Arbaaz Khan

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Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan at his birthday bash at Su Casa.jpg
Khan in 2017
Arbaaz Salim Abdul Rashid Khan

4 August 1967 (1967-08-04) (age 55)
  • Actor
  • film producer
Years active1996–present
(m. 1998; div. 2017)
FamilySalim Khan

Arbaaz Salim Abdul Rashid Khan (born 4 August 1967) is an Indian actor and film producer who primarily works in Hindi cinema, in addition to Telugu, Urdu and Malayalam cinema.[1][2]

Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting roles. He ventured into film production in Bollywood film industry, with Arbaaz Khan Productions, launched with Dabangg (2010), in which he starred as the younger brother of his real-life brother Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. He also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the same.[3] He also hosted the reality show Power Couple, which aired on Sony TV. In 2019, Khan made his digital debut with the crime-thriller web series Poison.

Early life and family[edit]

Khan with his brothers Salman Khan and Sohail Khan at an event in 2011

Khan was born as the second son into a family with strong ties to the Bollywood film industry; his father is Salim Khan,[4] a successful screenwriter, and his mother is Sushila Charak (now known as Salma Khan), while his stepmother is dancer and Bollywood actress Helen Khan. He is the brother of Bollywood actor Salman Khan—with whom he attended the Scindia School, Gwalior—and actor-producer Sohail Khan. He has one sister Alvira Khan (now known as Alvira Khan Agnihotri) and an adopted sister Arpita Khan. His brother-in-law is actor Atul Agnihotri and Aayush Sharma.

Acting career[edit]

Khan at K. Raheja's Universal Cop Football Match Trophy

Khan made his debut in the 1996 film Daraar in a villainous role of a psychotic wife-beater. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for his performance. He has starred in many multi-starrer hit films such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination, and Garv: Pride and Honour (2004) where he acted opposite his brother Salman.

He played a villainous role in the film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) which was also successful at the box office. He also played supporting roles in film director Priyadarshan's comedy films Hulchul (2004), Malamaal Weekly (2006) and Bhagam Bhag (2006). He played supporting roles as a police officer (Constable Javed Shaikh) and a mobster (Moscow Chikna) respectively in the multi-starrers Shootout at Lokhandwala and Fool and Final in 2007. He also made a cameo, alongside brother Sohail Khan, in the blockbuster Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, starring Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza. In 2009 he starred alongside Sohail in Kisaan and played the villain in Jai Veeru. Khan also appeared in the television serial Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny in 2003 and has appeared in many TV programs from time to time.[5]

He also played the main villain in the Telugu film Jai Chiranjeeva starring Chiranjeevi. The movie was extensively shot in Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas.

In 2010, Khan ventured into film production, with Arbaaz Khan Productions and his first film as producer was Dabangg which released in September 2010. The film starred his brother Salman in the leading role as the anti-hero Chulbul Pandey, alongside Arbaaz as his younger brother Makhi. His former wife Malaika Arora Khan featured in the popular item number "Munni Badnaam".[6] The film became a blockbuster within the first week of its release and broke several box office records, becoming the second highest grossing Bollywood film of all time at the time of its release.[7] On 12 March 2011, while Khan was a special guest of Australia's Indian film festival, Bollywood & Beyond, he helped his former wife Malaika Arora lead a successful world record attempt in Melbourne. 1235 participants successfully performed a choreographed dance to "Munni Badnaam" from the Dabangg soundtrack.[8]

Khan made his directorial debut with the 2012 released sequel Dabangg 2.[9]

Khan is set to make his Malayalam debut in Big Brother starring Mohanlal.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Khan with his then-wife Malaika Arora at Rajesh Khanna's residence Aashirwad in 2008

Khan married model and actress Malaika Arora in 1998.[11] They have a son, Arhaan Khan, born in 2002.[12] The couple announced their separation on 28 March 2016[13] and officially got divorced on 11 May 2017.[14][15][16][17][18][13]



On 1 July 2012, a 70-year-old woman was killed by a Land Cruiser owned by Khan, and the woman's family demanded compensation from the actor. However, the Khan family refused to pay compensation to the family, as the old woman had been disowned by her family.[19]


In 2018, Arbaaz Khan confessed to having placed bets on Indian Premier League matches (IPL) in the previous five years.[20] According to a police official, the Bollywood actor admitted that he had been betting on cricket matches for the past five to six years.[21] Thane Police sources also informed that Arbaaz and the accused bookie—Sonu Jalan, a.k.a. Sonu Malad—were brought face-to-face during the interrogation. It was then that Arbaaz confessed about his betting involvement.[22]


Arbaaz Khan, his father Salim Khan, and his brothers Sohail and Salman have been accused by director, Abhinav Kashyap of sabotaging his film Besharam and his career. Abhinav had directed the Khans' blockbuster film Dabangg.[23][24] Arbaaz Khan replied by saying that they are taking legal action against the said director.[25][26]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Daraar Vikram Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
1998 Sham Ghansham Gansham
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Vishal Thakur Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
1999 Hello Brother Inspector Vishal
2002 Maa Tujhhe Salaam Albaksh
Yeh Mohabbat Hai Abdul Jamil
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Veer Singh Thakur (Soldier) Special appearance
Soch Om
2003 Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny Arnaav TV series
Qayamat: City Under Threat Ali Ramani
Kuch Naa Kaho Sanjeev Shrivastav
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Inspector Haider Ali Khan
Wajahh: A Reason to Kill Dr. Aditya Bhargava
Hulchul Shakti A. Chand
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor Alibaba
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya Man on Plane Special appearance
Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story Aurangzeb
Jai Chiranjeeva Pasupathi Telugu film
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Telugu

Telugu debut film

2006 Malamaal Weekly Jayesh Agarwal
Iqraar: By Chance CBI Officer R.B. Mathur
Bhagam Bhag Vikram Chauhan
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Inspector Javed Khan
Fool N Final Moscow Chikna
Dhol Jaishankar 'Jai' Yadav
Dus Kahaniyaan Rahul Sarin
Godfather Shakir Khan Urdu debut film
Om Shanti Om Himself in Song Deewangi Deewangi Special appearance
2008 Woodstock Villa Jatin
Thodi Life Thoda Magic
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Bhalu
Hello Anuj
Fashion Abhijeet Sarin
2009 Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye Vikram Singh
The Stoneman Murders Kedar
Jai Veeru Tejpal
Kisaan Aman Singh
2010 Prem Kaa Game Prem Sahni
Dabangg Makhanchand "Makkhi" Pandey Debut as producer

National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

Filmfare Award for Best Film

2011 Ready Gaurav Special appearance
2012 Dabangg 2 Makhanchand "Makkhi" Pandey Also director and producer
2015 Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon[27] Tiger Bhai
2016 Freaky Ali Maqsood
Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Mak
2017 Kittu Unnadu Jagratha AIR Telugu film
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Aditya Kapoor
Tera Intezaar[28] Veer Singh Rajput
2018 Nirdosh Inspector lokhande
Jack and Dil KK Walia
Loveyatri Jignesh Special appearance
2019 Main Zaroor Ayunga[29] Yash Malhotra / Harsh Malhotra Dual role
Dabangg 3 Makhanchand "Makkhi" Pandey Also producer
2020 Big Brother Vedantham IPS / Edwin Moses Malayalam film

Malayalam debut film

2022 Sridevi Bungalow[30] TBA Special appearance


Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Dhruva Arvind Swamy
(voice in original version dubbed by Vedala Hemachandra)
Venkanna alias Dr. Siddharth Abhimanyu Hindi Telugu 2016 2017

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Poison Antonio Verghese ZEE5 [31][32]
2019–present Pinch Host YouTube & ZEE5
2022 Tanaav SonyLIV


Year Title Actors Notes
2012 Dabangg 2 Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha Released


Under the banner he has produced following films.

Year Title Release Date Other notes
2010 Dabangg 10 September 2010 National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

Filmfare Award for Best Film

2012 Dabangg 2 21 December 2012
2015 Dolly Ki Doli 23 January 2015
2019 Dabangg 3 20 December 2019

Awards and nominations[edit]

Khan receiving an award from Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the 58th National Film Awards in 2011.
Year Award Category Film Result
1997 Filmfare Awards Best Villain Daraar Won
1999 Best Supporting Actor Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Nominated[33]
2006 Filmfare Awards South Best Villain – Telugu Jai Chiranjeeva Nominated
2011 National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Dabangg Won[34]
Filmfare Awards Best Film Won[35]
IIFA Awards Best Film Won[36]
Zee Cine Awards Best Film Won[37]
Stardust Awards Hottest New Film Won[38]
Best Film of The Year Won[38]
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Film Won[39]
2013 Zee Cine Awards 2013 Power Fun Club Rs. 1 billion Dabangg 2 Won
Apsara Awards Most Popular Film Song ("Fevicol Se") Won
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Big Brother Nominated


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