Top 10 Best Heroines of Salman Khan - Actresses who have acted opposite the Bad Boy of Bollywood
Salman Khan - Family and Filmography
Salman Khan is one of the most popular and powerful Bollywood Actors. He is often referred to as the 'Bad Boy on tinsel town' and the 'Sylvester Stallone of India'. Salman is fondly referred to as Sallu Bhai or Sally Mia by friends. He is known for his youthful looks and showing off his sculpted chest by not wearing shirts. Apart from his passion for body building and fitness, Salman is also known for his fondness for luxury cars and motorbikes. Just like his arch rival Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan also has a mannequin of himself at the Madame Tussaud's Museum in England. Salman Khan is one of the most misunderstood actors in Bollywood. He hit the news for killing protected wild animals,illegal possession of arms and Negligent driving by killing one man and injuring others after he crashed his Land Cruiser near the American Express bakery in Bandra. He was even charged of having connection with underworld mafia. Despite of his frequent run-ins with the law which made him spend a few days in jail, he is said to have a heart of gold. Salman contributes generously to the needy and even have an NGO Being Human Foundation for helping the cause of the underprivileged.
Salman Khan was born in Indore on 27 December 1965 as the son of Salma Khan and Salim Khan. Salman Khan’s birth name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. Salman’s father is a screenwriter who has many successful films to his credit. Salman’s stepmother Helen also was a popular actress. Salman’s Brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sahil also have acted in Hindi Movies. Salman has two sisters - Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor-director Atul Agnihotri. Despite of dating some of the prettiest faces in Bollywood is still a single at the age of 46. Some of the actresses Salman has dated are Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif.
Salman Khan made his Bollywood Debut in 1988 by playing a minor role in the movie Biwi Ho to Aisi. He played hero in his 2nd film Maine Pyar Kiya opposite Bhagyashree. This movie was a blockbuster and got him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He has starred in more than 80 movies so far and has several super hit films to his credit. Some of his popular films are Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Karan Arjun, Judwaa, Pyar Kiya tho Darna Kya, Biwi No.1, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,Saajan, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tere Naam, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Bhaaghi - A Rebel for Love, Sanam Bewafa, Andaz Apna Apna, Pathar Ke Phool, Khamoshi -The Musical, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega , Chori Chori Chupke Chupke , Hello Brother, Phir Milenge, No Entry, Partner, Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard. His upcoming and most awaited movies of 2012 are Ek Tha Tiger (opposite Katrina Kaif), Sher Khan (opposite Nargis Fakhri) and Dabangg 2 (opposite Sonakshi Sinha). Salman Khan also has hosted TV Shows like Bigg Boss (Season 4 and 5) and 10 ka Dum (Seasons 1 and 2). He is also an excellent painter and sells his paintings through his Charitable Organization Being Human.
Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly one of Salman Khan's best heroines. The couple were also romantically involved for a long time and still remain friends. There were also reports of the two getting married secretly. Katrina Kaif acted opposite Salman Khan in 2 movies – Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (which also stars Sushmita Sen opposite Salman) and Yuvvraj. Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya, inspired by the Hollywood movie Cactus Flower, was a moderate success while Yuvvraj failed to make an impact at the box office. In the upcoming movie Ek tha Tiger also Katrina is paired opposite Salman Khan.
Katrina and Salman are also seen together in 2 other movies – Partner and Hello. In Partner, Katrina is paired opposite Govinda. In Hello, based on Chetan Bhagat Novel One Night @ the Call Center, Katrina plays the role of the mystery story teller who narrates a story to Salman Khan’s character in the movie.
Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan were paired together in Dil Tera Aashiq and Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Dil Tera Aashiq was a moderate success while Hum Aapke Hain Koun was a blockbuster. Salman and Madhuri acted together in two other successful films too – Saajan and Hum Tumhare hain Sanam. In Saajan, Madhuri was paired opposite Sanjay Dutt and in Hum Tumhare hain Sanam opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Madhuri Dixit was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Saajan while she bagged the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Hum Aapke Hain Koun.
Karishma Kapoor is probably one actress who has acted in maximum number of movies opposite Salman Khan. Karishma and Salman are paired together in Jaagruti, Nishchaiy, Andaz Apna Apna, Jeet, Judwaa, Biwi No 1, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge and Chal Mere Bhai. In Hum Saath Saath Hain, Karishma is paired with Saif Ali Khan and Salman is paired with Sonali Bendre.
Jeet, Judwaa, Biwi No 1 and Hum Saath Saath Hain were box office hits.
Aishwarya was paired opposite Salman Khan in two movies – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam. In the Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit starer Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Aiswarya made a special appearance as Salman’s blind girlfriend. In Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, She played Salman’s love interest who gets married to another man. Her performance in the movie won the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Salman Khan also made a special appearance in the Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan starer Dhaai Akshar Prem ki as a truck driver.
Aishwarya Rai was romantically linked with Salman Khan. She broke up with him after accusing him of harassment and physical abuse. Their affair had generated a big storm after been blown out of proportion by the media. Aishwarya’s Parents even lodged a complaint against Salman for hounding her.
Bhagyashree Patwardhan made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya. This film was a huge hit and Bhagyashree got noticed as an actress. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (which she lost to Sridevi) for her performance in the movie. Maine Pyar Kiya also established Salman Khan's status in the industry. He too won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the film.
Despite of the success of the movie, Bhagyashree opted for marriage with her boyfriend Himalaya Dasani over the movies.
Like her sister Karishma, Kareena has also acted opposite Salman Khan. Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor were paired together in 3 Movies – Kyon Ki, Main aurr Mrs Khanna and Bodyguard.
Kyon ki which was inspired from the English novel One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest was a flop at the box office. Main Aurr Mrs Khanna was also a disaster at the box office. However, Bodyguard turned to be the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2011.
Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of Shatrughan Sinha, made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. She is said to have reduced her weight by 30 kgs over a period of two years in order to prepare for her character of the village girl Rajo. Dabangg was a Blockbuster at the box office and won several awards including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. This film also received positive reviews from critics and viewers for the performance of Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
Sonakshi won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in the movie. Sonakshi is also playing the same role in Dabangg 2, the sequel to her debut film which is expected to release at the end of 2012.
Kajol and Salman Khan has acted together in three movies - Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Karan Arjun and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Kajol Mukherji was paired opposite Salman Khan in the film Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya. In this film, Kajol played the role of Muskaan Thakur who lives on a farm run by her overly-protective older brother Vishal (played by Arbaaz Khan). This film was directed and produced by Salman’s brother Sohail Khan. In the superhit movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Salman Khan made a special appearance as the loving fiancé of Kajol's character Anjali. In Karan Arjun, Kajol was paired opposite Shahrukh Khan while Salman was paired with Mamta Kulkarni.
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya , Karan Arjun and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai were huge successes at the Box Office.
Bhoomika Chawla and Salman Khan have acted together in 2 movies – Tere Naam and Dil ne jise apna Kahaa. Dil ne Jise Apna Kahaa which was based on the English Movie Return to Me (2000) was a flop at the box office. In the movie Bhoomika played the role of Dhani, a heart patient who is given the heart of Rishabh’s (Salman Khan) dead wife Pari (Preity Zinta). Tere Naam was the remake of the super hit Tamil film Sethu. In Tere Naam, Bhoomika played the role of a traditional Brahmin girl and first year student Nirjala who falls in love with Salman’s character of Radhe Mohan.
Bhoomika won the Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for her performance in the movie. She also was nominated for the Filmfare and Star Screen Best Actress Awards.
Manisha Koirala was paired opposite Salman Khan in 3 movies – Sangdil Sanam, Majhdhaar and Khamoshi - The Musical . Though the pairing of the couple was appreciated by the viewers, unfortunately none of their films together succeeded in making an impact at the box office.
There are many more actresses who have acted opposite Salman Khan, but I find the above mentioned actresses the best of all. The other actresses include Sonali Bendre, Sushmita Sen, Sridevi, Priyanka Chopra, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Anjala Zaveri, Revathi, Nagma, Raveena Tandon, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta, Neelam Kothari, Shilpa Shetty, Mahima Chaudhry and Asin Thottumkal to name a few. Among the popular actresses of today, Vidya Balan is yet to act opposite this Bollywood superstar.
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