Stalwart screenwriter Salim Khan was Born On This Day

Stalwart screenwriter Salim Khan was #BornOnThisDay. One half of the famed screenwriting duo Salim-Javed, they are known for their substantial scenarios and striking dialogue, the pair wrote the screenplays for some of the most popular Hindi films of the 1970s, #Zanjeer # Deewaar #Sholay. Salim Khan also had a stint in acting before becoming a screenwriter, most notably in Professor and Teesri Manzil.

Salim 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.

Salim-Javed revolutionized Indian cinema in the 1970s,  transforming and reinventing the Bollywood formula, pioneering the Bollywood blockbuster format,[3] and pioneering genres such as the masala film and the Dacoit Western. Salim Khan was also responsible for creating the “angry young man” character archetype and launching Amitabh Bachchan’s career. Their films are among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, including Sholay (1975), the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time, as well as films such as Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Zanjeer (1973), Deewaar (1975), Kranti (1981), and the Don franchise. Sholay is also considered to be one of the greatest Indian films of all time.

Khan is also known as the founder of the Salim Khan family, as the father of three Bollywood actors, Salman Khan (one of the big three Khans of Bollywood), Sohail Khan, and Arbaaz Khan, and film producer Alvira Khan Agnihotri. He is married to Sushila Charak (a.k.a. Salma Khan) and to actress Helen Richardson Khan. Salim Khan won six Filmfare Awards as part of Salim-Javed, and he was later awarded the Padma Shri in 2014.

Filmography

Actor

  • Baraat (1960)
  • Police Detective (1960)
  • Ramu Dada (1961)
  • Professor (1962)
  • Kabli Khan (1963)
  • Bachpan (1963)
  • Darasingh: Ironman (1964)
  • Aandhi Aur Toofan (1964)
  • Raaka (1965)
  • Sarhadi Lutera (1966)
  • Teesri Manzil (1966)
  • Sarhaadi Lootera (1966)
  • Diwaana (1967)
  • Chhaila Babu (1967)
  • Lahu Pukarega (1968)
  • Wafadar (1977)

Screenwriter (solo)

  • Do Bhai (1969)
  • Naam (1986)
  • Angaaray (1986)
  • Kabzaa (1988)
  • Toofan (1989)
  • Jurm (1990)
  • Akayla (1991)
  • Mast Kalandar (1991)
  • Patthar Ke Phool (1991)
  • Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994)
  • Majhdhaar (1996)
  • Dil Tera Diwana (1996)

Screenwriter (Salim-Javed)[edit]

YearFilmLanguageDirectorCast
1971AndazHindi-Urdu[28]Ramesh SippyRajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Shammi Kapoor, Simi Garewal
1971AdhikarHindi-UrduS.M. SagarAshok Kumar, Nanda, Deb Mukherjee
1971Haathi Mere SaathiHindi-UrduM. A. ThirumughamRajesh Khanna, Tanuja
1972Seeta Aur GeetaHindi-UrduRamesh SippyHema Malini, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar
1973Yaadon Ki BaaraatHindi-UrduNasir HussainDharmendra, Vijay Arora, Tariq Khan
1973ZanjeerHindi-UrduPrakash MehraAmitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
1974MajboorHindi-UrduRavi TandonAmitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran
1974Haath Ki SafaiHindi-UrduPrakash MehraRandhir Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Ranjeet
1975DeewaarHindi-UrduYash ChopraAmitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh
1975SholayHindi-UrduRamesh SippyDharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri
1975Aakhri DaoHindi-UrduA. SalaamJeetendra, Saira Banu, Danny Denzongpa
1976Premada KanikeKannadaV. SomashekharRajkumar, Aarathi
1976Raja Nanna RajaKannadaA. V. Seshagiri RaoRajkumar, Aarathi
1977Immaan DharamHindi-UrduDesh MukherjeeAmitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha
1977Chacha BhatijaHindi-UrduManmohan DesaiDharmendra, Randhir Kapoor, Hema Malini
1978TrishulHindi-UrduYash ChopraAmitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini
1978DonHindi-UrduChandra BarotAmitabh Bachchan, Helen, Zeenat Aman
1979Kaala PattharHindi-UrduYash ChopraAmitabh Bachchan
1980DostanaHindi-UrduRaj KhoslaAmitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Helen
1980ShaanHindi-UrduRamesh SippyAmitabh Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Parveen Babi
1981KrantiHindi-UrduManoj KumarDilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi
1982ShaktiHindi-UrduRamesh SippyDilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Anil Kapoor
1985ZamanaHindi-UrduRamesh TalwarRajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Ranjeeta Kaur
1987Mr. IndiaHindi-UrduShekhar KapurAnil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri
2003BaghbanHindi-UrduRavi ChopraAmitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hema Malini

Awards

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Awards
YearCategoryFilm
1983Best ScreenplayShakti (1982)
1976Best DialogueDeewaar (1975)
Best Screenplay
Best Story
1974Best ScreenplayZanjeer (1973)
Best Story
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