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Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan
Born Hrithik Roshan
January 10, 1974 (1974-01-10) (age 36)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–1986, 2000–present
Spouse(s) Suzanne Khan (2000–present)

Hrithik Roshan (Hindi: ऋतिक रोशन [ˈrɪtɪk ˈroːʃən]; born 10 January 1974)[1] is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films.

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.[2]

In 2008, Roshan received his first international award at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival in Kazan, Russia for his performance in Jodhaa Akbar.[3] Roshan has thus established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors of Bollywood.[4]



Early career, until 1999

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).

Breakthrough, 2000–2002

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[5] and winner of the Filmfare Best Movie Award. Roshan's performance was well-received, and the film made him an overnight star.[6][7][8] 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.[9]

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!"[10]

Roshan's last release of the year, Mission Kashmir, became the third highest grossing film of the year.[5] 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.[11]

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.[12][13] 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.[14]

Success, 2003–present

In 2003, he made a comeback with the science-fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, which saw him playing a mentally disabled young man.[8] 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.[15] 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."[16]

Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya was Roshan's only release in 2004; the film did not do well at the box office.[17] However, his performance was praised by critics.[18]

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.[19] 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.[2] 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!"[20]

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,[2][21] 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.[19][22]

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.[13][23] His performance in the movie was widely appreciated by critics,[2] 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.[3]

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.[24]

Personal life

Hrithik, with his wife Susanne on the extreme right, and his sister-in-law in between.

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.[25] He later attended Sydenham College, where he did his Bachelors in Commerce.[26]

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.[27][28] Roshan has two thumbs on his right hand.[29]



Year Film Role Other notes
1980 Aasha Child artist
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
2001 Yaadein Ronit Malhotra
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)/
Rohit Mehra
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
Guzaarish Filming.

See also


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  16. ^ "Koi... Mil Gaya: Movie Review". Retrieved 2003-08-08. 
  17. ^ "Box Office 2004". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  18. ^ "Lakshya: Movie Review". Retrieved 2004-06-18. 
  19. ^ a b "Box Office 2006". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  20. ^ "Krrish: Movie Review". Retrieved 2006-06-22. 
  21. ^ "Dhoom 2: Movie Review". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  22. ^ "All Time Earners Inflation Adjusted". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
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  24. ^ ""Roshan Raahein"". 2008-11-20. 
  25. ^ "Chat". 
  26. ^ "Sydenham College". 
  27. ^ "Another son for Hrithik and Suzanne". Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  28. ^ "Hrithik's son to be named Hridhaan". IANS, DNA News. Retrieved 23 March 2006. 
  29. ^ Ahmed, Afsana (2004-06-01). "'Impossible dreams can come true'". Times of India. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

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