Salim Khan
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Khan in August 2011
Born
Salim Abdul Rashid Khan

24 November 1935 (age 84)

NationalityIndian
OccupationActor,
Scriptwriter
Years active1959–1996, 2013–present
Spouse(s)
  • Sushila Charak (aka Salma Khan(m. 1964)
    Helen (m. 1981)
ChildrenSalman,
Arbaaz,
Sohail,
Alvira and Arpita
RelativesSee Khan family

Salim Abdul Rashid Khan (born 24 November 1935) is an Indian film actor, producer and screenwriter. As a screenwriter, he wrote the screenplays, stories and scripts for numerous Bollywood films. In Hindi cinema, Khan is best known for being one half of the prolific screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed, along with Javed Akhtar. The duo Salim-Javed were the first Indian screenwriters to achieve star status, becoming the most successful Indian screenwriters of all time, and are regarded as “Hindi cinema’s greatest screenwriters”. While working together, Salim Khan was largely responsible for developing the stories and characters, while Javed Akhtar was largely responsible for developing the dialogues.