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]

Year Film Language Director Cast
1971 Andaz Hindi-Urdu[28] Ramesh Sippy Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Shammi Kapoor, Simi Garewal
1971 Adhikar Hindi-Urdu S.M. Sagar Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Deb Mukherjee
1971 Haathi Mere Saathi Hindi-Urdu M. A. Thirumugham Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja
1972 Seeta Aur Geeta Hindi-Urdu Ramesh Sippy Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar
1973 Yaadon Ki Baaraat Hindi-Urdu Nasir Hussain Dharmendra, Vijay Arora, Tariq Khan
1973 Zanjeer Hindi-Urdu Prakash Mehra Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
1974 Majboor Hindi-Urdu Ravi Tandon Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran
1974 Haath Ki Safai Hindi-Urdu Prakash Mehra Randhir Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Ranjeet
1975 Deewaar Hindi-Urdu Yash Chopra Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh
1975 Sholay Hindi-Urdu Ramesh Sippy Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri
1975 Aakhri Dao Hindi-Urdu A. Salaam Jeetendra, Saira Banu, Danny Denzongpa
1976 Premada Kanike Kannada V. Somashekhar Rajkumar, Aarathi
1976 Raja Nanna Raja Kannada A. V. Seshagiri Rao Rajkumar, Aarathi
1977 Immaan Dharam Hindi-Urdu Desh Mukherjee Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha
1977 Chacha Bhatija Hindi-Urdu Manmohan Desai Dharmendra, Randhir Kapoor, Hema Malini
1978 Trishul Hindi-Urdu Yash Chopra Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini
1978 Don Hindi-Urdu Chandra Barot Amitabh Bachchan, Helen, Zeenat Aman
1979 Kaala Patthar Hindi-Urdu Yash Chopra Amitabh Bachchan
1980 Dostana Hindi-Urdu Raj Khosla Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Helen
1980 Shaan Hindi-Urdu Ramesh Sippy Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Parveen Babi
1981 Kranti Hindi-Urdu Manoj Kumar Dilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi
1982 Shakti Hindi-Urdu Ramesh Sippy Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Anil Kapoor
1985 Zamana Hindi-Urdu Ramesh Talwar Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Ranjeeta Kaur
1987 Mr. India Hindi-Urdu Shekhar Kapur Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri
2003 Baghban Hindi-Urdu Ravi Chopra Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hema Malini

Awards

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Awards
Year Category Film
1983 Best Screenplay Shakti (1982)
1976 Best Dialogue Deewaar (1975)
Best Screenplay
Best Story
1974 Best Screenplay Zanjeer (1973)
Best Story

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