Hrithik Roshan 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. In 2001, he went on to appear in the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, which became India’s highest-grossing film in the overseas market and his biggest commercial success to date.
Following through with several unnoticed performances from 2002-03, he starred in the commercially successful Koi… Mil Gaya and its sequel Krrish, both of which won him numerous Best Actor awards. Roshan received his third Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his performance in the action film Dhoom 2. He later received critical acclaim for his performance in Jodhaa Akbar, for which he received his first international award at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival. These accomplishments have established him as a leading contemporary actor of Hindi cinema.
Original Name: Hrithik Roshan
Nick Name: Duggu
Date of Birth (Birthday): 10 January, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Weight: 74 Kg
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Mumbai
Education: B Com
Marital Status: Married
Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Daily Exercise
Contact Address: Kavita Bld., 2nd Floor Vithal Nagar Society, 11th Rd., Juhu Scheme, Mumbai 400 049
Father’s Name: Rakseh Roshan
Mother’s Name: Piny Roshan
Spouse: Suzanne Khan
Favourite Dish/ Recipes: Indian Food but not fatty dishes
Favourite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor
Favourite Actress: Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol
Favourite Club: Black
Favourite Hollywood Actor: Sylvester Stallone
Favourite Hollywood Actress: Julia Roberts, Helen Hunt
Favourite Pet: Persian Cat
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Daily Exercise
Debut Film: Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Famous Movies: Jodhaa Akbar, Dhoom 2, Krrish, Lakshya, Koi… Mil Gaya, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Yaadein, Mission Kashmir, Fiza
- He has two thumbs in right hand.
- Hrithik has attended Bill Clinton’s special dinner party.
- Filmfare Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar in 2009.
- IIFA Style Icon of the Year Award in 2009.
- IIFA Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar in 2009.
- Star Screen Award Best Actor for Jodhaa Akbar in 2009.
- Stardust Star of the Year Award – Male for Jodhaa Akbar in 2009.
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).
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.”
Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya was Roshan’s only release in 2004; the film did not do well at the box office. However, his performance was praised by critics.
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 then appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance (2009), in which he made a special appearance. He was recently seen in Anurag Basu’s Kites along with Mexican actress Bárbara Mori and Kangna Ranaut, which released on May 21, 2010. The film failed to do well at the box office after taking a huge start and was a flop however, Roshan’s performance in the film was highly praised. He is currently finishing up work on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Guzaarish opposite Aishwarya Rai. Roshan is scheduled to appear in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara opposite Katrina Kaif as well as Shekhar Kapur’s next directorial venture titled Paani.
Roshan was born in Mumbai to 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. Hrithik has an older sister, Sunaina. 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.
- 2001: Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2004: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2007: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dhoom 2
- 2009: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar
- 2001: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Fiza
- 2002: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
- 2005: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Lakshya
- 2007: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Krrish
International Indian Film Academy Awards
- 2001: IIFA Best Male Debut for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: IIFA Best Actor Award for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: IIFA Awards, Personality of the Year
- 2004: IIFA Best Actor Award for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2005: IIFA Style Icon of the Year Award
- 2007: IIFA Best Actor Award for Krrish
- 2007: IIFA Glamorous Star Award
- 2009: IIFA Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar
- 2009: IIFA Style Icon of the Year Award
Star Screen Awards
- 2001: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Male for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2004: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2007: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Krrish
- 2009: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Jodhaa Akbar
Zee Cine Awards
- 2001: Zee Cine Award Best Male Debut for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2004: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Krrish
Bollywood Movie Awards
- 2001: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Male Debut for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2002: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Supporting Actor for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
- 2004: Bollywood Movie Award – Critics Award Male for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2007: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Dhoom 2
- 2005: Stardust Editors’ Choice for Best Performance for Lakshya
- 2009: Stardust Star of the Year Award – Male for Jodhaa Akbar
Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
Golden Minbar International Film Festival
- 2008: Golden Minbar International Film Festival for Muslim Cinema (Kazan, Russia), Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar
Other Film Awards
- 2000: Sansui Awards, Best Debut for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Aashirwaad Awards, Best Actor for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Kalashree Awards, Best Actor for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2001: Bollywood People’s Choice Awards, Best Male Debut for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2003: Sansui Awards, Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Anandlok Awards, Best Male Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Apsara Awards, Best Male Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Asian Guild Awards, Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Children’s Awards, Kamaal Da Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: FICCI Hall Of Fame Awards, Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Rupa Filmgoer’s Awards, Best Actor for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2007: Bollywood People’s Choice Awards: Best Actor for Krrish and Dhoom 2
- 2007: GIFA Best Actor Award for Krrish
- 2007: Anandlok Awards, Best Male Actor for Krrish
- 2009: Apsara Awards, Best Male Actor for Jodhaa Akbar
- 2001: IAS (Indo-American-Society), Young Archievers Award
- 2001: NSPCC Awards, Best Young Achiever for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- 2004: Chhoton Ka Funda Awards, Chhoton Ka Funda Dhishum Dhishum Doley Sholay Award for swashbuckling muscle and action display for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Chhoton Ka Funda Awards, Chhoton Ka Funda Boogie Woogie Award for dance performance in It’s Magic for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Sahyog Foundation Award for Koi… Mil Gaya
- 2004: Pogo Awards, Most Amazing Dancer
- 2004: Bollywood Fashion Awards, Celebrity Style Male
- 2005: MTV Immies Awards, Best Performance in a Song – Male for Main Aisa Kyon Hoon
- 2006: Idea Zee F Awards, Youth Style Icon in Films
- 2007: Filmy’s Person of the Year 2006
- 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Male for Dhoom 2
- 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Couple along with Aishwarya Rai for Dhoom 2
- 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Body
- 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish New Look
- 2008: Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, ARY Style Icon Award after being voted as style icon by Pakistani audiences.
- 2009: Indian Youth Icon Awards: Indian Youth Icon of the Year for his contribution in the field of entertainment
Honours and recognitions
- In August 2001, he was honoured with National Citizen’s Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
- In 2003, he was honoured with the Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
- In 2004, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Young Achiever Award.
- In May 2006, he was conferred with the prestigious Sahara Awadh Samman in a glittering ceremony during finale at the fortnight-long Lucknow Mahotsav.
- In December 2006, he was honoured during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji for his contributions to mainstream cinema.
- In February 2009, he was among the 10 recipients of the IIFA-FICCI Frames Awards for the “Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade”.
|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|
|Guzaarish||Releasing on 17 November, 2010|
|2011||Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara||Pre-production|