What the secret of the phenomenal success of the three Khans of Bollywood? The career graph exhibited by Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are yet to be replicated by any star of the Indian film industry, no matter how good they are. It is for no reason that the three Khans are regarded as the last genuine superstars of Bollywood as no one is able to match the dizzying heights reached by them yet. Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar are huge stars in their own rights, with several blockbusters under their belt, but even these artists have not been able to surpass the Khans.
Saif Ali Khan is usually considered as the 4th Khan but he was not able to match up to the holy trinity in any way, even though he is extremely talented. When talking about ‘Khans’, Bollywood usually only regards the trio – Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan – to be a part of them. They are viewed as a ‘package deal’ of sorts as the success experienced by the three of them is similar. The three Khans were also born in the same year (1965) with Aamir as the oldest Khan and Salman as the youngest Khan.
If you’re unable to decide which Khan is your favorite, let’s take a look at the career graph of the trio:
Aamir Khan is a massive superstar and one of the three Khans of Bollywood. He has a huge fan following and has built an impressive brand for himself as a perfectionist. So effective is his public image that people are of the opinion that a movie will be nice if Aamir stars in it. His script sense is impeccable since he acted in Oscar-nominated movie Lagaan in 2001. Some of his memorable movies include Qayamat se Qayamat Tak, Dil Chahta Hai, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, and Dangal, amongst others. Songs in Bollywood play a huge role in making the actor a star as well. A few of the iconic Aamir Khan songs include Papa Kehte Hain from Qayamat se Qayamat Tak, Aati kya Khandala from Ghulam and Pehla Nasha from Jo Jeeta Wahi Sinkander.
Salman Khan is widely regarded as one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood. His fan following is truly unmatched. When the public go to watch a SalmanKhan starrer, it is because they want to watch HIM and it has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. His Sooraj Barjatya movies such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Saath Saath Hain played a huge role in making him the superstar that he is today and also cultivated a ‘family man’ image. Some of Salman’s memorable movies are Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dabangg, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, amongst others. Since music plays an integral part in Bollywood, a few of the iconic Salman Khan songs comprise the Maine Pyar Kiya title track from Maine PyarKiya, PehlaPehlaPyar from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and O OJaaneJaana from PyarKiya to DarnaKiya.
Shah Rukh Khan
Dubbed as ‘King Khan’, Shah Rukh Khan is truly the Badshah of Bollywood. He kick-started his career as a TV actor and worked his way up to become one of the most loved superstars Bollywood has known. Some of his highest grossers are from Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions. When we talk about SRK’s memorable movies, a few names such as DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge, KuchKuchHota Hain, Swades, Chak De India, Baazigar andDarr, amongst others, crop up. Since music is a highlight in Bollywood movies, some of SRK’s iconic songs include ChaiyyaChaiyya from Dil Se, Apun Bola from Josh, Jaadu Teri Nazar from Darr and TujheDekha To Yeh from DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge.
You can go on any music streaming platform if you wish to listen to Salman Khan songs, Aamir Khan songs and SRK songs to relieve good old nostalgia. Their old Hindi songs are truly memorable and are popular even today with the younger generation.