The ‘Greek God of Bollywood’, the heartthrob of the nation, born on 10 January, is a Capricorn. Hrithik has not been new in the Bollywood fraternity and was very much a part of the tinsel world from the start. His entire family is one of the most prominent ones of the Indian film industry.
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’Duggu’, as he is fondly called by family and friends, is one of the ‘most fit’ and good looking on-screen characters; known for his dancing skills. Although he was diagnosed with scoliosis, at the age of 21 and doctors had declared that he could never dance again, a determined Hrithik proved everyone wrong. He idolised Michael Jackson and our own ‘yahoo’, Shammi Kapoor’s dancing abilities. The actor, who was extremely thin as a youngster, worked hard at bodybuilding and took up dancing lessons in an ambitious effort to fulfil his dream of becoming one of the greatest actors. That’s the typical Capricorn for you!
Even in spite of failures of some successive films, this committed Capricorn did not give up and came back with hits like, ‘Koi..Mil Gaya’, ’Krrish’ and ‘Dhoom 2’.
Born to the eminent film personality, Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik’s original and official surname is ‘Nagrath’ and not Roshan. Roshan Lal Nagrath, a famous composer and classical musician, was his paternal grandfather. Although he worked as a child artist in a few films, Hrithik officially entered Bollywood in 2000, with the release of the film, ‘Kaho Naa..…Pyaar Hai’. Needless to say, this multitalented actor became a hit overnight. Although from a ‘filmy’ background, success just didn’t fall in his lap. Hrithik is a hard-working Capricorn. He gave up a chance to study at the prestigious UCLA college in the United States, just so he could learn the nuance of film-making and acting from scratch.
Such is the fan following of Hrithik that after the success of his debut film, he had received 30,000 proposals for marriage on Valentine’s Day.
Who can believe that this hunk, who is one of the most eloquent speakers today, had a stammering problem as a child? But this indefatigable Capricorn worked at it painstakingly and today delivers his dialogues with ease.
Hrithik has an impeccable sense of dressing and has launched his own fashion label brand for casual clothing, called HRx, which relates to his simple and youthful style of dressing. A Capricorn is down-to-earth and knows how to look best even in casual clothing.
The Capricorn in him, who did not like making a public display of his relationship, tried hard to keep his unfortunate divorce with wife Suzanne, away from public gaze. Again, he did not want the unfortunate relationship with Kangana Ranaut, to be open for public dissection.
Like a typical Capricorn, Hrithik dotes on his kids and makes an excellent and doting father.
This ambitious, determined and practical Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, turns 44 this year. The ruling planet is home in 2018 and this will greatly empower him. We wish him good luck on his birthday.