The Bhai of Bollywood, Salman Khan, is celebrating his 51st birthday today and there are too many reasons to love this handsome bachelor. The actor has successfully completed more than 25 years in Bollywood and has always ruled the box office. Popularly known as Bhaijaan, Salman Khan has made a mark for himself with his looks, undying charm, killer attitude & unique acting style. Here are 51 unknown facts about Salman Khan as he turns 51. A list which is worth reading for all Bhaijaan fans.
#1 Salman Khan’s full name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.
#2 He pursued his schooling from St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai.
#3 He also got admission in Elphinstone College but dropped out after the second year.
#4 In 1988, Salman made his acting debut in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi with a supporting role.
#5 And after that he played the lead role in a romantic-drama movie Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) which was directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.
#6 Salman Khan earned his first nomination for a Best Actor at Filmfare for the movie Maine Pyaar Kiya.
#7 After the movie Maine Pyaar Kiya released, Salman Khan was jobless for 6 months and struggled a lot.
#8 Though Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan is a veteran actor and a screenwriter, he never used his father’s name during his struggling period and is a successful self-made man.
#9 Salman Khan always wears a turquoise stone bracelet. His father also wears a similar bracelet and considers it to be very lucky.
#10 Salman Khan wanted to become a writer.
#11 Another one the unknown facts about Salman Khan is that he has a very keen interest in painting, swimming, photography and singing.
#12 Salman Khan was a swimming champion in school and has even represented India in competitions.
#13 The actor made his first playback singing attempt in 1999 for the film ‘Hello Brother’.
#14 Since then he has also sung songs like Jumme Ki Raat (Kick), Hangover (Kick), Tu Hi Tu Har Jagah (Kick) and Main Hoon Hero Tera (Hero).
#15 Salman Khan painted the movie poster for the movie Jai Ho. It is also said that Aamir Khan has several paintings by Salman Khan in his house.
#16 Salman studied acting at actress Daisy Irani’s institute along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey.
#17 Salman Khan has neither done any intimate scenes nor has he gone for a lip lock on screen.
#18 Salman Khan motivated and encouraged few people towards Bollywood Cinema who are now Bollywood bigwigs like Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor, Sonu Sood and many more.
#19 He was also instrumental in launching budding actors like Bhagyashree, Nagma, Bhumika Chawla, Sneha Ullal, Zarine Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Daisy Shah, Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty.
#20 He has also been a great mentor to some very important Bollywood personalities like Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sajid-Wajid.
#21 Salman is a fitness freak who has motivated many stars like Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Kapoor to become fit.
#22 Salman Khan was offered the lead role in the movie Baazigar but he rejected it because he didn’t want to play a negative character.
#23 He was ranked 7th in Forbes’ first global list of the highest-paid actors in the world with USD 33.5 million.
#24 Salman Khan earns more than Hollywood actors like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.
#25 He is the only actor to have had five back to back INR 100 crores plus films including Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dabangg 2 (2012).
#26 The story of Baaghi: A rebel for Love was Salman’s idea for which he was given credit in the film.
#27 He also wrote films like Veer and Chandramukhi.
#28 Salman suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder, also known as the suicide disease.
#29 Salman Khan has many type of soaps in his bathroom. He loves natural fruit and vegetable extracts when it comes to soaps.
#30 Salman’s favorite actress is Hema Malini and favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone.
#31 He loves Chinese food and his favorite restaurant is China Garden in Mumbai.
#32 According to a report in Indiatoday.in, Salman Khan’s fans have opened a restaurant named BhaiJaanz in Mumbai. The walls of the restaurant are decorated with Salman’s movie trivia.
#33 During the shooting for Ek Tha Tiger in Turkey, he often visited a restaurant which was ultimately named as ‘The Salman Restaurant’.
#34 Salman flew his own cook to London from Mumbai to make biryani for the cast and crew of his movie London Dreams who were sick of eating continental food.
#35 Salman Khan does not go by what movie critics have to say about his movies and never reads them whether it’s a hit or a flop.
#36 He loves to drive his BMW, Land Cruisers and Mercedes- Benz and is an avid car/bikes lover.
#37 Salman is known for being a bit too generous when it comes to gifting something to his co-stars. He gifted a BMW to Kareena, a 4 BHK flat to Katrina and several Rolex watches to Zayed Khan.
#38 Reports stated that Salman Khan gave a new year surprise gift to the villagers of Hatluni village in Karjat in 2015. The actor made the entire unit of Bajrangi Bhaijaan paint all the houses in the village.
#39 In July 2015, Khan offered to donate the profit of his most successful and blockbuster movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan to poor farmers all over India.
#40 Salman Khan launched his own production company called SKBH Productions in 2011 acronym for Salman Khan Being Human Productions and launched another production house called SKF in 2014 which stands for Salman Khan Films.
#41 The actor was appointed as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Summer Olympics by the Indian Olympic Association this year.
#42 He also started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-Shirts and other products in stores and online for helping the cause of the underprivileged.
#43 In September 2015, a leading magazine announced him as ‘The Most Attractive Personality’ in India.
#44 Salman does not watch his alleged girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s movies unless he has starred in them.
#45 The actor was sentenced to 1 year in prison for hunting the Chintkara, an endangered species on 17 February 2006.
#46 Salman Khan loves talking to people face to face and avoids any interaction through email. Therefore, he does not have an email id on his name.
#47 Apart from the Galaxy apartment in Bandra that Salman Khan lives in, the actor also owns a farmhouse in Panvel and a house in Hydra Towers, Jumeriah Village, Dubai.
#48 Salman Khan also has a 150-acre plot in Panvel which has 3 bungalows, gym and a swimming pool.
#49 He has been a part of many advertisements with many big brands like Hero Honda bikes, Britannia’s Tiger Biscuits, Ranbaxy’s Revital, Rotomac Pen, Splash, Suzuki motorcycles, Thums Up, Limca, Mountain Dew, Wheel-Detergent brand, Chloromint and Relaxo Hawaii among others.
#50 Two fatwas have been issued against him – one related to his wax statue in Madame Tussauds and the second is in connection to his presence at Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
#51 Last but not the least, you know Salman Khan as the host of ColorsTV reality show Bigg Boss. And out of all 10 seasons, Salman Khan hosted 7 seasons of Bigg Boss along with other members of the Bollywood fraternity.
Salman Khan, the name says it all.