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38 High Points Of Hrithik Roshan's Life

Last updated on: January 10, 2012 18:07 IST

38 High Points Of Hrithik Roshan's Life

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Sukanya Verma in Mumbai

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Hrithik Roshan, 40?

That scary thought is two years away today, but we bet our bottom rupee that he will still be A-W-E-S-O-M-E when he hits the Big 4-0.

Twelve years after he made one of Bollywood's most sensational debuts, 'Duggu' Roshan has chiselled his very own special niche in showbiz.

A compelling performer with those-oh-so-fabulous looks, breathtaking body, nimble dancing skills and an intensity that can pretty much burn anything on screen, whether he is playing an idiot savant or an emperor, war hero or terrorist, loverboy or a careerist averse to love.

Hrithik Roshan is The Package, folks!

Sukanya Verma maps 38 high points in Hrithik's life.

1. Hrithik made an appearance as a child actor in films like Asha and Aap Ke Deewane, made by his maternal grandpa J Om Prakash, and had a full-fledged role as Rajnikanth's adopted son in Bhagwan Dada, co-starring Sridevi, made by his pa Raakesh Roshan.

2. Assisting daddy on movies like Karan Arjun and Koyla turned out to be fruitful for the lanky young man as he learned the ropes of production while hobnobbing with the likes of Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan

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The Kaho Na... Pyar Hai High

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3. Making his debut the same year as Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik emerged the clear winner with the smashing response to Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai.

His electric moves in the chartbuster, Ek Pal Ka Jeena regale to date.

4. Three days after Kaho Naa...'s release, Hrithik, already a sensation, made his way to Rediff.com's office to chat with his fans.

Despite the adulation, he remains a composition in humility, even after 12 years of superstardom.

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Image: Hrithik dances to Ek Pal Ka Jeena in Kaho Na...Pyaar Hai


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The Rise To Stardom

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5. It didn't take long before the Hrithik Roshan fever got out of hand, likening his rise to the Kumar Gaurav phenomenon and prompting this writer to compose a diary on the same.

6. KNPH's blockbuster stature and Hrithik's popularity earned him both the Best Actor and Newcomer trophies at the Filmfare Awwards.

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Image: Ameesha Patel and Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Na... Pyar Hai


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Love And Bliss

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7. After a long courtship, Hrithik, who fell in love with Sussanne at first sight when he laid eyes on Sanjay Khan's attractive daughter at a traffic light, got married at an elaborate ceremony in Bangalore.

8. Hrithik has supported his wife on numerous occasions, including giving her interior decorator shops in Mumbai able backing.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Roshan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Sheer Performance

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9. While most stars would enter repeat mode after a super successful debut to cash on the image that made them famous, Hrithik's second and third release, Khalid Mohamad's Fiza and Vidhu Vinod Chodra's Mission Kashmir saw him get into the dark, radical psyche of a terrorist.

His performances reiterated his mettle though the box office wasn't as generous.

10. Even during his lowest phase when all his movies crashed, Hrithik continued to mesmerise.

Especially rocking and talked about was his chemistry with Kareena Kapoor, his co-star of Yaadein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.

There's much leather and love to be found as the duo burn up the floor sashaying to the zingy beats of K3G's You Are My Soniya.

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Image: A scene from Fiza


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Return As A Superhero

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11. Even if Subhash Ghai's Yaadein was panned by Indian critics, Hrithik's face-making skills, inspired by Jim Carrey in Me, Myself & Irene, didn't go unnoticed by a certain smitten critic of the Chicago Tribune.

12. The trend of flops was put to an end the moment Hrithik as the adorable man-child of Koi...Mil Gaya announced his newfound computer skills to his disdainful teacher, 'Main apne Papa se seekh kar aaya hoon.'

The sci-fi flick, along the lines of E.T., despite its evident flaws had enough heart and Hrithik to go wrong. And it didn't.

Rogert Ebert

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Image: A scene from Koi... Mil Gaya


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Dance Moves And Lip Locks

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13. You can expect nothing short of magic when two of the best dancers in the business collaborate on a song.

For Lakshya's Main Aisa Kyon Hoon, director Farhan Akhtar roped in dancing sensation Prabhudeva to choreograph Hrithik.

The latter's rubbery jig was so well-received it earned Prabhudeva a National Award for the same.

14. Never too shy to convey passion on big screen, his sexy lip lock with Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 ranks among the most sensual ones of Bollywood.

Though it created quite a stir, Duggu as he's fondly called, didn't hold back in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara for the kiss he shared with Katrina Kaif.

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Image: Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2


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Embracing Fatherhood

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15. He may not have played a daddy in the movies, but in real life, Hrithik is father to two very sweet looking boys, Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

16. Although it was little more than an extended cameo, Hrithik's narcissistic yet insecure superstar in Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance gives yet another glimpse of the adventurous artist within.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan with sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan


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Musical Leanings

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17. By far the most popular and successful super hero of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan's Krrish left no stone unturned to dole out some fancy merchandise.

Among them the Krrish doll caught most kids' attention, including his eldest son. The actor once expressed his amusement on discovering Hrehaan playing with a doll modeled after his father.

18. Considering both his paternal grandfather (Roshan) and uncle (Rajesh Roshan) are accomplished composers, the actor always had musical leanings.

And that explains his charming, even if amateurish debut, as a singer with Kites In The Sky(Kites).

HR returned to wield the microphone yet again with Farhan and Abhay Deol in tow to croon Senorita in ZNMD.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in Krrish


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Tussauds Glory

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19. A great honour for any celebrity is to be immortalised in wax.

Hrithik joins the ranks of Amitabh Bachchan, Ash, SRK and Salman with his wax statue, a reproduction of his look in Dhoom 2, at Madame Tussauds in London.

20. For someone who struggled with a speech disorder all through his young life, Hrithik is a picture of eloquence as he makes grand speeches or displays a regal attitude as the Great Mughal in Ashutosh Gowariker's lavishly scaled, Jodhaa Akbar.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan with his wax figure


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Rise As An Actor

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21.Quite early in his career, Hrithik stood his own against established actors like Big B, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and SRK.

What with his on screen face-offs often turning into the highlight or USP of the film.

22. And while Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish opened to mixed reviews, his performance as a quadriplegic pleading for euthanasia was applauded by the harshest of critics.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in Guzaarish


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Killer Good Looks

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23. His smouldering good looks earn him titles like Sexiest Man Alive all the time.

2011 saw him win the accolade back to back from People magazine and Eastern Eye.

24. With great power comes great responsibility, Hrithik endorses this belief wholeheartedly and often volunteers to lend a hand in charitable causes, whether it's donating a school bus or lending aid to heart patients.

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Dancing Sensation

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25. The actor took his time before jumping onto the television bandwagon.

Being one of the best dancers in Bollywood, it's only fair he should play judge on Star Plus' talent-based reality show, Just Dance along with Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant.

Hrithik's magic worked just fine since Just Dance garnered the highest opening, TRP 4.7, of 2011.

26. On that note, here's a look at his five popular dances: Ek Pal Ka Jeena, Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai: That recurring hand movement. Awesome, right?

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Image: Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Just Dance


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Killing With His Moves

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27. Main Aisa Kyun Hoon, Lakshya: Prabhudeva's soul, Hrithik's body. Perfection.

28. Idhar Chala, Koi...Mil Gaya: A breezy tribute to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.

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Image: Hrithik dances to Main Aisa Kyun Hoon in Lakshya


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Dhoom Again

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29. Dhoom again, Dhoom 2: Bollywood's hot-stepper validates his reputation as one with those oh-so rubbery moves.

30. Title song, Krazzy Four: Hrithik in MJ mode? Win-win.

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Image: Hrithik Roshan in Krazzy 4


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Top Performances

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31. Comedy, action, drama, the man has aced them all.

A look at his Top Five performances:

Guzaarish: Whether he's smiling in sarcasm or sobbing in pain, Hrithik gives his heart and soul to make sense of this Bhansali blend of sentimentality.

32. Koi...Mil Gaya: One minute, he's a bumbling boy. Another, he's a blustering young man. Bottomline: always convincing, absolutely entertaining.

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Image: Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Guzaarish


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Courting Success

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33. Jodhaa Akbar: Understated, nuanced, elegant, Hrithik conveys the grandeur, grace and grit of a historical figure with aplomb.

34. Lakshya: While most would have drowned this coming-of-age character in unnecessary drama, Hrithik's makeover from apathetic to determined is most believable.

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Image: A scene from Jodhaa Akbar


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Acing Different Looks

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35. Luck By Chance: How to make a lasting impact in five scenes? Watch, learn.

36. Hrithik's three most memorable looks:

Krrish: From Catwoman to Underworld, Hrithik's superhero costume is hopelessly inspired but does he work it or what?

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Image: A scene from Luck By Chance


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A King And A Thief

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37. Akbar: Brocade, turban, moustache, pearls and diamonds, Hrithik makes one heck of an Emperor.

38. The numerous get-ups of Dhoom 2: From elegant Queen to elderly janitor, Hrithik dons it all.


Image: A scene from Dhoom 2


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