Salman Khan is one of India's most influential and bankable stars, and on Thursday this big screen icon completed his silver jubilee in the Hindi film industry.
Salman Khan's first film was a family drama that released on 22 August, 1988. The film, Biwi Ho Toh Aisi also starred Rekha and Farooq Shaikh with Salman in a supporting role as Shaikh's younger brother. Although the film didn't do well commercially, it was the stepping stone for Salman to make his mark on the silver screen as its reigning blockbuster king.
Just a year later, Salman starred in Maine Pyar Kiya as the lead actor and the Indian audience took notice of his charisma and star power. In the years to come Salman has acted in some of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. For his work in these films he has been nominated and won many prestigious awards for excellence in Indian cinema, including Film Fare Awards and Screen Awards.
In addition to his success with movies, Salman Khan is also known for his high profile romantic relationships, most notably with Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif. He is also heavy into philanthropy taking part in various charitable organisations, as well as starting his own - Being Human. Being Human is a charity that sells T-shirts and uses the proceeds to help under privileged children.