1) Bhagyashree – Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Salman Khan and Bhagyashree were both launched by Sooraj Barjatya in his directorial debut Maine Pyaar Kiya which went on to become a super duper blockbuster. Salman and Bhagyashree’s on-screen jodi was much appreciated. After the film’s blockbuster success, Bhagyashree decided only to act opposite her husband, Himalaya – a strategy which failed big time and she disappeared into oblivion.
2) Nagma – Baaghi (1990)
Nagma began her Bollywood innings with Salman Khan in Baaghi. The film was a decent success and Nagma was appreciated for her performance though unfortunately her Bollywood career did not flourish as well as expected.
3) Ayesha Jhulka – Kurbaan (1991)
The quintessential girl next door of the 90’s, Ayesha had a great start with films opposite Salman Khan (Kurbaan), Aamir Khan (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar), Akshay Kumar (Khiladi), Ajay Devgn (Sangram) and Govinda (Ekka Raja Rani). Unfortunately she never really did make it to the A-grade list despite having big films opposite the top heroes of that time.
4) Chandni – Sanam Bewafa (1991)
This Sawan Kumar film introduced Chandni opposite Salman Khan in Sanam Bewafa and was well appreciated and did very well at the box office, but that didn’t jump-start her career. Chandni’s supporting role in Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s epic film 1942-A Love Story is noteworthy. Though she did a couple of films with Akshay Kumar, she struggled to keep herself in the top league.
5) Revathi – Love (1991)
Revathi had done a few films down south before making her Bollywood debut with Salman in Love. Though Love was an average success, her performance was appreciated. Revathi’s Bollywood career did not make much headway. Later, Salman Khan acted as an HIV+ patient in Revathy’s critically acclaimed directorial venture Phir Milenge (2004).
6) Raveena Tandon – Patthar Ke Phool (1991)
One of the very few actresses who managed to leave a mark in Bollywood after being introduced with Salman was Raveena Tandon. She impressed everyone with her spunk in Patthar Ke Phool. Today she is well settled and her last Bollywood outing was with Maatr (2017).
7) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
As per the buzz, it was Salman Khan who recommended Aishwarya Rai to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. This mega hit proved to be a turning point in Aishwarya’s career. The two had started dating on the film’s sets too but later had one of the worst break ups possible.
8) Bhoomika Chawla – Tere Naam (2003)
Bhoomika was introduced opposite Salman in this tragic love story which went on to become a blockbuster. She was the only newcomer with whom Salman had agreed to work 12 years after Raveena Tandon’s debut. Bhoomika also acted with Salman in Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004). Unfortunately Bhoomika couldn’t find her footing in Bollywood after an impressive start in Tere Naam.
9) Katrina Kaif – Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
Katrina Kaif was re-introduced to Bollywood by Salman Khan. Katrina debuted with Boom in 2003 which didn’t give her much fame and she only got noticed in the Salman Khan starrer Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005. The two have gone on to become a superhit jodi since then and their latest Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) is a smash success.
10) Sneha Ullal – Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)
Sneha‘s striking resemblance to Aishwarya Rai was the most noticeable thing about her and this could very well be the reason why Salman decided to launch her with Lucky: No Time for Love. The film was a decent success, but Sneha’s career didn’t go anywhere and she shifted down south.
11) Zareen Khan – Veer (2010)
Zarine Khan, who resembles Katrina Kaif, played the princess in Veer and did reasonably well. She acted in the box office success Housefull 2 (2012) and did many item numbers. Zareen was last seen in erotic thriller Aksar 2 (2017).
12) Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg (2010)
Yet another Salman Khan discovery who has been consistently successful is Sonakshi Sinha. She has worked with a number of heroes and in many films post Dabangg and today has made it to the A-lister category of Bollywood.
13) Daisy Shah- Jai Ho (2014)
Salman’s film Jai Ho saw newcomer Daisy Shah kick-start her career. From winning a title in a Miss Dombivili beauty contest to romancing Salman Khan, Daisy Shah has come a long way. For the moment it still seems to be a struggle period for Daisy since she seems to have failed to capitalized on her break with Salman and we are yet to see some noteworthy films from her.
14) Jacqueline Fernandez – Kick (2014)
Salman was responsible for Kick-starting Jacqueline‘s rather tepid career with Kick. The two will also appear in the third installment of the franchise of the Race series with Race 3 which is currently on-floors and expected to release in 2018.