| MUMBAI: Salman Khan is one of India's most influential
and bankable stars, and on Thursday this big screen icon
completed his silver jubilee in the Hindi film industry.
Salman Khan's first film was a family drama that released
on 22 August, 1988. The film, Biwi Ho Toh Aisi
also starred Rekha and Farooq Shaikh with Salman in
a supporting role as Shaikh's younger brother. Although
the film didn't do well commercially, it was the stepping
stone for Salman to make his mark on the silver screen
as its reigning blockbuster king.
Just a year later, Salman starred in Maine Pyar
Kiya as the lead actor and the Indian audience took
notice of his charisma and star power. In the years
to come Salman has acted in some of Bollywood's biggest
blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. For his
work in these films he has been nominated and won many
prestigious awards for excellence in Indian cinema,
including Film Fare Awards and Screen Awards.
In addition to his success with movies, Salman Khan
is also known for his high profile romantic relationships,
most notably with Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif. He
is also heavy into philanthropy taking part in various
charitable organisations, as well as starting his own
- Being Human. Being Human is a charity that sells T-shirts
and uses the proceeds to help under privileged children.