director Satish Kaushik considered Khans career so far." His career progressed with comedies like ''Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' (2004) and ''No Entry'' (2005).Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film ''Salaam-e-Ishq''. He appeared in the Hollywood movie, ''Marigold'' opposite American actress Ali Larter. The film told the love story of an Indian man and an American woman.Khan hosted the second season of the game show ''10 Ka Dum'' during 2009. According to a 2008 report from BizAsia UK, the show earned enough target rating points (TRPs) for Sony Entertainment Television to regain its third position in the Indian television ratings.

2018–present: Downturn

In 2018, Khan played the leading role in his only release of the year, ''Race 3'', an action film. The film had an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and others. The film was critically panned for its storyline, weak performances and climax. Box Office India declared it an "average" grosser. Khan starred in ''Bharat'' that was released on 5 June 2019 and ''Dabangg 3'' that was released on 20 December 2019. ''Bharat'' was a moderate hit whereas ''Dabangg 3'' flopped commercially. Meanwhile, ''Kick 2'' which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed. He starred in ''Radhe'' which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews. His next film, ''Antim: The Final Truth'' where he played the second lead, received mixed reviews from critics, but the performance of Khan was well appreciated. The film turned out to be a box office flop.He next did a cameo in ''Pathaan'', reprising his eponymous role as Tiger. The same year, he starred in ''Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'', the remake of ''Veeram'', directed by Farhad Samji. The film received mixed reviews and turned out to be another box office flop for the actor. Khan next reprised his role as Tiger in ''Tiger 3'' (2023), as part of the YRF Spy Universe. Made on a budget of , the movie went on to gross over worldwide, but emerged as a box office disappointment.

2009–2017: Commercial success

He appeared in ''Wanted'', directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit."He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.In his next film, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready''. ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to maintain a strong run at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.

2009–2017: Resurgence and superstardom

He appeared in ''Wanted'', directed by choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva. The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 4 of 5 stars noting, "''WANTED'' rides on Salman Khan's star power. He may not be the best actor in town, but in a film like ''WANTED'', in a role that seems like an extension of his personality, you can't think of anyone else enacting this role with flourish." Raja Sen from Rediff gave a rating of 2/5 and said, "The writing is both amateurish and crass, while the songs are plain hideous...Khan might be having fun, but the fact a film like ''Wanted'' underscores is how badly Bollywood needs a breed of younger leading men. And how the existing lot need roles that fit."He appeared in two other films that year, ''Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'' and ''London Dreams''. Khan's first release of 2010 was Anil Sharma's film ''Veer''.In his next film, ''Dabangg'', Khan played the role of a fearless cop with comic effect in the film. The film was noted by the Economic Times as being remarkable for its commercial success, despite having an "accent on inanity..." and "...complete incoherence in terms of plot and credibility." The Times also noted industry experts attributed the popularity of the film to Khan's presence, stating that they "ascribe its allure to the star charisma of Salman Khan, who has managed to carry off the over-the-top articulation of Chulbul Pandey with unbridled enthusiasm and zeal."''Dabangg'' won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was later remade in Tamil and Telugu. The film was produced by his brother Arbaaz Khan. It was reported by the Hindustan Times that the film opened to full houses across the country. Khan received a Star Screen Award for Best Actor and a Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Male for his performance. He was also nominated for his sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Anupama Chopra from NDTV wrote about his performance: "It's the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself."Khan's first release of 2011 was ''Ready''. ''Ready'' held a record for being the second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011. He next appeared in ''Bodyguard'', a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name. The film was not well received by critics, though it became India's highest-earning film of the year. first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics first song 'Mashallah']]Khan's first release of 2012 was ''Ek Tha Tiger'' where he starred opposite Katrina Kaif and acted as an Indian spy. The film garnered positive reactions from critics whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections. The film marks his first association with Yash Raj Films.Khan releases ''Dabangg 2'', the sequel of ''Dabangg'', in 2012 under the production of Arbaaz Khan. ''Dabangg 2'' eventually emerged as a huge financial success with revenues of globally.After a one-year gap, Khan's first release of 2014 was ''Jai Ho'' which he starred in opposite Daisy Shah. His second release, ''Kick'', a remake of a Telugu film has entered the Rs. 2 billion club in India on Eid. He also sang the "Hangover" song from the movie.Khan's first film of 2015, ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan'', which was released on Eid, received acclaim from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film, grossing on its first week beat the previous record of ''PK''. This was Khan's first and the second Bollywood film after ''PK'' to enter the 300 club. The film is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and worldwide with a collection of over 6 billion. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed 300 crore within 20 days of its release and became the second highest grosser to date in India, while his second film, ''Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'', a Diwali release received mixed reviews from critics and the public and broke several box office records upon release. The film became the ninth consecutive film of Salman Khan to gross over 1 billion. The film grossed ₹1.73 billion (US$27 million) on its first week. By 25 November, the film collected ₹2.01 billion. With this, khan become the only actor to give three back-to-back movies which collected more than net domestically. He became the only actor to collect over domestic net in a single year in India.Khan's first film of 2016, yet again another Eid release, ''Sultan'', directed by Ali Abbas Zafar for Yash Raj Films received positive reviews from both critics and the public breaking several box office records. The film opened on an average of 70% audience occupancy and grossed approximately on its opening day. The film also collected another on its first weekend, bringing its total first week collections to an approximate of . By the end of its second week, the film had grossed an estimated and later became the second film of Khan to net over 300 crores. As of 9 August, the film grossed worldwide.In June 2017, Khan appeared in ''Tubelight'', his third collaboration with Kabir Khan after ''Ek Tha Tiger'' and ''Bajrangi Bhaijaan''. This film also starred Khan's real-life brother Sohail Khan. Despite its high expectations, the film failed to do well at the box office. Khan's second release of 2017 ''Tiger Zinda Hai'', a sequel to ''Ek Tha Tiger'' grossed 190crore worldwide in its opening weekend. As of 23 January 2018, the film has grossed worldwide, including in India and overseas.

2018–present: Career fluctuations

In 2018, Khan played the leading role in his only release of the year, ''Race 3'', an action film. The film had an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and others. The film was critically panned for its storyline, weak performances and climax. Box Office India declared it an "average" grosser.Khan starred in ''Bharat'' that was released on 5 June 2019 and ''Dabangg 3'' that was released on 20 December 2019. ''Bharat'' was a moderate hit whereas ''Dabangg 3'' flopped commercially. Meanwhile, ''Kick 2'' which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed. He starred in ''Radhe'' which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews. His next film, ''Antim: The Final Truth'' where he played the second lead, received mixed reviews from critics, but the performance of Khan was well appreciated. The film turned out to be a box office flop.He next did a cameo in ''Pathaan'', reprising his eponymous role as Tiger. The same year, he starred in ''Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'', the remake of ''Veeram'', directed by Farhad Samji. The film received mixed reviews and turned out to be another box office flop for the actor. Khan next reprised his role as Tiger in ''Tiger 3'' (2023), as part of the YRF Spy Universe. The movie went on to gross over worldwide.

Other work

In 2011, he launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions). Money generated from film productions will be donated to the ''Being Human'' organisation. The first film made under the banner was the kids' entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards for Best Children's film, Best Original Screenplay and Child Artist's Award. SKBH Productions next film will be Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho, a remake directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.In 2014, he launched another production house called SKF (Salman Khan Films). The first film released under this banner was the Canadian film Dr. Cabbie. The film earned $350,452 on its opening day at the box office. The next films under this banner were Hero, in which he also sang the title song "Hero" by Nikhil Advani, which starred Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi and Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty; and Bajrangi Bhaijaan by Kabir Khan starring Khan himself with Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. According to reports, the show helped Sony TV regain its third position in the Indian television ratings. He again hosted the show in 2009 and thus won the Best Anchor Award for 10 Ka Dum in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 Khan hosted ''Bigg Boss 4''. The show was widely accepted and appreciated due to Khan's hosting and surpassed the famous hosting of Amitabh Bachchan.The Grand Finale episode on 8 January 2011, received a TRP of 6.7, which was the highest among the finales of other Indian reality shows such as ''Kaun Banega Crorepati'', ''Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega'', ''MasterChef'' and ''DID –Li'l Masters''. Due to high TRP Khan again hosted ''Bigg Boss 5'' along with Sanjay Dutt in 2011 and because of huge acceptance he also hosted ''Bigg Boss 6'' and ''Bigg Boss 7'' in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 Khan hosted the Star Guild Award for the first time. Khan also hosted ''Bigg Boss 8'', ''Bigg Boss 9'', ''Bigg Boss 10'', ''Bigg Boss 11'', ''Bigg Boss 12'', ''Bigg Boss 13'', ''Bigg Boss 14'', ''Bigg Boss 15'', ''Bigg Boss 16'' and ''Bigg Boss 17''.Khan was associated as a brand when he had advertised for Campa Cola, Limca Soft drink, Hero Honda bikes and ''Double Bull'' shirts well before he entered the film Industry. Even after he became a superstar, he never showed interest in promoting himself as a brand, but he was signed for Thums Up in 2002 and continued until its contract was over. Later Akshay Kumar replaced Khan. Later he was the brand ambassador of the soft drink Mountain Dew with whom he ended the contract in December 2010, and he has once again promoted Thums Up but ended contract soon after. He is now brand ambassador for Pepsi. He has also become the brand ambassador for the travel website, Yatra, which also made him a shareholder. He is also the face of the History Channel and the new brand ambassador for Suzuki motorcycles, Previously he endorsed ''Red Tape Shoes'', and now he is endorsing Relaxo ''Hawaii''. Khan is also the brand ambassador of the detergent brand ''Wheel''. He has also appeared for Chlormint, a brand of gum, with his brother Sohail Khan. The actor has also done a jewellery brand, ''Sangini'' with Kareena Kapoor. Apart from innerwear brand ''Dixcy Scott'' and ''tablet BlackBerry Playbook'', Britannia' s ''Tiger biscuits'' is the latest endorsement of Salman. He is also the face of Ranbaxy' s ''Revital'', replacing Yuvraj Singh. Apart from these brands, he also has Rotomac Pen and SF Sonic Batteries endorsements. Now Khan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Dubai-based fashion label ''Splash'', and has been also signed as the brand ambassador for Astral Limited the leading manufacturers of plumbing and drainage systems in the country. Khan is also the brand ambassador of civic body Bombay Municipal Corporation's (BMC) drive against open defecation in Mumbai, and has been also signed by the Security and Surveillance brand, CP PLUS as their CCTV ambassador. Khan is now the second Ambassador along with Amitabh Bachchan for 'Emami Healthy & Tasty', 'Himani Best Choice' and 'Rasoi', apart from 'Bake Magic'.The renowned Bollywood actor, made a significant investment in the property sector in 2012 when he purchased a commercial property on Linking Road for approximately 120 Crore Indian Rupee. In 2017, the property gained prominence as it became the location for Future Retail's Food Hall, which was owned by Kishore Biyani's Future Group. An agreement was struck for a monthly rental of 80 Lakh Indian Rupees over a five-year period. However, due to non-payment of dues, a legal dispute arose, ultimately resulting in a ruling by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in favour of Salman Khan.Fast forward to 2023, and the property has found new occupants in the form of Food Square, a luxury gourmet retail brand owned by LandCraft Retail Private Limited. The co-founders of Food Square, Lalit Jhawar and Mayank Gupta, successfully secured $3.6 million in funding from notable investors, including Masaba Gupta, Mukul Agrawal, Purple Style Labs, Sanket Parekh (from the Pidilite Family), Rahul Kayan (SMIFS), and Harminder Sahni. However, due to non-payment of dues, a legal dispute arose, ultimately resulting in a ruling by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in favour of Salman Khan.Fast forward to 2023, and the property has found new occupants in the form of Food Square, a luxury gourmet retail brand owned by LandCraft Retail Private Limited. The co-founders of Food Square, Lalit Jhawar and Mayank Gupta, successfully secured $3.6 million in funding from notable investors, including Masaba Gupta, Mukul Agrawal, Purple Style Labs, Sanket Parekh (from the Pidilite Family), Rahul Kayan (SMIFS), and Harminder Sahni. Food Square now rents out the Salman Khan-owned property for a monthly fee of 1 Crore Indian Rupees, marking a new chapter in the property's history.

Brand endorsements

Khan was associated as a brand when he had advertised for Campa Cola, Limca Soft drink, Hero Honda bikes and ''Double Bull'' shirts well before he entered the film Industry. Even after he became a superstar, he never showed interest in promoting himself as a brand, but he was signed for Thums Up in 2002 and continued until its contract was over. Later Akshay Kumar replaced Khan. Later he was the brand ambassador of the soft drink Mountain Dew with whom he ended the contract in December 2010, and he has once again promoted Thums Up but ended contract soon after. He is now brand ambassador for Pepsi. He has also become the brand ambassador for the travel website, Yatra, which also made him a shareholder. He is also the face of the History Channel and the new brand ambassador for Suzuki motorcycles, Previously he endorsed ''Red Tape Shoes'', and now he is endorsing Relaxo ''Hawaii''. Khan is also the brand ambassador of the detergent brand ''Wheel''. He has also appeared for Chlormint, a brand of gum, with his brother Sohail Khan. The actor has also done a jewellery brand, ''Sangini'' with Kareena Kapoor. Apart from innerwear brand ''Dixcy Scott'' and ''tablet BlackBerry Playbook'', Britannia' s ''Tiger biscuits'' is the latest endorsement of Salman. He is also the face of Ranbaxy' s ''Revital'', replacing Yuvraj Singh. Apart from these brands, he also has Rotomac Pen and SF Sonic Batteries endorsements. Now Khan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Dubai-based fashion label ''Splash'', and has been also signed as the brand ambassador for Astral Limited the leading manufacturers of plumbing and drainage systems in the country. Khan is also the brand ambassador of civic body Bombay Municipal Corporation's (BMC) drive against open defecation in Mumbai, and has been also signed by the Security and Surveillance brand, CP PLUS as their CCTV ambassador. Khan is now the second Ambassador along with Amitabh Bachchan for 'Emami Healthy & Tasty', 'Himani Best Choice' and 'Rasoi', apart from 'Bake Magic'.

Personal life

Khan resides in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai. He also has a 150-acre plot in Panvel which has 3 bungalows, a swimming pool and a gym. He is a fitness enthusiast and maintains a strict regimen.Khan has never married. In 1999, he began dating Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Khan started dating actress Katrina Kaif. After years of speculations, Kaif admitted in an interview in 2011 that she had been in a serious relationship with Khan for several years, but it ended in 2010. Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali were also in serious relationships with Khan.Since 2012, Khan is in a relationship with Romanian actress Iulia Vântur.In August 2011, Khan admitted that he suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder commonly known as the "suicide disease". The disorder occurs due to the inflammation of trigeminal nerve in the face. In an interview, he said that he has been quietly suffering from it for the past seven years, but now the pain has become unbearable. He said that it has even affected his voice, making it much harsher.Khan identifies as both Muslim and Hindu, commenting that, "I'm Hindu and Muslim both. I'm Bharatiya (an Indian)". He explained, "My father is Muslim and my mother is Hindu".

Sabotaging careers

This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.Find sources: "Salman Khan" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (August 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)In June 2020, after actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide in Mumbai, Dabangg director Abhinav Singh Kashyap, brother of director Anurag Kashyap accused Salman and his brothers (Arbaaz, Sohail) and their father Salim Khan of sabotaging his career and more specifically his movie Besharam.
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