Salman Khan is one of the highest paid actors in the Indian Hindi film industry. He boasts of a net worth of $200 million and he has earned this amount by appearing in more than 80 Hindi movies.
Born in Indore, he is the eldest son of Salim Khan and Salma. He made his debut with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya for which he won the best new male actor award (Filmfare Award). He followed up this success by acting in a plethora of successful movies such as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Karan Arjun, Judwaa, Hum Saath Saath Hain & Pyar Kiya to Darna Kiya.
1999 was a turnaround year for the male actor as he bagged the Filmfare Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. By this time Salman Khan had become quite a sensation and today he is one of the most bankable stars in India.
Mr Khan has tasted huge commercial success with films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tere Naam, Partner, Dabang and Ek Tha Tiger which is 2nd highest grossing movies of all time in Bollywood. The film received mixed reviews from the critics but the stunning stunts captured the imagination of the cine-goers. The film was a resounding success and a huge hit although it was definitely not one of the best works of Salman Khan.
The main reason behind Salman Khan’s popularity is his exceptional good looks. He has a huge female fan following but unfortunately this Bollywood is never too far from controversy. The ‘Black buck shooting incident’ and the ‘Hit & Run incident’ have dented the public perception about him but his career continues to flourish despite all these. In 2004 the PEOPLE magazine voted him as the 7th best looking man in the world.