Salman Khan Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Relationship, Height, Career, Early Life, Awards and Nomination

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, born on 27 December 1965, is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality known for his work in Hindi films.

Throughout his career of more than three decades, Khan has been honored with various awards, including two National Film Awards for producing films and a Filmfare Award for his acting.

He is recognized in the media as one of the most successful actors in Indian cinema in terms of commercial appeal.

Forbes has listed Khan as one of the highest-paid celebrities globally, particularly in 2015 and 2018, where he was the highest-ranked Indian celebrity.

Khan has consistently appeared in the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year for 10 different years, a record unmatched by any other actor.

Khan embarked on his acting journey by taking on a supporting role in the film Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988).

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However, it was his breakthrough performance in Sooraj Barjatya’s romantic film Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) that truly catapulted him into the limelight.

Throughout the 1990s, Khan solidified his position in the industry with a string of commercially successful movies, including Barjatya’s family dramas Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999), the action-packed Karan Arjun (1995), and the comedic Biwi No.1 (1999).

Although he faced some ups and downs in the 2000s, Khan experienced even greater fame in the 2010s with his roles in blockbuster action films like Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), Kick (2014), and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).

He also showcased his versatility in critically acclaimed dramas such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016).

However, his recent filmography has been met with mixed reviews, with the exception of the highly anticipated sequel Tiger 3 (2023).

Aside from his acting career, Khan is also known for his work as a television presenter and his dedication to philanthropy through his charity organization, the Being Human Foundation.

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan[1][2]

27 December 1965 (age 58)

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • television presenter
Years active 1988–present
Works Full list
Family Salim Khan family
Awards Full list

Since 2010, he has been hosting the popular reality show Bigg Boss. However, Khan’s personal life has been marred by controversy and legal issues.

In 2015, he was convicted of culpable homicide in a negligent driving case, where he accidentally ran over five people with his car, resulting in one fatality.

However, his conviction was later overturned on appeal. In 2018, Khan faced another legal setback when he was convicted in a blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years in prison.

Currently, he is out on bail while awaiting the outcome of his appeal.

Early Life

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan is the firstborn child of screenwriter Salim Khan and his initial spouse Sushila Charak, who later changed her name to Salma.

Born on December 27, 1965, to a Muslim father and Hindu mother, Khan was raised in both religions.

The relationship between the children and their father turned sour in 1981 when Salim tied the knot with actress Helen, only to reconcile years later.

Salman Khan’s paternal great-grandparents are believed to be Alakozai Pashtuns from Afghanistan who migrated to Indore State, Indore Residency (now in Madhya Pradesh), British India in the mid-1800s.

However, according to Jasim Khan’s biography of the actor, his ancestors hailed from the Akuzai sub-tribe of the Yusufzai Pashtuns from Malakand in the Swat valley of North-West Frontier Province, British India (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).

His grandfather Abdul Rashid Khan was a Deputy Inspector General of the Indore state and received the Diler Jung award during the Holkar times.

Khan’s mother is a homemaker, with her father Baldev Singh Charak, a Dogra Rajput, originating from Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir, and her Marathi mother hailing from Maharashtra.

Khan is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, and English. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, as well as two sisters, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, who is wedded to actor/director Atul Agnihotri, and an adopted sister Arpita.

Salman completed his education at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, alongside his younger siblings Arbaaz and Sohail.

Prior to that, he spent a few years at The Scindia School in Gwalior with his brother Arbaaz. He briefly attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai before dropping out.


Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi, which saw him play a supporting role.

He played the lead role in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), which became one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time.

It earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor at Filmfare. Maine Pyar Kiya was dubbed in English as When Love Calls, in Spanish as Te Amo, and in Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu.

In 1990 one film released starring Khan Baaghi, a box office success, followed by three box office failures in 1991, Patthar Ke PhoolLove and Kurbaan. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama Saajan.

In 1992, he appeared in SuryavanshiJaagrutiNishchaiy and Ek Ladka Ek Ladki. The year was not a successful year for him as all four films failed at the box office.

In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Aamir Khan. At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years.

Later in the year he collaborated with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-starring Madhuri Dixit.

During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. It also won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year.

Earning more than ₹2 billion ($63.8 million) worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film up until then.

It is one of the films on Box Office India’s list of “Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema”. In 2006, it was still the fourth-highest grossing Bollywood film ever, according to Box Office India.

In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun alongside Shah Rukh Khan. The two played brothers who are reincarnated after being killed by family enemies. His role as Karan earned him a nomination for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award.

In 1996, Khan performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s directional debut Khamoshi: The Musical.[56] He also appeared in and Raj Kanwar‘s action hit Jeet.[57] He had two releases in 1997: Judwaa and Auzaar. The former was a comedy directed by David Dhawan where he played a dual role of twins separated at birth.[58]

Khan worked in five different films in 1998, his first release being the romantic comedy film 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  where 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 favourable critical review. He also had an extended cameo in Karan Johar’s directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which earned him critical acclaim and his first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actor category.

In 2018, Khan played the leading role in his only release of the year, Race 3, an action film.

The film had an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and others. The film was critically panned for its storyline, weak performances and climax. Box Office India declared it an “average” grosser.

Khan starred in Bharat that was released on 5 June 2019 and Dabangg 3 that was released on 20 December 2019. Bharat was a moderate hit whereas Dabangg 3 flopped commercially.

Meanwhile, Kick 2 which was scheduled to release around Christmas 2019 had been delayed.

He starred in Radhe which released on 13 May 2021 to negative reviews.

His next film, Antim: The Final Truth where he played the second lead, received mixed reviews from critics, but the performance of Khan was well appreciated. The film turned out to be a box office flop.

He next did a cameo in Pathaan, reprising his eponymous role as Tiger. The same year, he starred in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, the remake of Veeram, directed by Farhad Samji.

The film received mixed reviews and turned out to be another box office flop for the actor. Khan next reprised his role as Tiger in Tiger 3 (2023), as part of the YRF Spy Universe.

Made on a budget of ₹300 crore (US$38 million), the movie went on to gross over ₹466.63 crore (US$58 million) worldwide, but emerged as a box office disappointment.

Personal life

Khan resides in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai. He also has a 150-acre plot in Panvel which has 3 bungalows, a swimming pool and a gym. He is a fitness enthusiast and maintains a strict regimen.Khan has never married. In 1999, he began dating Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Khan started dating actress Katrina Kaif.After years of speculations, Kaif admitted in an interview in 2011 that she had been in a serious relationship with Khan for several years, but it ended in 2010.Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali were also in serious relationships with Khan.Since 2012, Khan is in a relationship with Romanian actress Iulia Vântur.In August 2011, Khan admitted that he suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder commonly known as the “suicide disease”. The disorder occurs due to the inflammation of trigeminal nerve in the face.In an interview, he said that he has been quietly suffering from it for the past seven years, but now the pain has become unbearable. He said that it has even affected his voice, making it much harsher.Khan identifies as both Muslim and Hindu, commenting that, “I’m Hindu and Muslim both. I’m Bharatiya (an Indian)”.He explained, “My father is Muslim and my mother is Hindu”.


Khan has sung the following Hindi songs for Bollywood films:

List of Salman Khan film singing credits
Year Title Song Notes Ref.
1999 Hello Brother “Chaandi Ke Daal Par” Duet with Alka Yagnik [248]
2014 Kick “Hai Yehi Zindagi” – Version 2 [249]
“Hangover” Duet with Shreya Ghoshal [249]
“Jumme Ki Raat Hai” – Version 2 Duet with Palak Muchhal [249]
“Tu Hi Tu” – Version 2 Solo [249]
2015 Hero “Main Hoon Hero Tera” Solo [250]
2016 Sultan “Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai” Solo [251]
“Jag Ghoomeya” Solo [252]
“440 Volt” [253]
“Sultan” [254]
2018 Race 3 “I Found Love” [255]
2019 Notebook “Main Taare” Solo [256]
Dabangg 3 “Yu Karke” Duet with Payal Dev [257]
2020 Pyar Karona “Pyar Karona” Written along with Hussain Dalal [258]
Tere Bina “Tere Bina” co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez [259]
Bhai Bhai “Bhai Bhai” Duet with Ruhaan Arshad and co-written by Danish Sabri

In Other Work

In 2011, he launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions). Money generated from film productions will be donated to the Being Human organisation.

The first film made under the banner was the kids’ entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards for Best Children’s film, Best Original Screenplay and Child Artist’s Award.

SKBH Productions next film will be Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho, a remake directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.

In 2014, he launched another production house called SKF (Salman Khan Films). The first film released under this banner was the Canadian film Dr. Cabbie. The film earned $350,452 on its opening day at the box office.

The next films under this banner were Hero, in which he also sang the title song “Hero” by Nikhil Advani, which starred Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj Pancholi and Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty; and Bajrangi Bhaijaan by Kabir Khan starring Khan himself with Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

In the media

Salman Khan’s name is often shortened to SK in the media, also reflected in the name of his gym brand “SK-27 Gym” and his film company SKF (Salman Khan Films).He is also known by his nickname “Bhai” or “Bhaijaan” (meaning brother), referenced in the title of his films Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan (2023).In 2004 Khan was ranked as the 7th Best looking man in the world by People Magazine of the USA.In 2008 his lifelike wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussauds Museum; likewise, in 2012 another wax statue of him was installed in Madame Tussauds New York Museum. In 2010 People Magazine, India declared him the Sexiest Man Alive.In 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was declared the Times of India’s Most Desirable Man in 2nd, 1st and 3rd place respectively. In August 2013 he was declared India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online. Khan topped the Forbes India charts for 2014, in terms of both fame and revenues.According to the Forbes 2015 list ‘Celebrity 100 : The World’s Top-Paid Entertainers 2015’, Khan was the highest ranked Indian in the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million.Khan was ranked seventh in Forbes‘s first global list of highest-paid actors in the world, with earnings of US$33.5 million, which placed him higher than such Hollywood actors as Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dwayne The Rock Johnson.In 2015, he was ranked ahead of US President Barack Obama in the list of The Most Admired Personalities of India.In September 2015, the International Business Times declared him “The Most Attractive Personality” in India. He also became the only actor to collect over ₹5 billion (US$77.94 million) domestic net in a single year in India.Khan was ranked the second “Most Googled Indian of 2015” and first among Bollywood actors.On 24 April 2016 the Indian Olympic Association appointed the actor as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Summer Olympics.In August 2017, he was identified as the ninth highest-paid actor in the world, and the first place highest-paid in India according to Forbes India

Philanthropy and service

Khan has been involved in several charities during his career. He has started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores.A portion of the revenues go to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged.Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Khan to help the underprivileged.In its early days, Khan set up and funded the Foundation using his own money. The Foundation has two focus areas: education and healthcare.To increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan has undertaken initiatives such as Being Human Art, Being Human merchandise and Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins.In 2011, he launched his own production company called SKBH Productions (Salman Khan Being Human Productions).Money which will be generated from film productions will be donated to Being Human. The first film made under the banner was the kids’ entertainer Chillar Party, which went on to win 3 National Awards for Best Children’s film, Best Original Screenplay and Child Artist’s Award.In January 2012, Khan offered to pay ₹4 million (US$74,853.66) to release about 400 prisoners from about 63 prisons in the state of Uttar Pradesh via his NGO.The prisoners had completed their terms, but due to economic reasons, they were unable to pay legal fines for their charges.In July 2015, Khan offered to donate the profits of his most successful film Bajrangi Bhaijaan to poor farmers all over India. The film’s producers Khan and Rockline Venkatesh both have mutually decided to donate the profits of their film to them. The film’s director Kabir Khan and Salman’s sister Alvira Agnihotri met Maharashtra’s Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse to discuss the same.Khan met with his 11-year-old fan from Pakistan, Abdul Basit who had severe jaundice at the time of his birth; he was diagnosed to have Crigler Najjar Syndrome and was admitted to the Apollo Hospital, Delhi. The youngster wished to meet the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star Khan.

Khan was one of the nine personalities invited by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the message of cleanliness and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan when it was launched on 2 October 2014.

In 2016, he agreed to campaign for cleanliness and eradicating open defecation for the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation. His efforts to clean the streets of Karjat, a small town near Mumbai were appreciated by the Prime Minister in a tweet.

Net Worth

The net worth of Salman Khan is $310 million, making him one of the richest celebrities in India. Much of his assets are built on his immeasurably successful career in Bollywood and real estate investment.

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