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Salman Khan will celebrate 51st birthday on 27 December Reuters

Bollywood star Salman Khan is all set to celebrate his 51st birthday on 27 December. The Big Boss host has over the years acquired a larger-than-life image.

Khan who has tasted box office successes in his acting career, has delivered hits including Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Karan Arjun and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. However, he has always kept his personal life away from the spotlight.

On the ocassion of his birthday, IBTimes Singapore has gathered top quotes from the actor.

Why should I marry? One marries to have children, but I already have children! My nieces and nephews are my children.

I'm not possessive, I'm caring... Once you realize a person doesn't want that much care, you automatically back off.

In life go straight and turn right.

It feels nice to be loved, but let me tell you there are 10 times more better looking, stylish and talented guys than me. So there's no solid reason for me to be proud! I don't think I have done anything extraordinary to change people's lives.

Style is something very individual, very personal, and in their own unique way, I believe everyone is stylish.

The older you get, the better you have to look, the higher you have to kick, the harder you have to work.

Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India.

For me, acting comes straight from the heart. In that sense I don't act at all. I think that to feel the character's pain I have to be myself. Somewhere audiences see that.

I don't have to show that I am working very hard.

I feel blessed that I haven't seen or felt real pain to be immune to it. But I am dreading the time it comes. I feel blessed to have everything going fine. My parents' health is good, my brothers are well-settled, I have a great brother-in-law and my own career is doing fine. I hope and pray that I am fit and fine always.