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Salman Khan launches new website on his birthday

27 Dec 2015 | By Shiladitya

Salman Khan celebrates his 50th birthday today.

The 'most desirable bachelor' of Bollywood, as he is called, announced the launch of his new website KhanMarketOnline.com in a tweet, saying that it is "a gift for my fans".

Khan will host an intimate gathering for friends and family in his Panvel farmhouse, and reportedly wants to replace his old yacht to mark his birthday.

In context: Salman Khan: 50 years of fame and controversy

Early Salman's background

Salman Khan was born on 27 December 1965 to legendary screenwriter Salim Khan and Sushila Charak (who later adopted the name Salma Khan).

He was schooled at the Scindia School, Gwalior and St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra.

Salman attended the Elphinstone College but dropped out after the second year.

He started his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988).

Bollywood runs in Salman's veins

Salman Khan's father, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan, holds a legendary status in Bollywood for writing some of Bollywood's greatest 1970s super-hits - 'Sholay' (1975), 'Deewar' (1975) and 'Don' (1978).

1989-93 Salman Khan wins Filmfare award for best debutant

Salman Khan quickly became a household name with his role as the shy Prem in Sooraj Barjatya's 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (1989).

This role saw him win the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut and a Filmfare nomination for Best Actor.

Salman next starred in another box office success 'Baaghi: A Rebel for Love' (1990) and followed it up with a few moderately successful movies.

1995Salman records 2 of his biggest hits!

In 1994, Salman Khan achieved new heights of stardom as he returned as the lovable Prem in Sooraj Barjatya's 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun..!'.

The movie went on to become one of Bollywood's biggest hits and won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.

In 1995, Salman Khan starred beside Shah Rukh Khan in the hit movie- 'Karan Arjun'.

1999 Salman steadily climbs up the ladder of success

Riding high on critical acclaim through Khamoshi and winning Filmfare for 'Kuch Kuch Hota hai', Salman went on to play Prem for the 3rd time in 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.

The same year, he co-starred with his real-life girlfriend Aishwarya Rai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', which was a huge hit and earned him a Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor.

2000-06 Salman arguably delivers his best performance

In 2000, Salman Khan co-starred with Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee in 'Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega', and the trio reappeared in 'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke' (2001).

In 2003, Salman arguably delivered his best performance in the critically acclaimed romantic drama 'Tere Naam'.

After this, he continued his success with the likes of movies like 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' (2004) and 'No Entry' (2005).

Flops Salman's career begins to nose-dive

Salman starred in Jaan-e-man (2006) which tanked at the office.

In 2007, Salman starred in 'Salaam-e-Ishq' which was declared a flop.

The succeeding movies like Baabul (2006), Marigold (2007), Salaam-e-Ishq (2007), Yuvvraaj (2008) - just to name a few, also sank without a trace at the box office.

It was Prabhudeva directed 'Wanted' (2009) that salvaged Salman's dying career.

Come-back Back with a bang

Salman performed in Bodyguard and then in 2010 released 'Dabangg' which grossed Rs.808.7 million in its first week.

He starred in 'Ek Tha Tiger'(2012), 'Dabangg 2'(2012), and 'Kick'(2014) all of which were huge commercial successes.

In 2015, he starred in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' (2015) which collected Rs.1.02 billion in its first weekend, and then 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' which was a huge success too.

Hit-and-run Salman acquitted of all charges in hit-and-run case

On 28 September 2002, Salman allegedly killed 1 person and injured 3 more in a driving accident.

Salman was formally charged with culpable homicide in July 2013 to which he pleaded not guilty.

In March 2015, Salman's driver Ashok Singh testified that he was driving the car and not Salman.

In December 2015, Salman was acquitted of all charges due to lack of evidence.

Controversies Other controversies involving Salman Khan

In 1999, Salman Khan and his co-stars were accused of hunting the endangered Chinkara deer during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' - the case is still ongoing.

After Salman Khan's break up with Aishwarya Rai in 2002, the latter accused Salman of harassment.

Salman also faced severe criticism after commenting that the 26/11 attacks were hyped because the "elite" were targeted.

27 Dec 2015Salman Khan launches new website on his birthday

30 Dec 2015Khan Market to sue Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan will get sued by the Khan Market Traders Association for using the market's name for his new online shopping platform- khanmarketonline.com.

The traders will approach Delhi HC when it reopens on 4 January on this issue.

However, many lawyers contend that since they will not be competing in the same market, the case will most likely be dismissed.