Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor who prominently acts in Bollywood films. He is the son of renowned director and screenwriter Rakesh Roshan and has acted as a child actor in some of his father’s films. Hrithik is known for his dancing skills and is considered one of the excellent dancers in the Indian film industry. He had enjoyed several box office successes and was the highest paid film star on television in India when he judged the show Just Dance in 2011. Keep reading to know more about the career and net worth of Hrithik Roshan in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Hrithik Roshan was born on January 10, 1974, in Mumbai, India. His father Rakesh Roshan, son of music director Roshanlal Nagrath, is a producer/director in Bollywood and his mother Pinky is the daughter of producer/director J. Om Prakash. Hrithik attended the Bombay Scottish School and made his film debut as a child actor when he was six years old in his grandfather’s film Aasha. Hrithik studied commerce at the Sydenham College and worked as an assistant to his father in four of his films from 1987-1997.
Hrithik Roshan married interior fashion designer and entrepreneur Sussanne Khan in Bangalore on December 20, 2000. The couple has two sons namely Hreehaan and Hridhaan. They got separated in 2013 and became officially divorced in November 2014.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hrithik made his debut as a lead actor in 2000 through the film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai which became the highest grossing film in Indian that year. After that, he had some commercially dull movies and got his much-needed break in 2003 through Koi… Mil Gaya which became a huge commercial success.
In 2004, he acted in the film Lakshya, and his dance in the film for the song Main Aisa Kyun Hoon choreographed by Prabhu Deva became the talk of the country. In 2006, he had two blockbuster movies namely Krrish and Dhoom 2, and in 2008, he starred in Jodhaa Akbar for which he won his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award.
Some of his notable films include Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Agneepath, Krrish 3, Mohenjo Daro, and Kaabil. Hrithik has so far won six Filmfare awards and is a member of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
He is one of the highest paid actors in India with an average salary of $7 million per film. He has endorsed and still endorses some of the popular brands like Coca-Cola, Parle, Provogue, Hero Honda, Reliance Communications and Rado and is said to be paid around $210,000 for each product. In 2011, he was paid $280,000 as salary per episode for judging the show Just Dance, and in 2013, he launched his clothing brand HRx. He also has investments in real estate and other businesses and his net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Though he hails from a prominent family in Bollywood, Hrithik has sacrificed and worked a lot to be where he is right now. He was diagnosed with scoliosis when he was 20 and was asked to stay away from stunts and dance. He turned the tables with his mental strength and now he is considered one of the greatest dancers in India.