The 49-year-old actor, who was on Wednesday convicted by a Mumbai court on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, is the second big star from Mumbai film industry after Sanjay Dutt to get embroiled in a high-profile criminal case in recent years.

Often in the news for his love-hate relationship with the media, Salman had his share of tiffs with the media when he got into a scuffle with photo journalists on the sets of 'Sanam Bewafa' in the 90s. Subsequently, few film magazines had banned him too.

However, even his critics have been unanimous that Salman, who has been romantically involved with many film actresses, has a heart of gold.

The actor also received several awards in his film career. His second film 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (1989), in which he acted in a lead role, garnered him the Filmfare Award for Best
Male Debut.

Immediately after his jail stints in the hit-and-run and black buck hunting cases, his film 'Tere Naam' opposite Bhumika Chawla became a hit.

Salman is now careful about what work he does and not reckless like he was earlier, an industry insider said, adding that the 2007 film 'Wanted', two seasons of his TV show 'Dus
Ka Dum', later another reality show 'Bigg Boss' and his NGO 'Being Human' brought a lot of positive changes in his personal image and professional career.

The shooting of his two under-production films 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', which stars Kareena Kapoor, and 'Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo' opposite Sonam Kapoor, is currently in the last schedule.

Instead of his father launching his film career, Salman assisted Shashilal Nair on a film starring Jackie Shroff called 'Falak' before getting a break as an actor in 'Biwi Ho to Aisi'.

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