New Delhi: From legal troubles to sour relations with some of his colleagues, Bollywood’s Dabangg Salman Khan has been famous as the controversy’s favourite child. But this man with a Midas touch is known more for his bigger heart and emotional attributes than his terrible mood swings and foul temper.

Salman Khan is the name behind the booming careers of many of the budding and well-established stars in the film industry. From multi-talented Hrithik Roshan to promising Arjun Kapoor to gorgeous Katrina Kaif to beautiful Sonakshi Sinha, Sallu bhai is the man behind the success of these leading names.

It remains a well known fact that today’s leading actress, Katrina Kaif, was introduced in Bollywood by Salman Khan. Katrina debuted with Kaizad Gustad's film Boom in 2003 but earned recognition with Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) in which she pared with Salman. Another big name the industry, Sonakshi Sinha, was also shot to fame with Salman Khan's Dabangg. It was Salman who encouraged Sonakshi to lose weight and turn fab from flab. The list does not comes to end with these few names, many more actresses like Zarine Khan, Somy Ali, Sneha Ullal, Karishma Kotak  and others have earned fame with his support. It is said that it was Salman who recommended Aishwarya Rai’s (now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) name to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, the 1999 blockbuster. This mega hit proved to be a turning point in Aishwarya's career.

Latest talent of the Bollywood, Arjun Kapoor, who made his mark felt in movies like Ishaqzaade and Aurangzeb (released just recently) has often credited Salman for making him realize his potential as an actor. "I often talk about Salman because he made me realize what I was capable of. It was something that not even I or my family recognized. He spent four years while training and guiding me," Arjun said this in a recent interview.

Today, known as the ‘god of dance’ Hrithik Roshan was once told by doctors in his early days that he would be bed ridden for life and he would never be an actor or a dancer. Hrithik fought against all odds and not only built a chiseled body but became one of the finest actors of Bollywood. It was again Sallu who inspired him to defeat his odds and taught him his fitness mantra. Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sajid-Wajid are making wonders in the industry, courtesy to Salman Khan.
Salman Khan is a real hero, who despite all the flops he had, all the controversies he went through, is still the most lovable actor in the Bollywood. He is also usually seen engaged in charities and philanthropic activities.


  • The love-gone-wrong saga of Salman-Aishwarya
  • The Vivek Oberoi-Salman Khan public brawl
  • The 2002 Hit and Run Case
  • The Chinkara Poaching Case of 1998
  • The Shah Rukh- Salman altercation

Man with golden heart

  • Philanthropist Salman runs an NGO ‘Being Human’
  • Launched careers of many stars 
  • Always helped the needy


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