A young artist named Salman made his first step into the Indian film industry with a supporting role in the movie Biwi Ho To Asi (1988). Was Bollywood prepared for the debut of one of India's most prominent actors? For the past 3 decades, Salman Khan has been named among the most expensive celebrities in Bollywood. Since 2000, the back-to-back blockbuster films starring this veteran actor have brought him immense popularity throughout South Asia. Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular movies of Salman Khan so far.
5 Everlasting films of Bollywood Star Salman Khan
If moviegoers of the Indian subcontinent are asked about the funniest police officer, everyone will say Chulbul Pandey in one breath. Thanks to Dabangg, this fictional character has been given a real veneer. Superstar Salman Khan has taken the character to a unique level in Avinab Singh Kashyap's direction. There is no way to understand from the filmmaking that this is Kashyap's directorial debut. Sonakshi Sinha made her big-screen debut by playing the role of Salman's heroine in the film.
Chulbul Panda-maker Dabangg has filled its coffers with USD 47 million worldwide. It also topped the list of highest-grossing Bollywood films in its year of release. The cinema holds the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Salman Khan won the BIG Star Entertainment Award and Best Actor Screen Award for his portrayal of the character.
The success of Dabangg was followed by two more sequels titled Dabangg 2 and Dabangg 3 in 2012 and 2019 respectively. Its popularity was even spawned by The Animated Series, produced by Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions, and Cosmos Maya. The series centered on Chulbul Pandey premiered in 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar and Cartoon Network.