As the Mr. Long Legs of Bollywood turns 45 today, let us look back at some of the best Hrithik Roshan movies in Bollywood that his 18 year career has churned out!

Whether it’s the sculpted body of a Greek God, legs as long as the Eiffel Tower or dance skills that make you wonder whether he has bones at all, Hrithik Roshan was perhaps destined for greatness. The year 2000 was the beginning of a new millennium and the beginning of a list that goes by the name, best Hrithik Roshan movies because he is a damn fine actor. Sure he has those Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage and Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon type stuff sprinkled here and there, but hey, who doesn’t?

Who remembers the perpetually brooding Vijay from Agneepath? Or the suave chor from Dhoom 2? Not to mention all the serious af roles he’s nailed in the past with the Ashutosh Gowariker editor-nahi-tha-sab-footage-daal-diya Jodhaa Akbar, or his supreme effort as a quadriplegic in Guzaarish?

Here are some of the best Hrithik Roshan movies that you definitely need to watch, rewatch and re-enjoy to honour the man!

Kaho Naa Pyar Hai

His very first film cemented his place in Bollywood and was a critical and financial success. He not only became the next call on every Bollywood director’s cell phone, but also turned into an overnight heartthrob for women all over India.

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Kol Mil Gaya

After his blockbuster debut and critically acclaimed outing with Fiza, Hrithik sadly wasn’t able to deliver a hit as impactful as Kaho Na Pyar Hai, but his mentor father had the perfect script to turn the tide in his favour!

Hrithik lost close to 8 kilograms to play the role of Rohit, and delivered another impressive performance that was a commercial as well as critical success.

Fiza

Taking up a controversial role in only his second ever film, paired alongside seasoned actors Karisma Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik impressed critics with his portrayal of an innocent turned terrorist in Fiza.

Hrithik was nominated for the Filmfare Award for both Kaho Na Pyar Hai and Fiza, and took home the prize for KHNP, although his work in Fiza was of a significantly higher quality.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Cast alongside some of the greatest and seasoned Bollywood actors, Hrithik Roshan as Rohan Raichand still managed to make his presence felt, and participated to deliver one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.

Dhoom: 2

The super lucrative Dhoom franchise has a lot to owe to Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal of Aryan, a hi-tech thief compelled to leave a mark of his own on the world by stealing priceless articles. Dhoom 2 was the highest grossing film in Bollywood for almost 2 years until another film overtook it.

Jodha Akbar

Hrithik’s portrayal of Jalal U-Din Mohammad Akbar was one of his finest performances in his career, and his work with Aishwariya Rai helped this fine historical epic become a highly praised super hit.

Guzaarish

Playing the role of Ethan Mascarenhas, a quadriplegic who is fighting for the right to be euthanized, Guzaarish saw Hrithik step way out of his comfort zone and earn high praise not only for his performance but for his preparation which saw him lose a considerable amount of weight to play the character.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Playing the ambitious workaholic who learns to let go, Hrithik Roshan helped Farhan Akhtar’s sister deliver her version of Dil Chahta Hai to make it one of Bollywood’s most loved and commercially successful films.

Agneepath

Taking the mantle from the great Amitabh Bachchan for the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Hrithik’s Vijay was a conflicted, reluctant but dedicated character. He made the iconic role his own with a fresh take, and managed to stand his ground against Sanjay Dutt’s menacing Kaancha Cheena.

Here’s wishing a very Happy Birthday to Hrithik Roshan! May you deliver many such blockbusters in the future.