Salman Khan: 10 Interesting Facts (& Trivia) That You Probably Didn’t Know

Salman Khan
There’s nothing in Bollywood currently that makes as much news as Salman Khan does. Even if he sneezes, its in the news. But then he’s the hottest property in Bollywood as of now!

Salman is the eldest son of writer Salim Khan, who as part of the famous Salim-Javed pair wrote several blockbusters for Bollywood, such as Sholay, Yaadon Ki Baarat, Don, and Mr. India and have won 6 Film Fare Awards together. Salman’s younger brothers Sohail Khan and Arbaz Khan are actors, producers and directors.

Here we present the top 10 Interesting facts about Salman Khan, some of which, you may not have heard before!

No Film Fare Award for Best Actor

He’s the most popular Bollywood actor, has been in the industry for long, but has not won even a single ‘Film Fare Award For Best Actor’ yet. He still continues to be the most popular star of Bollywood and has millions of fans all over the world.


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Salman had won the ‘Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut’ for ‘Maine Pyar Kiya.’ He also won the ‘Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor’ in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.

Turning Points Of Career

Salman started his career in 1988 with the movie ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ (but not as the male lead.) It was his next movie ‘Main Ne Pyar Kya’ where he performed the lead role; this film was a blockbuster and gave Salman a lot of fame, including the Film fare Award For Male Debut.


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‘Saajan’ was another successful movie of Salman Khan in his early career, after which he gave several flops. His blockbuster movie ‘Hum Aapke Hein Kaun’ again changed his fortunes for some time, before his flops started again.

‘Wanted’ was the blockbuster that changed his fortunes for ever, after which there was no looking back for the superstar!

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Famous Affairs

During the shooting of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999), Salman and Aishwarya Rai had a very serious relationship, but due to reasons best known to them, they broke up in March 2002. An interesting fact is that Aishwarya’s family had filed a case of harassment against Khan after the break up.


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In 2005, during shooting of ‘Main Ne Pyar Kyun Kiya’ Salman had another very serious affair with Bollywood doll Katrina Kaif, they remained together five years and in 2010 they broke up. They still continue to be good friends though.

Salman was also involved with other ladies such as Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, Suneha Ullal, Zareene Khan.

Hit Movies Of Salman Khan

Some of Salman’s blockbuster movies have been Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Ready, Bodyguard, Partner, No Entry and Wanted. Most of them were remakes of South-Indian films, with ordinary story and direction, but ran purely on Salman’s popularity.


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His earlier hit films, because of better story and direction, were Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Ek Tha Tiger, Tere Naam and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Flop Movies Of Salman Khan

Salman has many flop movies to his credit, such as Jaagruti, Suryavanshi, Ek Ladka Ek Ladki, Dil Tera Aashiq, nishchaiy, Chandra mukhi, Sangdil Sanam, Chand Ka Tukda, Majhdhaar, and Veergati.


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TV Shows Of Salman Khan

Dus Ka Dum
Salman hosted this famous TV show of Sony Entertainment in 2008-2009. This show got a lot of popularity because of Salman.

Big Boss
Salman has hosted several seasons of this famous reality show ‘Big Boss’ of Sony TV. I guess it would be very difficult to imagine the show without Salman Khan now.


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Many also believe that Salman does the show only because the staggering amount of money that is offered to him for hosting the controversial television show.

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Salman The Robinhood Pandey

There’s a lot of resemblance between the character ‘Radhey’ played by Salman in ‘Tere Nam’ and Salman in real life – both seem to be short tempered but are quite large-hearted.

Salman has its own NGO called ‘Being Human’ which helps the needy. Salman has his own production house ‘Salman Khan Being Human Productions’ (SKBHP) and donates the money he earns from the movies that are produced under this banner.


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Salman A Macho Man

Salman is among the original Macho Men of Bollywood, and has one of the fittest bodies in the Industry. He likes to workout hard and is an inspiration to many youngsters. Even at this age, he’s still quite popular with the fairer sex; his unmarried status is another reason for his popularity.


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Controversies Of Salman

Salman is probably the most controversial star of Bollywood.

On 28th September 2002 in Mumbai, Salman’s car ran into a bakery killing one person, who was sleeping outside on the pavement, and three others were also injured in this accident. Salman was charged with culpable homicide and the court proceedings are still on.

During shooting of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, Salman along with his colleagues, Saif Ali Khan, Tabbu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre were charged for poaching of ‘Black Buck’. Salman was sentenced to 1 year jail for this case on 17th February 2006. But later court accepted his bail; the trial of this case is still going on at the Jodhpur court.


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In March 2002, after their break-up, Ash had filed a complaint of harassment against Salman.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Of Salman

Salman has been suffering from ‘Trigeminal Neralgia’ since 2007. This is a neuropathic disorder characterized by extreme pain in the face, and is commonly known as ‘suicide disease’. Salman has undergone two surgeries to cure it, but he doesn’t seem to have completely recovered from it; Salman still suffers from pain occasionally.


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We all know Salman is impulsive. Did you know he called his own cook by air to London during shooting of ‘London Dreams’ to cook Biryani for all the staff and crew of ‘London Dreams’ who had got bored eating European food? Salman also loves to drive – BMW, Mercedes Benz and Land Cruiser are his favorites.


Hope you liked reading this top 10 interesting facts of Salman Khan. Let us know if you have something interesting to add to this list.

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