Good Looks, great dancing skills and loads of charm – Hrithik Roshan has it all. The actor, who is often referred to as the Greek God turns 46 today but manages to keep looking better and better each passing day. Hrithik Roshan is not only known for his good looks but his acting prowess, as well as he, has delivered a number of memorable performances in his 18-year career. His efforts certainly haven’t gone unnoticed as he also has won a total of 6 Filmfare Awards in his splendid career so far. Hrithik Roshan, son of filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, made his first appearance as a child artist in 1986 with Bhagwan Dada starring Rakesh Roshan and Rajnikanth. In the year 2000, Hrithik Roshan got launched with Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai and there was no looking back. No one until Hrithik had experienced something called overnight stardom. The Hrithik Roshan movie became the biggest blockbuster of the year and also is regarded as one of the biggest hits of all time. At the turn of the millennium, a new star had arrived. On his birthday we list down 11 roles that only and only Hrithik Roshan could have pulled off.
1. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
This Hrithik Roshan movie was more style than substance but it proved that he definitely could emote. He also showed the world that he could carry a film on his shoulders. With Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Hrithik literally barged into the territory that was ruled by the three Khans and gave them a run for their money. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was more style than substance but Hrithik proved in his very first film that he definitely could emote. He also showed the world that he could carry a film on his shoulders.
2. Mission Kashmir
When every other actor in the industry was opting for the role of a typical commercial hero,
Hrithik was seen playing the role of a terrorist in Mission Kashmir. This was a very bold move indeed as in the early stages of their career actors tend to avoid any sort of negative roles but Hrithik was seen portraying it twice in Mission Kashmir and Fiza. Although the Hrithik Roshan movie did not do well at the box-office, Hrithik received ample praise for his performance.
3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
In this Hrithik Roshan movie, Amitabh Bachchan played a patriarch and SRK was his loyal son, the movie saw Hrithik as the younger one trying to stitch the family back together and Jaya as the mother torn between the ego of the men in her life. Interestingly, when Hrithik Roshan signed for the film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai still hadn’t released but by the time they started shooting for
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Hrithik was already a star as the movie turned out to be a
4. Koi… Mil Gaya
The Hrithik Roshan movie was a story about an Alien who gets left behind on earth and finds a true friend in Rohan Mehra (Hrithik Roshan). Hrithik portrayed a man whose brain functions like an 11-year-old.
It was an extremely difficult role to pull off but Hrithik impressed everyone by his performance.
The war drama showed Hrithik’s transformation from a young guy who had no direction in life to becoming a disciplined and fearless army officer. Hrithik was incredibly convincing in his role. His work in the movie was appreciated by the critics as well as the audience. He also showcased his phenomenal dancing skills once again in the movie with the song Main Aisa Kyun hoon, choreographed by none other than
Since the audience in India is used to seeing Hollywood superheroes like Superman,
Spiderman, Ironman etc it was tough for them to accept an Indian superhero.
Hrithik took up this challenge and arrived with Krrish. This Hrithik Roshan movie was a sequel to Koi…Mil Gaya in which Hrithik is playing the son of Rohit Mehra who is born with special powers and uses it to avenge the death of his father.
7. Dhoom 2
After acing his role as a superhero, this
Hrithik Roshan movie Dhoom 2 had him playing the supervillain. Although he didn’t have any supernatural powers this time, he played the character of a tech-savvy thief who with the help of his super-cool gadgets was able to pull off incredible heists. What really caught people’s attention is that Hrithik was seen disguised as a statue, an old man, a queen, and even a dwarf in the film.
8. Jodha Akbar
The Hrithik Roshan movie centres on the romance between the
Mughal Emperor Akbar played by Hrithik Roshan, and the Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai who becomes his wife, played by Aishwarya Rai. The film was written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker. It witnessed a lot of controversies over its content and also faced protests. Hrithik was able to play the character of the Royal Mughal Emperor effortlessly.
He played a renowned magician who is left a quadriplegic after an accident and sick of his bedridden life and petitions the court for euthanasia. To get into the skin of his character, he met paraplegic patients and brought out their mannerisms in his performance. This just goes to show how much effort he puts in to get every role right.
10. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
We saw Hrithik Roshan as a complete workaholic whose life changes when he takes a road trip to Spain with his two best friends. The trip not only changes his opinion on what he expects from life but also starts to enjoy life as it is meant to be. In the end, he marries his love interest Laila (played by Katrina Kaif) whom he met during the trip.
Stepping into Amitabh Bachchan’s big shoes could best be described as an act of extreme bravery. Turns out, Hrithik’s no slouch in the intensity department himself.
The actor Hrithik aced his role in the remake of the iconic film and won over the hearts of people once again.
This Hrithik Roshan movie begins with Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik) accepting a meeting with Supriya (Yami), a match fixed by a common friend. Right from the first date, the two find themselves attracted to each other and eventually get married. But they’re not able to live happily ever after since Madhavrao Shellar’s (Ronit Roy) brother Amit (Rohit Roy) rapes Supriya by taking advantage of her visual impairment. Instead of getting you to feel pity for Rohan, the makers turn this into a revenge saga.
13. Super 30
Super 30 is a film based on
Anand Kumar and his batch of 30 students. In the film, Hrithik Roshan plays the role of renewed mathematician Anand Kumar for which he underwent a complete transformation. And the transformation was not limited to his physical appearance but also the dialect, mannerisms and his body language.
Hrithik completely sinks his teeth in the character and delivers exceptional performance. Many regard Hrithik’s performance in Super 30 as his career best.
War was meant to be an action packed masala entertainer and it delivers completely on that front. Starring Tiger Shroff, Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor, the film featured some stellar action sequences, killer dialogues, and thumping dance numbers which pushed it to become the highest grosser of the year 2019.