Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, professionally known as Salman Khan, is an Indian actor, producer, TV personality, and singer who has been active in Bollywood for the past 30 years. Also known by his nicknames Sallu Bhai and Bhaijaan, he is one of the three great Khans in Bollywood, along with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, delivering massive hit films and blockbusters every time.
He is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan. Salman started his career in Bollywood with his debut film, Maine Pyar Kiya, in 1989. Along with his enormous popularity in the film industry, Salman is also famous for hosting TV shows like Big Boss and 10 Ka Dum, among others. He also owns a charity organization and clothing line called Being Human.
With an estimated net worth of $210 million (Rs.1354 crore), he is indeed one of the elite actors in Bollywood. Being such a huge name, it is not unusual for Khan to be surrounded by controversies. From getting arrested numerous times for a hit-and-run case to arms act violations and imprisonment, Khan's litany of misdeeds has made him a bad boy in the industry.
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However, we are not going to talk about these topics today. Instead, we are going to take a closer look at some facts and rumors surrounding the Bollywood superstar's sexuality. There have been many claims and rumors that Khan is gay. Below we have listed some facts and rumors claiming that Sallu Bhai is gay. Continue reading to find out more.
IMDb puts him first in the list of 'Top 10 Gay People In Bollywood'
The first thing that pops up on the internet when you search about Salman Khan's sexuality is IMDb's Top 10 Gay People In Bollywood. In the top 10 list, you will see Salman in the No.1 place. Along with him, other actors like Kunal Kohli, John Abraham, Atul Agnihotri are also on the list.
The site first gives a short description of Salman and his career. Then, at the bottom, it states, "He Has A Gay Relation Ship With His Bodyguard."
However, many users have answered the question on Quora with statements like "No, he is not a gay." It might be crazy fans who are in denial, but we are not making any claims here.
Salman is rumored to have a gay relationship with his bodyguard
Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera is no less than a celebrity himself. He is a big name in Bollywood and has served some big national and international stars like Justin Bieber, Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Amitabh Bachchan, Michael Jackson and many others.
Salman Khan's bodyguard escorting Justin Bieber
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Salman is known to be very attached to Shera. Shera has an estimated annual salary of Rs. 2 crore, equivalent to US$313,600. Sources claim that he has such high salary because his relationship with the star is more than that of a bodyguard.
However, if we are to take a closer look at the annual salary of other high-profile Bollywood bodyguards, the sum is not very high. Shah Rukh Khan's bodyguard Ravi has an estimated annual salary of 2.5 crore, equivalent to US$392,000, and Aamir Khan's bodyguard Yuvraj also has an estimated annual salary of two crore rupees (US$313,600).
However, it is not just the pay cheque that has raised eyebrows. Rumors started circulating after Sallu claimed that his film Bodyguard was dedicated to his bodyguard Shera. Also, it was said that his character in the film sported the logo of Shera's security company.
Salman Khan with his bodyguard Shera
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