On Hrithik Roshan's 48 birthday, a look at his most remarkable on-screen performances

Today, on January 10, 2022, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan turned 48. With his enviable looks, acting prowess and flawless dancing skills, Roshan have been the quintessential heartthrob of the nation for almost 22 years now.

On his special day, take a look at his best on-screen performances. 

Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)

This Rakesh Roshan directorial in a way revived Hrithik's career after box office duds like 'Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon' and 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage'. The film revolved around what happens when the protagonist, a simpleton whose brain functions as that of an 11-year-old, comes in contact with an extra-terrestrial being nicknamed `Jaadoo`.Though it was an extremely difficult role to pull off, Hrithik`s portrayal of the innocent Rohit impressed everyone and served as strong proof of his acting capabilities.


Lakshya (2004)

This war drama showed Hrithik's transformation from a young guy who had no direction in life to becoming a disciplined and fearless army officer, Lieutenant (later acting Captain) Karan Shergill. It's a coming-of-age story set against a fictionalized backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War and has been regarded as a cult film.

In the film, Hrithik also showcased his phenomenal dancing skills once again in the movie with the song 'Main Aisa Kyun Hoon', choreographed by none other than Prabhudeva.


Krrish (2006)

The phenomenally positive response to `Koi... Mil Gaya` paved the way for this superhero saga, which helped Hrithik emerge as the choice of the younger generation during a time when the term `superhero` was mostly a Hollywood thing. The film dealt with the clash between Rohit`s son and the scheming Dr Siddhant Arya, played by Naseeruddin Shah. It garnered attention because of its top-notch production values and action scenes. The blockbuster was followed by `Krrish 3`, and the franchise`s fourth instalment is likely to go on the floors in the near future.


Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Set in the 16th century, the film revolves around the romance between the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai who becomes his wife, played by Aishwarya Rai. Hrithik delivered one of the finest performances of his career in this magnum opus of Ashutosh Gowariker. The actor hit the right notes with his restrained dialogue delivery and impeccable body language. His chemistry with Aishwarya Rai was also a highlight of the period drama.


Agneepath (2012)

Stepping into Amitabh Bachchan's big shoes could best be described as an act of extreme bravery. However, proving once again that he is no slouch in the intensity department himself, the actor aced his role in the remake of the iconic film. Hrithik's scenes with Sanjay Dutt, who played the nefarious Kancha Cheena, were as electrifying as can be and catered to the masses. The cast included Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and the late Rishi Kapoor. It wouldn't be wrong to say that this greek god of tinsel town is a perfect package when it comes to films, and with projects like 'Vikram Vedha' and 'Fighter' under his belt, his success as a performer is sure to reach new peaks in the near future.


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