Salman Khan Thanks Sonakshi, Arbaaz and Fans on 5-Year Twitter Anniversary

Salman Khan Thanks Sonakshi, Arbaaz and Fans on 5-Year Twitter Anniversary

Salman's tweets include subjects like his films, family and Being Human

Actor Salman Khan was five on microblogging site Twitter yesterday and he tweeted a belated acknowledgment late last night. (Also read: 'Salman Khan's Driver is Lying,' Says Prosecution in Hit-And-Run Case )

Salman thanked his brother Arbaaz, who is believed to be the reason the actor joined Twitter:


He also thanked his Dabangg heroine Sonakshi Sinha:






#5YearsOfSalmanOnTwitter trended on Twitter all of yesterday.

Salman, who made his debut as leading man in Maine Pyar Kiya and has recently starred in blockbusters such as Dabangg, Kick, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger, has been on Twitter since 2010. He joined in April, just a few months before the release of the blockbuster Dabangg. Since then, he's gathered 11.4 million followers and has put out 41,500 tweets.

He follows only 10 other Twitter handles - brother Arbaaz Khan, sister Arpita, actresses/co-stars Preity Zinta, Sonakshi Sinha, Daisy Shah and Jacqueline Fernandez, tennis star Sania Mirza, actor Pulkit Samrat who is by way being his protege, actress-politician Bina Kak and his own charity Being Human.

In his Twitter profile, Salman describes himself as 'Film actor, artist, painter, humanitarian.'.

The many subjects the actor addresses on Twitter include his films, family and Being Human. He also notably sent out a series of tweets in 2012 asking Pakistan to free Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row across the border. A year later, a grieving Salman tweeted again when Sarabjit died after being attacked by two fellow prisoners in the Lahore jail he had spent over 20 years in.

Sometimes, Salman tweets with characteristic humour:






Sometimes with indignation:











He also shouts out to some colleagues:







And takes gentle digs at others:










He also leans heavily towards stream of consciousness tweeting at times: