Hrithik Roshan is the son of director Rakesh Roshan. Hrithik entered films as a child artiste when he was 8 years old as an extra in a dance sequence.
He assisted his father in direction in films such as Karan Arjun and Koyla. Hrithik's debut in 2000 took the nation by storm when he danced his way into people's hearts with his double role in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, directed by his father. Two of his other home productions, Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish, also brought him immense box-office success.
His earnest performances and hard work has paid off with much praise from all quarters and tremendous box-office appeal. Once accused of favouritism towards working only with his father, Hrithik has demonstrated his acting talent with his work in Jodhaa Akbar and Dhoom 2.
Hrithik's grandfathers on both side - composer Roshan and producer Om Prakash - were important individuals in cinema.
Hrithik is married to his childhood sweetheart Sussanne Khan and has two sons, Hrehaan and Hridaan. He was briefly rumoured to have been involved with Kareena Kapoor and has allegedly sworn never to work with her in order to appease his wife.
In 2010, he became only the fifth Bollywood star whose wax statue was commissioned for Madame Tussauds.
Hrithik's also making his TV debut hosting 'Just Dance' on Star Plus in 2011.