Arbaaz Khan

Actor, Producer, Director
Arbaaz Khan (actor)

Personal Info

  • Born : 4 August 1967
  • Place : Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Occupation : Actor, Producer, Director
  • Years Active : 1996—present
  • Spouse(s) : Malaika Arora (m. 1998; div. 2017)
  • Children : 1
  • Parent(s) : Salim Khan (Father) Sushila Charak (Mother)
  • Siblings : Salman Khan (Brother), Sohail Khan (Brother), Arpita Khan, Alvira Khan Agnihotri
  • Nationality : Indian


Arbaaz Khan (actor)

Arbaaz Khan (born 4 August 1967) is an Indian actor, director and film producer, known for his work in Hindi cinema. 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. He also hosted the reality show Power Couple, which aired on Sony TV.

Early life

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.


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.

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”. 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. 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.

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


 Arbaaz Khan with then-wife Malaika Arora Khan

Khan married model and actress Malaika Arora Khan in 1998. They have a son, Arhaan, born in 2002. The couple announced their separation on 28 March 2016. And the couple officially got divorced on 11 May 2017.


On 1 July 2012, a 70-year-old woman was killed by a Land Cruiser owned by Khan (although he claimed not to be in the car at the time of the accident), 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 them.


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 Filmfare Award for Best Movie
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
2012 Dabangg 2 21 December 2012
2014 Dolly Ki Doli 23 January 2015

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
1997 Filmfare Awards Best Villain Daraar Won
1999 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Nominated
2006 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award South for Best Villain- Telugu Jai Chiranjeevi Nominated
2011 National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Dabangg Won
2011 Filmfare Awards Best Movie Dabangg Won
2011 IIFA Awards Best Movie Dabangg Won
2011 Zee Cine Award Best Film Dabangg Won
2011 Stardust Awards Hottest New Film Dabangg Won
2011 Stardust Award Best Film of The Year Dabangg Won
2011 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Film Dabangg Won
2013 Zee Cine Awards 2013 Power Fun Club 1 billion Dabangg 2 Won
2013 Apsara Awards Most Popular Film Song Dabangg 2 Won

Other awards

  • 2010: BIG Star Most Entertaining Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: 1st Global Indian Film & Television Honors for Best Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: Ficci Frames Excellence Honours Awards for Best Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards for Best Debutante Producer Award for Dabangg
  • 2011: Rajiv Gandhi Achievers Awards for Best Debutante Producer Award for Dabangg
  • 2011: ETC Bollywood Business Awards for Top Grosser of the Year – Dabangg
  • 2011: ETC Bollywood Business Awards for Most Successful Producer – Dabangg
  • 2011: 3rd Gold Kela Awards for The Ajooba Award for Sheer Awesomeness – Dabangg
  • 2011: AXN Action Award for Best Action Film – Dabangg
  • 2011: Aaj Tak Awards for Best Film – Dabangg
  • 2011: Lions Gold Awards for Favourite Film – Dabangg


Trailers & Videos

Arbaaz Khan (actor)

Rafta Rafta (Hulchul) Song

Actor, Producer, Director