There have been many actors and actresses in Bollywood who have entertained their audiences for decades. There have been actors who were lucky enough to be born to star parents that helped them get their first break including Sanjay Dutt in Rocky, Kumar Gaurav in Love Story, and others. But do you think that being a son or a daughter of actor parents is an added advantage to shine in the Indian film industry?
Of course, most will agree with persisting nepotism in Bollywood. But no it is not completely right. There are examples of sons and daughters of big stars who made their debut launch but failed to go further. However, it was not the case with yesteryear actor and director Rakesh Roshan’s handsome son, Hrithik Roshan. And you all are familiar with the movie in which this green-eyed handsome hero made his young acting debut.
Hrithik was born in a Punjabi family on 10th January 1974 in Mumbai. His father Rakesh Roshan had also been a yesteryear actor. You must have enjoyed one of his movies called Khoobsurat with actress Rekha. Whereas his uncle Rajesh Roshan is a music director and composer in the Indian film industry. Hrithik has an elder sister named Sunaina.
Well, a fact about Hrithik would come as inspiration for all. At an early stage, he had a problem with speech impairment. At the age of 6, he used to stammer a lot and that made him face problems in school. Hrithik also faced cold behavior from his peers due to his extra thumb. But with time he came out from his problem of speech, and his extra finger hardly made any impact on his debonair personality later.
Even though most will consider Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai as his first movie. However, for your information let me tell you that Hrithik had already made his acting debut as a child artist in Aap Ke Deewane, Aas Paas, Aasra Pyaar Da, and Bhagwaan Dada. All these movies came around the 1980s decade.
With the very first movie, Hrithik garnered an immense female fan following. But he was already in a relationship with Sanjay Khan’s daughter Sussane Khan and has two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan from her. What came as a shock was the divorce of Sussane and Hrithik after a long time bonding.
Even though he experienced acting at an early stage, still he did not get much noticed in these movies. We were most familiar with other child artists like Jugal Hansraj in Masoom, Raju Shrestha from movies like Parichay and Chitchor. It was then in the millennium year 2000, Hrithik made a sensation with his debut movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai directed by his father Rakesh Roshan.
The movie became the highest grosser at the box office. The media termed the overnight success of Hrithik Roshan as ‘Hrithik Mania’ and was termed as ‘ Millennial Superstar’. Can you remember any actor who shares a similar craze with the very first movie? Of course not. His debut movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai made an entry into Guinness World Records and also in Limca Book of Records.
The movie got numerous awards. The success of his son’s debut movie made father Rakesh Roshan proud, and he too got his debut Filmfare Award. And Hrithik became the only actor in Bollywood who simultaneously became the recipient of the awards for the Best Debut and the Best Actor.
After Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Hrithik did face a downfall in his career with films that did not do well at the box office. Then once again his father Rakesh Roshan took the onus of fencing the lost track of his son’s acting career with the movie Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish movie series. And so the actor bounced back with movies like Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara, Bang Bang with Katrina Kaif.
In Agneepath, he played the character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and shared screen space with senior actors Sanjay Dutt in the role of Kaancha Cheena, and Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala. He also made a good pairing with Aishwarya Rai with movies like Dhoom 2, Jodha Akbar, and Guzaarish.
Both the senior actors portrayed negative roles. In Kaabil he played the role of a blind who avenges the rape and murder of his wife. The film starred the Roy brothers (Ronit & Rohit) in negative roles. He also did a challenging role of late mathematician Anand Kumar in a film Super30 dedicated to his life. Currently, he was seen in the movie War with Tiger Shroff. You might see him in the upcoming unreleased movie Fighter with Deepika Padukone.
Net Worth Of Hrithik Roshan
As of July 2021, $50 million is supposed to be the net worth of Bang Bang actor Hrithik Roshan. He earned his huge fortune with the number of films he does. His other source of income comes from his business of fitness brand HRX that includes clothing and other accessories.