Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh
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Native name रितेश देशमुख
Born Riteish Deshmukh
Occupation Actor
Television presenter
Producer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Genelia Deshmukh (3 February 2012– present)
Parents Vilasrao Deshmukh[1]

Riteish Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978) is an Indian architect, film actor and producer active in Indian films. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.[1][2]

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. Since then, Riteish Deshmukh has starred in many commercially successful films such as Kya Kool Hai Hum, Bluffmaster!, Malamaal Weekly, Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, De Taali, Housefull (2010 film), Double Dhamaal, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Housefull 2, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum and the latest blockbuster Grand Masti.

Besides acting, Riteish owns the 'Veer Marathi' Celebrity Cricket League and is the team's captain. Bollywood actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Shreyas Talpade are part of the team.

In January 2013, Ritesh made his debut as an film producer with the Marathi success Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav.

Career[edit]

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.[3] He was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai,[4] and then Namastey London, which was a box office hit. In 2007, Cash followed.[3] 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.[5] 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.[4]

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[6] 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 is currently attempting another sequel to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which was scheduled to begin filming on 9 September 2012.Upon release, it became a blockbuster

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.

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 is set to launch his own production house with a Marathi film.

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, on 3 February 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Rishi Varma
2003 Out of Control Jaswinder
2004 Masti Amar Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 Bardaasht Anuj Shrivastav
2004 Naach Veer
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 Malamaal Weekly Kanhayia
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Somil
2007 Namastey London Bobby Bedi Guest Appearance
2007 Cash Lucky
2007 Heyy Babyy Tanmay Joglekar / Eddy Teddy
2007 Dhamaal Roy
2007 Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
2008 Aao Wish Karein Bonny Uncredited
2008 De Taali Paglu / Paresh
2008 Chamku Arjun
2009 Do Knot Disturb Govardhan
2009 Aladin Aladin Chatterjee
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Kali Charan Extended Appearance
2010 Rann Purab Shastri
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Rajesh Parekh
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi Caller No 2 / Aman Voice Over
2010 Housefull Baboorao (Bob) Award for Best Comic Actor of the Year
2011 F.A.L.T.U Bajirao
2011 Double Dhamaal Roy/Lee/Tukiya/Heera
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Kunal Guest Appearance
2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Viren Chaudhary/Chotu
2012 Housefull 2 Jwala / Jolly/ Bhandupp
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Sid
2013 Himmatwala Ravi Special Appearance
2013 Grand Masti Amar Saxena
2014 Dostana 2 Filming
2014 Humshakals Filming [7]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
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[8][9]
2012 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Double Dhamaal Won

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