Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan

Born in Mumbai, Khan grew up in a large family that included his script-writing father, Salim, and two brothers, Salman and Sohail, who both went on to become actors. After Salman rose to celebrity status during the mid-1990s, Arbaaz decided to try his hand at performing as well, and made a strong impression as an abusive husband in "Daraar," a tense drama loosely based on the American movie "Sleeping with the Enemy" (1991). In 1997, Khan married model/dancer/TV personality Malaika Arora, and continued to develop his film career with featured turns in the comedies "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" and "Hello Brother" (1999), both showcasing Salman in the lead. Firmly establishing his name as supporting player, Khan appeared as a bad guy in the action-oriented blockbuster "Qayamat: City Under Threat" (2003) and a cop in "Garv: Pride and Honour," a fast-paced thriller starring Salman. Other notable movies to include Khan in the cast have been the well-received thriller "Shootout at Lokhandwala" and the glamorous drama "Fashion" (2008), featuring Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut. Khan's other brother, Sohail, also joined his siblings on screen, with Arbaaz appearing alongside him in various movies, including the comedy "Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na" (2008) and the ensemble drama "Kissan" (2009), which was based on real-life tragedies in the Indian farming community. (The latter film was co-written and produced by Sohail.) Khan subsequently formed Arbaaz Khan Productions with his wife, and their first project, the crime thriller "Dabangg," was a runaway blockbuster that reinforced the acting appeal of both Salman and Arbaaz. After a brief appearance in the Salman-starring comedy "Ready" (2011), Khan returned to "Dabangg" for a sequel, not only staying on as an actor and producer, but also settling into the director's chair. Though the film had the potential to be a highly anticipated flop, "Dabangg 2," despite numerous negative reviews, was a commercial smash, once again proving that the sibling pairing of Salman and Arbaaz Khan was often a winning combination.