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Hrithik Roshan's 50th Birthday: 20 lesser-known facts about the real-life Fighter

Hrithik Roshan turns 50 today and it is safe to say that the last 50 years have witnessed exemplary growth for him both personally and professionally. His journey has been open for the world to see, and today he made his parents and fans proud with all his accomplishments. Those around Hrithik have always spoken about his never-give-up attitude and passion for the work he does.

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While everyone knows about his phenomenal box office record, here are 20 lesser-known facts about Hrithik Roshan on his 50th birthday.

  1. Hrithik Roshan was born at Elizabeth Nursing Home in Malabar Hill, Mumbai.
  2. While there was an initial discussion with doctors about surgically removing Hrithik's extra thumb from his right hand, Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan decided to keep it as a child with two thumbs which is rare and considered very lucky.
  3. According to his mother, Hrithik never felt shy when it came to dancing and acting: he would start at anyone's house and all he needed was a mirror to see everything. He grew up closely watching and recreating the footsteps of Michael Jackson and Rajesh Khanna.
  4. Hrithik Roshan was a mischievous child. He would often hide under the bed and play alone with his little cars for hours at a time. Often his parents were worried when they did not find him at home. One night, Hrithik climbed into his parents' locked room through the window of the next room and played, got tired, and fell asleep. When his parents returned home late at night and did not find Hrithik in his room, they thought he had been kidnapped and called the police. It was later discovered that he was sleeping in a locked room.
  5. Rakesh Roshan saw the artist in Hrithik Roshan on the sets of Bhagwan Dada. He could see Hrithik's face light up in front of the camera and that was when he trusted Hrithik to make it big one day.
  6. Hrithik likes to keep a diary of his thoughts. She keeps several journals, including a gratitude journal, which she brings every day.
  7. At the age of 48, Hrithik bought his first house.
  8. Hrithik wasn't ready to make his acting debut when his father, Rakesh Roshan asked him to do ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’. "Why didn't you tell me before? I'm not ready yet, I need some time to prepare," he said to his father.
  9. Hrithik Roshan collapsed after the historic success of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. At that moment, he couldn't bear the feeling of success, and he didn't have enough time for himself. It was Rakesh Roshan who gave him the confidence to take success positively as not many people are lucky enough to experience such success.
  10. Hrithik received invitations to events from celebrities like Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and Madonna after the success of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.
  11. Before making his big screen debut, Hrithik befriended a homeless beggar near his home. To help the man, Hrithik gave him Rs. 2000. Within two years, the man had become a shop owner and had settled well in life.
  12. Hrithik has a travel pact with his children: he wants to explore different countries together as much as possible. Every year, during their children's vacation, the three visit new destinations. In 2023 they toured Japan.
  13. Hrithik continues to care for 12 patients, 8 of whom are paraplegics, with whom he interacted while preparing for Guzaresh.
  14. Hrithik's favorite films include Sholay, Angoor, Lagaan, Namak Halaal, Khamoshi and Rang De Basanti. But if it comes down to having one, Angoor is the greatest of all time for him
  15. Hrithik can play the notes of any song in the world on the keyboard. That's his secret talent.
  16. Hrithik loves the sound of mandolin and also knows how to play the harmonica.
  17. Hrithik's first salary was Rs 100 when he appeared in a song as a child artist in Asha.
  18. Hrithik can write with both hands.
  19. Hrithik has a habit of having a unique fragrance for every character he plays. For the film Fighter, he used Clive Christian's Crown Collection to give his character Patty a distinct scent identity.
  20. Hrithik loves listening to Rajasthani folk music and old Hindi songs.

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