Salim Khan Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Salim Khan Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Salim Khan Biography

Salim Khan, born on November 24, 1935, in Indore, India, is a celebrated Indian screenwriter and actor. He gained immense fame as part of the iconic screenwriting duo Salim-Javed, along with Javed Akhtar. Their collaboration produced numerous Bollywood classics like “Sholay,” “Deewaar,” and “Zanjeer.” Salim Khan’s storytelling significantly shaped Indian cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. He is also known for his acting roles in earlier films. Salim married Sushila Charak (Salma Khan) and later, actress Helen. He is the father of renowned actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Sohail Khan. His legacy continues to influence Bollywood.

General Information About Famous Actor, Producer Salim Khan

Full NameSalim Abdul Rashid Khan
NicknameSalim Khan
ProfessionScreenwriter, Actor
Date of BirthNovember 24, 1935
Current Age88 years, 6 months, 28 days
WifeSushila Charak (Salma Khan), Helen

Exploring Salim Khan Personal Journey

NameSalim Khan
Birth NameSalim Abdul Rashid Khan
Nick NameSalim Khan
Height5’10” (178 cm)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack (now gray)
Date of BirthNovember 24, 1935
Present AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Salim Khan Education

Level of EducationDetails
SchoolSt. Raphael’s High School, Indore
College/UniversityHolkar College, Indore

Salim Khan Favorite

FoodIndian Cuisine, Kebabs
Actor/ActressAmitabh Bachchan, Helen
MusiciansLata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Song“Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi”
HobbiesReading, Writing, Watching Films
FilmsSholay, Deewaar
DirectorRamesh Sippy, Yash Chopra
Holiday DestinationsLondon, Dubai
LikesSpending time with family, Philanthropy

Salim Khan Relationship Journey

First MarriageMarried Sushila Charak (Salma Khan)
Children with Sushila CharakSalman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Alvira Khan, Arpita Khan
Second MarriageMarried actress Helen

Salim Khan Career Journey

Debut Film (Actor)“Baraat” (1960)
Notable Acting Roles“Teesri Manzil” (1966), “Sarhaadi Lootera” (1966)
Screenwriting Debut“Andaz” (1971)
Key CollaborationsJaved Akhtar (forming the duo Salim-Javed)
Breakthrough Screenplay“Haathi Mere Saathi” (1971)
Iconic Films“Sholay” (1975), “Deewaar” (1975), “Zanjeer” (1973), “Don” (1978), “Trishul” (1978)
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Screenplay for “Shakti” (1982), Lifetime Achievement Award
Other ContributionsMentor to new screenwriters, judge on screenwriting panels
RetirementFocused more on mentoring and family business in later years
LegacyRevolutionized Bollywood screenwriting, established new storytelling standards

Salim Khan Career Statistics

Total Films (Actor)Approximately 14
Total Films (Writer)Over 25
Major Screenwriting DuoSalim-Javed
Years Active (Actor)1960-1971
Years Active (Writer)1971-1987
Filmfare Awards Won6 (Best Screenplay, Best Story, and Lifetime Achievement)
Iconic Films Written“Sholay,” “Deewaar,” “Zanjeer,” “Don,” “Trishul”
Box Office HitsMultiple films grossing high at the box office during the 1970s and 1980s
Genres Specialized InAction, Drama, Thriller
CollaborationsFrequent collaborations with directors like Ramesh Sippy and Yash Chopra
ImpactPioneered the “angry young man” persona in Bollywood, influenced future generations of screenwriters

Salim Khan Income

Estimated Net WorthApproximately $20 million (as of 2024)

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