Salman Khan has been the godfather of many celebrities in Bollywood. Not only for the budding actors with no filmy background but also for the ones who had a very strong background in Bollywood. Salman Khan also is known as ‘Bhai’ in Bollywood and has actually done a lot of things for people around him. He has actually helped a lot of people like a brother. Let’s have a look at some of the celebrities that Salman Khan launched in Bollywood.
1. Sneha Ullal
Salman launched Sneha Ullal with his movie ‘ Lucky no time for love’. The actress looked a lot like Salman’s previous girlfriend, Aishwarya Rai. She did her second movie with Sohail Khan, ‘Aryan’. Both her movies didn’t do well at the box office. The actress is now working in South Indian Movies.
2. Daisy Shah
It was during his shooting of the movie ‘Dabangg’ when Salman spotted Daisy Shah as a back dancer. He was instantly impressed by her and asked her for the role of Kareena Kapoor’s best friend in ‘Bodyguard’, but she could not appear in that. Salman took the budding actress in his movie ‘Jai Ho’ as the lead actress, which made her actress rise.
3. Sonakshi Sinha
We all know that Sonakshi Sinha never needed Salman to make her debut, but it was him who was the spark in her. He motivated the junior Sinha to lose her weight. Salman then made ‘Dabangg’ with her. Sonakshi baffled everyone with her power-packed performance and instantly became a celebrity.
4. Katrina Kaif
Though Katreena made her debut with the movie ‘Boom’ which you might never have seen or heard of. She tasted success only after she went co-starred with Salman. After Salman launched her she started getting numerous movie and ad commercials offers. The two were allegedly in a relationship for some time. She is still in the league of top-notch actresses in Bollywood.
5. Zareen Khan
Zareen Khan too, looked like Salman’s ex-girlfriend, Katreena Kaif. Owing to her fat figure, Zareen was called Fat Kat in the industry. Although the actress was given a big fat welcome in the industry with her first movie, she couldn’t do any magic at the box office. Though, in her second movie, ‘Housefull 2’, she made a huge impact.
6. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty
Salman Khan launched Athiya and Sooraj in Bollywood with his movie ‘Hero’. Athiya, who is the daughter of well-known and established actor Sunil Shetty and Sooraj, son of Aditya Pancholi had a strong film background. Salman Khan helped Sooraj when he was in the eye of a deadly controversy alleging him as the murdered of Jiah Khan.
7. Aayush Sharma
Aayush Sharma, who is the husband of Salman’s sister Arpita too will start his film career with him in the upcoming movie ‘Loveratri’. The movie has already been surrounded by controversies.
8. Sana Khan
Salman Khan, the contestant from the popular TV show Bigg Boss has won the hearts of many but gives the credit for her career to Sallu Mia for featuring her in his movie ‘Jai Ho’.
9. Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor is the son of famous Indian producer Boney Kapoor. He accepts that it was because of Salman Khan that he is in the Film Industry and is successful. The loved celebrity was once a very fat kid but motivation by Salman changed a lot in him. Arjun was called ‘Fooboo’ by his friends because he was very chubby.
10. Elli Avram
Although the actress made her debut in the movie ‘Mickey Virus’ but grew popular only after getting featured in Bigg Boss. The inclination of Salman towards Elli made her popular in public eyes who might not have been otherwise a known person.
11. Himesh Reshammiya
Not many of now might know that Salman Khan and Himesh Reshammiya have been friends for a very long time. This dates back to the time when he made ‘Odhli Chunariya’ from Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya? and in the movie ‘Tere Naam’.
12. Sajid -Wajid
Superhit music composers Sajid- Wajid got huge success through Salman Khan’s movies like Dabangg, Wanted and more. They are hardcore supporters of Salman and keep making amazing songs for him.
So this is the list of some of the many actors and people who owe their career to Salman Khan. We are certain that the number on the list will increase with time, as we all know how generous Sallu mia is. Also, you can check Bigg Boss latest updates here.