After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role with the blockbuster Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), which earned him Filmfare awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He has been noted for his performances in films like Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006) and Dhoom 2 (2006), which are also his biggest commercial successes so far, and for which he won numerous Best Actor awards. His commercial success and critically appraised performances have established Roshan as one of the prominent actors of India.
Later that year, Roshan starred in Khalid Mohammed's critically acclaimed Fiza. Although the film did poorly at the box office, his performance was praised, earning him another nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare ceremony. Critic Taran Adarsh noted, "The mainstay of the film is undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan. His body language, his diction, his expressions, his overall persona deserves great praise. With this film, Hrithik proves that there is more to him than just being a fashionable rage, a Mills & Boon lover-boy and a sex symbol. His talent comes to the fore in several scenes, especially those with Karisma. All said and done, the show belongs to Hrithik, who saves Fiza to a major extent. A brilliant performance undoubtedly!
Hrithik's last release of the year, the moderately successful Mission Kashmir, became the third highest grossing film of the year. His performance was once again acclaimed with one critic praising him, "Hrithik once again cuts a splendid performance as a youngster sucked in the vortex of terrorism. He is portrayed as anti-government in the early part of the film-- a bold role to play for even a seasoned actor, leave alone a budding superstar." All these achievements promoted him as one of the biggest stars in the industry.
Subhash Ghai's Yaadein was Hrithik's first release in 2001, which failed to do well. This was followed by Karan Johar's melodramatic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which did extremely well at the box office, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2001 and the biggest hit overseas. Roshan's performance was well received and his performance earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at various award ceremonies.
Roshan had an unsuccessful year in 2002 when all three of his releases - Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage - failed to make an impact the box office and were declared flops.
Roshan took a two-year break from acting before resurfacing with the superhero film Krrish, a sequel to his 2003 hit Koi Mil Gaya which released in June 2006. The film was a major box office success and one of the highest grossers of 2006. His performance as a superhero was praised, earning him many Best Actor awards at various award ceremonies. Critic Taran Adarsh noted about his performance, "To state that Hrithik is the soul of Krrish would be an understatement. If the actor walked away with all noteworthy awards in Koi... Mil Gaya, it's going to be an encore with Krrish. You cannot imagine any other actor enacting the role of a gifted child with aplomb. If his mask and robe look is splendid, watch his make up, gait and mannerisms as the aged father and you'd agree, he's one of the finest talents on the Indian screen today. Krrish is yet another ground-breaking film in his dazzling repertoire!
His next release that year, Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 hit Dhoom, saw him play a villain for the first time. Roshan's performance in the movie not only earned him widespread critical acclaim, but also his third Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film went on to become the highest grossing film of 2006, as well as one of the most successful films of Bollywood.
Roshan's latest movie, Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, released on February 15, 2008. He played the historical role of Akbar the Great. His performance in the movie was widely appreciated by critics. The movie did very good business, both in India and abroad.
Roshan is married to Sussanne Khan, the daughter of Sanjay Khan. The couple had their first child, a baby boy, named Hrehaan Roshan on March 28, 2006 at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, India. Roshan's wife later gave birth to another baby boy, named Hridhaan Roshan on May 1, 2008.
|Aap Ke Deewane||Child artist|
|1986||Bhagwan Dada||Govinda (Child artist)|
|2000||Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||Rohit/Raj Chopra|| Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &|
Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
|Fiza||Amaan Ikramullah||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Mission Kashmir||Altaf Khan|
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||Rohan Raichand||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|2002||Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||Rohit|
|Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||Rahul Sharma|
|Mujhse Dosti Karoge!||Raj Malhotra|
|2003||Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||Prem Kishen Mathur|
|Koi... Mil Gaya||Rohit Mehra|| Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &|
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
|2004||Lakshya||Karan Shergill||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|2006||Krrish|| Krishna Mehra aka Krrish/|
|Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Dhoom 2||Aryan/Mr. A|| Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
Dubbed in Tamil and Telugu with the same title
|I See You||Special appearance in song Subah Subah|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special appearance|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar|| Jalaluddin Mohammad|
|Krazzy 4||Special appearance (Item number)|
|Luck by Chance||Special appearance|