You will be surprised to know the whopping salary of Salman Khan’s bodyguard. Even the best CEOs may no be getting a salary of this kind. Shera’s actual name is Gurmeet Singh Jolly and he is a Sikh. He has been a bodyguard of many celebs including Amitabh Bachchan.
Whenever a celebrity of international repute came to India, Shera used to be his bodyguard. Such has been his reputation and reliability.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan‘s loyal bodyguard Shera, who was in the news recently for being in charge of Grammy award winning singer Justin Bieber‘s security during his Mumbai concert, has been with Salman for years, but we recently discovered something about him, which shocked us speechless.
Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera’s Family background
Born into a Sikh family in Andheri (Manish Nagar) in Mumbai, Shera’s real name is Gurmeet Singh. Yes he is a Sikh who decided to sacrifice his turban for his job. “It became very difficult to handle the crowds with my turban so I had to cut my long hair,” Shera once said in an interview to indianexpress.com. As a kid, Shera was less inclined academically and spent a major part of his early childhood chipping in at his father’s automobile workshop. And before Bollywood and Salman happened, pumping iron was Shera’s only passion, something that helped him win a few bodybuilding contests namely Mr. Mumbai and Mr. Maharashtra contest in which he stood second.
Salman dedicated an entire film to Shera, a gesture that the bodyguard is eternally grateful about. “Who else has ever done such a thing for his bodyguard in the industry?” asked Shera. And the man repays his master by staying concerned only with his job.
“Apne kaam se kaam rakho. I am like a horse decked up at a wedding to carry the groom. I am only concerned about my Maalik (Salman) and wherever he goes, I am there. I am his Yes Man. Till date, whatever Maalik has asked, I’ve done. That is why I am a part of Maalik’s family,” said Shera.
Do you have any idea how much the bearded giant gets paid by Salman for guarding him? A whopping amount of Rs. 15 lakhs per month, which comes around to a staggering sum of Rs. 2 crore! Shera, whose real name is Gurmeet Singh Jolly, has been Salman’s loyal bodyguard since the past two decades and has also featured in Khan’s film Bodyguard.