Being shirtless and being a human are the two things actor Salman Khan is best known for. The superstar, fondly known as Bhai, made his leading role debut in Sooraj R Barjatya's romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya. While his shirtless scene was nothing much to write about, Khan has finessed the art of going topless over the years. 

So, here’s our pick of 10 moments when a shirtless Salman Khan made us all swoon:

Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya

Every 90s child has aped Salman strumming the electric guitar sans power chords in the track O O Jaane Jaana. Khan admitted in an interview that he was supposed to wear a shirt for the video but none of the shirts available on the sets could fit all of Bhai's oomph, hence the move to go without one. 

Tere Naam

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Khan's shirtless look in the track 'Tumse Milna' is taken to the next level with 3 major trending styles of the time - abs, abs and Nick Carter-inspired hair. 

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

It wasn't long before Sallu Bhai had inspired the real Khiladi, Akshay Kumar to bare his pecs for the title track of the movie. We are digging the Hawaiian hula skirts. Classy!

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, again

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This movie is a gift that keeps giving. If you are unsure about your beach look, gentlemen, forget swimming trunks and go desi in a colourful dhoti. Jeene Ke Hai Chaar Din after all and what is a life well-lived without a sassy beach outfit?


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Are we the only one feeling he did Govinda bad?

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Jorts aka booty shorts or denim shorts turned from a fashion faux pas to a must-have with Salman's look in the song Just Love Me. Well, that's Bhai for you, serving stylish beach OOTDs before Instagram existed. 


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What's better than Bhai in jorts? Bhai in an ethnic avatar with a pre-independence approved hairstyle, of course. 

Chillar Party

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The time when Bhai showed that there is no age-limit for ditching your shirt.


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Black briefs, when just being shirtless becomes too mainstream. 

Race 3

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Salman Khan has an eye for potential. While Bobby Deol was making waves with his DJ-ing career, Khan called him up to ask, "Mamu, shirt utarega?" and the rest is history.