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Salim Khan is an India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

n Scriptwriter
Screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

 and Actor
Actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

. He wrote numerous screenplays for Bollywood
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

 films. He frequently collaborated with writer Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Some of his most successful work was done in the late 1970s and 1980s with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed...

; the duo is credited as Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed were a scriptwriter duo who wrote a number of commercially and critically successful Hindi films in the 1970s and early 1980s. The duo, composed of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, made the writer's role popular with their names appearing in the posters of the films, and in some films they...

.

Personal life


Khan was born in Indore
Indore
Indore is one of the major city in India, the largest city and commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Indore is located 190 km west of the state capital Bhopal. According to the 2011 Indian census, Indore city has a population of 1,960,631...

, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh , often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and Indore is the largest city....

, India. Khan´s father was originally from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

, who later moved to India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. His father was a police officer, while his mother died when he was still young.

In 1964, he married Salma Khan (birth name Sushila Charak), a Maharashtrian Dogra
Dogra
The Dogras are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group in South Asia. Being a diversified group, the Dogras include both Savarnas such as Brahmins, Rajputs and Non-savarnas. The Dogras also incluide merchant castes such as Mahajans...

 Rajput
Rajput
A Rajput is a member of one of the patrilineal clans of western, central, northern India and in some parts of Pakistan. Rajputs are descendants of one of the major ruling warrior classes in the Indian subcontinent, particularly North India...

 from Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Maharashtra is a state located in India. It is the second most populous after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. Salim and Salma have four children together: Salman Khan
Salman Khan
Salman Khan is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films.Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi with Rekha in a lead role, had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya , for which he won a Filmfare Award for...

 (b. 1965), Arbaaz Khan (b. 1967), Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan is an Indian director, writer, producer and actor working in the Hindi cinema. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan...

 (b. 1970) and Alvira Khan.

In 1981, Salim married dancer/actress Helen
Helen (actress)
Helen Jairag Richardson is an Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent, working in Hindi films. She is often cited as the most popular dancer of the item number in her time. She was the inspiration for four films and a book.-Early life and background:Helen was born in Burma on 21...

, who lives in a separate house. Relations between his two families were rumored to have been tense at first, but Salim's children are now said to be fond of his second wife. They also adopted a daughter named Arpita khan.

Career


Khan debuted after director, K. Amarnath saw him at a wedding and was impressed by his good looks. He asked Salim to come to Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

, where he hired him as an actor for Rs. 400 a month. Salim acted in various movies, in large and small parts, for seven years. He never captured the public's fancy and his career stalled. He appeared in such films as Teesri Manzil
Teesri Manzil
Teesri Manzil is a Bollywood thriller directed by Vijay Anand and produced by Nasir Hussain. It starred his regular actors Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh. Nazima, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Iftekhar, Helen, K. N. Singh and Salim Khan were part of the supporting cast...

(1966), Sarhaadi Lootera (1966) and Diwaana (1967).

He met Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Some of his most successful work was done in the late 1970s and 1980s with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed...

 on the sets of Sarhaadi Lootera. Javed used to write dialogues and then became a film script writer and now a well known lyricist. The duo hit it off and formed a scriptwriting team, known as Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed were a scriptwriter duo who wrote a number of commercially and critically successful Hindi films in the 1970s and early 1980s. The duo, composed of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, made the writer's role popular with their names appearing in the posters of the films, and in some films they...

. Their first big success was the script for Seeta Aur Geeta
Seeta Aur Geeta
Seeta aur Geeta is a 1972 Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The story is by Salim-Javed and the music by R.D. Burman.The story is about identical twins who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places...

(1972). They also had hits in Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Zanjeer
Zanjeer
Zanjeer , is a 1973 Hindi film directed and produced by Prakash Mehra; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu. The movie changed the trend from romantic films to action films and pioneered Amitabh's new image of a brooding but explosive person who fights back when cornered...

(1973), Deewaar
Deewaar
-Films:*Deewaar , directed by Yash Chopra and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor*Deewaar , directed by Milan Luthria and starring Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, and Amrita Rao-Television:...

(1975), Sholay
Sholay
Sholay is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film produced by G.P. Sippy and directed by his son Ramesh Sippy. It is considered among the greatest films in the history of Indian cinema. Released on 15 August 1975, it stars Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri and...

(1975), Trishul (1978), Kranti
Kranti
Kranti is a 1981 Indian Hindi film. Produced and directed by Manoj Kumar, starring Manoj Kumar along with a very large cast consisting of Dilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Sarika, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri and Paintlal. The story was written by Javed Akhtar...

(1981), Zamana (1985) and Mr India
Mr India
Mr. India is a 1987 Hindi science fiction superhero film directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Anil Kapoor in the title role, Sridevi as his romantic interest and Amrish Puri in one of his best-known roles as the villain Mogambo....

(1987). Salim-Javed, often described as "the most successful scripwriters of all-time", are also noted to be the first scriptwriters in the Indian cinema
Cinema of India
The cinema of India consists of films produced across India, which includes the cinematic culture of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Indian films came to be followed throughout South Asia and...

 to achieve star status.

Salim and Javed split up in the early 1980s. Salim has not been very much active in scriptwriting since the breakup.

Writer

  • Haathi Mere Saathi
    Haathi Mere Saathi
    Haathi Mere Saathi is an Indian film and a favourite with children in the early 1970s. The movie has a Disneyesque appeal with an Indian twist...

    (1971)
  • Seeta Aur Geeta
    Seeta Aur Geeta
    Seeta aur Geeta is a 1972 Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The story is by Salim-Javed and the music by R.D. Burman.The story is about identical twins who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places...

    (1972)
  • Zanjeer
    Zanjeer
    Zanjeer , is a 1973 Hindi film directed and produced by Prakash Mehra; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu. The movie changed the trend from romantic films to action films and pioneered Amitabh's new image of a brooding but explosive person who fights back when cornered...

    (1973)
  • Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
  • Majboor
    Majboor
    Majboor is a 1974 Indian Hindi film directed by Ravi Tandon. Music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film was written by Salim-Javed. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Madan Puri, Rehman and Farida Jalal....

    (1974)
  • Sholay
    Sholay
    Sholay is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film produced by G.P. Sippy and directed by his son Ramesh Sippy. It is considered among the greatest films in the history of Indian cinema. Released on 15 August 1975, it stars Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri and...

    (1975)
  • Deewaar
    Deewaar
    -Films:*Deewaar , directed by Yash Chopra and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor*Deewaar , directed by Milan Luthria and starring Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, and Amrita Rao-Television:...

    (1975)
  • Premada Kanike (Kannada) (1976)
  • Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (Telugu) (1977)
  • Immaan Dharam
    Immaan Dharam
    Immaan Dharam is a 1977 Hindi film. Written by Javed Akhtar, produced by Premji, it is directed by Desh Mukherjee. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha...

    (1977)
  • Chacha Bhatija
    Chacha Bhatija
    Chacha Bhatija is a 1977 Indian Hindi film directed by Manmohan Desai. It was the year's fourth hit for Manmohan Desai . It was his second film with Dharmendra...

    (1977)
  • Don
    Don (1978 film)
    Don is a 1978 Indian action film, produced by Nariman Irani and directed by Chandra Barot, with music by Kalyanji Anandji and lyrics by Anjaan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, Helen and Om Shivpuri, Satyen Kappu and Pinchoo Kapoor. It was the third-highest grossing...

    (1978)
  • Trishul (1978)
  • Kaala Patthar
    Kaala Patthar
    Kaala Patthar is a 1979 Indian Bollywood action/drama film. It was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. The story was written by Salim-Javed. This film is the fourth collaboration between Amitabh Bachchan and director Yash Chopra after the hugely successful Deewaar , Kabhie Kabhie and Trishul...

    (1979)
  • Yugandhar
    Yugandhar
    Yugandhar was a 1979 Telugu remake of the hit Hindi film Don. It starred N.T. Rama Rao, Jayasudha, Jaggaiah, Sheela and Chalam. Jayamalini does a dance number in the film. The director was K. S. R...

    (1979)
  • Shaan
    Shaan (film)
    Shaan is a 1980 Indian Hindi film. It is director Ramesh Sippy's 2nd film with Amitabh Bachchan after Sholay. The story was written by Salim-Javed....

    (1980)
  • Dostana
    Dostana
    Dostana is a 1980 Hindi movie, produced by Yash Johar and directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Helen, Pran and Paintal. The film was the top grossing hit of 1980...

    (1980)
  • Kranti
    Kranti
    Kranti is a 1981 Indian Hindi film. Produced and directed by Manoj Kumar, starring Manoj Kumar along with a very large cast consisting of Dilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Sarika, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri and Paintlal. The story was written by Javed Akhtar...

    (1981)
  • Shakti
    Shakti (1982 film)
    Shakti is a 1982 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy and starring Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Smita Patil and Amrish Puri. It was written by the writing duo Salim-Javed...

    (1982)
  • Zamana
    Bollywood films of 1985
    -Highest grossing:The top forty grossing films at the Indian Box Office in 1985:A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1985:-External links:* at the Internet Movie Database...

    (1985)
  • Angaarey
    Angaaray (1986 film)
    Angaaray is a 1986 Hindi-language film directed by Rajesh Seth and starring Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil and Raj Babbar in the main lead roles.The dialogue, screenplay and story has been written by Salim Khan.-Plot:...

    (1986)
  • Naam
    Naam (1986 film)
    Naam is a 1986 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Nutan, Sanjay Dutt, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh, Paresh Rawal and Kumar Gaurav.-Plot:...

    (1986)
  • Mr India
    Mr India
    Mr. India is a 1987 Hindi science fiction superhero film directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Anil Kapoor in the title role, Sridevi as his romantic interest and Amrish Puri in one of his best-known roles as the villain Mogambo....

    (1987)
  • Falak (1988)
  • Kabzaa
    Kabzaa
    Kabzaa is a 1988 bollywood action/drama film starring Sanjay Dutt, Raj Babbar and Paresh Rawal. This movie is a remake of the 1954 American hit On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando.-Plot:...

    (1988)
  • Toofan
    Toofan (film)
    Toofan is a 1989 science fiction fantasy Bollywood movie directed by Ketan Desai and starring Amitabh Bachchan in a double role as twin brothers. One is the title character Toofan, a superhero who uses his crossbrow as a weapon and the other is a magician named Shyam...

    (1989)
  • Jurm
    Jurm (1990 film)
    Jurm is a 1990 Bollywood movie directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by his brother Mukesh. It stars Vinod Khanna, Meenakshi Sheshadri, and Sangeeta Bijlani in the leading roles. Salim Khan wrote the story and script.-Plot:Khanna plays Shekhar Varma, a Mumbai police inspector...

    (1990)
  • Akayla
    Akayla
    Akayla is a 1991 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy. It was the fourth film collaboration of Ramesh Sippy and Amitabh Bachchan after Sholay , Shaan and Shakti . Although their previous films were successful at the box office, Akayla did not do as well as expected...

    (1991)
  • Mast Kalandar
    Mast Kalandar
    Mast Kalandar is a 1991 Bollywood film starring Dharmendra....

    (1991)
  • Patthar Ke Phool
    Patthar Ke Phool
    *For the cooking ingredient see KalpasiPatthar Ke Phool is a 1991 Bollywood film starring Salman Khan who plays a police officer fighting an underworld gang. Raveena Tandon, plays the female lead role, while Vinod Mehra, Kiran Kumar, Reema Lagoo and Manohar Singh appear in supporting roles...

    (1991)
  • Aa Gale Lag Jaa
    Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994 film)
    Aa Gale Lag Jaa is 1994 Hindi language movie directed by Hamid Ali Khan and starring Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Ashok Saraf, Ranjeet, Reema Lagoo, Raza Murad and Gulshan Grover....

    (1994)
  • Majhdhaar
    Majhdhaar
    Majhdhaar is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Esmayeel Shroff.The cast of the movie includes Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala and Rahul Roy.-Plot:...

    (1996)
  • Dil Tera Diwana (1996)
  • Don: The Chase Begins Again (2006)
  • Aag (2007)
  • Billa
    Billa (2007 film)
    Billa is a 2007 Tamil gangster-thriller film directed by Vishnuvardhan. Based on the 1980 Tamil film of the same name and the 2006 Hindi film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, it was adapted by the director, who rewrote portions of the film from the original...

    (Tamil) (2007)
  • Billa
    Billa (2009 film)
    Billa is a 2009 Telugu gangster-thriller film film directed by Meher Ramesh, a remake of the 2007 Tamil Film of the same name. But some scenes were changed to suit the Telugu audience. It also drew inspirations from the Telugu film, Yugandhar which drew inspirations from another Hindi film...

    (Telugu) (2009)
  • Don 2: The Chase Continues (2011)
  • Bodyguard (script consultant only) (2011)

Producer

  • Aakhri Ghulam (1989)
  • Insaniyat Ke Devta
    Insaniyat Ke Devta
    Insaniyat Ke Devta is a 1993 Indian film directed by K. C. Bokadia....

    (1993)
  • Billa No. 786
    Billa No. 786
    Billa No. 786 is a typical Hindi film made in 2000. A revenge drama, as usual, tailor made for Mithun in the lead role.-Plot:Mithun Chakraborty is a coolie at a bus stop. He fights for the down-trodden and stands up against evil forces. Mohan Joshi has set his eyes on the basti where the coolies live...

    (2000)

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