How old were these heroines when Salman Khan made his debut in films?
March 12, 2013, 6:55 pm
In a two decade long career, Salman Khan has worked with almost all the heroines of the Indian film industry. While his contemporaries have now retired or playing character roles, Salman continues to lead roles with heroines almost half his age. We look at some of heroines he has worked in recent past and calculate their age when Salman Khan made his debut in 1988.
Salman Khan's co-star in two very popular films, 'Dabangg' and 'Dabangg 2', Sonakshi Sinha was just about an year old when Salman made his foray into films in 'Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahi' in 1988. Born in June 1987, Sonakshi eventually made her debut in 2010 opposite Khan in 'Dabangg'.
Sonam Kapoor was all of 3 in 1988 when Salman made his debut. Sonam and Salman paired up for 'Saawariya' in 2007 which also happened to be the Kapoor's first film.
Born in October 1985, Asin was also 3 years old in 1988. Asin and Salman Khan worked together in 'London Dreams' (2009) and 'Ready'(2011).
Salman Khan's 'Wanted' co-star Ayesha Takia was also 3 years old back in 1988. Although 'Wanted' was super hit, Takia sort of retired from films after this film and now works with her husband in their family business.
Born in 1982, Priyanka Chopra was 6 years old when Salman Khan made his debut. Early in her career, Chopra and Khan paired for several hit films but a rumoured tiff between the two kept filmmakers from casting them in films. But apparently the actors have now buried their hatchet and are now eager to work together again.
Born in 1981, Dia Mirza paired up with Salman Khan for only one film 'Tumko Na Bhool Payenge' (2002) which also featured Sushmita Sen in the lead.
Perhaps one of the youngest co-stars that Salman Khan has worked with along with Sonakshi Sinha, Sneha Ullal was also all of one when Salman made his debut. Sneha was a friend of Salman's sister, Arpita Khan and was offered her debut role 'Lucky: No Time For Love' while she was still in junior college. The lady unfortunately couldn't make much of an impact in hindi films but has made her mark in south film industry.
Zarine Khan was also a Salman Khan discovery. Born in 1984, the actress made her debut in 'Veer' opposite Khan in 2010.
When Salman started dating Katrina Kaif, 19 years his junior, many eyebrows were raised. While the couple broke up after dating for five years, they continue to remain friends and have even done some memorable roles together. And yes, Katrina was 4 years old in 1988- the year Salman began his career.
Salman has always maintained that he is very protective of Kareena Kapoor whom he has seen ever since she was a little girl. Salman was always close friends with Kareena's elder sister Karisma and Kareena, 15 years hsi junior, was always treated specially by Khan. The two have featured together in films like 'Main aur Mrs Khanna' and 'Bodygaurd'.