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Hrithik Roshan is Bollywood superstar, well known for his chiselled good looks, muscular physique and dancing skills. The son of producer and director Rakesh Roshan, he is one of the highest paid male actors in Bollywood, and a prominent celebrity and a style icon. He has won numerous accolades for his acting skills, including 6 Filmfare awards.
Hrithik Roshan made a phenomenal debut with his father’s movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000. The film was the highest grosser of the year and established Hrithik firmly as a Bollywood star. He received both the Best Debut and Best Actor Filmfare Award that year, a feat which had never been achieved before in Bollywood. The soundtrack of the movie by his uncle Rajesh Roshan boasted of several enduring hits like Ek Pal Ka Jeena, Na Tum Jano Na Hum and Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (Happy). He next starred in Fiza (2000), a crime drama set in the aftermath of the 1992-93 Bombay riots which gave us the beautiful song Piya Hazi Ali, the haunting eulogy Na Leke Jao, and the effervescent love song Aaja Mahiya. His third appearance that year was in Mission Kashmir, memorable for songs like Bumbro, Chupke Se Sun and Rind Posh Maal. In 2001, Hrithik appeared in the multi-starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which became the highest grossing Indian film of the year. It was his only hit movie among a series of poorly received films. Hrithik’s career seemed to be dwindling and critics wrote him off as a one-trick pony. In 2003, he appeared in his father’s Sci-Fi drama Koi... Mil Gaya, where he played an intellectually disabled man who accidentally meets an extraterrestrial being that changes his life forever. This performance brought the much-needed revival to Hrithik’s career. His performance was widely applauded and the movie was remembered for catchy tunes like Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala and Jaadoo Jaadoo. In 2004, Hrithik performed the part of a carefree, directionless young man who grows into a courageous and determined soldier in Farhan Akhtar’s coming-of-age movie Lakshya. The soundtrack by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was quirky and unique with songs like Main Aisa Kyon Hoon and Agar Main Kahoon alongside conventional melodies like Kitni Baatein and Lakshya. His next success was Dhoom 2: Back In Action (2006) that boasted of energetic high-flying numbers like Crazy Kiya Re, Dil Laga Na and Dhoom Again. Hrithik next appeared in the period drama Jodhaa Akbar (2008) as the Mughal Emperor, Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. The music of the movie was composed by AR Rahman and consisted of wholesome hits like Jashn-e-Bahaaraa and Khwaja Mere Khwaja. Often criticized for choosing “empty glamorous roles” and for doing well only in his father’s films, Hrithik won over his critics with his performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish (2010). The most popular tracks from the album were Guzaarish Hai Ye Jo Barish, Sau Gram Zindagi Sambhal Ke and Tera Zikr Hai Ya. His next venture was Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), where three friends set out on a journey of self-discovery. The movie became a major hit and its soundtrack was loved for youthful numbers like Dil Dhadakne Do, Senorita and Ik Junoon (Paint It Red). His next movie Agneepath (2012) earned him critical appreciation for his ability to display a wide range of emotions. Some memorable tracks from the movie were Gun Gun Guna and Chikni Chameli. Hrithik returned with his father’s superhero flick Krrish 3 in 2013 loved for tracks like Krrish Krrish (Title Track) and You Are My Love. His next release was Bang Bang (2014) with Katrina Kaif that gave us hummable numbers like Tu Meri and Meherbaan. Even when his movies were panned by critics, his performances have been consistently praised, like in Kaabil (2017) - with peppy and romantic songs like Kaabil Hoon and Kuch Din which were instant hits.