Salim Khan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Salim Khan Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthNovember 24, 1935
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Salim Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, and screenwriter whose acting credits include films like Teesri ManzilChhaila BabuAandhi Aur ToofanRaakaSarhaadi LooteraPolice DetectiveBachpan, and Professor. In addition to that, he has also been one-half of the popular screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed, along with Javed Akhtar. Together they have worked on films like Seeta Aur GeetaPremada KanikeSholayDeewarHaathi Mere SaathiChacha BhatijaMr. IndiaKrantiDostanaShaktiDon, and Kaala Patthar. In January 2014, he was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Honour” at Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award.

Born Name

Salim Khan

Nick Name


Salim Khan as seen at the special screening of 'Bodyguard' in August 2011
Salim Khan as seen at the special screening of ‘Bodyguard’ in August 2011 (Bollywood Hungama / / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Indore, Indore State, British India (Present-day Madhya Pradesh, India)


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India





Salim Khan attended Holkar College in Indore and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Film Actor, Producer, Screenwriter


  • Father – Abdul Rashid Khan (Joined the Indian Imperial Police and rose to the rank of DIG-Indore)
  • Others – Anwar Khan (Paternal Grandfather) (Served in the cavalry of the British Indian Army), Atul Agnihotri (Son-In-Law, Alvira’s Husband) (Film Actor, Producer, Director), Aayush Sharma (Son-In-Law, Arpita’s Husband) (Businessman, Actor), Malaika Arora (Ex Daughter-In-Law, Arbaaz’s Ex-Wife) (Actress, Dancer, Model, VJ, Television Personality), Seema Sachdev (Daughter-In-Law, Sohail’s Wife), Ayaan (Grandson), Alizeh (Granddaughter), Ahil Sharma (Grandson), Arhaan Khan (Grandson), Nirvan (Grandson), Yohan (also known as Aslam Khan) (Grandson)




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Salim Khan has dated –

  1. Padmini Kapila
  2. Sushila Charak (later adopted the name Salma Khan) (1964-Present) – He married Sushila Charak, a Hindu, on November 18, 1964, and they parent 4 children – 3 sons Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Sohail Khan and one daughter Alvira Khan Agnihotri.
  3. Helen Richardson (1981-Present) – He married popular film actress and dancer Helen Richardson, a Christian lady, in 1981 and the duo later adopted a girl named Arpita.

Note – He has been long married to both Sushila and Helen.

Salim Khan and Helen pictured at launch of Shatranj Napoli and Polpo Cafe & Bar in September 2012
Salim Khan and Helen pictured at the launch of Shatranj Napoli and Polpo Cafe & Bar in September 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Salim Khan is of Pathani (from present Afghanistan) descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Pierced ear



Salim Khan Facts

  1. Both his parents died by the time he turned 14.
  2. He became the highest-paid scriptwriter of his era i.e. The Golden Era of the 1970s and 1980s.
  3. In 2014, he was due to receive a Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, but he rejected it saying that he deserved a Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, at least.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / / CC BY 3.0

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