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Dabangg to Dhinka Chika: Salman Khan in inimitable dance moves

Khan has transformed himself as an actor, and also entertained his legion of fans with some inimitable dance moves.

Mayur Lookhar

It is quite difficult to explain the phenomenon called Salman Khan. He’s far from being perfect, but whatever he touches turns into gold. Talent takes a hike before the unmatchable skills of the Dabangg (2010) superstar.

Khan is a classic example of how one can turn a deficit into an advantage. Long mocked for his wooden acting and dancing, over the years Khan has managed to get past this criticism, carving his own identity. He has transformed himself as an actor, and also entertained his legion of fans with some inimitable dance moves. 'Radio Song', from his upcoming film Tubelight, is a reminder of the many dance moves devised by Khan over the past few years.

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Here are some of those dance moves for your visual pleasure.

Dabangg (2010)
Belting out a hit move

Freestyle dancing can give way to any move. But this one from Dabangg could not be explained. The story goes that Salman Khan had seen an old gentleman do the move at a wedding, and later adopted it for Dabangg. Apart from holding up trousers, the belt found another use as a dance prop.

Ready (2011)
Blazing pockets

After the belt move, Khan found better use for his trouser pockets. Sliding the palms into the pockets, moving them rhythymically and the Dhinka Chika step was born. The 'Dhinka Chika' song and pocket move became a rage.

Bodyguard (2011)
The brawn seduction

These dancing biceps were not just an accesory, but also a means to woo a girl.

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Caution – Spyware!

This spy in love had a passion for dancing too. Only that nobody has been able to decode what these moves were.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Red hot chilli pepper

He played a devotee of Lord Hanuman in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Khan’s innocence was reflected in his mannerisms, but this 'Selfie Le Le' dance looked more like his intestines were on fire after eating a few red chillies.

Sultan (2016)
The Sultan of swing


Even at 50, Khan has the energy to pull off some unconventional desi moves. Some of them could give a cabaret dancer a run for her money. Take a bow, Sultan of swing and ridiculous moves.