Salim Khan (born 24 November 1935) is an Indian scriptwriter and actor. He wrote numerous screenplays for Bollywood films. He frequently collaborated with writer Javed Akhtar; the duo is credited as Salim-Javed.
Khan was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Khan´s father was originally from Afghanistan, who later moved to India. His father was a police officer, while his mother died when he was still young.
In 1964, he married Salma Khan (birth name Sushila Charak), a Maharashtrian Dogra Rajput from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Salim and Salma have four children together: Salman Khan (b. 1965), Arbaaz Khan (b. 1967), Sohail Khan (b. 1970) and Alvira Khan.
In the late 1970s, Salim married dancer/actress Helen, who lives in a separate house. Relations between his two families were rumored to have been tense at first, but Salim's children are now said to be fond of his second wife. They also adopted a daughter named Arpita.
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