Salman Khan Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography

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Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan who is popularly known as Salman Khan is one of the eminent actors of the film industry. Popular among his fans as Sallu and Bhaijan, he is not just an actor but also a producer, television presenter, and philanthropist.


Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan [1]The Caravan was born on Monday, 27 December 1965 (age 58 years; as of 2023) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Salman Khan's Childhood Picture

Salman Khan’s Childhood Picture

He did his elementary schooling at Scindia School, Gwalior and went to St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, Mumbai to complete his secondary schooling.

Salman Khan's Childhood photo with his siblings

Salman Khan’s Childhood photo with his siblings

Khan enrolled himself in St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai to complete his graduation but dropped his studies as he wanted to pursue his acting talent. He along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey learned acting from Daisy Irani’s acting institute. Interestingly, Salman has also worked as a model before becoming a successful actor.

Salman Khan Modelling Picture

Salman Khan Modelling Picture

His father, Salim Khan, wanted him to become a cricketer, but he wanted to become a writer, just like his father. He has even written scripts for movies like Veer and Chandramukhi. In fact, the storyline of the movie Baaghi: A Rebel for Love was Salman’s idea and he has also been credited for the same in the movie.

Salman Khan Picture

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 16″

Salman Khan


Family & Caste

Salman Khan hails from the Sunni sect. He identifies himself as both Hindu as well as Muslim due to the fact that his father is a Muslim and his mother is a Hindu.

Parents & Siblings

He is the son of screenwriter Salim Khan, who wrote the scripts of yesteryear super-hits like ‘Deewar’ (1975), ‘Sholay’ (1975), and ‘Don’ (1978). His mother is Sushila Charak, who later changed her name to Salma Khan.

Salman Khan with his parents and sister Arpita

Salman Khan with his parents and sister Arpita

The veteran actress Helen is Salman’s Stepmother.

Salman Khan with his mother Salma (L) and step-mother Helen

Salman Khan with his mother Salma (L) and step-mother Helen

Salman is a brother to Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan. He also has two sisters named Alvira and Arpita.

Salman Khan's with his siblings

Salman Khan’s with his siblings


He is unmarried.


Though Bhaijaan is not yet married, however, his love life has always been the talk of the town. The first lady that Salman ever wanted to settle down with was Sangeeta Bijlani. They even planned to tie a knot in the year 1994 but things didn’t go as planned and they both drifted apart.

Salman Khan with actress Sangeeta Bijlani

Salman Khan with actress Sangeeta Bijlani

After partying his ways with Sangeeta, Salman went on to date actress Somy Ali. Salman was very serious about his relationship with the actress until he met Aishwarya Rai on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Salman Khan with Somy Ali

Salman Khan with Somy Ali

It is believed that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman came closer on the sets of the film ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) and love blossomed between the two by the end of the shooting. The duo dated each other from 1999-2002 and then finally parted ways.

Salman Khan with Aishwarya Rai

Salman Khan with Aishwarya Rai

After ending his relationship with Aishwarya Rai, Salman again lost his heart to Katrina Kaif. They reportedly dated for four long years before calling it quits in 2009.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

Later, the actor was also rumoured to be dating Faria Alam, a former Model & Football Association Secretary (1996) and the Romanian model and Television Presenter Iulia Vantur (2016).

Faria Alam

Faria Alam

Salman Khan with Iulia Vantur

Salman Khan with Iulia Vantur


Salman Khan Signature



After taking his training from Daisy Irani’s acting school, Khan went on to make a career in the field of acting. He worked as a model in his beginning days in the industry. Then, in 1988, Salman made his debut as a supporting actor in the Hindi film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi,’ where his voice was dubbed.

Biwi Ho To Aisi

Salman worked very hard during his struggling days. He never used his father’s name to influence the producers, rather giving auditions to get the roles. After much struggle, Khan bagged his first leading role in the Bollywood Romantic Family Drama ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ (1989), which was one of India’s highest-grossing films at that time. The film also earned him his first nomination for Best Actor at Filmfare, unfortunately, he could not win the award.

Salman Khan In Maine Pyaar Kiya

Salman Khan in a still from the Hindi film ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’

The actor then appeared in ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love’ (1991), which was a commercial success, followed by some average films like ‘Patthar Ke Phool,’ ‘Sanam Bewafa,’ and ‘Kurbaan.’

Baaghi- A Rebel for Love

Khan was the first Bollywood actor to feature in a Hollywood film and made his debut with Marigold: An Adventure in India. He has also launched his production companies under the names Salman Khan Being Human Productions and Salman Khan Film (SKF). His first produced film (under the banner SKF) Dr Cabbie, was a Canadian movie that became the second highest-grossing film in Canada.

Marigold Poster

Presently, Salman is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood and is the only actor to have had 12 back-to-back 100 Crore plus films. His 100 Crore films include Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012), Jai Ho (2014), Kick (2014), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Sultan (2016), Tubelight (2017), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Race 3 (2018).


The actor has also hosted various TV reality shows like ’10 Ka Dum’ and ‘Big Boss.’

10 Ka Dum

In 2023, he hosted the Hindi reality series ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2,’ which was released on Voot and JoiCinema.



  • In 1999, the actor was accused of poaching endangered wild animals after allegedly shooting a rare black antelope near Jodhpur, while his shooting for the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai.’ Later, in April 2018, Salman was found guilty in the case and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by the Jodhpur Court.
  • On the night of 28 September 2002, Salman drove his car over the people sleeping on the pavement in an area of north Bombay. One man died in that incident while three got severely injured.
  • His relationship with Aishwarya Rai has brought a lot of negative publicity for the actor as he was accused by Aishwarya’s parents for harassing their daughter. A police complaint was lodged against him but he denied all the allegations imposed upon him.
  • In 2003, Khan was accused of calling Vivek Oberoi 41 times in one night and threatening him to death. Vivek was reportedly seeing Aishwarya Rai at that time.

  • Again in the year 2008, Salman Khan became a controversial figure when he had a serious argument and fight with Shah Rukh Khan at Katrina Kaif‘s birthday party.
  • In December 2017, an FIR was lodged against him and Shilpa Shetty in Mumbai by Navin Ramchandra Lade, General Secretary of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India, for allegedly using the word “bhangi” at a public place, which hurt the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community.
  • After Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on 14 June 2020, a debate over nepotism in the film industry was ignited on social media with many claiming that outsiders were treated as outcasts by the ‘Bollywood privilege club.’ Salman was one among the lot who were accused of nepotism in the industry. Abhinav Kashyap, Sona Mohapatra, and Sonu Nigam were among the few who took jibe over the actor. [2]Hindustan Times
    Sona Mohapatra's Tweet About Salman Khan

    Sona Mohapatra’s Tweet About Salman Khan

    Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap went ahead and termed Salman Khan’s charitable initiative Being Human just a “show off” and alleged that in the name of the charity they do money laundering.

  • In March 2022, his ex-girlfriend Somy Ali took to social media where she shared a post and mentioned Salman Khan as the ‘Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood.’ In her post, Somy lauded Aishwarya Rai for raising her voice against Khan and said more such girls would come forward in the future against him. [3]The Tribune She wrote,

    The Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood! You will be exposed. The women you abused will come out one day and share their truth. Just like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.”

    In November 2022, she made fresh allegations against Salman Khan through a post on Instagram in which she accused him of domestic abuse and sodomy. In the post, which she later deleted, she wrote,

    More to come! Ban my show in India then threaten me with a lawsuit, you coward piece of shit. Screw your lawyer! I have 50 lawyers here to protect me from the cigarette burns, the physical abuse and the sodomy which you put me through and it lasted for years… So go f*ckkkk yourself. You male chauvinistic pig. And shame on all the female actors who support this guy who has beaten several women.” [4]Koimoi

  • In March 2022, a lower court in Mumbai summoned the actor to appear before the court on 5 April 2022 following which the actor approached the Bombay High Court to challenge the process (summons) issued to him by the lower court. The summon was related to the case of his alleged misbehaviour with a journalist named Ashok Pandey in 2019. The journalist, in his complaint, alleged that the actor snatched his mobile phone when some journalists started taking his pictures while he was cycling on a Mumbai road. [5]The Hindu
  • In June 2022, he was nearly killed by a sharpshooter who was sent by gangster Lawrence Bishnoi; this came amid the investigation of the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala who was reportedly killed by Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang. According to sources, Lawrence Bishnoi had been planning to kill the actor for a long time, and this time, he planned to kill him through a sharpshooter during his daily cycling routine in the morning during which the actor remains vulnerable as he doesn’t prefer to be guarded by security personnel while riding the bicycle. Reportedly, the shooters had to abort the plan to kill him after an escort of Mumbai Police came outside the actor’s house in Mumbai. [6]Filmfare On 25 November 2023, a gun firing took place at Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal‘s residence in White Rock, Canada, the responsibility of which was later taken by Lawrence Bishnoi through a social media post. The post included threats directed at Grewal and Salman Khan, along with a warning of a possible future attack. [7]News 18 After two unidentified men fired gunshots outside his residence in Mumbai on 14 April 2024, Anmol Bishnoi, Lawrence Bishnoi’s brother, took responsibility for the attack through a video on social media. [8]Hindustan Times
  • In June 2023, Hema Sharma, a well-known social media influencer and actress, widely recognized as ‘Viral Bhabhi,’ made public allegations about being physically mistreated by Salman Khan’s security personnel during her attempt to meet the actor while he was filming Dabangg 3 in 2019. Hema expressed feeling humiliated and being treated in an undignified manner in front of a substantial crowd of over 100 individuals, including some people she knew. She further mentioned that although Salman Khan was not present at the time of the incident involving his security officers, it occurred in his vicinity, leading her to believe that he could have intervened to prevent it. [9]News 18

Awards, Honours, Achievements

Salman has a number of awards, honours, and achievements to his credit. His most significant achievements include Filmfare and the National Film Awards for his blockbuster movies.

Salman Khan With Filmfare Award

Salman Khan With Filmfare Award

In the year 1990, Salman received the Best Male Debut Filmfare Award for Maine Pyaar Kiya. He has also been rewarded with the Best Supporting Actor Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at the Filmfare Awards.

National Film Award for Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bhaijaan was also felicitated with the Best Children’s Film for his movie Chillar Party (2012) and his movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Salman Khan with Rajiv Gandhi Award

Salman Khan with the Rajiv Gandhi Award

Apart from the above, Khan has also received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment (2008),  Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment (2013), Times Celebex Awards – Star of the Year (2013), and Times Of India Film Award For Best Actor for Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2016).

Bike Collection

Salman Khan has a huge love for automobiles and has an incredible collection of bikes. Khan likes to go green and is very often seen cycling on the streets of Mumbai. He owns the Giant Propel 2014 XTC bicycle that costs ₹ 4.32 lakh.

Not just a bicycle, Salman is also a superbike enthusiast and his collection includes a Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ limited edition motorbike and a Suzuki Hayabusa.

Salman Khan's Bike

Car Collection

He also owns a lot of luxury vehicles including fancy sedans and SUVs. His car collection includes Lexus LX 470, Mercedes Benz GL-Class, BMW X5, Range Rover Vogue, BMW X6, Audi R8, Audi Q7, and W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class. In April 2023, amid death threats by Lawrence Bishnoi’s aide Goldy Brar, he purchased a bulletproof Nissan Patrol SUV. [11]The Times of India

Salman Khan with his car

Yacht Collection

Salman Khan is also the owner of a luxury yacht worth Rs 3 crores, which he often uses for his private parties and family getaways.


Salman owns a 150-acre Farmhouse in Panvel that has 3 bungalows, a swimming pool, a gym, domestic animals, and 5 horses. Salman’s home in Galaxy Appartments, Bandra is one of the iconic homes in Mumbai. The apartment is valued at Rs 16 Crores. He has also bought the 11th-floor of the uber-luxury apartment complex at Triplex Flat, Bandra. The apartment costs more than 30 crores.

Triplex Flat Bandra

Not just this, the actor also owns a 5 BHK farmhouse at Gorai Beach that is spread over 100 acres. The farmhouse encloses a gym, swimming pool and a theatre hall.


In October 2023, Salman Khan was reported to charge Rs. 12 crore each week for hosting the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 17,’ resulting in an estimated total earning of around Rs. 200 crore. [12]Hindustan

Net Worth

In December 2022, his net worth was reported to be around Rs 2900 crores with an earning of Rs. 1.01 crores every day. [13]Zoom


  • Actor(s): Sylvester Stallone, Dilip Kumar, Govinda
  • Film: Casablanca (1942)
  • Song: ‘Jab Hum Jawan Honge’ by Shabbir Kumar
  • Outfit: Tight jeans and T-shirt
  • Food: Pav Bhaji, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Kebab, home-cooked food
  • Beverage: Iced tea
  • Dessert: Sitaphal ice cream
  • Cuisine(s): Chinese, Italian, Mughlai, North-Indian
  • Restaurant: China Garden in Mumbai
  • Brand(s): Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace
  • Car(s): BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Perfume: Obsession
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Colour(s): Black, White, Grey


  • Salman was offered a negative role in Abbas-Mastan’s Baazigar, which is refused. The role later went on to Shah Rukh Khan and the movie became a blockbuster.
  • Salman is known for his signature turquoise gem bracelet that he got as a gift from his father. While talking about his bracelet in an Instagram video, Salman said that since childhood, he wanted to have a bracelet like his father’s one, and he would often play with his father’s bracelet in childhood. [14]Hindustan Times

    Salman Khan wearing his turquoise stone bracelet

    Salman Khan wearing his turquoise stone bracelet

  • He has a huge obsession with soaps, especially the natural fruit and vegetable extracts cleansers. So, his bathroom is always filled with a variety of them.

    Salman Khan love for soaps

    Salman Khan’s soap collection

  • When Khan was shooting for the film London Dreams, his cast and crew got tired of eating continental food. So, he specially flew his cook all the way from Mumbai to London to cook up biryani for all of them.
  • Salman Khan’s wax statue was immortalised at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London (2008).

    Salman Khan with his wax statue at Madame Tussuad Museum

    Salman Khan with his wax statue at Madame Tussaud Museum

  • A restaurant named Bhaijaanz has been set up in Mumbai by one of his fans. The interiors of the restaurant have been decorated with his posters and also all his favourite delicacies are on the menu.

    Bhaijaanz- a restaurant in Mumbai

    Bhaijaanz- a restaurant in Mumbai

  • He is an all-rounder and loves Swimming, Cycling, Painting, and Writing.
  • Salman himself painted the painting of Zoya while shooting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai,’ as the crew was busy with the arrangements. He also painted the poster of his movie Jai Ho.

    Jai Ho poster made by Salman Khan

    Jai Ho poster made by Salman Khan

  • Interestingly, Khan does not have an e-mail ID in his own name. This is because he prefers to communicate verbally on the phone rather than through e-mails.
  • He gave his voice to the animated character Hanuman for the film ‘Hanuman: Da Damdaar’ (2017).
  • In the year 2015, Salman left behind Barack Obama in the list of The Most Admired Personalities of India.
  • Apart from his contributions to the film industry, he also owns a charitable group called Being Human Foundation which emphasises on health, care, and education of people. All the money generated from the sale of watches he designs, Being Human T-shirts, and his paintings, go to the foundation.

    Being Human Foundation

    Being Human Foundation

  • His favourite cricketers include- Sachin Tendulkar and Imran Khan.
  • His film Sultan was the 10th film to have entered the 100 crore club.

    Poster of the Hindi film 'Sultan'

    Poster of the Hindi film ‘Sultan’

  • Bhaijaan is also passionate about animals and has two pet horses named Bajrangi and Bhaijaan. He also has two dogs whom he lovingly calls My Son and My Jaan.

    Salman Khan with his Dogs

    Salman Khan with his Dogs

  • Apart from acting, Salman also has outstanding hosting skills. He made Big Boss- Season 4 a huge success with his exemplary hosting and then continued to host the other seasons of the show as well.
  • Aamir Khan is much impressed by his painting skills and has many paintings made by Salman at his home.
  • During an interview in 2011, Salman disclosed that he is suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face, also commonly known as “suicide disease.” He also said that the disease has made his voice harsher.
  • In 2017, Salman along with the residents of Galaxy Apartments raised an issue over the Bandstand toilet being built by the BMC. According to them, having toilets in the area crowded by joggers and walkers will create unhygienic conditions for them.
  • When he, along with his family, was invited at The Kapil Sharma Show in 2019, his father disclosed that in order to pass the exams, Salman used to buy leaked papers.

  • He follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Salman Khan enjoying food

    Salman Khan enjoying non-vegetarian food

  • The actor is known for his smoking and drinking habits, and he was even spotted smoking a cigarette while hosting Bigg Boss OTT 2.

    Salman Khan holding a cigarette while hosting Bigg Boss OTT 2

    Salman Khan holding a cigarette while hosting Bigg Boss OTT 2

  • Reportedly, the first TV commercial in which he was featured was that of a soft drink brand in 1983. In September 2022, Tiger Shroff‘s mother, Ayesha Shroff, took a trip down memory lane and shared a video of this TV commercial on social media. [16]NDTV


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