Roshan was born to a Punjabi family; he is also of part Bengali ancestry from his paternal grandmother's side.
Hrithik Roshan was born on January 10, 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshanlal Nagrath; his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash. His uncle, Rajesh, is a music composer. Roshan has an older sister, Sunaina.
His original name is Hrithik Nagrath.