Monday, November 3, 2008

Salman Khan and his achievements


Salman Khan

Born December 27, 1965 (1965-12-27) (age 42)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Film actor, Television Presenter
Years active 1988 – present
Spouse(s) None
Domestic partner(s) Katrina Kaif (2003 - present)
Official website www.Salmankhan.net
Awards won
Filmfare Awards
Best Male Debut:
1990: Maine Pyar Kiya
Best Supporting Actor:
1999: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (Hindi: सलमान ख़ान, Urdu: سلمان خان, pronounced [səlˈmɑːn ˈxɑːn]; born December 27, 1965) is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood films.

Khan, who made his acting debut with the film Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. He went on to star in some of Bollywood's most successful films, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), Biwi No.1 (1999), having appeared in the highest earning films of five separate years during his career.

In 1999, Khan won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his extended appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and since then has starred in several critical and commercial successes, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Tere Naam (2003), No Entry (2005) and Partner (2007). Khan has thus established himself as one of the most prominent leading actors of Hindi cinema.[1][2]
Contents

* 1 Biography
o 1.1 Career
o 1.2 Personal life
* 2 Controversies
o 2.1 Legal troubles
o 2.2 Relationship troubles
o 2.3 Fatwas against Salman
* 3 Awards and nominations
o 3.1 Filmfare Awards
+ 3.1.1 Star Screen Awards
+ 3.1.2 Zee Cine Awards
+ 3.1.3 Bollywood Movie Awards
+ 3.1.4 National Honour
* 4 Filmography
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 Further reading
* 8 External links

Biography

Career

Salman Khan made his acting debut in the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi where he played a supporting role. His first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romance Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). The film went on to become one of India's highest grossing films.[3] It also won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, and a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award.

1990 saw only one film release starring Khan, Baaghi, co-starring alongside southern actress Nagma. The film was a box office success,[4] and was followed by another successful year in 1991 when he starred in three hit films, Patthar Ke Phool, Sanam Bewafa and Saajan.[5] Despite these tremendous early box office successes, all of his 1992-1993 releases resulted in box office failures.[5]

Khan clawed back his previous success in 1994 with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. This film was the biggest hit of that year, and turned out to be one of Bollywood's highest grossing films ever, becoming the fourth highest earner of all time.[6] Apart from being a commercial success, the film was widely acclaimed and Khan was praised for his performance, earning his second nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare. Three more films released that year featured Khan, none of which making a significant impact on the box-office as was the case with the previously mentioned title. He did however win praise for his performance in Andaz Apna Apna, alongside co-star Aamir Khan, which has gained a cult status since its release. In 1995 he cemented his success with Rakesh Roshan's blockbuster Karan Arjun, co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan.[5] The film was the second biggest hit of the year, and his role of Karan once again put his name among the nominees for the Best Actor award at the Filmfare, which was eventually won by his Karan Arjun co-star Shahrukh Khan.

1996 was followed by two successes. The first one being Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directional debut Khamoshi: The Musical, co-starring Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar and Seema Biswas. Though a box office failure, the film was critically acclaimed. He next starred alongside Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor in Raj Kanwar's action hit Jeet.

He had only two releases in 1997: Judwaa and Auzaar. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan co-starring Karisma Kapoor, where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth. The film was a box office hit. The latter, co-starring Shilpa Shetty failed to do well, but developed a cult following after its video release.

Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the comedy Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya opposite Kajol, one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. This was followed by the moderately successful drama Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai.[5] Khan played a young man who has to take a child who claims to be his son, under his custody. Khan's performance in the film earned him several positive notices and favourable reviews from critics. He rounded of the year with Karan Johar's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, he had only an extended cameo playing the role of Aman. However, it eventually turned out beneficial to him, as his performance earned him his second Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.

In 1999, Khan starred in three hit films: Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, which reunited him with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time; Biwi No.1, which became the top grossing film that year; and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which was a major critical success, and earned him another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare. In 2000, Khan acted in six films, most of which failed critically and commercially, except for the two moderately successful films, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, both of which co-starred Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta. His performance in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, the release of which was delayed until 2001, was received well. The film was one of the first Bollywood movies to handle the issue of surrogate childbirth; Khan played the role of a rich industrialist, who hires a surrogate mother after his wife becomes infertile. Critics noted his turn towards a more serious role, which reportedly had more substance in comparison to his previous roles.[7][8] In 2002 he starred in the delayed release Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam which was semi-hit at the box office.

Khan's following releases failed at the box office until he made a comeback in 2003 with Tere Naam. The film was a major earner and his performance was praised by critics, with film critic Taran Adarsh noting, "Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..."[9] He subsequently continued his success at the box office, with comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and No Entry (2005).[5] 2006 was an unsuccessful year for him when Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul both failed to do well at the box office.

Khan started 2007 with the ensemble film Salaam E Ishq which failed to do well at the box office. His next release Partner did very well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster verdict.[10] He next appeared in his first Hollywood movie, Marigold: An Adventure in India opposite American actress Ali Larter. Telling the love story of an Indian man and an American woman, the film was a major failure, both commercially and critically.

In 2008 Khan made his debut on the small screen with the game show, Dus Ka Dum based on the international show The Power of 10.[11]

Personal life

Khan is the eldest son of celebrated screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma Khan (maiden name Sushila Charak). His stepmother is Helen, a famous yesteryear Bollywood actress, who has co-starred with him in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri.

Khan is a dedicated bodybuilder. He trains everyday and is famous for taking off his shirt in movies and stage shows alike. In 2004, he was voted 7th best-looking man in the World and the best looking man in India by People magazine, U.S.[12] Khan has been involved in several charities during his career.[13]

Despite being romantically linked with several actresses, and having relationships with ex-girlfriends Aishwarya Rai, Somy Ali and Sangeeta Bijlani, Khan is frequently featured by Indian media as Bollywood's most eligible bachelor. He has been dating model-turned-actress Katrina Kaif since 2003.[14]

On October 11, 2007, Khan accepted an offer from Madame Tussauds wax museum in London to have a wax replica made of himself. His life-size wax figure was finally installed there on January 15, 2008, making him the fourth Indian actor to have been replicated as a wax statue in the museum .[15][16]

Controversies

Legal troubles

On September 28, 2002, Salman was arrested for rash and negligent driving. His car had collided into a bakery in Mumbai; one person who was sleeping on the sidewalk outside the bakery died and three others were injured in the mishap.[17] Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped, and he was found not guilty. However, he will still have to stand trial for a series of lesser charges pertaining to the incident[18]

On February 17, 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting an endangered species, the Chinkara. The sentence was stayed by a higher court during appeal.[19] On April 10, 2006, Salman was handed a five year jail term for hunting the endangered Chinkara. He was remanded to Jodhpur jail, and remained there until April 13, when he was granted bail.[20] On August 24, 2007, the Jodhpur sessions court, upheld the 5 year jail term for Khan in the Chinkara poaching case by turning down his appeal against the 2006 judgement. At the time of the hearing, he was busy with a shooting elsewhere, while his sister attended the proceedings.[21] Day after, he was placed under police arrest in Jodhpur after a Rajasthan court upheld a prison sentence passed upon him for poaching. On August 31, 2007, Khan was released on bail from the Jodhpur Central jail where he has spent six days.

Relationship troubles

His turbulent relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media, and had constantly filled gossip columns.[22] After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him.[23]

In 2005, news outlets released what was said to be an illicit copy of a mobile phone call recorded in 2001 by the Mumbai police. It appeared to be a call in which he threatened his ex-girlfriend, Aishwarya Rai, in an effort to force her to appear at social events held by Mumbai crime figures. The call featured boasts of connections to organized crime and derogatory comments about other actors. However, the alleged tape was tested in the government's Forensic lab in Chandigarh, which concluded that it was fake.[24][25]

Fatwas against Salman

In September 2007, a Muslim organisation issued a fatwa against Khan for attending a Ganesh puja. Stating that Islam prohibits idol worship, the organisation stated that unless Khan reads the kalmas - the declaration of faith, all over again, he will not be considered a Muslim. In addition to that, Khan celebrated the Ganesh Mahostav with his family in Bandra; they brought a Ganesh idol for one day for the sake of his stepmother, Helen. Khan was among the group who danced in the procession. His father responded by criticising the fatwa, and stated that Salman had done nothing wrong.[26]

Another fatwa was raised against Khan by a Muslim cleric in India, mufti Salim Ahmad Qasmi, for allowing Madame Tussauds in London to make a wax model of himself. The mufti said the statue is illegal and the Sharia forbids depictions of all living creatures. This created speculation in the press, as no fatwa was released against fellow Muslim, Shahrukh Khan who also has a wax model in the museum. Salman responded by saying, "These fatwas are becoming a joke".[27]

The fatwa was raised upon Khan again in September 2008, for celebrating the Ganeshotsav Hindu ceremony at his home with the family. The fatwa was raised by the member of the Advisory Council, Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. On this occasion, his father, Salim, again questioned the fatwa and criticised those who raise it.[28][29]

Awards and nominations

Filmfare Awards

Winner

* 1990: Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Maine Pyar Kiya
* 1999: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Nominated

* 1990: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Maine Pyar Kiya
* 1995: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum Aapke Hain Koun
* 1996: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Karan Arjun
* 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Jeet
* 1999: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
* 2000: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
* 2000: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Biwi No.1
* 2004: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tere Naam
* 2004: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Baghban
* 2006: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for No Entry

Star Screen Awards

Nominated

* 2004: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Tere Naam
* 2005: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Garv: Pride and Honour

Zee Cine Awards

Nominated

* 2004: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Tere Naam
* 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
* 2006: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male for No Entry

Bollywood Movie Awards

Winner

* 2002: Bollywood Movie Award - Most Sensational Actor, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

National Honour

* 2007: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievement in entertainment.[30]

Filmography
Year Title Role Other notes
1988 Biwi Ho To Aisi Vicky Bhandari
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Prem Choudhary Winner, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love saajan Sood
1991 Sanam Bewafa Salman Khan
Patthar Ke Phool Inspector Suraj
Kurbaan Akash Singh
Love Prithvi
Saajan Akash Varma
1992 Suryavanshi Vicky/Suryavanshi Vikram Singh
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki Raja
Jaagruti Jugnu
Nishchaiy Rohan Yadav/Vasudev Gujral
1993 Chandra Mukhi Raja Rai
Dil Tera Aashiq Vijay
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Prem Bhopali
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...! Prem Niwas
Chaand Kaa Tukdaa Shyam Malhotra
Sangdil Sanam Kishan
1995 Karan Arjun Karan Singh/Ajay
Veergati Ajay
1996 Majhdhaar Gopal
Khamoshi: The Musical Raj
Jeet Raju
Dushman Duniya Ka Special appearance
1997 Judwaa Raja/Prem Malhotra Double role
Auzaar Inspector Suraj Prakash
Dus Captain Jeet Sharma Incomplete film
Deewana Mastana Prem Kumar Special appearance
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Suraj Khanna Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Suraj Dhanrajgir
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Special appearance
Bandhan Raju
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Aman Mehra
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo Rahul
Biwi No.1 Prem
Sirf Tum Prem Special appearance
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Sameer Rafillini
Hello Brother Hero
Hum Saath-Saath Hain Prem
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Raja Oberoi
Chal Mere Bhai Prem Oberoi
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Raj/Romi
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke Friendly appearance
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Prem Kapoor
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Raj Malhotra
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Veer Singh Thakur/Ali
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Suraj
Yeh Hai Jalwa Raj 'Raju' Saxena/Raj Mittal
2003 Love at Times Square Special appearance (song)
Stumped Special appearance (song)
Tere Naam Radhe Mohan Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Baghban Alok Raj
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Inspector Arjun Ranavat
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Sameer Malhotra
Phir Milenge Rohit Manchanda
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Rishabh
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love Aditya
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? Dr. Samir Malhotra
No Entry Prem Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Kyon Ki Anand
2006 Saawan: The Love Season
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Ayaan
Jaan-E-Mann Suhaan
Baabul Avinash Kapoor
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq Rahul
Partner Prem
Marigold Prem
Saawariya Imaan
2008 God Tussi Great Ho Arun Prajapati
Hello Chetan Bhagat Special appearance
Heroes Balkar Singh / Jassvinder Singh
Yuvvraaj Deven Yuvvraaj Releasing on November 21, 2008
2009 Wanted Dead and Alive Post-production
Main Aur Mrs. Khanna Mr. Khanna Filming

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