Hrithik Roshan is an Indian film actor born in Mumbai to a family of cinema personalities. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan, while his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash.
Hrithik has an elder sister, Sunaina. His uncle Rajesh Roshan is a music director. As a child, Roshan attended the Bombay Scottish School. He later attended Sydenham College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
During an interview he revealed that his childhood was traumatised because of stammering, a speech disorder that surfaced when he was around six years old and plagues him even today. “For oral tests at school, I used to bunk school, I used to fall sick, I used to break my hand, I used to get a sprain,” the actor said. He said that things improved for him gradually, after he started practising speech therapies on a daily basis.
Roshan married Sussanne Khan, daughter of actor Sanjay Khan, on 20 December 2000. Hrithik had known Sussanne since the age of twelve.They moved among the same circle of friends while they were growing up in Juhu but Hrithik was shy to confess his feelings.Sussanne became his girlfriend for 4 years before their marriage. The couple has two sons, Hrehaan (born in 2006) and Hridhaan (born in 2008)
On 13 December 2013, Hrithik announced that his wife Sussanne has decided to separate and end their 17-year long relationship.
After small appearances as a child actor in several films throughout the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai in 2000. His performance in the film earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He followed it with leading roles in Fiza and Mission Kashmir (both released in 2000) and the multi-star blockbuster Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).
After several less notable performances, he starred in the blockbusters Koi Mil Gaya (2003) and its sequel Krrish (2006), both of which won him numerous Best Actor awards including both the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, together, for Koi Mil Gaya.
He received his third Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the action film Dhoom 2 (2006), and his fourth for Jodhaa Akbar (2008). For Jodhaa Akbar he also won Best Actor honours at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival, his first international award beyond the Indian film industry.
He later received further acclaim and Filmfare Best Actor nominations for his work in the drama Guzaarish (2010), the hit romantic drama Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), the revenge drama Agneepath (2012), and the superhero adventure Krrish 3 (2013), the latter two of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood fims of all-time. He has thus established himself as a leading contemporary actor of Indian Cinema.
Apart from acting, Roshan is a stage performer and playback singer, endorses several major national and international brands, has hosted the hit TV show Just Dance, and has also launched his own clothing line named “HRx” .