Hrithik, that name alone is enough to conjure the image of a light-eyed, innocent-looking hunk who can make you swoon and feel things just with his eyes. A man who has been ‘active’ as an actor since 1986, the last few years have been turbulent for him to say the least.

But with 4 upcoming movies to his name, and on the occasion of his birthday, here are 5 facts that you didn’t know about this dude who dances like his body is made of butter.

1. Child Actor

His first ever role in front of the camera was in the 1986 movie Bhagwan Dada where he played the adopted son of none other than Rajnikanth.

His first leading role was in Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai in 2000 that catapulted him into instant stardom. Who can forget his signature step in Ek pal ka Jeena?

2. HRX

Hrithik has a successful fashion brand that earned a turnover of 100 crore last year. With an exclusive partnership with Myntra, the brand is looking to expand its product categories and revenue to 500 crores by 2020.

Hrithik Roshan HRX

3. Playback singing

Hrithik has sung three songs till date:

Kites in the sky (Kites)

What a Wonderful World (Guzaarish)

Senorita (Zindagi na Milegi Doobara)

4. 4 new movies coming

An untitled YRF production with Tiger Shroff

Krrish 4 where he’ll reprise the role of the superhero Krrish

Super 30 which is based on the real life story of a Patna mathematician Anand Kumar

An untitled Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next which is rumoured to be a sports film.

Krrish 4

5. Wax statue

He was the fifth Bollywood star to get his wax statue installed in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London after Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

Hrithik Roshan Wax Statue

Here’s wishing him a very “Happy Birthday” and success in the future.

Suchita is a writer by day, reader by night and a problem solver and creator in-between. She loves to gossip and feel superior in her head. Her biggest achievement has been a comment on her blog that said she has a wicked sense of humour.