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Salman Khan completes three decades in Indian cinema; Salman credits his fans for his longevity and exceptional success.

Salman who started his journey in movies with 1988’s Biwi Ho To Aisi and made his debut as a lead in Maine Pyar Kiya, which released on December 29, 1989.

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Poster for Maine Pyar Kiya.

“A big thank you to the people who have made me who I am, my fans and well-wishers alike. The most important thing in an actor’s life is the journey and my journey has been nothing short of amazing,” Salman told PTI.

The actor was launched as a romantic lead by Sooraj Barjatya and had won many hearts back in the 90s. He went on to feature in romantic films such as Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun…?, Khamoshi: The Musical and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.

Further down in his career he had a funny-bone in comedies such as Andaz Apna Apna, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, Partner, No Entry, Ready among others.

In the late 2000s, Salman made a major shift in his career, with Wanted. After ‘Wanted’ became a blockbuster it established him as one of the biggest action stars in the industry and he went on to deliver back-to-back superhits like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Salman Khan

The actor also ditched his comfort zone for films such as Phir Milenge, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight, Sultan and Bharat. Salman’s latest offering is Dabangg 3, and the film has become his 15th consecutive Rs 100 crore blockbuster.

Salman said he will continue to give his best to keep entertaining his fans in the years to come.

“I have seen so much and met so many brilliant people along the way who have taught me so much and carved me into the person that I am. My motivation to work has always been the fans who give me unconditional love and it is because of them that I am always striving to deliver my best to them,” he added.

Salman turned 54 on Friday, is currently busy filming Radhe. He also has Kick 2 and the Hindi remake of South Korean movie Veteran in the works.

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