These actresses got their big break, all thanks to Salman Khan

Updated: 29 February, 2020 12:10 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Hazel Keech: Very few people know actress Hazel Keech, who married cricket Yuvraj Singh, was launched by Salman Khan in the film Bodyguard. She played the role of Kareena Kapoor's best friend and his wife. "I was not getting any work in India, so I was planning to go back to London. The day I was about to leave, I got a text message from Atul Agnihotri and he asked me to meet him. I met him, we spoke for over two-and-a-half-hours and then he selected me," she said. Salman, who she had met in London while he was shooting for London Dreams, had passed on her number to Agnihotri.

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  • Saiee Manjrekar: Salman Khan launched his dear friend and filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee with his film Dabangg 3. The 21-year-old played Salman Khan's love interest in the film.

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  • Sonakshi Sinha: Salman Khan launched veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha's daughter Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg in 2010. Ever since there has been no looking back for Sonakshi, as she is one of the topmost actresses in Bollywood.

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  • Pranutan Bahl: Mohnish Bahl's daughter and granddaughter of late actress Nutan, Pranutan who made her Bollywood debut with Notebook, in 2018, was introduced by Salman. She became famous after her pictures with her actor-father on social media became viral in 2017.

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  • Warina Hussain: Salman Khan launched his muse Warina Hussain, an Iraqi-Afghani model-actress in 2018. She starred opposite his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in his home production Loveyatri.

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  • Iulia Vantur: Thanks to Salman Khan, the Romanian model and TV presenter will soon be making her Bollywood debut Radha Kyon Gori Main Kyon Kaala. Rumour has it, Salman may even make a cameo in the film, which is yet to go on floors!

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  • Katrina Kaif: She may have debuted in 'Boom', but the film tanked badly. It was only after she was launched in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya by Salman Khan that she rose to prominence. Salman and Katrina were also rumoured to be dating, but currently, the actress enjoys the status of being one of the most highly paid actresses in Bollywood.

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  • Athiya Shetty: Salman Khan has been a mentor to youngsters Sooraj Pancholi and his good friend Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty, and launched them in his production venture Hero, in 2015.

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  • Daisy Shah: Salman Khan launched Ganesh Acharya's former assistant and choreographer Daisy Shah in the film Jai Ho. She went on to do a role in Hate Story 3.

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  • Elisabet Elli AvrRam: Former Bigg Boss contestant Elisabet Elli AvrRam has been a part of several entertainment projects but came into the limelight when Salman Khan endorsed her good work.

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  • Sneha Ullal: She was introduced to Salman Khan by his sister Arpita Khan Sharma as the duo knew each other socially. He launched her in Lucky, but, the film bombed. And Sneha's Bollywood career never took off!

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  • Zareen Khan: Formerly termed as Katrina Kaif's lookalike, Zareen Khan got into the limelight as she debuted opposite Salman Khan in the film Yuvraaj.

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  • Mahekk Chahal: She was also a part of Bigg Boss and has appeared in Salman Khan's hit film Wanted. Even after her stint of Bigg Boss was over, Salman chose to stay supportive of her. Well, she was not launched by Salman Khan, but the actor's support surely boosted her career.

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  • Mouni Roy: She went on Bigg Boss to promote her show Naagin. That is how she met Salman and soon he was enamoured by her good work and suggested her name for the film Gold. The film starred Akshay Kumar and released in 2018.

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  • Sana Khaan: She had made her mark in advertisements and films in South, but after her Bigg Boss stint and her role in Jai Ho with Salman, she soon got prominent projects in Bollywood.

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  • Shilpa Shinde: Salman Khan is said to be super supportive of Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde. We wonder if he would mentor her in Bollywood too.

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Salman Khan is the biggest superstar and also a Godfather to several actors in Bollywood. Here is a list of the number of actresses Salman has helped to climb the success ladder in Bollywood

First Published: 03 August, 2019 11:25 IST