|Born||Ritesh Deshmukh |
17 December 1978
Latur, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor, Television presenter, [], Producer|
|Spouse(s)||Genelia Deshmukh (February 3, 2012– present)|
|Parents||Vilasrao Deshmukh,Vaishali Deshmukh |
Riteish Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978, in Latur, Maharashtra) is an architect and Indian actor who acts in Bollywood films. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.
Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) opposite Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that he achieved some success, when he appeared in the commercially successful comedy Masti and the critically acclaimed Bardaasht. His work in Masti was nominated for several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor category. Besides from acting, Riteish also owns the 'Veer Marathi' Celebrity Cricket League and is also the team's captain. Bollywood actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Shreyas Talpade are also part of the team.
Deshmukh began his film career with the 2003 romance, Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D'Souza. He later appeared in Out of Control, which earned a relatively moderate return. In his third film, Masti, a comic thriller, his role was widely disparaged. Regardless, the film performed well at the box office. He gained fame after his performance in Masti, which earned him two minor awards. He subsequently appeared Bardaasht and Naach. His first relatively successful lead role occurred in the widely panned sex-comedy Kyaa Kool Hai Hum with Tusshar Kapoor. While the film was reviled by critics, it was tolerated by audiences and declared a moderate success at the box office.
Namastey London and then in the multi-starrer action film Cash which was a box office hit. Later that year, he appeared in Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan, which was a huge hit and is his most commercially successful film to date. He appeared in the comedy Dhamaal which was also a super hit.
In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. He was in the multi-starcast, Aladin, which was a disaster worldwide. He then played a supporting role in Ram Gopal Varma's Rann, again co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav. His final film of 2009 was Do Knot Disturb along with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta.
In 2010, he worked with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan. The film received negative response from critics, though it was a Blockbuster commercially. His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U, in which he played the role of Bajirao, a fake college principal. His second release of the year was the comic sequel Double Dhamaal. Both films were very successful.
In 2012, he firstly appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in which he is paired opposite his real wife Genelia D'Souza. The film managed 90.26 crore as budget was 5.30 crore at the box office. He then starred in another sequel, Housefull 2, which released on 6 April 2012 and was a huge success like its predecessor. His last release of the year and his latest film, was sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, which released on 27 July 2012 and received positive to mixed reviews from critics who praised Riteish's performance. It proved to be a super hit at the box office.
Deshmukh is currently attempting another sequel to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which was scheduled to begin filming within the first week of August 2012. However, due to Riteish's father Vilasrao Deshmukh's critical health, the director Indra Kumar delayed the shooting, and the filming began on 9th September, 2012.
 Personal life
Son of the ex-chief minister of Maharastra, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Deshmukh earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. Subsequently, he practiced for a year with an overseas architectural firm. He continued designing since his return to India. Riteish maintains an ownership in Evolutions, an India-based architectural and interior designing firm.
Presently, Riteish is set to launch his own production house with a Marathi film. Deshmukh has been recognized as a producer and singer.
Deshmukh dated Genelia D'Souza for almost eight years. Despite their strong religious differences, they were married in accordance with Marathi traditions on 3 February 2012, followed by a less-publicized church wedding.
Deshmukh's father passed away on 14 August 2012 from multiple organ failure. Deshmukh maintained a Gandhi-esq vigilance just before to his father's demise.
|2003||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Rishi Varma|
|2003||Out of Control||Jaswinder|
|2004||Masti||Amar||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2005||Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Karan Pandey|
|2005||Mr Ya Miss||Shekhar|
|2005||Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak||Party Man||Guest Appearance|
|2005||Bluffmaster!||Aditya Srivastav (Dittu)|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Kishan / Sania|
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Altaaf|
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only||Somil|
|2007||Namastey London||Bobby Bedi||Guest Appearance|
|2007||Heyy Babyy||Tanmay Joglekar / Eddy Teddy|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"|
|2008||Aao Wish Karein||Bonny||Uncredited|
|2008||De Taali||Paglu / Paresh|
|2009||Do Knot Disturb||Govardhan|
|2009||Kal Kissne Dekha||Kali Charan||Extended Appearance|
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Rajesh Parekh|
|2010||Jhootha Hi Sahi||Caller No 2 / Aman||Voice Over|
|2010||Housefull||Balwinder (Bob)||Award for Best Comic Actor of the Year|
|2011||Love Breakups Zindagi||Kunal||Guest Appearance|
|2012||Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya||Viren Chaudhary/Chotu|
|2012||Housefull 2||Jwala / Jolly|
|2012||Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum||Sid|
|2013||Himmatwala||Real Ravi||Special Appearance|
|2013||Koochie Koochie Hota Hai||Announced|
|2004||Star Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer – Male||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Won|
|2004||Zee Cine Awards||Best Male Debut||Tujhe Meri Kasam and Out of Control||Won|
|2005||Star Screen Awards||Best Comedian||Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam||Won|
|2005||Zee Cine Awards||Best Comedian||Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam||Won|
|2005||IIFA Awards||Best Comedian||Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam||Won|
|2006||Petal Award||Best Supporting Actor Award||Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Won|
|2006||Zee Cine Awards||Best Comedian||Bluffmaster!||Won|
|2006||IIFA Awards||Best Comedian||Bluffmaster!||Won|
|2008||Zee Cine Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|2011||IIFA Awards||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Housefull||Won|
|2012||IIFA Awards||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Double Dhamaal||Won|
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