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With countless movie roles and awards to his name, Indian-born Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is undoubtedly one of the most notable faces in the Indian film industry. Born into a dynasty of Bollywood filmmakers, Roshan began his acting career as a child star. However, he was launched into superstardom in 2000 when he starred in one of the biggest Bollywood films of the year Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai. Ever since it has been one box-office hit after another for the Bollywood star.
Known as one of India’s ‘most complete actors’, Hrithik Roshan stands out for his immense commitment to every single role he has ever taken on. Roshan is widely acknowledged by fans and critics for his unparalleled dedication to his craft as he always goes extra lengths to imbibe each character and bring it to life on screen. In addition to his notable film credits, Hrithik Roshan equally has a number of stage and TV features to his credit. In 2011, Roshan featured in the Indian dancing reality series Just Dance for which he became the highest-paid movie star on Indian television.
Hrithik Roshan’s Bio, Age
Hrithik Roshan was born on January 10, 1974, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Born into a family of prominent filmmakers, Roshan started appearing in movies in the early 80s as a child actor. A highly gifted dancer, he earned his first acting credit at the age of 6 in the 1980 Bollywood drama film in which he danced in a song. He continued as a dancer in his earlier movie features eventually earning his first speaking role at the age of 12 in the 1986 feature film Bhagwaan Dada. This equally marked the end of Hrithik Roshan’s acting career as his father insisted that he should focus on his studies.
While studying, Hrithik Roshan took part in several dance and music festivals and occasionally served as an on-set assistant to his filmmaker father. He completed his college education at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. He equally obtained official acting training under prolific Indian actor, Kishore Namit Kapoor.
At the turn of the century, Hrithik Roshan recorded his first starring role in the romantic thriller Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000). Roshan played double roles in the film and was assisted by fellow actor to prepare for his performance. The film became the most successful Bollywood production of the year and gained much critical acclaim for both cast and crew. On his part, Hrithik Roshan made history as the first actor to win Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Debut in the same year. Having convincingly launched his acting career with his epic debut, Hrithik Roshan became one of the most-sought actors in Bollywood and he went on to star in Fiza (2000), Mission Kashmir (2000), Yaadein (2001) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).
The year 2002 wasn’t a favorable one for Hrithik Roshan’s career as many of his films fared poorly at the box office with many critics predicting the end of his career. The following year, the talented actor was able to redeem his career with an epic performance in the foremost Bollywood sci-fi film Koi… Mil Gaya (2003). The film turned out to be the most popular Bollywood release of 2003 and Roshan received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
He equally received another Best Actor nomination for his lead role in the Indian war drama Lakshya (2004). After a 2-year hiatus, Roshan returned to the screen in 2006 appearing in 2 of the biggest Indian movies of the year Krrish, a sequel to 2003’s Koi… Mil Gaya and Dhoom 2, starring alongside Bollywood royalty, Aishwarya Rai in the latter. The talented actor also co-starred alongside Rai in the 2008 historical romance Jodhaa Akbar and in the 2010 drama film Guzaarish for which they received much critical acclaim.
Hrithik Roshan hit further box-office gold with the comedy-drama film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and the action drama Agneepath (2012). In 2013, he appeared another box-office monster Krrish 3, a sequel to 2006’s Krrish and 3rd installment of what has become the Krrish film series. Roshan received immense critical praise for his performance in the film in which he portrayed 3 different characters.
Among Hrithik Roshan’s most recent releases is the romantic thriller Kaabil (2017). The multi-talented actor equally has a number of movie features in the works including a 4th installment of the Krrish film series, Krrish 4. In addition to his astonishing achievements on the big screen, Hrithik Roshan has also performed on stage and television. In 2011, he featured in the short-lived Indian television dance-reality series Just Dance.
Hrithik Roshan was born to Pinky and Hrithik Roshan, a Punjabi family of prolific Bollywood filmmakers/entertainers. His father, Rakesh Roshan is a producer, director, screenwriter, film editor, music director and former actor. His paternal grandfather, Roshanlal Nagrath a.k.a. Roshan was also a music director and composer. His maternal grandfather, J. Om Prakash is a film producer and director.
In addition to being very talented and his dedication to acting, Hrithik Roshan received a lot of support from his family in his early years in acting. He earned his first acting credit in the film Aasha (1980) which was produced and directed by his grandfather J. Om Prakash. The Bollywood star has also collaborated with his father Rakesh Roshan on several productions including the 2000 box-office hit Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai which shot the actor to stardom.
Wife, Kids, Divorce
Hrithik Roshan got married way back in 2000, a time when his illustrious acting career was just setting sail. After courting for 4 years, Roshan tied the knot with interior designer and fashion entrepreneur, Sussanne Khan on December 20, 2000. Theirs was a private wedding ceremony held in a 5-star hotel in the bride’s home city of Bangalore, India.
Hrithik Roshan has 2 children with his wife Sussanne. They welcomed their first son, Hrehaan in 2006 and their second son, Hridhaan was born in 2008. After 13 years of marriage, the couple parted ways in December 2013. The marriage ended in an amicable divorce which was finalized on November 1, 2014.
Hrithik Roshan’s Height & Other Body Stats
Brilliant hazel-colored eyes, chiseled facial features, and his athletic physique are some of the most distinctive physical attributes which make Hrithik Roshan one of the best good-looking men out of India. Thankfully, the Bollywood star’s well-sculpted features have been immortalized with a wax sculpture in Madame Tussauds wax museum.
Hrithik Roshan stands at a height of 5 feet 11¾ inches (182 cm). He has a body weight of 86 kg (190 lbs). Over the years, the Bollywood superstar has undergone drastic weight changes for a number of acting roles. However, the actor has always managed to snap back into his trim physique. He has a chest circumference of 46 inches (117 cm) with biceps and waist sizes of 17 inches (43 cm) and 32 inches (81 cm) respectively.