The year 2000 was a very important year in the lives of many Indian citizens – that year the blockbuster hit Kaho Naa . . . Pyaar Hai hit the screens and we got to see a buff, super hot Hrithik Roshan set the dance floor on fire. Legend has it that many fainting spells were reported.

Then, of course, we had the iconic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham where we got to see a lot more of those famous biceps and a face that would make the Greek gods jealous. Throughout his career, Roshan has delivered many strong performances but when you look as good as he does, it’s difficult to separate him from the predominant image of a sex symbol.

Remember Dhoom 2? Yes, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked like a bomb but the movie definitely rested on Roshan’s well-defined shoulders and those abs looked like they had been carved out of marble.

On his birthday, we catalogue some of his best appearances – literally.

Ek Pal Ka Jeena

Admit it, you still remember the hook step.

 

You Are My Soniya

The Kareena Kapoor Khan – Hrithik Roshan pairing was on another dimension altogether.

 

Aao Sunao Pyar Ki Ek Kahani

Well, if you had to pick a desi superhero, who better than Hrithik-boulders for biceps-Roshan?

 

Dil Laga Na

This song was just . . . brb fainting.

 

Kites

Not his best film but hey, he looked great.

 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Definitely one of his best films and just like that, we fell in love all over again.