“No one can match his steps. He is so full of energy"
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is popular for his fantastic dance moves in the industry.
Hrithik Roshan was born to famous Indian filmmaker Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan. Growing up in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, he followed his father’s footsteps into Bollywood.
During his career spanning over twenty years, through starring in great movies, he has created many memorable dancing moments.
Many of his famous songs include ‘Ek Pal Ka Jeena’ (Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai: 2000) and ‘Bang Bang’ (Bang Bang!: 2014).
Establishing his own trademark dance moves, he shares his dances with actresses such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Katrina Kaif.
Receiving many compliments from fans, existing actors and filmmakers, he inspires many upcoming actors such as Tiger Shroff.
Here are 10 best dance tracks of Hrithik Roshan that you will definitely enjoy listening and dancing to.
Ek Pal Ka Jeena – Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000)
The choreography of the song sees Hrithik vigorously move his body and his limbs in rhythm with the song.
The frequent movement of his arms implies a great sense of confidence which is eye-catching to the audience. For instance, his funky ‘air-pumping’ arm gestures equal the upbeat guitar notes.
The waving of the arms is also significant to displaying his physique and muscles in his sheer black shirt.
In the chorus, Hrithik’s extravagant criss-cross jumps are precise and bodily. Also, the kick of the legs showcases his free-flowing movement across the dancefloor.
Popular film director Farah Khan Kunder was the choreographer of the song. According to the Times of India, she speaks about being surprised by Hrithik’s dancing ability. She says:
“I had no idea Hrithik (Roshan) could dance. He was a quiet boy who’d come and rehearse diligently.
“Now, even when he’s 100, Hrithik will be asked to do his signature move, the air-pumping step, which just happened, with the body reacting to the music.”
Farah’s choreography was faultless, after deservedly winning Best Choreography at the 46th Filmfare Awards, in 2001. This famous chartbuster significantly kicked off the successful career of Hrithik Roshan.
Watch Ek Pal Ka Jeena
You Are My Soniya – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
‘You Are My Soniya’ is a memorable song from a classic film like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).
Music composer Sandesh Shandilya creates a cheery, disco type track using various instruments and backing singers.
Whilst it being relatively earlier in his career, Hrithik Roshan constructs his moves gracefully once again.
Requiring a lot of physical movement, Hrithik manages his dance moves with ease.
The ‘in and out’ turns of the knees across the dancefloor is a dominant feature in the song.
Also, his chemistry with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is an important factor for the track and the storyline.
Showing their interests in each other in the film, their relationship comes to light in the song. Their dance routine displays romance, happiness and excitement between the two.
The constant arm gestures and the flicks of the shoulders imply Hrithik can dance with every part of his body.
Watch You Are My Soniya
Main Aisa Kyun Hoon – Lakshya (2004)
‘Main Aisa Kyun Hoon’ is also another dance song that is worth mentioning, as it is a Hip-Hop/Funky-Techno number.
With Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani producing the song, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa are the composers.
A tune that is quite exclusive in relation to the mood and its sound, Hrithik Roshan claims the dance stage.
With the song progressing at a slow rate in terms of pace, Hrithik is shown to use a lot of his upper body.
He remains in one spot, whilst his arms are waving in a circular motion, matching the rhythm of the tune.
Interestingly, some of his dance moves are rather simplistic in the early stages of the song.
Although, he later exhibits his raw dancing talent, as he moves his body more freely in a delicate manner. Choreographer Prabhu Deva set Hrithik’s dance moves in a jarring way which catches our attention.
In an interview with Rediff, Farhan Akhtar clarifies his reasoning behind having Prabhu Deva as the choreographer and his approach:
“Main Aisa Kyun Hoon was supposed to be set in a very surreal environment. We wanted someone who could do some surrealistic moves.
“We also wanted to make it a challenge for Hrithik so he could have some fun.”
Watch Main Aisa Kyun Hoon
Dil Na Diya – Krrish (2006)
An underrated dance song like ‘Dil Na Diya’ makes Hrithik Roshan one of the best dancers in the Bollywood industry.
This joyful track plays on the theme of circuses and has very playful hooks for audiences to dance along to.
Choreographers Farah Khan Kunder and Vaibhavi Merchant created a demanding dance sequence for Hrithik, regarding the tempo of the song.
However, Hrithik overcame the difficulties through precise arm swinging and delicate body swirls.
In addition, a range of child-like dance movements by Hrithik is fitting for the song. As the circus is a form of entertainment its colourful characters stand out to younger audiences.
Featuring Priyanka Chopra Jonas as his co-star, Hrithik has a great partner to dance along with.
Watch Dil Na Diya
Dhoom Again – Dhoom 2 (2006)
Another catchy and upbeat track like ‘Dhoom Again’ is essential in Hrithik Roshan illustrating his brilliant moves.
This Hip-Hop styled tune is enough to get Desi fans dancing and rocking out. Interestingly, the song lyrics, written by Asif Ali Baig, are all in English excluding the chorus.
Hrithik captures the hearts of the audiences as his enthusiastic persona shines through on-screen. Along with a colourful backdrop of dancers, Hrithik leads with many dance moves.
His impressive solo dance at the beginning of the song is certainly intriguing. Moving in such a free, yet delicate motion, he’s light on his feet as he dances along to melodic whistling.
During the song, Hrithik again makes strong use of his arms and legs as they swing around emphatically.
Visually, he is wearing a scruffy vest, with ripped jeans to symbolise his ‘bad-boy’ image in the film.
He is also accompanied by actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays his love interest in the film. Whilst dancing with each other, they ooze sex appeal as their attractive looks are shown through their dance.
Choreographer Shiamak Davar is largely responsible for Hrithik’s fantastic moves. He has also worked closely with the likes of Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan.
Watch Dhoom Again
Baawre – Luck By Chance (2009)
Similarly to ‘Dil Na Diya’, Hrithik Roshan dances purely for entertainment purposes in ‘Baawre’. A colourful setting with plenty of backup dancers with costumes creates a stunning scene for the music video.
The visuals also have a circus feel as characters perform tricks with hoops and perform various stunts.
Hrithik revels in an emphatic way as his animated dance moves impress the characters on and off-screen.
This fast-tempo track sees him jumping frequently along with the elegant moves of his arms and legs.
Furthermore, the constant shoulder and head flicks signify the freedom he has in his dancing and the speed of the song.
With Isha Sharvani starring alongside Hrithik in the music video, she is a strong female addition to dance with.
Interacting with IANS, she admires Hrithik for his dancing talent and expresses her joy of working with him:
“It was such an amazing experience to perform with Hrithik again. He’s such a great performer.”
“No one can match his steps. He is so full of energy and is so much fun to work with.”
Fire – Kites (2010)
‘Fire’ sees Hrithik Roshan take on the break-dancing form and does not disappoint. Playing the role of a dance teacher in the film Kites (2010), Hrithik embraces the dancefloor surrounded by crowds of people.
His character is key to building an atmosphere of the dancers surrounding him. During the song, his flailing body movement to a high temp song is exciting to watch.
His ability to master dancing on one specific spot shows the creativity in his improvisation.
Furthermore, his stunning ‘side-walk’ sequence is a difficult style of dance, however, he skilfully cracks it.
His swift neck movements as well as his swirling arms create a unique dance style and fulfil the breakdancing element.
In addition, we see him share the dancefloor with actress Kangana Ranaut. They endure many duet-style dances and even a small dance-off energises the crowd and the audience watching.
Sandip Soparrkar plays a huge role in Hrithik’s dance, being the choreographer for the song.
His work was recognised after being nominated for ‘Best Choreographer’ at the 17th Annual Star Screen Awards in 2011.
Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Hrithik Roshan puts his dancing grooves to the test in this different style of song.
Accompanied by actors Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, their moves to ‘Senorita’ is notable.
Regarding the title of the song ‘Senorita’, the song is a Spanish theme song about meeting a Spanish woman.
Indian musical trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa are the composers for this particular track.
Through creating a lively, fast-paced tune, they stay true to the Spanish motif of flamenco singers.
In relation to dancing, Hrithik’s quick footwork keeps up with the momentum of the clapping and guitar notes.
Making full use of his dancing space, he asserts his energy by kicking his legs in the air.
In addition, his dance sequences with the Spanish women in the song highlights his talent to adapt to versatile music.
Bang Bang – Bang Bang! (2014)
This admirable dance number sees Hrithik Roshan challenge several dance styles. With the video set in a club/disco location, it heavily resonates with the theme of the song.
Regarding Hrithik’s dance, his trademark gyrating moves along with his flying arms and legs immediately stand out.
His intense and racy dance routines alongside actress Katrina Kaif is a great addition to the choreography. Their ‘eye candy’ characteristics attract both male and female audiences.
Also, the close-knit relationship between the two features a lot of chest rolling and passionate eye contact. The dance duet is key in highlighting their on-screen chemistry.
Besides, the switch between Hip Hop and Ballad genres makes the song extremely versatile. However, Hrithik exceptionally channels his inner Michael Jackson routine with a fantastic sequence.
Paying homage to the Pop legend, Hrithik wears an ensemble of an all-black costume with a black trilby hat. Striking various poses and dazzling moves, his dance sequence certainly pays tribute to Michael Jackson.
In reference to India Today, Hrithik explains his love for his inspiration Michael Jackson:
“When choreographer Bosco–Caesar and director Siddharth Anand said ‘Michael Jackson’, at first I thought there’s no way I could match up.
“But then I reframed that and did it for my love for him in my own style, my own way,”
He also talks about the genre of the song and the visuals of the music video:
“This is an out-an-out dance and party track. It’s high on glamour, scale and Katrina and I have danced our hearts out.”
Watch Bang Bang
Jai Jai Shivshankar – War (2019)
‘Jai Jai Shivshankar’ is a perfect example of a dance tune that will have the audience bouncing with joy.
A song that celebrates the magical Hindu festival of Holi and hailing Lord Shiva, the visuals outpours vibrant colours.
The song is also full of dancing atmospheric motions from Hrithik Roshan and actor Tiger Shroff.
Hrithik’s casual flick of the heels early in the song implies confidence and is an indicator for his forthcoming dance routine.
In addition, the chorus shows a great deal of rapid leg movements from both Hrithik and Tiger. Actress Vaani Kapoor also stars in the film and gives her views on Hrithik’s and Tiger’s dancing skills.
In an interview with Indian Express she questions her own standpoint if she was caught in a dance-off between them:
“Of course, with Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan coming together on-screen, apart from great action, one can expect some breathtaking dance sequences.
“I stand no chance in front of them. I think I will get lost between them or will be in the background. Those two are fabulous dancers.”
Towards the end of the track, Desi fans are gifted with a brilliant dance-off between Hrithik and Tiger.
Hrithik offers his traditional leg swinging to the upbeat song and breakdances with Tiger. A neat ‘wave’ type motion of the shoulders is also a fantastic dance skill shown by Hrithik.
Watch Jai Jai Shivshankar
Other famous dance performances by Hrithik include ‘Raghupati Raghav’ (Krrish 3: 2013) and Tu Meri (Bang Bang!: 2014).
Performing at award shows as well as television shows like Just Dance (2011), he brings entertainment to everyone.
Despite the years going by, he continues to dance with such class and ease and continues to grace our film screens.