Salman Khan, often called the “Bhai” of Bollywood, is a versatile actor, film producer, singer, and television personality who has left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. Salman Khan made his acting debut in 1988 with the film “Biwi Ho To Aisi,” where he played a supporting role. However, his next movie, “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989), directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, catapulted him to stardom. The film was a massive hit and established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. His portrayal of Prem, a young and romantic character, struck a chord with the audience and showcased his potential as a versatile actor.
Directed by Kabir Khan, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is one of Salman Khan’s best-performing films and a masterpiece showcasing his exceptional acting skills. The heartwarming story of a man’s journey to reunite a young Pakistani girl with her family struck a chord with audiences worldwide. The film’s emotional depth, Salman Khan’s nuanced performance, and the touching chemistry between him and Harshaali Malhotra propelled it to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Its box office success was a testament to Salman Khan’s star power and ability to deliver a powerful performance.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, “Sultan” saw Salman Khan stepping into the shoes of a wrestler, showcasing his dedication to transforming for a role. The film became a box office juggernaut and received critical acclaim for Khan’s portrayal of a wrestler’s journey from loss to redemption. His physical transformation and emotional depth in the role added a new layer to his acting repertoire, and audiences responded by making “Sultan” one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
A sequel to “Ek Tha Tiger,” “Tiger Zinda Hai” saw Salman Khan reprising his role as the suave and skilled RAW agent. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, combined high-octane action sequences with emotional moments, showcasing Khan’s versatility as an actor. With its adrenaline-pumping action and engaging storyline, the film broke box office records and solidified Salman Khan’s position as an action superstar.
Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, “Kick” marked the directorial debut of Nadiadwala and was a commercial hit. Salman Khan’s portrayal of a quirky and charming thief earned fans and critics praise. The film’s intriguing plot, peppy music, and Khan’s charismatic performance contributed to its box-office success.
Directed by Kabir Khan, “Ek Tha Tiger” introduced audiences to the dynamic pairing of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film’s thrilling storyline of espionage and romance, combined with Khan’s captivating performance as a spy, led to its impressive box office performance. The film’s success paved the way for its sequel, “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
“Dabangg,” directed by Abhinav Kashyap, marked the birth of the iconic character Chulbul Pandey, played by Salman Khan. With his unique swagger and style, Khan breathed life into this quirky cop character. The film’s catchy dialogues, foot-tapping music, and Salman Khan’s charismatic performance made it a massive hit and established a successful franchise.
Tiger 3, an upcoming Indian Hindi action thriller, is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra. Starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi, it is the fifth instalment in the YRF Spy Universe and the sequel to Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). The film, budgeted at ₹200-225 crore (US$38 million), was initially scheduled for release on April 21, 2023, but was postponed to November 10, 2023, coinciding with Diwali.