Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who works in Hindi films. In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting. He is cited in the media as one of the most commercially successful actors of Indian cinema. Forbes included him in their 2015 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in the world; Khan tied with Amitabh Bachchan for No. 71 on the list, both with earnings of $33.5 million. According to the Forbes 2018 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in world, Khan was the highest-ranked Indian with 82nd rank with earnings of $37.7 million. He is also known as the host of the reality show, Bigg Boss since 2010.
The eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan, Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), followed by a leading role in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). Khan continued in Bollywood in the 1990s with roles in several productions, including the romantic drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), the action comedy Andaz Apna Apna (1994), the action thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999), and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). After a brief period of decline in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by playing the lead role in successful action films like Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Kick (2014), Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).
In addition to his acting career, Khan is a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation. 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.
Khan has starred in ten of the highest grossers of the year, starting from 1947 to 2020, which is highest for any actor in history of Hindi cinema.
Early life and ancestry
Salman Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Sushila Charak, who adopted the name Salma. Born to a Muslim father and Hindu mother on 27 December 1965, Khan was brought up in both faiths. In 1980, when Salma and Salim got divorced and his father married the actress Helen, the children’s relationship with their father grew hostile and only recovered years later.
Salman Khan’s paternal great-grandparents were 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 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.
Khan resides in the Galaxy Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai. He also has a 150-acre plot in Panvel which has 3 bungalows, a swimming pool and a gym. Khan is a fitness enthusiast and maintains a strict regimen.
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.
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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”. 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”.
As confirmed in a talk show Khan suffers from a rare facial nerve disorder, called trigeminal neuralgia. The disorder occurs due to the inflammation of trigeminal nerve in the face.
Salman Khan Height Age Girlfriend Wife Family Biography
|Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)
|– Chest: 45 Inches
– Waist: 35 Inches
– Biceps: 17 Inches
|Film (Actor): Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
TV (Host): 10 Ka Dum (2008)
1990: Best Male Debut for Maine Pyaar Kiya
1999: Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
National Film Awards
2012: Best Children’s Film for Chillar Party
2016: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2008: Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment
2013: Lions Favorite Philanthropic NGO in India for Being Human
2014: Times Celebex Awards – Star of the Year
2016: Times Of India Film Award For Best Actor for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
|Date of Birth
|27 December 1965
|Age (as of 2023)
|Indore, Madhya Pradesh
|Mumbai, Maharashtra (he spent his childhood at 21, Palasia in Indore & Gwalior)
|• Scindia School, Gwalior
• St. Stanislaus High School, Mumbai
|St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
|Islam (He identifies himself as both Hindu and Muslim; he says “I’m Hindu and Muslim both. I’m Bharatiya. My father is Muslim and my mother is Hindu.”)
|Mixed (mainly Pathan)
|Galaxy Apartments, Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai
|Swimming, Cycling, Painting, Writing
|• Blackbuck hunting case (1999): Salman & his co-stars of Hum Saath Saath Hain were accused of hunting blackbuck deer & chinkara (endangered animals) while shooting for the film in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
On 5 April 2018, he was found guilty in the Blackbuck Killing Case and was sentenced to 5 years by the Jodhpur Court; Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri pronounced the verdict. He was charged under Section 51 of Wildlife (Protection) Act. The Jodhpur Court gave benefit of doubt to “Hum Saath Saath Hain” co-stars, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, and Sonali Bendre.
On 8 April 2018, he was granted a bail by the Jodhpur Sessions court; after spending two nights in Jodhpur jail.
• Hit-and-run case (2002): Salman drove his car over the people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery at night. One person was killed, while three persons were injured in this accident.
• His relationship with Aishwarya Rai (2002): Aishwarya’s parents lodged a complaint against him for harassing their daughter. Later, he denied all the allegations imposed on him.
• Fight with Shah Rukh Khan (2008): Salman & Shah Rukh fought at Katrina Kaif‘s birthday party.
• Derogatory word at public place: In December 2017, an FIR was lodged against him and Shilpa Shetty at Andheri Police station, Mumbai by Navin Ramchandra Lade, General Secretary of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India for allegedly using the word “bhangi” at a public place, which hurt the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community.
• Promoting nepotism: He faced the backlash on social media for promoting nepotism in Bollywood and trying to establish monopoly in the industry. The actor was among the few in the industry who faced the jibe of various outsiders in the industry, Including Abhinav Kashyap, Sonu Nigam, and Sona Mohapatra. These accusations came after Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on 14 June 2020.
• Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood: In March 2022, his ex-girlfriend Somy Ali shared a post on social media in which she termed Salman Khan as the ‘Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood.’ In the post, Somy wrote, “The Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood! You will be exposed. The women you abused will come out one day and share their truth. Just like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.”
• Misbehaviour with a journalist: In April 2022, Salman Khan approached the Bombay High Court, where he challenged the process (summons) issued to him by a lower court in connection with the alleged misbehavior with a journalist in 2019. In his complaint Journalist Ashok Pandey accused the actor of snatching his mobile phone while he was cycling on a Mumbai street. Pandey alleged that the actor did show after some media persons started clicking his photos, and the actor entered into an argument and threatened him.
|Relationships & More
|• Sangeeta Bijlani (actress)
• Somy Ali (actress)
• Aishwarya Rai (actress; 1999-2002)
• Katrina Kaif (actress; 2003-2010)
• Faria Alam (Former Model & Football Association Secretary; 1996)
• Iulia Vantur (actress; 2016)
|Father– Salim Khan (Screenwriter)
Mother– Sushila Charak (birth name)
Stepmother– Helen (actor)
• Sohail Khan (younger)
• Arbaaz Khan (younger)
• Alvira (younger)
• Arpita (younger)
|Chinese food, Spicy Italian food, Pav Bhaji, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Kebab
home-cooked food, ‘Mixture’ (all the leftovers from various food items and mixes them before eating)
Apart from those, he loves biryani and kebabs and other Mughlai and North-Indian delicacies
|Hollywood: Sylvester Stallone
Bollywood: Dilip Kumar, Govinda
|Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam
|China Garden, Mumbai
|Black, White, Grey
|Sitaphal ice cream
|Sachin Tendulkar, Imran Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra
|‘Jab Hum Jawan’ by Shabbir Kumar
|BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Land Cruiser
|Tight jeans & T-Shirts
|Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace
|• Lexus LX 470,
• Mercedes Benz GL-Class,
• BMW X5, Range Rover Vogue,
• BMW X6
• Audi R8,
• Audi Q7,
• W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class
|Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ limited edition motorbike, Suzuki Hayabusa
|150-acre plot in Panvel which is having 3 bungalows, swimming pool and his own gym
|$8.61 million (INR 60 crore/film)
|Income (as in 2018)
|$33.95 (INR 253.25 crore/annum)
|Net Worth (approx.)
|$300 Million (INR 1950 Crore)
On 28 September 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving after his car ran into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the accident. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped. On 24 July 2013, he was formally charged with culpable homicide in the case, to which he pleaded not guilty.
On 6 May 2015, Khan was found guilty of all charges in the case. The Bombay Sessions Court concluded that Khan was driving the car under the influence of alcohol, causing the death of one and serious injury to four homeless persons. An RTO officer confirmed that Khan did not have a driving license until 2004. Sessions Judge DW Deshpande convicted the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him to five years in prison. Later in the same day, Khan, being represented by Senior Counsel Amit Desai was granted bail by the Bombay High Court till 8 May 2015, on which the court suspended his prison sentence until the final appeal hearing in July. His driver Ashok Singh, who had given the testimony that it was himself who was driving the car at the time of accident, was charged with perjury for misguiding the Court with false testimony and was arrested. The kidnapping and eventual death of prime witness police constable Ravindra Patil remains a mystery, with some suspecting the involvement of organised crime. In December 2015, Khan was acquitted of all charges from this case due to lack of evidence. The Supreme Court on Tuesday 5 July 2016 admitted a plea by the Maharashtra government that challenged the acquittal of Salman Khan in this hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. The court refused to fast-track the case.
Relationship with Aishwarya Rai
His relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media. After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him. In 2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in 2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organised crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government’s Forensic lab in Chandigarh, which concluded that it was fake.
Blackbuck hunting and Arms Act violations cases
The case involves the alleged killing of a deer when Khan and his co-stars – Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu — were filming the movie Hum Saath-Saath Hain in the forests near Jodhpur in 1998. In 2007, Salman spent a week in Jodhpur jail before the court granted him bail. In addition to the accusations of poaching of endangered antelopes under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, a case under sections 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act was filed against Khan for allegedly keeping and using firearms with an expired licence.
On 17 February 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting Chinkara, an endangered species. The sentence was stayed by a higher court on appeal.
On 10 April 2006, Khan was handed a five-year jail term and remanded to Jodhpur jail until 13 April when he was granted bail. On 24 July 2012, Rajasthan High Court finalised charges against Khan and his other colleagues in the endangered blackbuck killing case, paving way for the start of the trial. On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Khan on Rajasthan government’s plea challenging the High Court order suspending his conviction. Khan was acquitted in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases by the Rajasthan High Court on 24 July 2016.
On 18 October 2016 the Rajasthan Government decided to approach the Supreme Court to challenge Khan’s acquittal in two related cases.
On 18 January 2017 Khan was acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case linked to the killing of a blackbuck in Rajasthan. Khan pleaded “not guilty” to charges of violating the law by keeping unlicensed weapons and using them. Acquitting the actor, the court said that the prosecution failed to submit enough evidence against him.
On 5 April 2018, Jodhpur court convicted Khan in the blackbuck poaching case and sentenced him to five years imprisonment, while acquitting Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu.
Khan was released on bail on 7 April 2018, pending appeal.
Remarks about 26/11 attacks
In September 2010, Khan was reported to have claimed during an interview on a Pakistani channel that the 26/11 attacks got a lot of attention because the “elite” were targeted. During the interview, the actor had said: “It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five-star hotels and stuff. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is “why not before?” Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much.” Khan also said that Pakistan was not to be blamed for it, and that the Indian security forces had failed. Khan’s comments had drawn strong reactions from Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Chagan Bhujbal, Shiv Sena, BJP and other political parties. The comments were also condemned by Ujwal Nikam, Special Prosecutor in the 26/11 trial. Khan later apologized for his comments.
Tweets on Yakub Memon
On 25 July 2015, Khan made a number of tweets from his Twitter account in support of the 1993 Bombay bombings accused Yakub Memon. Memon was scheduled to be executed, before which Khan made his tweets. Khan said that Yakub’s brother, Tiger Memon should be hanged instead. He also asked the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif to confirm “whether the mob boss is in his country.” The tweets sparked protests outside his house where police had to be deployed and was criticised in social media and by his father, Salim Khan. Following these incidents, Khan withdrew his tweets and apologized.
|Biwi Ho To Aisi
|Maine Pyar Kiya
|Patthar Ke Phool
|Suryavanshi Vikram Singh/Vicky
|Vasudev Gujrat/Rohan Yadav
|Ek Ladka Ek Ladki
|Dil Tera Aashiq
|Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
|Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
|Andaz Apna Apna
|Dushman Duniya Ka
|Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
|Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
|Extended cameo appearance
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
|Jaanam Samjha Karo
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
|Also playback singer for song “Chandi Ki Daal Par”
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain
|Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
|Chal Mere Bhai
|Also playback singer for song “Chal Mere Bhai” With Sanjay Dutt
|Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
|Dhai Akshar Prem Ke
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
|Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
|Ali/Veer Singh Thakur
|Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
|Yeh Hai Jalwa
|Raj Mittal/Raj “Raju” Saxena
|Love at Times Square
|ACP Arjun Ranavat
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
|Dr. Sameer Malhotra
|Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
|Om Shanti Om
|Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”
|God Tussi Great Ho
|Balkar Singh/Parminder Singh
|Also playback singer for song “Main Hoon Yuvraaj”
|Rajveer “Radhe” Shikhawat
|Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
|Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
|Prem Kaa Game
|The Sutradhaar (Narrator)
|Tees Maar Khan
|Special appearance in song “Wallah Re Wallah”
|Isi Life Mein…!
|Tell Me O Kkhuda
|Ek Tha Tiger
|Manish Chandra/Avinash Singh Rathore/Tiger
|Son of Sardaar
|Ishkq in Paris
|Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
|Main Tera Hero
|Devilal “Devil” Singh
|Also playback singer for songs “Hangover”, “Jumme Ki Raat”, “Tu Hi Tu”
|Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi/Bajrangi Bhaijaan
|Producer and playback singer for song “Main Hoon Hero Tera”
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
|Prem Dilwale/Yuvraj Vijay Singh
|Sultan Ali Khan
|Sultan Ali Khan
|Hanuman: Da’ Damdaar
|Laxman Singh Bisht
|Tiger Zinda Hai
|Tiger/Avinash Singh Rathore
|Welcome to New York
|Also producer, lyricist and playback singer
|Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
|Special appearance in the song “Rafta Rafta Medley”
|Voiceover for the teaser
|Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
|Tiger/Avinash Singh Rathore
|10 Ka Dum
|Bigg Boss 4
|Bigg Boss 5
|Co-hosted with Sanjay Dutt
|Bigg Boss 6
|Bigg Boss 7
|8th Star Guild Awards
|9th Star Guild Awards
|Bigg Boss 8
|Bigg Boss 9
|Bigg Boss 10
|Super Night with Tubelight
|Bigg Boss 11
|10 Ka Dum
|Bigg Boss 12
|The Kapil Sharma Show 2
|Nach Baliye 9
|Bigg Boss 13
|Bigg Boss 14
|Narrtor (Voiceover for first episode)
|Bigg Boss 15
|Zid Na Karo Ye Dil Ka Mamla Hai (Honey Honey)
|Divya Khosla Kumar
|Roop Johri, Kunal Ganjawala
|Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
|Salman Khan, Ruhaan Arshad
|Salman Khan, Ruhaan Arshad
|Guru Randhawa, Iulia Vantur