Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). But it was Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) that bought him stardom.
He went on to star in some successful Hindi films of those times, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Judwaa (1997), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and Biwi No.1 (1999), having appeared in the highest earning films of seven separate years during his career.
In 2004, he was voted seventh-best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, US.
After lying low for a couple of years, Salman Khan came back into form with films like Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard. His 2012 movie, 'Ek Tha Tiger' saw him take on the role of a RAW agent. In his December 2012 release, 'Dabangg 2' , Khan reprised the role of corrupt cop Chulbul Pandey.
Khan has started an NGO called 'Being Human' which will sell T-shirts and other products online and in stores. A portion of the sales will go to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged.