January 10, 1974
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Years active||1980–1986, 2000–present|
|Spouse(s)||Suzanne Khan (2000–present)|
After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). The film was a major success, and Roshan's performance earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He has been noted for his performances in films like Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008) which are also his biggest commercial successes so far, and for which he won numerous Best Actor awards.
In 2008, Roshan received his first international award at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival in Kazan, Russia for his performance in Jodhaa Akbar. Roshan has thus established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors of Bollywood.
Roshan's first movie role was as a child artist when he was six years old in the 80s movie Aasha, where he appeared in a dance sequence as an extra. Roshan went on to play minor roles in Aap Ke Deewane (1980) and Bhagwan Dada (1986) both of which starred his father Rakesh Roshan in the leading role. He then became an assistant director assisting in the production of his father's films Karan Arjun (1995) and Koyla (1997).
In 2000, Roshan made his film debut as the leading man in the film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai opposite another debutante actress Amisha Patel. The film, which was directed by his father and saw him playing a double role, proved to be very successful at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of 2000 and winner of the Filmfare Best Movie Award. Roshan's performance was well-received, and the film made him an overnight star. He eventually received both the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award and the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the role. The film entered the Limca Book of Records in 2003 for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film - 102 awards.
Later that year, Roshan starred in Khalid Mohammed's Fiza. Although the film did poorly at the box office, his performance was praised, earning him another nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare ceremony. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, "The mainstay of the film is undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan. His body language, his diction, his expressions, his overall persona deserves great praise. With this film, Hrithik proves that there is more to him than just being a fashionable rage, a Mills & Boon lover-boy and a sex symbol. His talent comes to the fore in several scenes, especially those with Karisma. All said and done, the show belongs to Hrithik, who saves Fiza to a major extent. A brilliant performance undoubtedly!"
Roshan's last release of the year, Mission Kashmir, became the third highest grossing film of the year. His performance was once again acclaimed with one critic praising him, "Hrithik once again cuts a splendid performance as a youngster sucked in the vortex of terrorism. He is portrayed as anti-government in the early part of the film-- a bold role to play for even a seasoned actor, leave alone a budding superstar." All these achievements promoted him as one of the biggest stars in the industry.
Subhash Ghai's Yaadein was his first release in 2001. This was followed by Karan Johar's melodramatic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which did extremely well at the box office, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2001 and the biggest hit overseas. Roshan's performance was well received and his performance earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at various award ceremonies.
Roshan had an unsuccessful year in 2002 when all three of his releases - Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage - failed to make an impact the box office and were declared flops.
In 2003, he made a comeback with the science-fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, which saw him playing a mentally disabled young man. The film was the highest grosser of the year and won him many awards, including his second Filmfare Best Actor Award and his first Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) Award. Taran Adarsh noted, "Hrithik Roshan dominates the show and packs in a power-packed performance. The role of a mentally challenged person is no cakewalk, but the actor takes to it like a fish takes to water. He manages to pull off the zero to hero routine exceptionally well. As an actor, he scales dizzier heights with this splendid performance."
Roshan took a two-year break from acting before resurfacing with the superhero film Krrish, a sequel to his 2003 film Koi... Mil Gaya which released in June 2006. The film was a major box office success and became the second highest grosser of 2006. His performance as a superhero was praised, earning him many Best Actor awards at various award ceremonies, including Star Screen and the International Indian Film Academy. IndiaFM wrote, "To state that Hrithik is the soul of Krrish would be an understatement. If the actor walked away with all noteworthy awards in Koi... Mil Gaya, it's going to be an encore with Krrish. You cannot imagine any other actor enacting the role of a gifted child with aplomb. If his mask and robe look is splendid, watch his make up, gait and mannerisms as the aged father and you had agree, he's one of the finest talents on the Indian screen today. Krrish is yet another ground-breaking film in his dazzling repertoire!"
His next film that year was Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 Dhoom. Featured opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Roshan's performance in the movie not only earned him widespread critical acclaim, but also his third Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film went on to become the highest grossing film of 2006, as well as one of the most successful films of Bollywood.
In 2008, Roshan featured in Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He played the historical role of Akbar the Great. The movie did very good business, both in India and abroad. His performance in the movie was widely appreciated by critics, earning him his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award as well as his first international award for Best Actor at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival in Kazan, Russia.
Roshan recently appeared in Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance (2009), in which he made a special appearance. He completed filming for Anurag Basu's Kites in 2009, along with Mexican actress Bárbara Mori and Kangna Ranaut; the film is scheduled to be released on May 21, 2010. He is currently finishing up work on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Guzaarish opposite Aishwarya Rai.
Roshan was born in Mumbai, into a Punjabi Hindu family of cinema personalities. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan, while his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash. His uncle Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director. As a child, Roshan attended the Bombay Scottish School. He later attended Sydenham College, where he did his Bachelors in Commerce.
Roshan is married to Suzanne Roshan, owner of Suzanne Roshan's House of Design and daughter of actor Sanjay Khan. The couple have two sons, Hrehaan, born in 2006 and Hridhaan born in 2008. Roshan has two thumbs on his right hand.
|Aap Ke Deewane||Child artist|
|1986||Bhagwan Dada||Govinda (Child artist)|
|2000||Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||Rohit/Raj Chopra||Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &
Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
|Fiza||Amaan Ikramullah||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Mission Kashmir||Altaf Khan|
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||Rohan Raichand||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|2002||Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||Rohit|
|Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||Rahul Sharma|
|Mujhse Dosti Karoge!||Raj Malhotra|
|2003||Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||Prem Kishen Mathur|
|Koi... Mil Gaya||Rohit Mehra||Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
|2004||Lakshya||Karan Shergill||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|2006||Krrish||Krishna Mehra (Krrish)/
|Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Dhoom 2||Aryan/Mr. A||Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|I See You||Special appearance in song Subah Subah|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special appearance|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Jalaluddin Mohammad
|Winner, Best Actor at Golden Minbar International Film Festival
Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
|Krazzy 4||Special appearance in the title song|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Zaffar Khan||Special appearance|
|2010||Kites||Jay||Releasing on May 21, 2010|