Happy Birthday Salman Khan!

One of the most eligible bachelors in the Hindi film industry—Salman Khan celebrates his birthday today. The actor who is considered to be the big daddy of entertainment on both big as well as small screens has had an interesting journey to reach on top.

By Ritika Handoo | Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 16:49 PM IST
Happy Birthday Salman Khan!

New Delhi: One of the most eligible bachelors in the Hindi film industry—Salman Khan celebrates his birthday today. The actor who is considered to be the big daddy of entertainment on both big as well as small screens has had an interesting journey to reach on top.

Hailing from a reputed 'filmy Khandaan', Sallu bhai's struggles have been no less. His first film was 'Biwi Ho To Aisi' (1988), however it was Sooraj Bharjatya's 'Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989 which gave country its most loved Prem in the face of Salman. It was this film which got him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

After 'Maine Pyar Kiya', the early 90s belonged to Salman with films such as 'Saajan', 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun', 'Karan Arjun' and the likes. Despite featuring in super hit films—the 49-year-old actor even made some bad film choices, which made him feel the pain of flops for many years. Movies such as 'Yuvraj', 'Saawan... The Love Season', 'Veer' etc.

He gained popularity with films such as 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn. This Sanjay Leela Bhansali film was an imporant milestone in both Sallu and Ash's career.

It was 'Wanted' in 2009 which turned out to be a game changed for the actor's career. After this Prabhudheva venture, there has been no loking back for the actor. Salman was loved by his fans in 'Dabangg', which made his character Chulbul Pandey stand out.

Besides movies, it is his personal life which has always hogged the limelight. His relationship status has remained the talking point for many years. He has reportedly been involved with many actresses. From Sangeeta Bijlani, Somi Ali to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif—all have been linked with the actor at some point in his life.

From big screen to small—Salman's journey has been quite exciting. He made his small screen debut with '10 Ka Dum' in 2008. The actor has been the successful host of celebrity reality show 'Bigg Boss'. It's is quirky sense of humour and dashing personality which makes us love him even more.

On his birthday, we wish him a healthy life ahead. Happy Birthday Salman Khan. Keep us entertained!