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By Now Test . 4th February 2017 08:30pm

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who has given numerous hits to the Indian Cinema is often referred to as Man With A Golden Heart. And the actor has never failed to prove that he deserves the title more than anyone as he has been the launching pad for many of the Bollywood starters who had no connection to the filmy industry. [caption id="attachment_3891" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Salman Salman Khan[/caption] Be it actors or musicians Salman perfectly paved the way for these talents to enter Bollywood. The superstar not only helped them enter Bollywood but also helped them to survive and grow in the industry and we have made a list of top five celebrities who seriously owe their big fat Bollywood careers to our Sallu Bhai.

Here's the countdown!

5. Himesh Reshammiya

[caption id="attachment_3884" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Himesh-Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya[/caption] Although Salman Khan didn't launch Himesh Reshammiya in Bollywood, Himesh owes his musical career to Salman big time. Salman and Himesh's bond goes back as far as 1998 when Himesh composed Odhli Chunariya for Salman Khan's Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya which went on to be a big hit. After that Salman trusted Himesh with Tere Naam's music for which Himesh got his first award as the Best Music Director. After that, they went on to work together and the last time they created magic was in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Whenever a catchy tune strikes Himesh is the first person Sallu Bhai goes to.

4. Athiya Shetty

[caption id="attachment_3886" align="aligncenter" width="665"]Athiya-Shetty Athiya Shetty[/caption] Although born to a family with a rich filmy background Athiya Shetty debuted into Bollywood under Salman Khan's production. Athiya Shetty and Sooraj Pancholi both made their Bollywood debut together with the movie Hero. Athiya received Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award and Filmfare award nomination for the best female debut for her role in Hero. Now the actress is all set to hit the screens this year with her upcoming release Mubarakan along with Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'cruz.

3. Arjun Kapoor

[caption id="attachment_3885" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Arjun-kapoor Arjun Kapoor[/caption] A quick fact about Arjun Kapoor: Arjun was not as Macho as he is now before he came into films. He was a Heavyweight! It was Salman Khan who self-trained him to become the handsome hunk he is now. Salman enforced a strict diet and workout schedule for the actor who currently rules the hearts of a million girls. Arjun made his debut with Ishaqzade and since then he is one of the nations heartthrobs. The actor will be seen in the theaters this year with his upcoming release Mubarakan.

2. Sonakshi Sinha

[caption id="attachment_3888" align="aligncenter" width="2880"]Sonakshi-Sinha Sonakshi Sinha[/caption] Again another actress from a rich filmy background but if it wasn't for Salman Khan, Sonakshi probably would have been in a different space than she is right now. It (Dabbang) was her debut movie and she was already working with Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan. Dabbang made Sonakshi a household name overnight and also won her Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Since Dabbang Sonakshi's career took a flight which hasn't landed yet.

1. Katrina Kaif

[caption id="attachment_3887" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif[/caption] This beautiful actress who once stole Sallu Bhai's heart tops our list! Katrina Kaif who got her big Bollywood break with Salman Khan's Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya made herself a big name in Bollywood. She was the new face in Bollywood and she was always linked in a relationship with Salman Khan which let her top the headlines most of the time when she was at the peak of her career. The actress is all set to hit the screens this year with Jagga Jasoos opposite to Ranbir Kapoor. Could Katrina have made a big name in Bollywood if it wasn't for Salman? Well, after all, Salman has done for these celebs all we can say is Keep being human Sallu Bhai!

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