Actor Salman Khan made his acting debut in a supporting role in 1988's flop film Biwi Ho To Aisi. However, he became the nation's heartthrob after playing the lead in Maine Pyar Kiya.
One of the current superstars of Bollywood, Salman's acting career has been a mixed bag of hits and misses. He has, nevertheless, starred in some of the highest earning films in the history of Hindi cinema and has a massive fan base.
Salman's physique is inspirational for many, and he is famous for taking for taking his shirt off, in movies and during shows. In 2004, he made it to People magazine's list of the world's best looking men.
A lesser known fact about him is his charitable nature and his involvement with several causes. On the contrary, Salman is popular for his bad boy image off screen. From arrest warrants for hunting endangered black bucks in Rajasthan, to running over pavement dwellers in Mumbai, he has periodically courted trouble.
However, Salman's greatest controversies are his women. He was first linked to Sangeeta Bijlani, and was then involved with Somy Ali. But it was his relationship with Aishwarya Rai that made the most news with tales of him abusing her on set and the final break-up creating national headlines.
Salman is the son of writer Salim Khan and currently dating Katrina Kaif - according to Indian media reports.