Salman Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1988 at the age of 23. His first movie was Biwi Ho To Aisi, in which he played a supporting role. It did not take much time for Sallu to become one of the most successful actors in the industry.
At the age of 53, the actor still enjoys a position of a leading player in B-town. Unfortunately, the same benefits are not available to female actors whose careers are rather short-lived, as compared to their male counterparts.
Also, it is not really uncommon to pair young actresses with actors who are way too older than them.
Here’s how old these top B-town divas were when Salman made his debut in 1988. Many of these actresses have also appeared as Sallu’s leading lady on-screen!
1. Sonam Kapoor – 3 years old
Sonam Kapoor, born in 1985, was only 3 years old when Salman Khan entered the film industry. Sonam, on the other hand, got her big break in 2007 with Saawariya. Despite the huge age gap, the actress played Salman’s love interest in the movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. In an interview, she has previously confessed to having a crush on Salman.
2. Sonakshi Sinha – 1 year old
Sonakshi, born in 1987, was just a toddler when Salman’s first movie came out. Years later, the actress made her debut in Dabangg with none other than Sallu Bhai. The duo shared amazing chemistry despite the age gap of 22 years.
3. Katrina Kaif – 5 years old
When Salman made his debut, Katrina Kaif was just 5 years old. She was born in 1983. The 19 years age gap did not stop the two from romancing each other on-screen as well as off-screen.
4. Priyanka Chopra – 6 years old
Born in 1982, Priyanka Chopra was only 6 years old when Salman entered Bollywood. The two have worked together in 3 movies. The pair is a hit among fans!
5. Deepika Padukone – 2 years old
Deepika was just 2 when Salman made his debut. The two have not been paired with each other in a movie yet.
6. Kareena Kapoor – 8 years old
Born in 1980, Kareena Kapoor was just 8 years old at the time when Salman Khan entered the film industry. The duo has starred together in hits like Bodyguard and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
7. Anushka Sharma – 3 months old
When Salman’s debut movie came out, Anushka Sharma was just 3 months old. The actress, born in 1988, is yet to share the screen with Salman although she has worked with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan in the past.