Can you imagine the Bhai of bollywood has already completed 29 years in the industry? Of course not! Not by looking at the above picture at least. Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, or Salman Khan as we know him, took off on the bollywood journey in 1988 when most of us weren’t even born. Since then he has been swaying hearts and minds all over the world with his charismatic charm. Here’s an article toast to the phenomena called Salman Khan!
In 1988, Salman Khan debuted in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi where he was placed as a supporting actor in the role of Vicky, a spoilt rich guy. Rekha and Farooq Shaikh were the leading actors.
1989 proved to be a big year for Salman Khan and his career. Maine Pyar Kiya was a Sooraj Barjatya blockbuster and how can we forget the pigeon song! This was the very first time that he got to play ‘Prem’ in his movies.
Saajan was released in 1991 which proved to be a hit, both for the movie and for the relationship between Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt for the years to come.
A 90s kid cannot help but brag about the epic movie that was Andaz Apna Apna. The movie was declared a flop at that time due to less box office numbers but it is by far one of the most memorable movies of the 90s that a kid of that decade can think of. It was released in 1994.
Oh how we fell for the looks Salman Khan exchanged with Madhuri Dixit in the movie Hum Apke Hai Koun. Yet another movie where his character was called ‘Prem’, Salman Khan came up as the one true lover boy of the bollywood industry.
In 1997, Salman Khan went on to do something as different yet humorous as Judwaa where he played a double role. And just an year later Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya was released. Do you know how the trend of shirtless Salman Khan began? Yes, the O O Jane Jana song took our breath away in more than one way.
The release of Tere Naam in 2003 brought out another prevalent trend in the forefront which was not the bare chest but his hairstyle. Guys would specially tell the barber to give them the ‘Tere Naam hairstyle’.
Dabang in 2010 brought out the ever strong attitude of Bhaijaan in the true light. The film was as appreciated by the people as was his character, Chulbul Pandey.
With Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2015, the perception of Salman Khan doing only Dabang films from a while now changed completely. The simple yet strong character played by Salman Khan got him appreciated as an actor for real.
Sultan was another different kind of film that Salman Khan risked doing and indeed the risk paid off well. Released in 2016, Sultan raised the bar of expectations from Salman Khan as an actor and performer way high.
And we are waiting for Tiger Zinda Hai eagerly!