Salman Khan has often encouraged newer talent in Bollywood. Some people call him helpful, some call him eccentric. Truth remains, there are several actresses who had Salman Khan at the beginning of their career. So, let’s have a look at those actresses:

1. Warina Hussain

Salman Khan’s tweet ‘Mujhe ladki mil gayi” sent Twitterati into a frenzy. After a lot of speculations from fans, Salman finally revealed that he found the actress for his home production Loveratri, which marks the debut of Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.

2. Athiya Shetty (Hero -2015)

Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj and Suneil Shetty’s daughter Athiya was launched by Salman in his own production house for Hero. It was Salman Khan’s home production. After Hero, Athiya was in Mubarakan.


3. Daisy Shah (Jai Ho – 2014)

Daisy started off as an assistant choreographer to Ganesh Acharya before she was spotted by Salman to play the romantic lead opposite him in ‘Jai Ho’. Post ‘Jai Ho’ she was seen in the erotic thriller ‘Hate Story 3’.

Daisy Shah

4. Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg – 2010)

Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi made her debut in this Salman cop flick directed by Abhinav Kashyap. She is now one of the popular actress in the industry.

Sonakshi Sinha

5. Zareen Khan (Veer – 2010)

Zareen Khan played the love interest of Salman in ‘Veer’, a period film directed by Anil Sharma. Zarine did appear in a couple of films thereafter.


6. Sneha Ullal (Lucky: No Time For Love – 2005)

Sneha Ullal was known for her striking resemblance to Aishwarya Rai.  But sadly she couldn’t get the foothold in Bollywood but was more successful down south.

Sneha Ullal

7. Katrina Kaif – (Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya -2005)

Katrina Kaif was introduced in Bollywood by Salman Khan. Katrina had debuted with Boom in 2003 which didn’t give her much fame and she only got noticed in Salman Khan starrer Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005.

Katrina Kaif

8. Bhumika Chawla (Tere Naam – 2003)

Bhumika had already been in quite films down south before being cast opposite Salman Khan in ‘Tere Naam’.

Bhumika Chawla

9. Revathi (Love – 1991)

She was a big star down south in Tamil and Malayalam movies before she made her debut opposite Salman in Suresh Krishna’s ‘Love’.


10. Ayesha Jhulka (Kurbaan – 1991)

Kurbaan was the debut of Ayesha Jhulka who played the romantic lead opposite Salman. She went on to do quite a few big films like ‘Khiladi’ and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ with Aamir Khan.

Ayesha Jhulka

11. Raveena Tandon (Patthar Ke Phool – 1991)

Model turned actress Raveena was spotted by family friend GP Sippy who was looking for a new face to be launched opposite Salman Khan in ‘Patthar Ke Phool’.

Raveena Tandon

12. Nagma (Baaghi: A Rebel For Love – 1990)

Though Nagma did hail from a film background but found it hard to make her debut. She had a grand launch opposite Salman in ‘Baaghi’ as it was his next release after ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’.


13. Bhagyashree (Maine Pyar Kiya – 1989)

Salman’s first female lead who played Suman, the girl next door in this Sooraj Barjatya flick.


H/T: Pycker