As he completes 25 glorious years in Bollywood, here are some of the unknown facts about Salman Khan every fan of his should know.
1. His Real NameAbdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan is the actor’s real name.
2. Interesting beginningsSalman started his career as a model before entering the film industry.
3. Famous ColleaguesSalman Khan did an acting course along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey at actress Daisy Irani’s acting institute.
4. His First RoleSalman started his film career in 1988 with ‘Biwi Ho Toh Aisi’ as Farouq Sheikh’s younger brother, though Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ gave him the giant leap to stardom.
5. A ChampionHe would have chosen swimming as a career if he didn’t end up in the film business. He used to be a swimming champion in school and represented India at various International events.
6. Family BusinessHe wanted to follow his dad’s path and become a writer. He scripted ‘Baaghi: A rebel for Love’, ‘Veer’ and ‘Chandramukhi’, but unfortunately all these films failed at the Box Office.
7. Always FirstSalman was the first choice for the role that SRK played in ‘Baazigar’.
8. HonestyAamir and Salman, both wanted more screen time than the other for the movie ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ and they eventually agreed to have the same amount of screen time.
9. Discovered ActorsThe actor had introduced many famous celebrities to Bollywood including actresses Nagma, Bhumika Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha.
10. Playback SingingA song from the film ‘Hello Brother’ marked his first playback singing.
11. Health ProblemsSalman Khan suffers from a facial nerve disorder ‘trigeminal neuralgia’ which is commonly called the suicide disease.
12. The Only ActorSalman Khan is the only actor who has six films in the 100 Crore Club to his credit. ‘Wanted’ (2009), ‘Dabangg’ (2010), ‘Ready’ (2011), ‘Bodyguard’ (2011), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Dabangg 2′ (2012) grossed more than 100 crores.
With a huge fan base across the globe, Salman Khan will definitely be the most loved actor regardless of the rumors and criminal cases he has in his pocket.