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Top 10 Blockbusters That Made Salman Bhai a Superstar

As he celebrated his birthday on 27 December, let us take a glance at Salman Khan’s Khan career that made him one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood and still going strong.

Salman Khan is undeniably one of the most successful and most precious gems of Bollywood. From the day stepped in the industry, he set another milestone with his irresistible charm and good looks. Known for his Hatke roles and action-packed entertainers. His six pack abs, his dialogue delivery, his style – everything he does becomes admirable.

Salman’s Bollywood career spanning 2 decades gave him the status of a superstar, or we can say the ‘Bhai of Bollywood’. As he celebrated his 52nd birthday on 27th December, let us take a look at his biggest blockbuster of all times of our very own ‘Salman Bhai’.



  1. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
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A debut movie for both the actor (Salman Khan) and the director (Sooraj Barjatya), Maine Pyar Kiya is considered as one of the top 10 most successful films of all times in India. Contrary to his current ‘Dabang’ image, Salman Khan was introduced to audience as their ‘ideal’ boy as ‘Prem’ in this flick. His character got so successful, that it led him sign a series of movies in which he played characters named ‘Prem’.

The boyish charm of Salman and the soundtrack turned out to be the major driving force in this film becoming a mega blockbuster.

  1. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
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It’s hard to believe that such a classic comedy movie performed average at the box office. Despite that, the brilliant comic timing of both Salman Khan and Amir Khan was unmatchable. The audience saw a different side of the usual romantic ‘Prem’ in Salman Khan for the very first time and the movie attained a cult like status, leaving everyone in splits with its rib tickling comedy.

  1. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (1994)
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Right after Andaz Apna Apna, Salman Khan was seen in an ideal ‘dewar’ role in a National Award-winning flick called Hum Apke Hai Kaun. The movie broke records and turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Bollywood. Gyrating moves on ‘Joote Do Paise Lo’ or Thumkas on ‘Di Di Tera Devar Deewana’ with his amazing co-star Madhuri Dixit, made the music of the film spellbinding to watch and hear. This movie added new heights in his superstardom.

  1. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
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Apart from winning a Filmfare Award for the Best Actor for his role in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Salman brought a trend of being in shape. In fact, his bare-chested look became quite a style statement amongst youngsters. He became a Rockstar with his heart throbbing performance on the song ‘Oh Oh Jaane Jana’ which was an instant hit.

  1. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
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Unquestionably one of the best pieces of work by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, woven into an epic love triangle starring Salman Khan Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn. The sizzling chemistry between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, created an encapsulating and intensifying magic on-screen.

  1. Tere Naam (2003)
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Critically acclaimed ‘Tere Naam’ displayed how versatile can Salman Khan be. He did full justice to his role as ‘Radhe Mohan’, who loses his mental sanity after falling in love. Moreover, his iconic “Radhe Mohan’ hairstyle kicked off a craze amongst Indian boys.

  1. Wanted (2009)
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After a myriad of unsuccessful movies, Salman made a bang on comeback with Wanted, that turned out to be his second highest grossing movies of 2009 in Bollywood.


  1. Dabangg (2010)
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Audience went bananas when they saw the new avatar of Salman as ‘Chulbul Pandey’ playing the role of a Dabang cop in Dabangg. The days of ‘Prem’ had become the thing of the past now and ‘Pandey’ rolled the game with his iconic moustache, Kala Chasma hanging at the back of his collar and unique belt shaking dance move. Film stood out to be a smash hit, which also became an inspiration of its sequel – Dabangg 2.



  1. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
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Salman’s first film under Yash Raj Films banner, Ek Tha Tiger bagged Rs 100 crore within 5 days of its release. Under the direction of Kabir Khan, The Dabang had now become the ‘Tiger’ of the film industry with this commercial hit!

  1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2014)
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A long journey from ‘Prem’ to ‘Radhe Mohan’ to ‘Dabang’ to ‘Tiger’, Salman’s on-screen characters became known as his own personality in real life. This time Bhai became the Jaan of so many after he emotionally connected with the audience in Bajrangi Bhaijaan by showcasing his heartfelt relationship with the angelic Munni played by Harshali Malhotra. The role earned him a lot of appreciation and raised his superstardom even more and movie received an epic success at the box office. The movie was the highest grossing flick in the history of Bollywood.

 

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