Actor Salman Khan has turned 51 today. But had it not been for Google, most people, including us would not have been able to guess his right age. With such a fit body, tremendous on-screen presence and dabangg attitude at 51, Salman has completely justified that age is just a number. The actor is consistently performing well with his films and driving profits for the film industry. He doesn’t care for being married and believes in living a carefree, happy life. But what actually makes him young? Is it his on-screen presence or his bachelorhood?
Salman Khan’s way of living life is what makes him an ageless man. And this way of living life includes his choices of films, staying close to family and friends, being human, raising a helpful hand for newcomers in the industry and realising the responsibility of driving cash-flow in Bollywood. Most of his films in last 10 years have set new benchmarks to do well in terms of Box Office collections. If you look at the top 15 highest grossing Indian films of all times, five of them are the Salman Khan starrer. Check out the list:
- Baahubali: The Beginning
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Dhoom 3
- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
- Chennai Express
- 3 Idiots
- Bajirao Mastani
- Happy New Year
- Bang Bang!
- Ek Tha Tiger
Not just the Box Office success, Salman Khan is also a prominent part of pop culture in the country today. From his body language, films, to his hair do’s, shades and that feroza bracelet, there are various Salman Khan’s symbols around. The dialogues he utters in his films become part of our lingo. Kamaal karte ho yaary, if you don’t agree!
What more? Had it not been for Salman Khan, the crazy masala Bollywood lovers would have missed an entire cult of movies. It is, of course, difficult to imagine Bollywood without Andaz Apna Apna, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Sath Sath Hain, Karan Arjun, Judwaa, Saajan and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam amongst others.
So, 51 or 71, the superstardom that Salman Khan enjoys is grander than grand. May he keep delivering hits on hits. We wish him a very happy birthday!