Salman Khan is amongst the biggest stars Indian Cinema has witnessed in the last 25 years. He has won over the hearts of a billion people and also become one of the most successful actors in the world. Apart from his charming good looks and great talent as an actor, his fans also love him for his generosity and chivalry.Â Salman remains one of the bankable actors and has been delivering hits consistently for the last several years. He wears multiple hats as a film personality â€“ he is an actor, producer, and sometimes he also makes special appearances in movies like he recently did in Shah Rukh khanâ€™s Zero.
On Salman Khanâ€™s 53rd birthday, we bring you lesser known facts about Bollywoodâ€™s favourite â€˜Bhaiâ€™.
1. Salman Khanâ€™s real name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.Â
2. Salman made his debut with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, where he appeared in a supporting role.Â
3. Salman did not have a film offer for six months after the release of his second film Maine Pyar Kiya.
4. In a scene from his film, Ek Tha Tiger, where Tiger (Salman) is painting Zoya (Katrina Kaif), the artwork shown is Salmanâ€™s real work.
5. While shooting for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman painted houses around the shoot location as part of the Clean India Campaign.
6. In not less than 5 films, Salmanâ€™s character is called Prem. These include Maine Pyar Kiya, 1989 (Prem Choudhary); Andaz Apna Apna, 1994 (Prem Bhopali); Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 1994 (Prem); Judwaa, 1997 (Raja/Prem Malhotra); Deewana Mastana, 1997 (Prem Kumar); Biwi No.1, 1999 (Prem); Sirf Tum, 1999 (Prem); Hum Saath-Saath Hain, 1999 (Prem); Chal Mere Bhai, 2000 (Prem Oberoi); Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, 2000 (Prem Kapoor); No Entry, 2005 (Prem); Partner, 2007 (Prem Love Guru); Marigold, 2007 (Prem); Ready, 2011 (Prem Kapoor) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, 2015 (Prem/Vijay).
7. As a token of gratitude to his friend and director Sooraj Barjatya, Salman did not charge any fee for the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
8. He himself painted the posters of his film Jai Ho (2014).Â
9. On the sets of Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, he reportedly never had a conversation with his co-star Twinkle Khanna.
10. Salman doesnâ€™t read movie reviews.Â