“I don’t have to show that I am working very hard” – Salman Khan
Salman Khan is a celebrated actor and amongst the biggest stars of Bollywood. Moody, caring and unpredictable by nature, Salman is a sought after hero in Bollywood today and completes the formidable Khan trio, alongside Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. He runs a charity non-profit organisation, Being Human.
Complete with brawn, looks and charm, the dashing actor kick started his acting career in Bollywood with his debut as a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). His first lead role in a Rajshri Productions’ Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) was a box office ripper that led to Salman’s potential as a fine actor to be recognized, as well as won him many awards. His next success came again, under the same director, in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), which remains as one of Indian cinema’s highest grossing films. While only a few of his films did not fare well, the majority have been box-office successes with rave reviews mixed with criticism.
He started his career by earning Rs. 75 for his first ever gig – he performed as a background dancer in a show “just for fun”. “Then it went up to Rs. 750 for Campa Cola (a soft drink brand). After that his pay remained at Rs. 1,500 for a very long time, he got paid Rs. 31,000 for the film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ (Salman’s breakthrough film), after which he started charging Rs. 75,000 for every film.
Salman Khan’s dream run at the box office in recent years (beginning with ‘Wanted’) has ensured that he remains in the top three club of Bollywood. Going by his current form, he’s definitely the Big Boss of Bollywood.
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