Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh
Genelia D'Souza and Ritesh Deshmukh.jpg
Riteish Deshmukh with his wife Genelia
Born Riteish Deshmukh
1977/1978 (age 36–37)
Latur, Maharashtra, India[1]
Other names Riteish
Occupation Actor
Television Presenter
Years active 2003–present
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Genelia Deshmukh (2012–present)

1 son

Riaan Riteish Deshmukh[2]
Parent(s) Vilasrao Deshmukh[3]

Riteish Deshmukh or simply Riteish is an Indian film actor, producer and architect. He is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He is the son of the politician Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.[3][4]

Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) opposite Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that he achieved huge popularity, 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.

Since then, Riteish Deshmukh has starred in many commercially successful films such as Kya Kool Hai Hum, Bluffmaster!, Malamaal Weekly, Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, Housefull, Double Dhamaal, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Housefull 2, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Grand Masti, Humshakals and Ek Villain.

In January 2013, Riteish made his debut as an film producer with the Marathi success Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav. The following year he made his acting debut in Marathi cinema with the action film Lai Bhaari.


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.

He appeared in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money apart from Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.[5] He was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai,[6] and then Namastey London, which was a box office hit. In 2007, Cash followed.[5] 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.[7] He appeared in the comedy Dhamaal which was an semi hit.

In 2008, he played a lead role in De Taali, in which his performance was praised, and later in Chamku, both of which were declared "flop" at the box office.[6]

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 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 were above-average grossers[8] and very successful.[citation needed]

In 2012, he first appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in which he is paired opposite his real wife Genelia D'Souza. It proved a commercial hit despite being a shoestring budget. He then starred in a sequel, Housefull 2, which released on 6 April 2012 and was a huge success like its predecessor. Housefull 2 has been marked as Ritesh's biggest success to date. 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 moderate success.

Deshmukh then starred in another sequel, this time to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which released in September 2013 and became a box office success, despite receiving negative reviews. Deshmukh made his debut as a film producer with the Marathi film Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav. It released on 4 January 2013 and was a success. Deshmukh has decided to make a Hindi remake of the film.Deshmukh is best comedian.

In 2014, Deshmukh appeared in 2 completely different roles; first in the romance-comedy film Humshakals, and then in the romance-thriller Ek Villain. With Ek Villain, Riteish made his debut as an antagonist (villain), acting a part like this for the first time. Besides this, he also made his acting debut in Marathi cinema the same year with the action film Lai Bhaari. As of July 2014, he has signed on to appear in a cameo in Sunny Leone starrer sex comedy Mastizaade. He has completed work on Bangistan along with Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez. He is currently filming for Bank Chor opposite Rhea Chakraborty and Vivek Oberoi and will start filming for Housefull 3 in the start of 2015 along with an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, and Genelia D'souza.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Riteish Deshmukh is son of the ex-chief minister of Maharashtra, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh. Deshmukh earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. He practised 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.

Riteish launched his own production house Mumbai Film Company in 2013 with producing a Marathi Film Balak Palak, which was a huge success and won several awards. In 2013 he also launched his cricket team Veer Marathi in Celebrity Cricket League which he owned as well as mentored as the team captain co-owned by brother Dhiraj Deshmukh, while the brand ambassador is wife Genelia D'souza. In their very first season they entered the semi-finals.Deshmukh was always praised for his cricketing skills.

Deshmukh has also been recognised as a producer and singer. He married Genelia D'Souza, his co-star from Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Riteish Deshmukh and wife Genelia had a son on 25 November 2014.[10][11]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Other notes
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Rishi Debut
2003 Out of Control Jaswinder
2004 Masti Amar
2004 Bardaasht Anuj Shrivastav
2004 Naach Veer
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Karan Pandey Supporting Role
2005 Mr Ya Miss Shekhar
2005 Bluffmaster! Aditya Srivastav (Dittu) Comic Role
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Kishan / Sania Comic Role
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Altaaf
2006 Malamaal Weekly Kanhayia
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Somil
2007 Cash Lucky
2007 Heyy Babyy Tanmay Joglekar / Eddy Teddy
2007 Dhamaal Roy
2008 De Taali Paglu / Paresh
2008 Chamku Arjun
2009 Do Knot Disturb Govardhan
2009 Aladin Aladin Chatterjee
2010 Rann Purab Shastri
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Rajesh Parekh
2010 Housefull Babu Rao (Bob) Comic Role
2011 F.A.L.T.U Bajirao
2011 Double Dhamaal Roy/Lee/Tukiya/Heera Comic Role
2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Viren Chaudhary/Chotu
2012 Housefull 2 Jwala / Jolly
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Sid Comic Role
2013 Grand Masti Amar Saxena Comic Role
2014 Humshakals Kumar Supporting Role
2014 Ek Villain Rakesh Mahadkar
2014 Lai Bhaari Maauli / Prince Debut Marathi film
2015 Mastizaade Films that have not yet been released TBA Cameo
2015 Bangistan Films that have not yet been released Praveen Post-production
2015 Bank Chor Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming
2016 Housefull 3 Films that have not yet been released TBA Pre-production

Special Appearance[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2005 Home Delivery Party Man
2007 Namastey London Bobby Bedi
2007 Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Kali Charan
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi Caller No 2 / Aman Voice Over
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Kunal
2013 Himmatwala Ravi
2014 Entertainment Saral Mondal

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2004 Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Male Tujhe Meri Kasam Nominated
2004 Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Tujhe Meri Kasam and Out of Control Nominated[12]
2005 Star Screen Awards Best Comedian Masti Won[13]
2005 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Masti Won[13]
2005 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Masti Nominated
2006 Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actor Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Won[13]
2006 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Bluffmaster! Won[13]
2006 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Bluffmaster! Nominated
2008 Zee Cine Awards Entertainer of the Year Won[14]
2011 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Housefull Won[15]
2012 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Double Dhamaal Won[16]
2014 National Awards Special Jury Award Yellow Won[17]
2014 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Grand Masti Nominated[18]
2015 Star Guild Awards Star Guild Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role Ek Villain Won


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  12. ^ Best Debut Male. Zee Cine Awards. 26 February 2004. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
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  15. ^ "IIFA awards 2011 winners: 'Dabangg' bags six awards". The Economic Times. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "IIFA Awards 2012: 'Zindagi Na..', 'Rockstar' steal the show". Zee News. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
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