Hrithik Roshan is a brand unto himself: an enticing combination of star quality, a boy next door appeal, and a complete gentleman. He skyrocketed to fame with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. His twinkling green eyes, winsome smile, and a lean, chiseled body found a huge fan following.
The Complete Man
Hrithik Roshan, fondly known as Duggu by his near and dear ones, was born into a filmi family on 10 January 1974. His mother is Pinky Roshan, the daughter of producer and director J.Om Prakash while his father is Rakesh Roshan, who was an actor before turning into a director, besides being the son of music director Roshan. He is the nephew of music director Rajesh Roshan. He also has a sister Sunaina.
Hrithik studied at the
Soon after his successful debut in Bollywood, he tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Suzanne Khan, daughter of actor Sanjay Khan and sister of actor Zayed Khan. They have two sons, Hrehaan and Hridhan.
He had his bad moments after stepping into the spotlight. His father was shot by the underworld when he refused to give the foreign rights of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. It was followed by rumours that the actor had made remarks against Nepalese which resulted in outrage against the actor in
In 2009, he was linked with the Mexican actress, Barbara Mori, with who he shared a kiss in Kites. There were rumours that Suzanne walked out of the house. However, the couple and their families denied any trouble in the marriage.
A Star Is Born….
Hrithik is known to be a perfectionist and has worked hard to be where he is today. He prepares himself thoroughly for every role he portrays, has trained in dance and acting besides working on his diction and his appearance. He started working out under Salman Khan’s guidance, when he worked as an assistant director on the sets of Karan Arjun and Koyla.
He got a taste of Bollywood as a child, when he appeared in the film Aasha (1980), Aapke Deewane (1980), and Bhagwan Dada (1986). But it was the year 2000 that made people sit up and take note.
2000 Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, a love story directed by his father, in which he starred opposite newcomer Amisha Patel was an exceptional success, winning eight Filmfare awards among countless others, two of which landed with Hrithik for Best Debut and Best Actor. This was followed by Fiza with Karishma Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan, in which his portrayal of the terrorist Amaan was appreciated. He played a similar role in Mission Kashmir with Preity Zinta.
2001 Yaadein with Jackie Shroff and Kareena Kapoor wasn’t a big success while Karan Johar’s family drama, the star studded Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham was an instant hit.
2002 The year saw a string of flops like Aap Mujhe Acche Lage, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, and Mujhse Dosti Karoge, making people question about whether it was downhill from here.
2003 Hrithik removed all doubts with the science-fiction film Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta, in which he played the role of a mentally abnormal Rohit who befriends an alien called Jadoo. He bagged the Filmfare Best Actor Award as well as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.
2004 Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya did moderately well, while Hrithik’s role earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor Award.
2006 He returned back as Rohit alias Krrish in Krrish, the sequel to Koi Mil Gaya, this time with Priyanka Chopra. The movie was a hit and a top earner. This was followed by the action oriented Dhoom 2, the sequel to Dhoom. He played the baddie Mr A and won another Filmfare Best Actor Award.
2008 In Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar, set in the sixteenth century, Hrithik Roshan took over as the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The film did well overseas while in
2009 Fans saw the star mostly promoting his movie Kites at the Cannes Film Festival and in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance, in which he played the role of superstar Zaffar Khan.
…And Continues to Rise
2010 Anurag Basu’s Kites, shot extensively in