Salman Khan vs Shahrukh Khan (Career Analysis)

Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan, the most powerful and the biggest superstars in the country, have cooed, stuttered and danced their ways into the hearts of Indian movie buffs starting in the late 80s and early 90s respectively and to this day continue to entertain and enlighten us. Despite the arrival of fresh faces, they still remain the ‘biggest superstars’ of Bollywood while we bask in the power, passion and energy they radiate on screen. Defying age and time, these two Khans (Aamir Khan also, but he is more towards quality cinema) has created a holy space in the hearts of masses as well as the box office.

Salman Khan became a superstar overnight after Maine Pyar Kiya. He is the only male superstar in the hindi film industry who started his career (as a lead star) with an All Time Blockbuster. Shahrukh joined B-town in 1992 when Salman was already a star. Let's a have a look at the first decade of their career (In Salman's case 1989 is added in the decade).

Salman KhanShah Rukh Khan
Maine Pyar KiyaATBB14.00 CroreDDLJATBB53.00 Crore
Hum Aapke Hain KounATBB73.52 CroreKuch Kuch Hota HaiATBB46.82 Crore
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiATBB46.82 Crore---
Karan ArjunBlockbuster29.00 CroreKaran ArjunBlockbuster29.00 Crore
Hum Saath Saath HainBlockbuster39.17 CroreDil To Pagal HaiBlockbuster35.00 Crore
SaajanSuper Hit10.00 CroreDarrSuper Hit10.75 Crore
Sanam BewafaSuper Hit5.75 CrorePardesSuper Hit22.83 Crore
JeetSuper Hit16.13 Crore---
Pyar Kiya To Darna KyaSuper Hit18.06 Crore---
Biwi no. 1Super Hit25.58 Crore---
JudwaaHit13.14 CroreDeewanaHit7.75 Crore
BandhanHit12.09 CroreBaazigarHit7.75 Crore
Hum Dil De Chuke SanamHit25.00 CroreRam JaaneHit8.60 Crore
---Yes BossHit11.00 Crore
BaaghiSemi Hit4.00 Crore---
Jab Pyar Kisise Hota HaiSemi Hit11.70 Crore---
KurbaanAverage1.50 CroreKabhi Haan Kabhi NaaAverage2.25 Crore
---ArmyAverage7.25 Crore
---KoylaAverage12.00 Crore
---BaadshahAverage14.00 Crore
Pathar Ke PhoolBelow Avg.1.40 CroreChamatkarBelow Avg.1.60 Crore
Biwi Ho To EsiFlop0.60 CroreRaju Ban Geya GentlemanBelow Avg.1.50 Crore
LoveFlop1.30 CroreAnjaamBelow Avg.2.90 Crore
JaagurtiFlop1.30 CroreChahatBelow Avg.5.00 Crore
SuryavanshiFlop1.00 CroreIdiotFlop0.00 Crore
Ek Ladka Ek LadkiFlop0.75 CroreDil Aashna HaiFlop0.75 Crore
NischaiyFlop0.35 CroreMaya MemsaabFlop0.30 Crore
ChandramukhiFlop0.80 CroreKing UncleFlop0.80 Crore
Dil Tera AashiqFlop1.40 CroreZamana DeewanaFlop4.55 Crore
Andaz Apna ApnaFlop1.00 CroreGudduFlop1.50 Crore
Chaand Ka TukdaFlop0.40 CroreOh Darling Yeh Hai IndiaFlop1.35 Crore
Sangdil SanamFlop0.95 CroreTrimurtiFlop10.25 Crore
VeergatiFlop5.00 CroreEnglish Babu Desi MemFlop1.25 Crore
Yeh MajhdaarFlop0.90 CroreDil SeFlop10.25 Crore
KhamoshiFlop6.90 CroreDuplicateFlop9.25 Crore
AuzaarFlop5.68 Crore---
Janam Samjha KaroFlop9.19 Crore---
Hello BrotherFlop10.67 Crore---
TOTAL-395.42 CroreTOTAL-327.25 Crore

Salman Khan:
Total Films:
All Time Blockbuster: 3 (8,82%)
Blockbusters (ATBB included): 5 (14.71%)
Hits: 15
Successful Films: 16 (47.06%)
Unsuccessful Films: 18 (52.94%)

Top Grosser of the year: 5
Average per movie: 11.6 Crore

Shahrukh Khan:
Total Films: 29
All Time Blockbuster: 2 (6.90%)
Blockbusters (ATBB included): 3 (10.34%)
Hits: 10 (27.59%)
Successful Films: 14 ( % )
Unsuccessful Films: 15 ( %)
Flops: 11 (37.93%)
Top Grosser of the year: 2
Average per movie: 11.2 Crore

Salman Khan is a clear winner in this decade with much more dominating career; more ATBB, Blockbusters, Hits and Top Grossers Of The Year. His hit and success ratio was better than Shahrukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan's career was not bad at all though. He was hugely successful and was clear no. 2 among all superstars, just behind Salman Khan.


That was the decade when a lot went wrong for Salman Khan. While Salman Khan was favoring his friends and buddies, Shahrukh Khan was concentrating on his career. Salman had personal issues, court cases etc which effected his career. In this period, Shahrukh Khan was very much supported by biggest banners of the country, YRF and Dharma Productions. Out of his 11 clean hits, 7 were with YRF & Dharma Productions. But Salman was never out of the game. Have a look:

Salman KhanShah Rukh Khan
---Kabhi Khushi Kabhi GhumBlockbuster55.65 Crore
---Om Shanti OmBlockbuster78.13 Crore
---Rab Ne Bana Di JodiBlockbuster84.66 Crore
---MohabbateinBlockbuster41.87 Crore
No EntrySuper Hit44.67 CroreVeer ZaaraSuper Hit41.52 Crore
PartnerSuper Hit60.69 CroreChak De IndiaSuper Hit66.49 Crore
Dulhan Hum Le JayengeHit18.69 CroreDevdasHit41.44 Crore
BaghbaanHit20.60 CroreKal Ho Naa HoHit38.47 Crore
Mujhse Shadi KarogiHit28.97 CroreChalte ChalteHit18.95 Crore
WantedHit60.24 CroreMain Hoon NaaHit36.02 Crore
---DonHit50.19 Crore
Chori Chori Chupke ChupkeSemi Hit18.34 CroreKabhi Alvida Na KehnaSemi Hit44.32 Crore
Tere NaamSemi Hit14.22 Crore---
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?Semi Hit25.60 Crore---
Har Dil Jo Pyar KaregaAverage14.77 CroreJoshAverage17.44 Crore
Hum Tumhare Hain SanamAverage13.30 CroreHum Tumhare Hain SanamAverage13.30 Crore
GarvBelow Avg.14.15 CrorePaheliBelow Avg.12.72 Crore
LuckyBelow Avg.15.67 Crore---
Chal Mere BhaiFlop11.29 CrorePhir Bhi Dil Hai HindustaniFlop10.58 Crore
Kahin Pyar Na Ho JayeFlop6.52 CroreHey RamFlop5.18 Crore
Tum Ko Na Bhool PayengeFlop10.29 CroreOne Two Ka FourFlop6.42 Crore
Yeh Hai JalwaFlop5.28 CroreAsokaFlop11.30 Crore
Dil Ne Jise Apna KahaFlop6.72 CroreShaktiFlop6.50 Crore
Kyoun KiFlop12.62 CroreYeh Lamhe Judai KeFlop0.55 Crore
Shadi Karke Phass Geya YarFlop1.88 CroreSwadesFlop16.18 Crore
Jaan-e-MannFlop25.02 CroreBilluFlop22.87 Crore
BabulFlop17.24 Crore
Salam-e-IshqFlop22.65 Crore---
MarigoldFlop0.90 Crore---
God Tussi Great HoFlop12.44 Crore---
YuvraajFlop16.86 Crore---
London DreamsFlop25.69 Crore---
Main Aur Mrs KhannaFlop7.39 Crore---
TOTAL-545.80 CroreTOTAL-721.00 Crore

Salman Khan:
Total Films: 28
All Time Blockbuster: 0 (0%)
Blockbusters (ATBB included): 0 (0%)
Hits:  6
Successful Films: 11 (39.28%)
Unsuccessful Films: 18 (61.72%)
Top Grosser of the year: 1
Average per movie: 19.42 Crore

Shahrukh Khan:
Total Films: 23
All Time Blockbuster: 0 (0%)
Blockbusters (ATBB included): 3 (13.04%)
Hits: 11 (47.83%)
Successful Films: 14 (60.87%)
Unsuccessful Films: 9 (39.13%)
Top Grosser of the year: 3
Average per movie: 31.34 Crore

This decade clearly belongs to Shahrukh Khan.


Though this decade is not over but we are almost half through this decade. We are aready in the 5th year of this decade. After an disaster decade, no one was expecting Salman Khan to come back strongly, but Salman Khan came with a bang and got a stardom which only a few in the history of Bollywood have ever gotten (Super Stardom Of The Salman Khan). Shahrukh Khan continued his consistent run at the box office. He has infact never had a bad phase in his career. Have a look at this decade so far:

Salman KhanShah Rukh Khan
Bajrangi BhaijaanATBB315.00 Crore
DabanggBlockbuster141.24 CroreChennai ExpressBlockbuster207.69 Crore
ReadyBlockbuster120.72 Crore---
BodyguardBlockbuster143.06 CroreFanFlop84.50 Crore
Ek Tha TigerBlockbuster186.14 CroreRaeesSemi Hit128.20 Crore
Dabangg 2Blockbuster149.52 CroreDear ZindagiSemi Hit67.20 Crore
KickBlockbuster213.26 CroreDilwaleSemiHit139.10 Crore
Sultan Blockbuster300.67 CroreHNYSuper Hit179.00 Crore
---My Name Is KhanHit72.82 Crore
---Ra.OneHit113.94 Crore
Prem Ratan Dhan PayoHit194.50 CroreDon 2Hit106.13 Crore
Jai HoSemi Hit109.52 CroreJab Tak Hai JaanHit101.59 Crore
VeerBelow Avg.38.14 CroreDulha Mil GayaDisaster2.96 Crore
TOTAL-1912.60 CroreTOTAL
1203.13 Cro
Salman Khan:
Total Films: 11
All Time Blockbuster: 1 
Blockbusters (ATBB included): 8
Hits:  9
Successful Films: 9 (90.90%)
Unsuccessful Films: 1 (9.10%)
Top Grosser of the year: 4
Average per movie: 173.81 Crore

Shahrukh Khan:
Total Films: 11
All Time Blockbuster:
Blockbusters (ATBB included):
Hits: 6 
Successful Films: 9 (81.81%)
Unsuccessful Films: 2 (18.19%)
Top Grosser of the year: 0
Average per movie: 109.37 Crore

Salman Khan has just achieved the impossible. He has got 8 blockbuster( 5 in a row). Infact, Salman Khan's box office run in last 3 years has been termed as the second best run ever of any male superstar in Bollywood history, just behind Rajesh Khanna's box office run (Read More Here). Shahrukh Khan was quite behind til August 2013 but he bounced back with Chennai Express. Shahrukh Khan's box office run has been good but the magnitude of the films is much smaller. We wish both superstars the best of luck.


  1. salman is the winner clearly.......

  2. Salman Khan Dominates Clearly.

  3. Madarchod chutiya aadmi ....itna biased......srk is ruling from 25 yrs

  4. Salman is just famous bcaz of his body and his little fame all over india while srk is pride of he has fan following all over the world many peopke dont even know salman khan but they recognize india as srk country he has got national awards of country india and france too.

    1. Salman apne little fans ki wjh se hi 300 CR 400cr 500cr 600cr club m hai..aur srk chutiye k worldwide fans to jate hi nhi movie dekhne tbi gaandu taras gya h box-office hit k dilwale only 85 CR ..

    2. But my bro salman takes an award in united kingdom and usa u know that

  5. All time success rate compare karle.....SEE SRK is WINNER.........

  6. Chutiyapa.. srk is the king

  7. SRK is the only KNIG !! No comparison . SRK Won 8 film fare best actor award while Salman none . Is it not enough ..

    1. Because his movie won national award bajrangi bhaijaan...wo pese deke nhi kharidta Na
      ..srk ki tarah same Aamir aur akshay bi nhi dete pese islie unhe bi nhi Milta.
      Ye dallebaji sirk srk chutiya ko aati hai..

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    3. BB won national award? Kis duniya me hai bkchod

    4. Maybe Grammy auur Oscar vi jit gya ho🤣

  8. SRK is the only KNIG !! No comparison . SRK Won 8 film fare best actor award while Salman none . Is it not enough ..

  9. SALMAN KHAN is the best.....the MEGA STAR.....THE BOX OFFICE PHENOMENON is SALMAN KHAN....sala koi srk nahi tik sakta..

  10. With bajrangi bhaijaan n sultan , salman khan will became box office king worldwide too.

  11. With bajrangi bhaijaan n sultan , salman khan will became box office king worldwide too.

  12. sharukh khan is creative in every and each sense of the bollywood standards.

  13. boxoffice collection doesnt define an actor or a director as a good artist. art is about being creative and the stories they use to make movies, should be related to the actual reality of our lives; most of our movies, especially the ones with huge boxoffice collection, has nothing to do with the reality of our lifes in india. those types of movies are complete illusion and it creates illustions in the audience. movies has to be with quality ,it has to have a power (not star power). powerful story rather. it has to move us, change us for good, creating a positive energy in audience. bollywood has the power, then again they are using there power to make money, and the only motto is money. bollywood should make more quality films, not the easy digestable stories which are not related to our reality.

  14. Srk is the king he made himself but salman made his father

    1. Agr salman ko uske father ne bnaya hota to Abhishek bcchan king hota Bollywood ka OK bro..aur agr salman khan ko uske father ki wjh se Mila srk ko bi bazigar bhik m mili h salman se search Google salman recommend srk name to Abbas apne dum pe bnte h fans bnate h chutiye..

  15. you people don't fight between each other. if you look upon the above list then you will decide that salman khan is the sultan of bollywood.

  16. Srk is only one don of bollywood

  17. Srk is the best of bollywood and also worldwide

  18. Srk is the best of bollywood and also worldwide

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    1. 1- Salman khan :|+100cr:6 films|+200cr:2 films|+300cr:2 films| total: 1600 Cr
      2--- Aamir khan :|+100cr:1 film |+200cr:2 films|+300cr:2 films| tolat: 1100 Cr
      3-shahrukh khan:|+100cr:5 films|+200cr:2 films|+300cr:0 films| total: 900 cr

      -------- SALMAN KHAN IS THE BEST ---------

  20. 1- Salman khan :|+100cr:6 films|+200cr:2 films|+300cr:2 films| total: 1600 Cr
    2--- Aamir khan :|+100cr:1 film |+200cr:2 films|+300cr:2 films| 2000cr :1 films | total :3100 cr
    3-shahrukh khan:|+100cr:5 films|+200cr:2 films|+300cr:0 films| total: 900 cr

  21. It's a disgrace for Salman Khan to be compared to Shahrukh Khan.He must be compared to Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan only

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  23. SRK entered in the film industry with romantic-drama Deewana (1991). Just after started his career, he showed his versatility by accepting the negative characters in the films Baazigar (1993), Darr (1993) and Anjaam (1994) etc. In the year of 1995, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) released, which established him as the King of romance. DDLJ is one of the most classic films of Hindi Cinema which has broken so many Bollywood box office records with record-breaking success.

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  24. Salman Khan and Santha Khan are my favorite actors

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  28. Kuch kuch hota hai is block buster of srk not sk bcause sk has only a cameo in that film and srk has more blockbuster in 90s than salman

  29. And DDLJ is more bb bcause it was not family film like hahk he is a versatile actor any character he can do


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