Salman Khan, born 27th December 1965, celebrates his 51st birthday today! Just before his birthday, he had pipped SRK to the top spot on the Forbes Celebrity list. Here are some lesser known Trivia about the Bhaijaan of Bollywood, his illustrious career of 25 years and parts of his personal life.
1. Salman's full name
Our beloved Sallu Bhai's full name is – Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
2. Sallu never used his father Salim Khan's name
Although his father, Salim Khan was renown as an actor and screenwriter, Salman never used his name to get movie roles, which makes him what he is, all on his own!
3. He's an excellent artist!
Many of his artworks have been hung up in Aamir Khan's house! And he also designed the poster for his movie Jai Ho himself!
4. Khan swam like a Dolphin!
He was an excellent swimmer during his school days and was even touted to participate in national level competitions.
5. Sallu loves Chinese
Salman Khan's fav cuisine is Chinese, and his favorite restaurant is China Garden in Mumbai.
6. Salman's love for soaps
He has this distinct love for soaps, and his bathroom is stuffed with natural fruit & vegetable extract soaps!
7. Salman suffers from 'Suicide Disease.'
Suicide's disease is a condition where the patient suffers extreme pain in the face, emanating from the trigeminal nerve. It is also called Trigeminal Neuralgia.
8. Bhai's disliked for the vanity van
Salman Khan prefers to stay outside his vanity van, playing board games or pranks on his co-stars and even the generic workers on-set, having a good time.
9. Sallu introduced Hrithik to the world of bodybuilding
It was Salman who started off the Greek-God of Bollywood on his way to building that envious physique, in his gym! He also inspired & trained other actors like Sonakshi, Sooraj Pancholi, Arjun Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan et al.
10. Salman cycles away to fitness
He is often found cycling on the streets of Mumbai and is known to whiz past traffic to his shooting sets, which are at far off places!
11. His small role in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi
Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1998) was his debut movie and not Maine Pyar Kiya; he played the role of Farouq Sheikh's younger brother.
12. The dearth of movie roles!
After Maine Pyar Kiya, Sallu Bhai was jobless for about six months, now look at where he is!
13. Salman Khan's passion to be a writer
Bhai always wanted to be a writer, he has written movies Veer and Chandramukhi, & has also been credited for the same.
14. He owns the 100 crore club
Salman is the only actor to have given back-to-back 100-crore plus box office collecting movies – 'Dabangg' (2010), 'Ready' (2011), 'Bodyguard' (2011), 'Ek Tha Tiger' (2012) and 'Dabangg 2' (2012).
15. Sallu themed restaurant
A restaurant that's called Bhai Jaan, which started in May 2015 in Mumbai, is themed after several of Sallu's characters and has many of his quotes from his movies!