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12-27-2008, 06:56 PM #1
Happy Birthday, Salman!
Happy Birthday, Salman!
Bollywood's most loved and hated man turns 43 on December 27. We trace his very eventful journey in Bollywood.
Born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on December 27, 1965 to screenwriter Salim Khan and Salma Khan, Salman is the oldest of four siblings. Arbaaz and Sohail are his younger brothers. Sister Alvira is a fashion designer who is married to Atul Agnihotri and Arpita was adopted by his family many years ago. Yesteryears seductress Helen is his stepmother. They all stay at Galaxy Apartments located at Bandra Bandstand.
Coming back to the birthday boy, he made his debut in 1988 with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi and achieved stardom with Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989.
Baaghi, Saajan, Paththar ke phool, Sanam Bewafaa were consecutive box office successes. Then films like Jaagruti and Andaz Apna Apna flopped until he regained the top spot with the blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in which he co starred with Madhuri Dixit. 1995 was a good year as Karan Arjun starring him and Shah Rukh was a big hit.
Khamoshi: the musical was a critical success while Salman-Sunny-Karishma starrer Jeet was a commercial success in 1996. This was followed by super hit films like Judwaa, Pyaar kiya toh Darna Kya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Biwi No. 1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke from 1997 to 2001. Salman bounced back in 2003 with hit flick Tere Naam in which he played an obsessive lover and his hairstyle became a rage all over the country. In 2004, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge was a big hit and Phir Milenge is one of his most sensitive performances to date. In 2005, Main Pyar Kyun Kiya and No Entry scored at the BO but after Partner in 2007, he hasn't had a single hit. Yuvvraaj, Heroes, Hello, God Tussi Great Ho and Marigold have crashed and burned on the BO.
Salman has won two Filmfare awards in his career and the Rajiv Gandhi award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment in 2007. Salman was the quintessential romantic, action and sentimental hero but not he is more comfortable doing comedy now.
Salman is one of Bollywood's original body builders and spares no opportunity to take off his shirt. He has also mentored Hrithik Roshan and other debutantes in their body building endeavours. Bollywood's original six pack abs often cycles is often seen cycling around the city and is referred to as one of the fittest actors in B-town.
Salman is also known for his charity work. He runs the Being Human Foundation for children. Salman paints as well and sales proceeds go to the charitable trust. He often plays cricket with street children near his house.
Salman is a very witty, funny and spontaneous guy. But he is also very moody and unpredictable. If he likes you, he will do everything in his power to help you but God save you if you he doesn't like you. Vivek Oberoi is someone who knows this well.
Salman has had an impressive list of girlfriends. He was dating Sangeeta Bijlani at the beginning of his career, then came in Somy Ali for a short while, followed by his tumultuous affair with Aishwarya Rai whom he met on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. They had an acrimonious break up and Khan has been going steady with Katrina Kaif since 2003. He isn't very open and not someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. His family is very keen that he gets married to Kaif soon.
Salman is also known for his love for parties. Rest assured that a party at his place will serve the finest alcohol, yummiest biryani and most succulent kebabs available in town. The Khan household is secular and celebrates festivals like Christmas, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi along with Eid. They also distribute food in orphanages during Eid.
Salman's wax statue has been erected at Madame Tussauds' Museum in London alongside Indian actors SRK, Big B and former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. He was also voted the 7th Best Looking Man in the World by People Magazine in 2004.
Salman has gotten into legal trouble for hunting down an Indian Gazelle in Rajasthan which is an endangered species. He has also been arrested for drunk driving, killing one person who was sleeping on the street.
His fight with SRK at Katrina Kaif's birthday party was the biggest news in Bollywood this year. Both of them have maintained that they will never talk to each other again.
Salman made his TV debut with Dus Ka Dum. His spontaneity, humour and congenial charm upped the TRP ratings of the show and made it a hit with TV audiences.
Next year, Salman will be seen in musical drama London Dreams with Asin and Ajay Devgan and in period drama Veer, whose script he has penned himself.
Salman is a yaaro ka yaar and dushmano ka dushman. He is not perfect but he is what he is. His flaws and his innate magnanimity and goodness make him the multilayered personality that he is. We wish Controversy's Favourite Child a very happy birthday and many more peaceful and joyful years to come.
12-27-2008, 07:02 PM #2
Happy Birthday Salman thanks for sharing
12-27-2008, 08:46 PM #3