Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh


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Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, producer and architect who appears in Bollywood films. He is the son of Late. Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India, and the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Riteish debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) with his later to be wife Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that he achieved 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. He later starred in successful films such as Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, House Full. Double Dhamaal, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya and Housefull 2, Humshakals and Ek Villian.


Genelia D'Souza (3 February 2012 - present)


Son of the Chief Minister of Maharastra.
Ritesh got his architectural degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. He later went abroad for a year to practice with a firm abroad, came back to India and has been designing since then. He owns a firm called Evolutions, which is an architectural and interior designing firm, which he is very passionate about.
He completed his education from G. D. Somani High School and Kamala Raheja School of Architecture in Mumbai.
He worked in New York City in an architectural firm after graduation while studying acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
A major WWE wrestling fan. His favorite star being Bret The Hitman Hart.
Starred in V. Shantaram's shelved Home Production film. The film was to be produced by V Shantaram's grandson Chaitanya Shantaram. Co starring Anil Kapoor. Riteish was to play the villain. This was in 2007.
Younger brother Dheeraj is married to Jacky Bhagnani's elder sister Honey.
Was holidaying with Subash Ghai in London during the shooting of Yaadien. Cinemetographer Kabir Lal met Ritesh on the sets and offered him his first movie. Ritesh was shocked as he had not told anyone he wanted to be an actor.


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