The ‘Bhaijaan of Bollywood’, Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, or as he more commonly is known as, Salman Khan, was born on 27th December 1965. He is an actor, producer, singer, painter, and television personality. Apart from all this, Khan is also a promoter of humanitarian causes.
Salman made his first appearance in Bollywood in a supporting role in the 1988 movie Biwi Ho To Aisi, and then in the following year, he was the lead in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). From there, in his 33 years long career, he has taken Bollywood by storm with multiple blockbusters.
The following are some of the fan favorites movies of Salman Khan:
- Sultan (2016)
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Box office collection: ₹6.23 billion
Movie stars: Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma
IMDb Rating: 7/10
Produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films, Sultan is a sports drama film that was released worldwide on 6th July 2016.
The movie focuses on the life of Sultan Ali Khan who once was a world wrestling champion, giving up the sport due to the death of his just-born son. Later, he determines to revive his career and earn back the respect which he has lost.
Emerging as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies ever, Sultan received a lot of positive responses and love from the audience.
- Hum Aapke Hai Koun..! (1994)
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Box office collection: ₹1.27 billion
Movie stars: Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Sooraj Barjatya wrote and directed the 1994 Indian Hindi-language love drama film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, which was produced by Rajshri Productions.
Prem (Salman Khan) and his brother’s sister-in-law, Nisha (Madhuri Dixit), are madly in love with one another. Nisha’s sister, Pooja slips from the stairs and dies due to head injury, leaving a baby behind. The families decide to remarry Rajesh with Nisha for the sake of the baby. Prem and Nisha decide to sacrifice their love.
The movie becomes the highest-grossing Bollywood movie at that time crossing over a billion rupees in revenue.
- Jai Ho (2014)
Director: Sohail Khan
Box office collection: ₹1.95 billion
Movie stars: Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah, Danny Denzongpa, and Aditya Pancholi
IMDb Rating: 5.1/10
Jai Ho is a Hindi-language political action film released in 2014. The film is an authentic remake of the Telugu film Stalin (2006), which was influenced by the American drama film Pay It Forward.
A former Indian military officer, Jai Agnihotri (Salman Khan) devises an innovative approach to encourage social responsibility in apathetic people. The public is in favor of his plan, but he must deal with a powerful political family.
The movie received mixed reviews but grossed over 1.95 billion.
- Mujhse Shaddi Karogi (2004)
Director: David Dhawan
Box office collection: ₹ 565 million
Movie stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi is a romantic comedy film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by David Dhawan which was released in India in 2004.
Sameer (Salman Khan), a hot-headed young man, relocates to Goa, where he meets and falls in love with Rani (Priyanka Chopra). Sunny (Akshay Kumar), Sameer’s roommate, however, adores her and does everything he can to sabotage Sameer’s prospects with Rani. But there is a twist at the end.
Released on 30th July 2004, the film received positive reviews from the critics and audience. The movie was also nominated for multiple awards.
- Partner (2007)
Director: David Dhawan
Box office collection: ₹1.03 billion
Movie stars: Govinda, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Lara Dutta
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
David Dhawan directed and Sohail Khan produced the 2007 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film Partner. The movie is based on the American movie, Hitch which was released in 2005.
The movie tells the narrative of Prem Kulkarni (Salman Khan), a love guru who advises his client, Bhaskar Divakar Chaudhary (Govinda), on how to woo his lovely employer, Priya Jaisingh (Katrina Kaif). While doing so, he falls in love with a widowed mother, Naina Sahani (Lara Dutta), causing him to disguise his identity.
Partner was a commercial success receiving positive reviews. There were talks for a sequel but later the idea was scrapped.
- Dabangg (2010)
Director: Abhinav Singh Kashyap
Box office collection: ₹2.19 billion
Movie stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, and Sonu Sood
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Dabangg is an Indian action-comedy movie produced by Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan, directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap, released on 10th September 2010.
Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) is a cop who has a unique way to deal with crimes. His detractor Cheddi Singh (Sonu Sood) succeeds in creating and utilizing a divide between Chulbul and his step-brother, Makkhanchand “Makkhi” Pandey (Arbaaz Khan).
The movie was a success and was transformed into the Dabangg series. The movie has 2 sequels which were released in 2012 and 2019 respectively.
Some of Salman Khan’s other works that you can watch are Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bodyguard (2011), Tere Naam (2003), Kick (2014), Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), Ready (2011), Karan Arjun (1995) and many more.
Edited by Anupama Roy