Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He has portrayed a variety of characters and is known for his dancing skills. One of the highest-paid actors in India, he has won, many awards, including six Filmfare, four for Best Actor and one each for Best Debut and Best Actors(Critics). Starting in 2012, he appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 based on his income and popularity. Also, he made brief appearances as a child actor in several films in the 1980s and later worked s an assistant director on four of his father’s films. His first leading role was in the box-office success Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai (2000), for which he received several awards. Performances in the 2000 terrorism drama Fiza and the 2001 ensemble melodrama Kabhie Khusi Kabhie Gham….consolidated his reputation but were followed by several poorly received films.
The 2003 science fiction film Koi..Mil Gaya, for which Hrithik Roshan won two Filmfare Awards, was a turning point in his career; he also appeared in its sequels: Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013). He earned praise for his portrayal of a thief in the 2006 adventure film Dhoom 2, Mughal emperor Akbar in the 2008 historical romance Jodha Akbar and a quadriplegic in the 2010 drama Guzaarish. He played the lead in the 2011 drama Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the 2012 revenge film Agneepath, the 2014 action comedy Bang Bang!, the 2019 biopic Super 30, and the 2019 action thriller War. The lattermost ranks as his highest-grossing release.
Hrithik Roshan has also performed on stage and debuted on television with Just Dance(2011). As a judge on the latter, he became the highest-paid film star on Indian television. He is involved with a number of humanitarian causes, endorses several brands and products and has launched his own clothing line. Roshan was married for fourteen years to Susanne Khan, with whom he has two children.
Early life and background
Roshan was born on 10 January 1974 in Bombay to a Punjabi prominent in Bollywood. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshanlal Nagrath; his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J.Om Prakash. His uncle Rajesh, is a music composer. Roshan has an elder sister, Sunaina, and was educated at the Bombay Scottish School. Roshan is a part of Bangali ancestry from his parental grandmother’s side. Although Roshan practices Hinduism, he says that “I’m not religious. I don’t visit temples. But I hope there is a superpower. Roshan felt isolated as a child; he was born with an extra thumb fused to the one on his right hand, which led one of his peers to avoid him. He has stammered since the age of six; this caused him problems at school, and he feigned injury and illness to avoid oral tests. He was helped by daily speech therapy.
Roshan’s grandfather, Prakash first brought him on-screen at the age of six in the film Aasha(1980); he danced in a song enacted by Jeetendra, for which Prakash paid him ₹100. Roshan made uncredited appearances in various family film projects, including his father’s production Aap Ke Deewane (1980).In Prakash’s Aas Paas (1981), he appeared in the song “Shehar Main Charcha Hai”.The actor’s only speaking role during this period came when he was 12; he was seen as Govinda, the title character’s adopted son, in Prakash’s Bhagwaan Dada (1986). Roshan decided that he wanted to be a full-time actor, but his father insisted that he focus on his studies. In his early 20s, he was diagnosed with scoliosis that would not allow him to dance or perform stunts. Initially devastated, he eventually decided to become an actor anyway. Around a year after the diagnosis, he took a chance by jogging on a beach when he was caught in a downpour. There was no pain, and becoming more confident, he was able to increase his pace with no adverse effects. Roshan sees this day as ‘the turning point of his life.
Hrithik Roshan attended Sydenham College, where he took part in dance and music festivals while studying, graduating in commerce. Roshan assisted his father in four films—Khudgarz (1987), King Uncle (1993), Karan Arjun (1995) and Koyla (1997)-while also sweeping the floor and making tea for the crew. After pack-up, Roshan would enact Shah Rukh Khan’s scenes from Koyla and film himself to make a judgment about his performance as an actor. While he assisted his father, he studied acting under Kishore Namit Kapoor.
Roshan has performed on stage, appeared on television, and launched a clothing line. His first tour (Heartthrobs: Live in concert (2002) with Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, and Aftab Shivdasani) was successful in the United States and Canada. At the end of that year, he danced on the stage with Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, and Shah Rukh Khan at King Park Stadium in Durban. In 2011, he served as a judge alongside Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant for the dance competition reality show, Just Dance, after which he became the highest-paid film star on Indian Television after he was paid 20 Million per episode.