Hrithik Roshan

Actor, Entrepreneur

A Man With A Complete Package

Hrithik Rakesh Nagrath, aka Hrithik Roshan, is an impeccable actor who has done exceptional work in various films. The actor is a heartthrob due to his looks and killer dance moves. The man is a complete package if you count his singing skills, such as in Senorita and Kites in the Sky.

Grandma Named Him Duggu

The actor is fondly called Duggu by his family and friends. His grandmother gave him this nickname to rhyme it with his father’s nickname Guddu.

The First Paycheck Was of Hundred Bucks

Belonging to a family where everyone’s in the film and music industry, he came on screen first as a child actor. When he was six, his grandfather gave him a part in the movie Aasha, and he earned a hundred bucks for his work. Hrithik took no time in spending the money to buy hot wheels cars.

Got Bullied As A Kid

Hrithik Roshan developed the problem of stammering when he was six. Telling about the condition, the actor calls it nothing short of hell. He says that all his hair from head to toe would stand, and he used to feel extremely nervous because people used to look at him funny. One moment he was talking fluently, and suddenly he would stop, and he didn’t know why.

Hrithik said that other children at school used to be mean to him and make fun of him. Speaking in front of people was dreadful. Whenever oral tests and viva were conducted in the school, he bunked it by either falling sick, getting a sprain, or falling from somewhere.

Always Wanted To Work in Films

Hrithik Roshan had always wanted to become an actor owing to his background. He even dropped his studies and started working with his family to learn every bit of filmmaking. He worked as an assistant director with his father and worked in many films such as Karan Arjun and Khudgarz. While working on the sets, he was made to sweep the floors and serve tea & refreshments to the team.

Through all of this, Hrithik remained focused on learning the art of filmmaking to become an actor.

Dealing With The Stutter

For his stammering, Hrithik approached speech therapists and doctors. He would practice for thirty-six hours to tell his cook what to cook for dinner! That and his resolve to speak fluently helped him a lot.

If you ever noticed, you would know that he gives his speeches in Hinglish and a lot of filler sounds. That is to help him speak fluently with whatever words his brain can come up with. He had also shared an incident when he was in Dubai for the award of Best Debut actor. He wanted to add “I love you, Dubai” in his speech, and he couldn’t say Dubai.

Hrithik Roshan wanted to practice the phrase, and for that, he had to shout “Dubai,” which he couldn’t do in his hotel room as people outside could overhear. So he went into the bathroom and tried, but people were still able to overhear. In the end, he went into the cupboard in the bathroom and practiced saying the phrase fluently.

Abnormality Advised Not To Be An Actor

When Hrithik was 21, he had scoliosis, i.e., a curved spinal cord. Due to this, the actor was advised not to pursue acting for his career as it could cause a lot of stress on his spine and cause paralysis. But Hrithik chose to work for what he had always dreamt of. With that resolve, he worked on other things as well apart from his speech.

He was skinny at the time; therefore, he got into bodybuilding to look like the handsome hunk he is now. Bodybuilding made him a fitness freak, and he became health conscious. He even quit smoking by reading a book on quitting smoking. He also got trained for dancing.

In the following years, more abnormalities followed him. He had a bad knee problem in 2011 that made his knees extremely brittle. He was told that he could never dance again, but then again, the actor continues to wow us all with his moves against all odds.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with hematoma, localized internal bleeding in his brain. The actor went under the blade when the numbers favored the risks of the surgery and even death.

The Hardworker

Hrithik Roshan is a passionate actor and, therefore, a perfectionist. For each role, he makes sure that he prepares adequately and performs his best. Over the zigzag career graph of the actor, we’ve seen him doing colorful parts, and he has worked through all of them gracefully.

For example, for his memorable role in Guzaarish, Hrithik had spent hours with twenty paralysis patients to learn their behavior & mannerism. Another, to look his part of a middle-aged man in Super 30, he let go of his abs and physique to gain weight. The actor, to do justice to his roles, always makes the required efforts without any qualms.

Hrithik Roshan is the man who, when he entered the industry, got 30000 marriage proposals from women in the 2000s. To this date, the man continues to rule the hearts of his audience with his impeccable acting, dancing, and charisma.


10 January 1974 (age47) Mumbai, Maharashtra

Active Years

1974 - Today


Name Hrithik Rakesh Nagrath
Nickname Duggu
Greek God
Profession Actor
Physical Stats
180 cm
85 kg
Body Measurement
44 inches
28 inches
16 inches
Career Debut Film: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)

Early Life and Education

DOB 10-01-1974
Age 47
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra
School Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
College Sydenham College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification Bachelors of Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
Address El Palazzo, Juhu, Mumbai
Hobbies Travelling, Gymming, Reading

Relationships & More

Marital Status Divorced
Marriage Date First Marriage: 20-11-2000
Marriage Location Golden Resorts and Spa, Bangalore


Hrehaan Roshan
Hridhaan Roshan

Boyfriends/Girlfriends Kareena Kapoor (Actress)
Barbara Mori (Actress)
Kangana Ranaut (Actress)
Shweta Bachchan Nanda (Rumoured)


Wife/Spouse Ex-Wife: Sussanne Khan (m.2000–div.2014)
Rakesh Roshan (Filmmaker)
Pinky Roshan
Siblings Brother(s): None
Sister(s): Sunaina Roshan (Elder)

Favourite Things

Food Not Known
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Richard Gere, Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Jerry Lewis
Actress Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Julia Roberts, Helen Hunt
Bollywood Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Sholay
Hollywood Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally
Tollywood Not Known
Singer Not Known
Sports Cricket
colour Black, White
Songs Not Known
Holiday Destination London, Phuket
Restaurants Not Known
Perfume Polo Sport

Style Quotient

Car Collection Rolls Royce Ghost Series II
Mercedes S500
Jaguar XJ
Ferrari Modena
Maserati Spyder
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Range Rover Sport
Bike Collection Not Known

Money Factor

Salary (approx) $4.69 million (INR 35 crores/film)
Net Worth (approx) $215 million (INR 1428 crore)


Top Controvesies Of  Hrithik Roshan

1) Hrithik-Kangana Controversy: This controversy turned into a legal case and it started when Kangana alleged that Hrithik proposed to her for getting in a relationship.

2) Alleged Link-Up With Barbara: Kite might have disappointed the audience and flopped big time at the box-office but their link-up rumor was widespread.

3) The Divorce: The couple was together for 14 long years and then decided to part ways after the rumors of Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan’s link-ups.

4) Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan Controversy:Salman said after the release of Hrithik and Aishwarya film Guzaarish that not even a single dog went to watch the film.

Did you know?

1) With his first earnings of ₹100, which he got from shaking a leg next to Jeetendra in the movie Aasha, he purchased 10 Hot Wheel Cars that were in vogue at that time.

2) At the age of 19, he suffered from Scoliosis, a spinal disc herniation and he was told by the doctors that he would not be able to dance or act, but he struggled through his weaknesses, and the outcome is in front of everyone.

3)On Valentine's Day in the year 2000, he received around 30,000 marriage proposals from his fans.

4) Hrithik used to do stunts on his BMX bike to impress Sussanne, and she used to call him ""Bholunath"

5) After the release of Bang Bang, Hrithik became the first actor to do a flyboarding stunt in a Bollywood film.

6) He holds a very disciplined image, but in his childhood, he was beaten very badly by Senior Roshan when he was throwing empty bottles at strangers from his terrace.


Filmfare Awards
2001:Best Male Debut and Best Actor for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2004:Best Actor and Best Actor(Critics) for Koi... Mil Gaya
2007:Best Actor for Dhoom 2
2009:Best Actor for Jodhaa Akbar
Anandlok Awards
2004:Best Male Actor for Koi... Mil Gaya
Bollywood People's Choice Awards
2007:Best Actor for Krrish and Dhoom 2
Hall of fame award
2017:Hall of fame award