(born 4 August 1967) is an Indian actor, director and film producer, known for his work in Hindi cinema.<4><5> Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting roles. He ventured into film production in Bollywood, 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.<6> He also hosted the reality show Power Couple, which aired on Sony TV.
Khan was born as the second son into a family with strong ties to the Bollywood film industry; his father is Salim Khan, a successful screenwriter, and his mother is Sushila Charak, while his stepmother is dancer and Bollywood actress Helen. 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 Agnihotri and an adopted sister Arpita Khan. His brother-in-law is actor Atul Agnihotri.<7>
Khan made his debut in the 1996 film Daraar in a villainous role of a psychotic wife-beater. He received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance. Though not a successful actor in his solo films, he has starred in many multi-starrer hit films such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) 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.<8>
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 wife Malaika Arora Khan featured in the popular item number "Munni Badnaam".<9> 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.<10> On 12 March 2011, while Khan was a special guest of Australia's Indian film festival, Bollywood & Beyond, he helped his 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.
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