Born in a Doctors' family in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Salim Diwan has come a long way and the path has not been a cake walk. After finishing his studies he landed in Mumbai to spearhead his family’s pharma business but the actor in him was searching for an avenue to open up.
Salim has undergone professional training under veteran Kishor Namit Kapoor and later on with Atul Mathur. His passion for acting and learning was such that even when his shots were not being filmed he’d visit the sets to watch other co actors.“ As an actor you should be able to effectively portray the role you are playing. I learnt a lot from Ashish Vidyarthiji during the shooting of this film”, said Salim Diwan.
Back in 2005-06 he participated in Star TV’s reality programme Get Set Go and won an IIFA award for the same. There he happened to meet stalwarts like Karan Johar, J P Dutta and the urge to become an actor and making it to Bollywood only got stronger.
The actor, who has also been part of an episode on television, said "The role I am looking to portray should be convincing and relate to the audience”.His film Bollywood Diaries has been awarded the Special Jury Mention Award (Critics Choice) by The Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for the year 2016.The award function will take place/ was presented at Delhi on 30th April, 2016 at the hands of the President of India.