Big cheers to Bhai on hitting the big 58 this December 27! And what better way to celebrate than by taking a trip down memory lane with his epic cameos that rocked the industry?
Five decades haven't dimmed Salman Khan's star power. The ageless action hero added another year to his impressive filmography this year, marking his 58th birthday. A true genre chameleon, he thrives in emotional dramas, heart-pounding romances, thrilling action sequences, and captivating adventures. Each of his films becomes a rollercoaster ride, leaving audiences super thrilled, and wanting more.
For three and a half decades, Bhai has been a titan of the industry, delivering some of the biggest hits ever seen. His blockbuster, a critical and commercial darling, scooped up two National Awards, two Filmfare Awards, two IIFA Awards, a staggering eight Big Star Entertainment Awards, and a further fourteen international recognitions. His influence on cinema is undeniable!
However, on the occasion of Khan’s 58th birthday, we brought to you a list of seven movies, where he won millions of hearts even with his cameo characters as well:
Seven moments, seven movies! This 58th birthday, let's revisit Khan's mesmerising cameos, which became heart-stealing masterpieces:
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This Karan Johar-directorial debut was released in 1998. It tells a story about Anjali (Kajol), a girl who loved sports and wasn't afraid to get dirty, and has a big crush on Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), her best friend in college. But her heart gets broken when Rahul chooses to marry another girl named Tina (Rani Mukerji), a newcomer in their college. Fast forward eight years, Rahul is a widower with a little daughter. Someone tells the girl that the best way to help her dad heal is to find his old friend Anjali and bring them back together. Salman Khan played the role of Aman Mehra, who is Anjali’s fiancée, and is about to get married.
Re-watch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai only on Netflix.
Om Shanti Om
This Farah Khan-directorial was released in 2007. Deepika Padukone made her big Bollywood debut with the movie. It tells a story about Omi (Shah Rukh Khan), a young man who works on movies as a junior artist, and admires Shantipriya (Deepika Padukone), a famous actress. He loves her very much. Sadly, Omi died trying to protect Shantipriya from a fire. Many years later, he reincarnated. Now, he wants to make sure no one gets hurt like Shantipriya did, and also wants to take revenge for her death. Salman Khan’s cameo in the song ‘Deewangi Deewangi’, and matching dance steps with Shah Rukh Khan, took the world on fire.
Re-watch Om Shanti Om only on Netflix.
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
This Rajkumar Santoshi-directorial was released in 2009. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif collaborated for the first time in this movie in the lead roles. It tells a story about a small-town boy Prem (Ranbir Kapoor), who has a big crush on Jenny (Katrina Kaif), but the problem is, Jenny already loves someone else named Rahul (Upen Patel). Even though it hurts, Prem decides to be a good friend and helps Jenny marry Rahul. This leads to all sorts of funny situations because Prem isn't exactly good at keeping his feelings hidden! Salman Khan played himself in the movie, as a superstar.
Re-watch Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani only on JioCinema and Prime Video.
Isi Life Mein…!
This Vidhi Kasliwal-directorial was released in 2010. It tells a story about Rajnandani (Sandeepa Dhar), who is born and raised in a conservative family, relocates to Mumbai to pursue higher studies. Fate throws Rajnandani and Vivaan (Akshay Oberoi) together, igniting a love that defies her father's rigid expectations. Salman Khan played himself as a superstar in this Sooraj Barjatya-production, because of his close bond with Barjatya.
Re-watch Isi Life Mein…! only on Amazon Prime Video.
Son of Sardaar
This Ashwin Dir-directorial was released in 2012. It tells the story about Jaswinder's (Ajay Devgn) journey back to his childhood town that was meant to be a bittersweet farewell. He planned to sell a piece of his past, but found himself captivated by a local beauty. Their budding romance, however, was threatened by a generations-old grudge, forcing him to confront the ghosts of his family's history. Salman Khan played the role of Ajay Devgn's best friend Pathan in the movie.
Re-watch Son of Sardaar only on Disney+ Hostar and Amazon Prime Video.
Main Tera Hero
This David Dhawan-directorial was released in 2014. This movie marks David’s son Varun Dhawan’s third movie of his career. The movie shows Seenu (Varun Dhawan) saving Sunaina (Ileana D'Cruz) from a bad policeman, who wants to force her to marry him. Seenu and Sunaina like each other a lot and fall in love. But, there's another girl named Ayesha (Nargis Fakhri), who met Seenu on a train and also wants to marry him! So, Seenu is stuck between two girls who both want to be his wife. Salman Khan lent his voice for the god’s role in the movie.
Re-watch Main Tera Hero only on JioCinema and ZEE5.
This Anand L. Rai-directorial was released in 2018. It tells a story about Bauua (Shah Rukh Khan), a man dwarfed by societal expectations, finds solace in the brilliance of Aafia (Anushka Sharma), a scientist whose mind dances with the stars despite the shackles of cerebral palsy. Their love, a fragile flame flickering against the winds of prejudice, is extinguished all too soon. Yet, from the ashes of their parting, a truth emerges, casting a light on Aafia's extraordinary life that forever alters the landscape of Bauua's own. In 'Issaqbaazi' song, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are seen matching steps, and it was undoubtedly a treat for the eyes.
Re-watch Zero only on Netflix.