Salim Khan is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Rajasthan. He belongs to the Manganiyar community which has a history of passing on their musical talents down to future generations. Salim hails from Chelak village of Jaisalmer district.
Salim has been learning music since the age of 10 and began to learn from his brother who is also his guru, Dinne Khan. Most people in this community begin learning music as a child and master more than one traditional instrument during their lifetime. Similarly, Salim started learning music with the help of dholak. Along with the group of musicians lead by Chhote Khan he has performed in almost all districts of Rajasthan
Due to a lack of financial growth in the field of folk music within the state and the country, these artists have to look for other jobs in order to earn a livelihood for their families. Currently, at the age of 27, Salim aspires to make an impact on the livelihoods of the people in the community through his craft through more opportunities to showcase the art form he is inordinately passionate about.