On Salman Khan’s birthday today, we know more about the actor who is loved by his millions of fans and is known to have his own share of controversies.
Here are some lesser-known facts about him.
1. Salman’s mother’s maiden name was Sushila Charak, who changed her name to Salma Khan post her marriage to Salim Khan. His father Salim Khan, who is a famous screenwriter (Salim-Javed with Javed Akhtar) adopted his sister, Arpita Khan when she was an orphan. Salim Khan later married for the second time with famous actress Helen.
2. Salman Khan’s famous bracelet is not just worn by him in the family. His father wears a similar bracelet which is thought to be lucky. In fact, Salman’s turquoise stone bracelet was gifted to him by his father. Many (the superstitious ones) believe that this bracelet is the reason behind his success in life.
3. It is said that Salman was jobless for a few months after his first release in the lead role, ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya.’ Sources also say that the iconic film Baazigar was first offered to Salman but he refused to play the role of the antagonist and Shah Rukh Khan took it up. Very few people know that Salman had made his debut in a film called ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ in 1988, where his voice was dubbed by someone else.
4. Apart from being an actor, Khan has a few other creative traits as well. He has been a singer for a few films and sung songs like, Chandni Ki Daal Par Sone Ka Mor- Hello Brother (1999), Jumme Ki Raat- Kick (2014), Hangover- Kick (2014), Tu Hi Tu Tu Har Jagah- Kick (2014) and Main Hoon Hero Tera- Hero (2015). Also, he is an artist and his home has many paintings that are done by him. He has also painted the poster of his movie ‘Jai Ho’, according to sources.
5. He is known to be a philanthropist and runs his own foundation named ‘Being Human’. As per various media reports, the people of Hatluni village in Karjat got a special gift from the actor on the New Year’s eve of 2015, during the shooting of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actor led the entire unit of Bajrangi Bhaijaan to paint houses in the village! He had once auctioned gym sessions with him for charity which received the highest bid of 3.5 lakh rupees on ebay. Also, he had once tweeted about helping a professor named Sandeep Desai who was collecting funds to build a school in rural Maharashtra.
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