Happy Birthday Salim Khan! You gave to us an amazing time in Bollywood that all cinema lovers swear by till date. From Sholay to Deewar to Mr. India, we have been in awe of your talent and finesse. And also not to forget the fact that you gave us the superstar of a Lifetime in the form of your son, Salman Khan. Let us walk you through the landmark details of the Tiger of the Khan den!
Born in Central Provinces and Berar in British India in 1935, Salim Khan’s ancestors hail from the Alakozai Pashtun tribe who immigrated from Afghanistan.
Before starting a career as a screenwriter, Salim Khan was sought out for his good looks and acted in movies like Teesri Manzil
Luck as an actor didn’t fair well and soon he shifted to writing for Hindi films where he met Javed Akhtar. They together formed the most famoud duo in the history of Hindi cinema, Salim-Javed!
They worked together in 24 films such as Sholay, Zanjeer and Mr. India out of which 20 were a hit!
The split occurred in 1982 for alleged jealous reasons. Years later, in an interview, Salim Khan said that he could have handled the situation better.
Salim Khan married to Sushila Charak aka Salma Khan in 1964 and have a beautiful family for sons, daughters, daughter-in-laws, son-in-laws and grandkids.
In 1981, he married to Bollywood’s Golden girl and most celebrated dancer, Helen Richardson.
Known to love and support his family and to stand for what’s right, Salim Khan did not hesitate to slam Salman’s tweets on Yakub Memon’s case. Salman withdrew his tweet.
He refused to accept the Padma Shri in 2014. He said that he deserved more and was ready for a Padma Bhushan.
Here’s wishing you an amazing life ahead and many more beautiful days to come. May the new generation chance upon your creative marvel onscreen once again!