The Hrithik Factfile
Nick Name: Duggu
Date of birth: January 10, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6 ' 0"
Address: Mayur, Tilak Road, Santa Cruz (W), Mumbai- 54.
Eye color: Green
Role models: Raj Kapoor and Sylvester Stallone.
Married to: Suzzanne Khan (daughter of Sanjay Khan and sister of Zayed Khan)
Did you know?
Has been called the Indian Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt and Michael Jackson rolled into one person.
The look of his muscular, chiselled body started a fitness boom in India.
Friend of Salman Khan who showed him how to work out and eat properly to put on muscle.
Wanted to quit the film business altogether after his father Rakesh Roshan was shot at and wounded by hitmen sent by the Bollywood mafia, but changed his mind.
Prepared himself extensively for his screen debut, taking acting, singing, dancing, fencing, riding etc. lessons for years. He also worked hard on his diction and physical appearance (strenuous workout routines).
Fought hard to overcome a stammering problem.
Worked for many years on the sets of his father Rakesh Roshan in various functions, including sweeping the floor and serving tea to the stars, to learn the business from scratch.
Believes in the good in every person, a character trait often misinterpreted by others as gullibility and/or naïvety.
Got 30000 (!) marriage proposals on Valentine's day 2000 following the success of
Kaho Naa Pyaar hai
Was awarded the "National Citizen's Award" on August 25 2001 in Delhi. The award recognises excellence in various activities affecting national life.
Can't handle money. His wife and parents are taking care of the financial details.
Learnt Urdu to sound more eloquent in his films, this can be seen by the special reference to his ability with the language in the film
Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
Hrithik has been documenting his daily life for many years by taking pictures and putting them in scrapbooks.
He is the first Bollywood actor to have signed a deal with a production house(Adlabs in this case) worth Rs 35 crore.
Jan 09, 2008 14:24 IST