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Happy Birthday, Hrithik Roshan: Super @45

January 10, 2019 08:31
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    Hrithik Roshan is the quintessential Greek God as he celebrates his 45th birthday. In 2018, we didn't see him onscreen, but this year, he is back with the much-anticipated film Super 30, which releases later this month.

    As Hrithik turns a year older, we take you through a pictorial journey of his life.

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    Hrithik Roshan, who was born in Mumbai on January 10 (1974), hails from a filmy family. His father is filmmaker Rakesh 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 famous music director. The actor did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School and earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sydenham College.

    As a child, Hrithik suffered from health problems and a speech disorder that led to stammering in his younger days, he once revealed in an interview.

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    Notwithstanding health difficulties, Hrithik was determined to make it big and displayed his acting ambitions very early in his life. As a child actor, he played supporting roles or an extra in dance groups in films like Bhagwan Dada and Aasha.

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    Hrithik made one of the biggest Bollywood debuts anyone has ever achieved with his father's blockbuster film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000. His dance moves in the song Ek Pal Ka Jeena took the country by storm and a star was born.

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    The same year he proved that he had the ability to pick his films intelligently with Fiza, in which he played the role of Karisma Kapoor's brother. The movie was a flop, but Hrithik received rave reviews for his performance.

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    The same year he did yet another terrorist-based film - Mission Kashmir - which gave him a chance to show his acting prowess. His leading lady in the film was Preity Zinta. The movie was the third-highest grossing film of the year.

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    Hrithik's film in 2001 was Yaadein, opposite Kareena Kapoor. The movie wasn't really a success, but Hrithik and Kareena went on to star as an onscreen couple many times after this movie.

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    It was also in 2001 that Hrithik was made part of a huge star cast for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which was the second-highest grossing film of 2001. Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Jaya Bachchan were a part of the film and Hrithik was paired opposite Kareena.

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    Hrithik's first major flop was Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) where his first heroine, Ameesha Patel was paired with him again. His second film the same year - Naa Tum Jano Na Hum - opposite Esha Deol - also failed to impress the audience. Mujhse Dosti Karoge, which also released in 2002, was yet another dud despite him being paired opposite Kareena and Rani Mukerji.

    Hrithik's first release in 2003, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, with Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor, continued the lukewarm response his last few films had got.

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    A determined Hrithik turned things around later that year and appeared in Koi Mil Gaya, a film based loosely on E.T. Despite the sci-fi angle, which was a risk since it had never been explored before in Bollywood, the film was a huge hit and earned Hrithik the popular as well as the critics' award at Filmfare.

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    Hrithik did just one film in 2004, Lakshya, directed by his childhood friend Farhan Akhtar. The film was a hit. Farhan even revealed that he had wanted Hrithik for his first film Dil Chahta Hai but was unable to do so because of date issues.

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    Hrithik didn't appear in any movie in 2005, but came back with a bang in 2006 with Krrish, a super-hero film, which also clicked with the Indian audience. The film was a major box office success and became the second-highest grosser of 2006 earning him the Best Actor award at most ceremonies.

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    One of Hrithik's biggest and most-appreciated films till date is Dhoom: 2, in 2006, where he played the super suave international thief Mr A. His role, though a negative one, fetched him his third Filmfare Best Actor award.

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    None of his films released in 2007. However, when people saw Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar (2008), they understood why. Because Hrithik was busy perfecting his skills to play emperor Akbar opposite his Dhoom: 2 co-star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played his wife in the film.

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    We next saw Hrithik in a cameo in Krazzy 4 (2008). Once again, he stunned everyone with the superb dancing skills.

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    Hrithik's Kites with Barbara Mori was one of the most-eagerly awaited films of 2010 but it failed to do well at the box office.

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    Hrithik's performance as a quadriplegic in Guzaarish (2010), opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will go down as one of the finest ever in Bollywood. The film failed to deliver at the box office, but Hrithik received rave reviews for his performance.

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    In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Hrithik co-starred with Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar and Katrina Kaif. The movie, directed by Zoya Akhtar, was declared a super-hit both in India and overseas.

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    In 2012, Hrithik reprised the role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Karan Johar's blockbuster film Agneepath. The film, a remake of the 1990 Amitabh Bachchan classic of the same name, broke all opening-day records till then and is considered his most successful film so far.

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    In 2013, Hrithik's superhero film Krrish 3 - a sequel to Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish - was a huge success and was the first to shatter 3 Idiots' three-year run at the top of the blockbuster lists.

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    Hrithik's next release Bang Bang! was with Katrina Kaif in 2014. The film was a runway hit and set the cash registers ringing at the box office.

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    After a year's gap, Hrithik teamed up again with Ashutosh Gowariker for another period piece Mohenjo Daro. The film released in August 2016, along with Akshay Kumar's Rustom. Mohenjo Daro received flak for historical inaccuracies while Rustom was movie-goers favourite.

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    Then, in 2017, released Hrithik's Kaabil, which clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees.

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    This year, Hrithik will star in a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar. The film, titled Super 30, releases during Republic Day holiday.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Hrithik Roshan

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    Hrithik was married to Sussanne Khan. They divorced in 2014. Hrithik and Sussanne are parents to sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

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    Hrithik Roshan recently revealed that his father Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed of throat cancer.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Hrithik Roshan

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    Wish Hrithik Roshan a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.

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