Hrithik Roshan: The Greek God of Bollywood

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Hrithik Roshan (10 January 1974) is an Indian film actor. In addition to six Filmfare, he’s won two awards for Best Debut and Best Actor. Based on his income and popularity, he appeared several times among Forbes India’s Celebrity 100.

Life and Career

Hrithik Roshan was born on 10 January 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father Rakesh Roshan is a film director, and his uncle, Rajesh Roshan, is a music composer. After schooling at Bombay Scottish School, he got his Bachelor of Commerce from Sydenham College in Mumbai. As a child artist, he appeared in a dance sequence from the 1980s film Aasha at the age of six. He appeared uncredited in several family movies, including Aap Ke Deewane (1980). In Prakash’s Aas Paas (1981), he appeared in the song “Shehar Main Charcha Hai”. He only acted for the first time at 12 when he appeared as Govinda in Prakash’s Bhagwaan Dada (1986).


In 2000, he made his Bollywood debut as a lead actor in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. He became an overnight superstar when the movie became the most popular film of the year. After that, he starred in a bunch of movies like Fiza (2000), Mission Kashmir (2000), Yaadein (2001), etc. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) was the second-biggest film of his career. He followed that up with several hit movies like Koi… Mil Gaya (2003), Lakshya (2004), Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), and more. He established himself as one of the biggest stars in Bollywood with Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish. Apart from acting, He is an excellent dancer too. Dancing and being on screen made him a heartthrob.

More commercial success came with his roles in the 2011 drama Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Agneepath (2012), Bang Bang! (2014), Super 30 (2019), and War, which was his most successful. Along with famed choreographers Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant, he judged a reality show called Just Dance. He also founded the HRX brand.

Awards and Recognition

He received Filmfare awards for Best Actor in Kaho Naa Pyar Hai in 2000, Dhoom 2 in 2007, and Jodha Akbar in 2009.

Read More; 9 January in Indian and World History.