Dec 27, 2017 Updated On : May 3, 2018
Bollywood sweetheart Salman Khan was 24 when he entered the industry with a blockbuster ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. 29 years since then and he is still considered the most eligible bachelor in the country. The Salman phenomenon just seems to go higher and more outrageous every passing year. This superstar never ceases to give us hits that shake the box office.
With Salman Khan`s Tiger Zinda Hai releasing last week, people are going to the last extent of crazy to grab a ticket. With gripping action, subtle romance and great songs, the movie has scored excellent at the box office yet. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star has undergone some major evolution since he took his first steps into Bollywood. Action, romance, bromance, comedy. The guy has mastered every genre.
Here are our top 30 picks from his collection of Salman`s best movies.
1.Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
This movie directed by J.K. Bihari featuring Rekha, Farooq Shaikh shows the life Suraj ( a sheheri babu) who secretly marries village beauty Shalu against his Hitler mother Kamla`s wishes. Kamla comes up with evil plans to get rid of Shalu framing and accusing her of theft.
2.Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Prem ( Salman Khan) and Suman (Bhagyashree) are sooo in love with each other. Daddy dearest ( Aloknath) however has got issues with the happy-go-lucky Prem. Suman`s father gives Prem one last chance to prove himself worthy of Suman. A perfect tale of innocence and love.
3. Saajan (1991)
Aman (Sanjay Dutt) and Akash (Salman Khan) brothers by choice fall in love with Pooja(Madhuri Dixit) who is a die-hard fan of Sagar a.k.a Aman. While, Pooja is decided on the man of her dreams, both the brother come forth to sacrifice their lady love, for the other.
4.Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Amar(Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) in hopes of hitting a fortune, try to win over Raveena, a multi-millionaire`s daughter. They run into a local gangster, Teja. Yes, we are talking about `the Teja` with a `til`. Comedy ensues as they run into Goga, wannabe gangster. The movie is sure to make you laugh your lungs out.
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! ( 1994)
Prem(Salman Khan) and Nisha( his brother Rajesh`s sister-in-law), are madly in love with each other. On death Rajesh`s wife, Nisha(Madhuri Dixit) comes under family pressure and is forced to marry Rajesh (Mohnish Bahl), for the sake of his kid. The movie has a perfect `happily ever after` when Rajesh steps down from the marriage for the sake of these two lovebirds.
6. Karan Arjun (1995)
Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) are born to Durga (Raakhee) a staunch devotee of Goddess Kali. In the pursuit of their fathers killer, they get killed by their evil uncle, Durjan Singh (Amrish Puri). The two are reincarnated years later, only to come together and avenge their own as well as their father`s death.
7. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Annie (Manisha Koirala), born to Joseph (Nana Patekar) and Flavy Braganza (Seema Biswas), a deaf and mute couple in Goa. Raj, love of her life, introduces music into her life. Her parents, however, are wary of Raj (Salman Khan), owing to their fears of losing their daughter to the world and its chaos.
Identical twins Prem Malhotra and Raja (Salman Khan) are separated at birth. Prem is engaged to the extroverted Mala but, in truth, finds the traditional, shy Roopa more desirable. Fate brings the twins together to fight off the villains and save their lady love.
9.Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
A wealthy countryside girl falls in love with the heir of a business tycoon. Suraj (Salman Khan) has to prove his love for Muskaan ( Kajol) , whose life is ordered around by domineering cousin Vishal. Salman`s sweet chocolate boy image in the movie is sure to steal your heart.
10. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Talk of love triangles! Anjali (Kajol) and Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) are besties and partners in crime. Anjali secretly crushes on Rahul but doesn`t have the nerves to confess. Rahul marries his love Tina (Rani Mukerji), who dies after giving birth to their daughter Anjali ( cliche!). Little Anjali is guided by her deceased mother through a series of letters, on her mission to reunite Anjali (Kajol) and her daddy dear.
11.Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Nandini (Aishwarya Rai), a free-spirited rich girl falls for the half-Italian Sameer (Salman Khan), who moves to her family mansion to study music under her father`s guidance. Sameer falls head over heels for Nandini, who is to be married to lawyer Vanraj (Ajay Devgan). Grief-stricken, Sameer returns to Italy. Nandini pursues him with her hubby only to discover the inclinations of her true affections.
12. Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999)
A modern-day Ramayan indeed. Ramkishen (Alok Nath) a succesful businessman and Mamta (Reema Lagoo) have three sons, Vivek (Mohnish Behl) , Prem (Salman Khan), and Vinod (Saif Ali Khan). Vivek being the stepson faces the brunt of Mamta`s bias towards her own sons. Vivek accepts her decision without a word. The movie focuses on brotherly love and unwavering support from their partners. A little too idealistic, eh?
13. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)
Madhu (Preity Zinta), a bar dancer is hired as surrogate a wealthy couple Raj (Salman Khan) and Priya Malhotra (Rani Mukerji). Raj polishes a crude, loud, and tacky Madhu to fit her into his posh family setup. In a strange twist to the movie, Madhu falls in love with the sweet-tempered Raj and she insists on having him in lieu of the child.
14.Tere Naam (2003)
A rowdy boy Radhe (Salman Khan) , falls hopelessly in love with Nirjara, a college student. Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), who initially hated Radhe, reciprocates his love eventually. A brutal attack, however, makes him mentally unstable and dysfunctional.
15. Garv: Pride and Honour (2004)
Okay, first things first, Amrish Puri plays the good guy in this action drama!!
NOW, back to the movie, Arjun Ranawat (Salman Khan) a dedicated and honest cop falls prey to a corrupt system and is dismissed from the police force on grounds of killing his colleague and even having an incestuous relationship with his sister. Corrupt officers, underworld dons and a lot of `dishoom-dishoom`, the movie is a treat for Salman fans.
16. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
Sameer (Salman Khan), a rageaholic, falls in love with Rani (Priyanka Chopra), a fashion designer but is unable to get along with her father, Dugraj (Amrish Puri). His failed attempt to woo Rani ( and her father) are further troubled by his best friend Sunny`s (Akshay Kumar) incessant efforts to win over the lady.
17. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
Dr. Samir Malhotra (Salman Khan ) is a heartbreaker. His flirtatious ways get him in the good books of every woman he comes across and he lands up having an affair with them. However, he eventually dumps the poor lasses making them believe he is married. But this time, it is different for the young doctor. He falls head over heels for Sonia (Katrina Kaif) but has to live up to his lies. Enter Naina (Sushmita Sen) , the beautiful secretary/nurse, who has to play his wife for intents and purposes. The movie is believed to be a remake of the Hollywood rom-com `Just go with the flow`.
18. No Entry (2005)
Salman plays a playboy turned husband Prem who constantly cheats on his devoted wife, Pooja (Esha Deol). Bored by his high principled friend Kishan`s (Anil Kapoor) constant bickering about morals, Prem introduces him and Sunny (Fardeen Khan a.k.a the tag along) to a beautiful escort Bobby (Bipasha Basu). This movie stands true to the saying " Men will be men"
19. Jaan-E-Mann: Let`s Fall in Love... Again (2006)
One-time Bollywood star Suhaan (Salman Khan) helps nerdy NASA astronaut Agastya (Akshay Kumar) to woo his ex-wife Piya (Preity Zinta), only to save alimony. However, Suhaan discovers he has a daughter and wants to rekindle his relationship with Piya. Salman`s cool-as-ice-tea character with a pint of emotion gives life, to an otherwise cliche character.
20. Partner (2007)
Salman Khan (Prem) in this comedy-drama plays the archetypical love guru who thinks he knows more about women than the average man. Bhaskar (Govinda), who wants to woo his wealthy boss, Priya (Katrina Kaif) comes to Prem for advice. While helping Bhaskar, Prem falls for Naina (Lara Dutta), a journalist who seriously doubts his matchmaking skills mistakes him for a con man. The movie is believed to be a remake of the Hollywood flick `Hitch`.
21. Wanted (2009)
Young and pretty Jhanvi(Ayesha Takia), is smitten by Radhe(Salman Khan), hardcore gangster and sharpshooter, with an even sharper brain. Inspector Talpade (Mahesh Manjrekar), Radhe`s nemesis has dibs on Jhanvi. The inspector is both already married and knee-deep in the corruption. A corrupt police officer Vs the righteous gangster ( or...is he). The movie has a shocking revelation in the end, which leaves the audience saying "O Teri!!!"
Chulbul Pandey a.k.a Robinhood Pandey ( Salman Khan) a unique cop has his own twisted ways of dealing with issues. The film highlights the flaws and loopholes in the system, primarily focusing on the unlawful practices in the states of UP and Bihar and the involvement of police in it. Rustic and loaded with action, Dabangg created mass hysteria, crushing old records and setting new benchmarks at the box-office.
23. Ready (2011)
Prem (Salman Khan) heir to his family`s business empire bumps into runaway bride Sanjana (Asin) , and of course, falls for her eventually. Sanjana, who is orphaned at birth is seen running away from a forced marriage. It is impossible to make a Bollywood movie without an evil `mama` or `chacha`. Sanjana and Prem, team up to get the former`s family acceptance, who are up to no good. You get just the right amount of romance, action, humor and a lot of `south-ish dhinchak` in the movie.
Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is appointed as by Sartaj Rana, a nobleman to have a close watch on his collegian daughter Divya (Kareena Kapoor). He falls in love with a ( fictional) girl he has never met, who is none other than Divya, herself. This hot-n-happening bodyguard follows her everywhere from classroom till bedroom ( umm..imean..not literally). Salman`s subdued act and innocence ( quite contrary to his other characters) in the movie is sure to win your heart.
25.Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Avinash Singh Rathore code-named "Tiger" is sent to Dublin to keep a close eye on an Indian scientist who is suspected of being a traitor, sharing nuclear secrets with the ISI . He meets and falls for his caretaker Zoya, a girl with a dark secret. Tiger falls in love with the professor’s caretaker Zoya, an espionage herself.
26. Kick (2014)
Salman a.k.a Devi Lal Singh lives life on the edge, his incentive: KICK. Shaina Mehra (Jacqueline Fernandez), a psychiatrist narrates her relationship with the irresistibly irrational Devi, to ACP Himanshu Tyagi (Randeep Hooda), her would be beau. Himanshu tells us her, even he is on the lookout for a crazy guy who robs people ( rings a bell? ). Nargis Fakhri`s sizzling number adds the right amount of `tadka` to the movie.
27. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Speaking of Salman’s best movies, missing out on this this one would be a sin! Khan STOOD OUT as an actor in this movie! Period.
Can you ever get over "Hum hain Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi..log humen pyar se Bajrangi bulate hain" or the little Munni saving Pavan`s tusshy time and again?
The movie depicts journey of Pavan, a devoted follower of Lord Hanuman, and issues faced by him as he tries to reunite Munni with her family in Pakistan after,she gets lost while traveling back home with her mother.
Scenes and dialogues from the movies are to give you goosebumps for a lifetime. A human`s fight in an inhuman world. Action, drama, comedy, and emotion.
A MUST WATCH!!!
28. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
Dopalngers are dope in Bollywood. Prem (again!) Dilwale , a Ram Leela artist from Ayodhya, is a great admirer of Princess Maithili`s (Sonam) humanitarian works not knowing he is a look-alike of her fiance Prince Vijay (Salman). Vijay, who has fallen prey to the trickery of his evil brother Ajay, (Neil), suffers a violent assault and is rendered incapable for the coronation. The atypical `bhola bhala` Dilwale ( prince under training) is introduced to the ways and fancies of royalty, in order to take Vijay`s place for the time being.
29. Sultan (2016)
A classic underdog tale about a wrestlers journey. A middle-aged wrestler, Sultan Ali Khan gives up the sport only to revive his career years later in an attempt to stabilize his finances and regain his respect. Anushka Sharma plays the role of Aafra- a feisty young wrestler from his `pind` and of course his lady love.
And for the cherry on top...
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger was released on 22 December 2017. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, a bunch of helicopters and a whole lot of machine guns, do we need to tell more? The movie focuses on Tiger and Zoya`s two super spies...oops! no spoilers watch it for yourself.