By Nidhi Kumari
Salman Khan was a lanky, lean fellow studying in college when he got his first assignment in modelling 30 years back. “I just modelled for a pocket money in college,” he was quoted as saying in an interview with Indus Age. Confused as to what he actually wanted to do in life, Salman assisted in direction for some time, wrote scripts but never got a film as a director. After trying his hands in directing and writing, for 5 to 6 years where he couldn’t succeed, he finally started taking acting assignments. Following a supporting role in a film, Khan bagged his first film as a lead in 1989 with ‘Maine Pyar Kia’ and with that Salman’s career took a breakthrough.
The young boy in his early 20s was to become the biggest star of the Bollywood industry.
Salman Khan’s character ‘Prem’ from ‘Maine Pyar Kia’ became a household name with people mouthing the dialogues, “Dosti Ka Ek Usul Hai Madam, Dosti Mei No Sorry, No Thank You”.
Khan went on to kiss name and fame in equal measure in the 90s with blockbuster hit films, ‘Hum Apke Hain Koun!’ which is categorised among classics in the Indian film industry. This film gave a new peep into Indian cinema to the audience across the globe. The songs from the film-‘ Joote Do Paise lo’, ‘Waah, Waah Ram Ji’, ‘Didi Tera Devar Deewana’…among others became a rage.
Khan was associated with top grossing production houses. His intense, young, angry persona in ‘Karan Arjun’ brought him critical acclaim. He was appreciated with the same fervour for his performances in ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, where he was commemorated both with awards and revenues at the box office.
After a brief lowdown in 2000, Salman Khan bounced back in the industry with power packed films, in ‘Wanted’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Kick’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and very recently ‘Sultan’. All these films are ranked as the highest grosser films of all time.
Moving on to the other side of the superstar, Khan has also been associated with Humanitarian causes with his non-profit organisation, ‘Being Human’. He is also a family man, a loving son and caring brother. He loves children and is an adorable maamu and chachu to his nephews. He keeps posting pictures with them on social platforms.
Khan is an all rounder, with him being a stage performer; the audience gets hooked whenever he sets on the stage. His dance numbers in , ‘Chal Beta Selfie Le Le’, ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’, ‘Hudd, Hudd Dabang’, ‘ Hangover’, ‘Dhink-A-Chika’, ‘Lage 404 Volt’, ‘Munni Badnam Hui’, ‘Jag Ghumiya’…and more dazzle the audience till infinity.. Khan’s newly discovered love for singing; ‘Mai Hun Hero Tera’ is another highlight to watch out for him.
This ultimate Khan is coming to Sydney and Melbourne on his first ever Da-Bang The Tour this April , with the beautiful Sonakshi Sinha, the sensuous Bipasha Basu, the dancing idol Prabhu Deva, the daring Daisy Shah, the entertaining sensation Badshah and the humorous Manish Paul.
The biggest Bollywood concert of all time, promises seven times the fun for all of you since there are going to be 7 stars performing together on the stage, LIVE!
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