20 interesting unknown facts about Salman Khan

  • Salman always wears a turquoise stone bracelet. His father Salim Khan also wears a similar bracelet and considers it to be very lucky.

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  • Salman is known for giving expensive gifts like BMW to Kareena, 4 BHK flat to Katrina and several Rolex watches to Zayed Khan.

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  • Salman has launched some of the biggest stars of Bollywood such as Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sajid-Wajid.

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  •  Salman flew his own cook to London from Mumbai to dish up biryani to the cast and crew of the movie London Dreams who were sick of eating continental food.

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  • During the shooting in Turkey for Ek Tha Tiger, he often visited a restaurant which was ultimately named as 'The Salman Restaurant'.

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  • He has launched eight heroines in Bollywood: Bhagyashree in 'Maine Pyar Kiya', Nagma in 'Baaghi', Chandni in 'Sanam Bewafa', Bhumika Chawla in 'Tere Naam', Sneha Ullal in 'Lucky', Zarine Khan in 'Veer', Sonakshi Sinha in 'Dabangg' and Daisy Shah in 'Jai Ho'.

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  • Salman Khan has never done intimate scenes on screen, nor has he gone for a lip lock.

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  • Salman loves Chinese food and his favourite restaurant is China Garden in Mumbai.

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  • Two fatwas have been issued against him - one relates to the wax statue of him in Madame Tussaud's, the second is in connection to his presence at Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

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  • He wanted to be a writer. The story of 'Baaghi: A rebel for Love' was Salman's idea for which he was given credit in the film. He also wrote films like 'Veer' and 'Chandramukhi'.

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  • Salman studied acting at actress Daisy Irani's institute along with his friends Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey.

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  • Salman Khan has painted the Jai Ho posters. It is said that Aamir Khan's home has several paintings by Salman.

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  • He is the only actor to have had five back to back 100 Crore plus films. 'Dabangg' (2010), 'Ready' (2011), 'Bodyguard' (2011), 'Ek Tha Tiger' (2012) and 'Dabangg 2' (2012).

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  • Salman suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder, also known as the suicide disease.

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  • Apart from the Galaxy apartment that Salman Khan lives in, the actor also owns a farmhouse in Panvel and a house in Hydra Towers, Jumeriah Village, Dubai.

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  • Salman Khan did his first playback singing for the film 'Hello Brother'.

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  • His full name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.

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  • Salman was offered the lead role in Baazigar but the idea of playing a negative character didn't appeal to him.

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  • Salman's favourite actor is Sylvester Stallone and favourite actress is Hema Malini.

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  • Swimming could have been an alternative career for Salman. He was a swimming champion at school and even tipped to represent India.

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  • A simple and emotional person who fiercely guards his privacy, Salman Khan is considered special not just by his fans, but even by his Bollywood friends. Here are some unknown facts about this superstar who has no parallels in Bollywood in popularity with the masses.

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