Name: Hrithik Roshan
Birthday: 10th January 1974
Known for: Hrithik Roshan was the youngest Bollywood celebrity to be featured in Madame Tussauds with his statue being created in 2011.
Height: 5′ 11”
Weight: 85 kg
Debut Film: Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai
Marital status: Divorced
Spouse: Sussanne Khan (2000-2014)
Children: Hridaan Roshan and Hrehaan Roshan
Relationships: Hrithik Roshan has been in a relationship with Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Barbara Mori (alleged) and was rumoured to be dating Shweta Bachchan Nanda.
Awards: Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, 4 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) Awards, 4 IIFA Best Performance in a Leading Role Award, IIFA Most Glamorous Star Award, Zee Cine Best Actor Critics Award
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Hrithik Roshan Biography
Becoming famous overnight because of his debut role in Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai, Hrithik Roshan has himself a success and has become a common name in Bollywood. He is known for his dancing skills in his films and his charming looks. In 2000, he received more than 30,000 proposals on Valentine’s day from his fans.
Hrithik was born in a family prominent in Bollywood in Mumbai. His father is Rakesh Roshan a famous Indian film producer who has made many films that stars his son like Krrish, Krrish 3, Koi…Mil Gaya, Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai and Kaabil and his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash.
Hrithik’s paternal grandparents, Ira Roshan and Roshan Lal Nagrath, both were music directors. Hrithik has one sibling, an elder sister named Sunaina Roshan.
He was originally scheduled to make his screen debut as a lead actor opposite Preity Zinta in the cancelled film Tara Rum Pum Pum. Instead, he starred in his father’s film Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai opposite another debutante, Ameesha Patel. For his role in the film, he trained with Salman Khan to bulk up physically. He also improved his dictions and took lessons in acting, singing, dancing, fencing and riding. We all know for sure all his hard work was fruitful.
His debut film became the highest-grossing Indian film of 2000 and his performance was acclaimed by critics. For this role Hrithik receives many awards including Filmfare, IFFA, Zee Cine and so on, his life changed overnight. In his second moderately successful box office release, Fiza, Hrithik Roshan earned him a second nomination for a Filmfare award.
He started to receive compliments on his body language, his diction, his expressions and his overall persona. After that he played the role in his third film Mission Kashmir, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He worked alongside Sanjay Dutt, Preity Zinta and Jackie Schroff.
His successful career gained momentum and created him a famous actor in Bollywood. He went on doing several films and continues to make more. In 2001 appeared in two films, Yaadien directed by Subhash Ghai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham directed by Karan Johar.
Both the films did the opposite as the other. Due to Hrithik’s role in Yaadien was the director was criticised for going after Hrithik’s commercial appeal. Whereas, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham became an iconic, must-watch Bollywood film. He received a Filmfare award nomination for his role and was labelled as the “surprise scene-stealer” However, after this, the momentum that was created began to fall. In 2002, Hrithik did four films which were a big failure and caused a huge setback to his acting career. Starting with Vikram Bhatt’s Aap Mujhe Ache Lagne Lage to Arjun Sablok’s Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, both the films failed at the box office. His next high-profile film is Mujhse Dosti Karoge! By Yash Raj Films, which was promoted heavily was another commercial failure. His final role in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon directed by Sooraj R Barjatya, labelled Hrithik as “one-trick
pony” suggesting that one more bad film would end his career.
The revival of his career happened in 2003. He played a role in his father’s film Koi…Mil Gaya. For this role, he lost nearly 8 kilograms. This film received mixed reviews. Some negatively compared it to the 1982 Hollywood movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial while others praised him for his role. Koi…Mil Gaya eventually became super successful and earned a lot of praise for Hrithik Roshan.
In 2004, Hrithik did Lakshya directed by Farhan Akhtar, a coming-of-age movie set against the 1999 Kargil War. He also featured in an item number “Main Aisa Kyun Hoon” which became popular instantly amongst the audience. The film also earned more Filmfare and Zee Cine award nominations for the actor. After this, Hrithik Roshan took a break of two years until the audience saw him on screen again in 2006. He played a role in another one of his father’s films Krrish. He played alongside Priyanka Chopra.
Krrish became the second highest-grossing film in 2006. For this role, Hrithik Roshan travelled to China to train with Tony Ching, a Hong Kong action choreographer. There he practised cable work that would be needed to make his character fly. He sustained several injuries during the production of Krrish. But all this hard work paid off. The film garnered Hrithik Best Actor awards at Screen and IIFA. His character also became everyone’s favourite superhero.
Hrithik continued doing two more successful movies in his career Dhoom 2 in 2006 and Jodhaa Akbar in 2008. Dhoom 2 became the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time.
It held this title for two years. For his role in Jodhaa Akbar, critics appreciated his performance and it earned Hrithik his fourth Filmfare award.
After that Hrithik went on doing many films such as Kites directed by Anurag Basu, Guzaarish by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, played a small role in Luck by Chance directed by Zoya Akhtar. In 2011, Hrithik appeared in another Zoya Akhtar’s film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
This film grossed worldwide and was his first commercially successful film for three years continuously. He was nominated for another Filmfare award for his role.
In 2013 Hrithik appeared in Krrish 3 which is also directed by his father. In 2014, he did Bang Bang! a remake of the Hollywood film Knight and Day. It was one of the most expensive Bollywood movies and became the highest-grossing in India. He appeared in many more films such as Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro, Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil. He starred in his first biographical film in Vikas Bahl’s Super 30 and appeared in Yash Raj Film’s War.
Controvesy: When Hrithik Roshan’s film Guzaarish was released, Salman Khan made a statement that not even a dog would have gone to watch the film. This comment infuriated Hrithik and he expressed how it isn’t right to judge a movie’s success by its box office collection.
Latest News: Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Not Funny’ dialogue from his film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has become a meme which has broken the internet.
Latest Movies: Super 30 (2019) and War (2019)
Latest Series: Hrithik Roshan is reported to star in in the official adaptation of The Night Manager.
Upcoming Movies: Hrithik Roshan is currently working on Krrish 4 which will be directed by his father. He is also set to appear in Sidarth Anand’s Fighter.