Published 2016-12-19
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PATH TO FAME: Salman Khan

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan also known as Salman Khan, Sallu or Bhaijaan has been acting from the past 25 years in this industry. He is one of those stars who has seen the best and worst in life but he was and is always supported by his fans. He is great as a person, son, brother, uncle, and actor! Here are few facts about this bad boy of Bollywood that you might not have known!

1. Many talents

Salman Khan is a man of many talents. The talented actor is a great singer, painter, scriptwriter, and swimmer. Is there anything that he cannot do?! Salman’s first sang a song for a movie, Hello Brother in 1999 and then Kick, which we all know about. He also painted the poster for his movie, Jai Ho. It is believed that Aamir Khan is a fan of Sallu’s painting and quite a few of them are in his house.

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2. He’s a mentor

Salman has given opportunities to a lot of talented people who deserved to be part of the industry. Either by giving them to act in his movies or by putting in a good word for them to his friends. Many young actors have come to him for advice and he has given them without hesitating. It is hard to say no or not consider his request because he is a man with a big and good heart.

3. He’s a gym freak

From his physique, it is quite obvious that he is a frequent gym goer. He is just a little over 50 years old and he is still very passionate about bodybuilding. Rumour has it that he tries to never miss a workout no matter how busy he is, even if that means hitting the gym at 2 or 3 in the morning. When Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan were newbies to the industry, he trained them to get in shape.

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4. His illness

Unfortunately, the actor has a health problem that could be life threatening. He suffers from a nerve disorder on his face called trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. He disclosed about his condition in an interview and said he has been suffering for almost a decade. Salman had also undergone treatment in the states for a few weeks.

5. He loves giving gifts

Salman Khan definitely shows he loves and cares for his fellow colleagues by gifting them expensive gifts. He gave Kareena Kapoor a BMW car and Rolex watches, he even gave his close and loved ones a roof over their head by gifting them apartments. He flew his cook to London while they were shooting London Dreams because everyone on set was longing for some home cooked meals.

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6. He is a philanthropist

This is no surprise to anyone. It is often seen in media the extent Salman Khan has gone to promote the welfare of others, donating not only his time and fame for good causes but also money. In 2015, he made sure the entire unit of Bajrangi Bhaijaan painted houses for the villagers of Hatluni village in Karjat. It was definitely an unexpected surprise to the people residing there!

7. He was jobless

Every actor has their ups and downs during their career and for Salman Khan, he was jobless for six months after his movie, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. With a man of his status and stature he could have easily gotten another job but being the good person he is, he didn’t take advantage of it. He didn’t use his contacts nor did he use his father’s name to get back on track. Instead, he waited patiently.

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8. His alternate career

Like we said, is there anything this man cannot do?! When he was young he was so good at swimming that he almost represented India in National level! He even said that if acting, movies and the film industry didn’t work out for him, his backup plan would’ve been to take up swimming. He may be good at it but we’re glad he didn’t follow that career path or else we would’ve been deprived of his movies!

Well, these are some of the lesser known facts about our dear Sallu Bhai! Were you surprised by some of these? Because we had no idea about some of them! If you know more facts that you would like us to know about Salman Khan, tell us about it in the comments! We will be happy to hear it! Let us know if you would like to know more about other celebs and which ones in specific.

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Abdul Patel
Abdul Patel 8/26/17, 6:06 AM
I haiku love you so much my friend
Sachin Sharma
Sachin Sharma 8/25/17, 6:06 AM
Path to fame nhi Bhencho Footpath to fame Not fame actually LAUNDA LAPADAS
Gourav Roy
Gourav Roy 8/25/17, 6:06 AM
Shah Rukh Afridi
Shah Rukh Afridi 8/25/17, 6:06 AM
& he would be a great professional Painter as well"