December 27, 2020: Actor Salman Khan, aka Sallu Bhai, is celebrating his 55th birthday today.
Fondly called Bhaijaan, Salman’s birthday is not just a day of celebration for his family members but also his fans.
55th birthday of Salman Khan
Over the years, fans have made a point to arrive at Galaxy Apartments in Mumbai to catch a glimpse of their favorite superstar on his birthday
However, this year, the actor has appealed to his fans to not throng outside his house on the occasion of his 55th birthday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The love and affection of my fans over the years has been overwhelming on my birthdays but this year it is my humble request not to crowd outside my house keeping the covid pandemic and social distancing norms in mind,” Salman Khan said in the notice displayed outside his building.
Salman is popularly known as Dabang Khan for portraying the role of Chulbul Pandey to perfection in the Dabanng Franchise.
Revisiting 10 of His Acclaimed Movies
Salman Khan, the bhai of bollywood, is undoubtedly one of the most popular actors of the world and of course the favorite actor of millions of people.
Despite commanding a huge fan following across the nation, he is known to be very humble and down-to-earth.
He is also popular because of his kindness towards common men. He is a hero for the masses and inspires his fans. People may love or hate him but can not ignore him at all because of his dashing personality and kind heart.
Salman started his acting carrier in 1988 by doing a supporting role in the movie How a Wife Should Be (1988). The following year he had the leading role in the box office romantic hit When Love Calls (1989).
From there he became a heart throb of Indian cinema. Khan was the highest-ranked (82nd) Indian with earnings of close to $37.7 million according to Forbes 2018. He is also known for hosting the reality show, Big Boss.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
The film was written and directed by the very established Sooraj Barjatya.
The movie starred one of the power couples of the time, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan. The film revolves around the two brothers, Prem and Rajesh Nath.
After the demise of Pooja, wife of the elder brother Rajesh, Nisha offers to marry Rajesh to nurture their baby so that he doesn’t feel the absence of his mother. Prem feels betrayed to see the love of his life marrying another man, but decides to sacrifice his love, for the family’s well-being. Miraculously, with the grace of Tuffy the Pomeranian dog, Prem’s ulterior feelings about Nisha are revealed after which Rajesh chooses to step down and let Prem climb the horse. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun was the highest-grossing Indian film that year, as per box-office records.
Andaaz Apna Apna
The movie was a comedy-drama starring Salman Khan and Aamir Khan as the male leads with Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon alongside. Mehmood, Juhi Chawla and Govinda had cameo roles in the film. Andaaz Apna Apna revolved around the desperate attempts of the two ordinary boys Amar and Prem to win over Ravina Bajaj’s heart since she is the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The two face a hard time fighting with Teja and Crime Master Gogo who play the role of antagonists in the film. The movie didn’t do so well at the box-office but is regarded as one of Salman’s cult classics.
Starring Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Raakhee, and Johnny Lever in lead roles, the film was another of Salman’s blockbusters. It had Amrish Puri essaying the antagonist’s role. The plot consisted of two brothers who were reincarnated to avenge the death of their father by killing their greedy uncle who was indeed the murderer. Karan Arjun was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan.
Hum Saath Saath Hain
The Indian film was one of the first musical dramas of the time. The story revolved around the three brothers and their spouses. It aimed at heavily showcasing Indian values and traditions. Hum Saath Saath Hain portrayed the pre and post-wedding functions in a way that highlighted the significance of the rich Indian culture. It is opined by critics that this was one of Salman’s greatest hits.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Around the same year, Salman hit the big screens with another of his best performance. He was seen acting alongside the popular actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The romantic drama film was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman’s film won 7 glorious awards in the 45th Filmfare awards making its place on the list of Salman Khan’s greatest hits in the 90s.
This love triangle flick was one of the super hits of the 90s, from the story to the songs, everything was perfect and Salman was like the cherry on the cake. His performance was epic and again he stole the hearts of million ladies!
Tere Naam was the game changer in Salman Khan’s career and it was also the critically acclaimed films. From a local goon to lover boy and then mentally unstable man this painful love story will touch your soul and bring tears to your eyes.
Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman as a fictional Indian spy Tiger in Ali Abbas Zafar’s 2018 blockbuster oozes machoism, swag and romance in perfect proportion (Na Kam Na Zyada). Whether it is the fight sequence with a pack of wolfs or his romance with Katrina, Salman was at his best in Tiger Zinda Hai. It is one such character that can make any girl go weak in her knees.
One of the most successful films of Salman Khan’s career is this Kabir Khan’s cross-border unique love story.
Salman plays a righteous man in the film, who shares a heartwarming relationship with a mute girl. Undoubtedly, one of his best performances.
Salman Khan portrayed the role of a fun loving cop with elan in all the three installments of the Dabanng series.
Chulbul Pandey became a household name with people imitating his style and dialogues everywhere.
All the three parts were massive hits. Dabanng was released in 2010, while Dabanng 2 and Dabanng 3 were released in 2012 and 2019 respectively. Dabanng 3 was the biggest hits of 2019. As per sources the Dabanng series is to enter the animated movies zone with a special animated series.
Wishes from all quarters flooded the social media handles of the actor.
Katrina Kaif calls the actor ‘a great human being’. Choreographer, director and actor Remo D’Souza took to Instagram to wish the megastar with an emotional and thankful message.
He wrote, “Happy birthday @beingsalmankhan sir. Love you and a big THANK YOU :)))))#heartofgold #angel”.
Salman Khan is currently hosting Bigg Boss 14. He also began shooting for Mahesh Manjrekar’s Antim: The Final Truth, which marks his first onscreen collaboration with brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, earlier this month.
While Aayush plays a menacing gangster in the film, Salman plays a police officer. We all wish success , good health and luck to Salman Khan on his 55th Birthday and like every year Salman Khan has opened up the 50 % off Sale for his Being Human Clothing Line as a small token of love for all his fans. The Salmanians are going to rock keeping in mind the pandemic situation and Salman’s request to celebrate the birthday amicably without any mass gathering.
Birthday wishes on social media
Bollywood stars have bombarded social media with greetings for the actor. While some celebs have co-starred with him, others are self-confessed fans of the actor. Salman Khan’s co-stars Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and many others have posted throwback pictures of the birthday boy on their respective social media profiles.
Kareena Kapoor, who has worked with Salman Khan in super hit films such as Bodyguard, Kyon Ki, Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and has also featured in the song Fevikol Se from Salman’s film Dabangg 2, shared a greyscale throwback picture of the actor from his early days in the film industry and she wrote: “Happy Birthday Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Forever Superstar.”
Wishing Salman Khan on his birthday, Chiranjeevi Konidela wrote, “Happy Birthday Dear brother @BeingSalmanKhan. Wishing you Good Health and Happiness Always! Stay Blessed! Lots of Love!”