Salman Khan is an actor who appears in Bollywood films. Khan made his debut in 1989 with a supporting role in the family drama Biwi Ho To Aisi, following which he had his breakthrough role in Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster romance Maine Pyar Kiya, for which he earned a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.During the early 1990s, he starred in the action drama Baaghi: A Rebel for Love (1990), the action film Patthar Ke Phool (1991), and the romance Saajan (1991), all of which were financially successful.However, his other releases during this period, including Suryavanshi (1992), Jaagruti (1992), and Dil Tera Aashiq (1993), failed commercially, resulting in a brief setback in his career.
In 1994, Khan featured in the Barjatya-directed family drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, which proved to be the highest-grossing Bollywood film to that point; the success of the film established his career in Bollywood.Also that year, he featured alongside Aamir Khan in the comedy Andaz Apna Apna, which despite being a box-office flop has developed a cult status in India.Khan went on to play with Shah Rukh Khan in Rakesh Roshan’s melodramatic thriller Karan Arjun (1995), which emerged as the year’s second highest-grossing Hindi film.In 1998, Khan featured in Sohail Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, and appeared briefly in the romantic drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, both of which ranked among the top-earning Bollywood productions of 1998.For the latter, he was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1999, Khan starred in three commercially successful productions: the comedy Biwi No.1, the romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
In 2003, Khan earned praise for playing a scorned lover in the romantic film Tere Naam, and made a brief appearance in the family drama Baghban.He went on to play the lead in the top-grossing Hindi films Garv (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), No Entry (2005), and Partner (2007).Khan made his television debut by hosting two seasons of the game show 10 Ka Dum (2008–09). Following a series of commercial failures from 2006–08, he starred in the action thriller Wanted (2009), a box-office hit.Greater commercial success followed with Dabangg (2010), and Khan featured as the host of the television game show Bigg Boss, going on to host six more seasons of the show. In 2011, Khan produced the children’s film Chillar Party under his production company Salman Khan Being Human Productions, which won him the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.Also that year, he starred in two of the highest-grossing films of the year—the action-comedy film Ready and the action drama Bodyguard. Khan followed these with roles in a number of top-grossing films that made him the first actor with nine films grossing over ₹1 billion at the box-office.These include a role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, for which Khan received his ninth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, becoming the most nominated actor in the category without ever winning.As a producer of the film, Khan won a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Sultan (2016) followed, a sports drama about the life of the eponymous fictional wrestling champion.