|Full Name||Abdul Salim Khan Pepping Moon|
|Profession(s)||Script Writer, Actor|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & pepper|
|Date of Birth||25 November 1936 Pepping Moon|
|Age (as in 2020)||84 Years|
|Birth Place||Indore, Indore state, British India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|School||St. Raphael's School, Indore|
|College||Holker College, Indore|
|Debut||Film: Baraat (Supporting actor, 1960)
Script and dialogue writer: Haathi mere Saathi (1971)
|Family||Father- Abdul Rashid Khan (DIG-Indore, Indian Imperial Police)
Mother- Not Known
Sister- Not known
|Address||Galaxy Apartments, Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai
|Hobbies||Watching Cricket, Reading|
|Controversies||Salim Khan invited the wrath of twitteratis when he defended his son Salman Khan's statement that condemned the ban on Pakistani actors post the Uri terrorist attacks on on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in 2016.|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Sushila Charak (m. 18 November 1964)
Helen (m. 1981)
|Children||Son- Salman Khan (Actor)
Arbaaz Khan (Director, producer, writer and actor)
Sohail Khan (Director, producer, writer and actor)
Daughter- Alvira Khan, Arpita Khan (Adopted)
Note: He has no children from his second wife Helen.
|Car Collectiont||Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover Vogue|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Salim Khan
- Does Salim Khan smoke?: Not known
- Does Salim Khan drink alcohol?: Yes
- Salim Khan’s grandfather’s great-grandfather had migrated from Afghanistan to India and got settled in Indore State, British India, where they used to live at 21, Palasia, Indore. His family served the British Indian army as cavalry for a long time.
- ‘Education’ was the primary reason for Salim Khan’s family to emigrate from Afghanistan to India.
- Salim Khan belonged to a financially sound family background. His father was the DIG in the ‘Imperial Indian Police, Indore’.
- He used to go to the college in a car given by his elder brother, in the times when only a few people could afford a car.
- He was a good cricket player and had played for his college in college tournaments. He was such a good player that he was offered a scholarship for M.A. from his college.
- Salim Khan is a trained pilot and got a private pilot’s license in 1958.
- Before adopting the career as Script Writer, he had worked in about 11 films as a junior actor. However, he did not get credit for most of his roles.
- It was Salim-Javed’s (Javed Akhtar) pair who brought a change in the status of scriptwriters, as they were the first ever script writers who had their names mentioned in the film credits.
- He is known for his unique story telling and dialogue delivery.
- He was the highest paid script writer of his times (1970-1980).
- He had written the blockbuster movie Zanjeer’s script, which established Amitabh Bachchan as a super star.
- Salim Khan denied a ‘Padam Shree’ award for which he was nominated in 2014, as he considered that he deserved at least a ‘Padam Bhushan’.
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