Salman Khan is celebrating his 55th birthday today. The star is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.
The actor has given years to Bollywood by appearing in popular blockbuster movies such as Dabang, Race, and others. He also hosts one of the biggest reality shows, Bigg Boss.
Do you know what the first salary he got was? The answer will shock you.
‘Aik tha tiger’ actor worked as a background dancer for an event in Mumbai’s Taj Hotel before making his debut in 1989. For his performance as a background dancer, he got Rs 75 only.
He told once in an interview, “My first salary was, I think, about Rs 75. I was dancing behind in some show in the Taj hotel. One of my friends was dancing there so he took me (and I did it) just for fun.”
He added, “Then it went up to Rs 750 for Campa Cola (a soft drink brand), and then it was Rs 1,500 for the longest time. Then I got paid Rs 31,000 for Maine Pyar Kiya, which was then increased to Rs 75,000 later.”