Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh
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Riteish Deshmukh
Native name रितेश देशमुख
Born Riteish Deshmukh
(1978-12-17) 17 December 1978 (age 39)[1][2]
Latur, Maharashtra, India[3]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Television Presenter
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Genelia D'Souza
Children 2
Parent(s) Vilasrao Deshmukh[4]
Vaishali Deshmukh
Relatives Amit Deshmukh (brother)

Riteish Deshmukh (Marathi: रितेश देशमुख; born 17 December 1978)[1][2] 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 former Chief Minister of Maharashtra late Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.[4][5]

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, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Housefull 2, Grand Masti, Ek Villain, and Housefull 3.

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.[6]


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, both of them being box-office duds. 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 appreciated by audiences and declared a moderate success at the box office. Ritesh, by now had earned a strong foothold in the Bollywood film industry via his comic roles

He appeared in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money apart from Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.[7] He was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai,[8] and then Namastey London, which was a box office hit. In 2007, Cash followed.[7] 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.[9] He appeared in the comedy Dhamaal which was a 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 performed poorly at the box office.[8]

Deshmukh(left) with his co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Amitabh Bachchan(right), in 2009.

In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. He was in the multi-starcast, Aladin. 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 performed well 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[10] 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.

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.

In 2014, Deshmukh appeared in 2 completely different roles; first in the romance-comedy film Humshakals, which was a box office failure 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. Ek Villain was a box office success. Besides this, he also made his acting debut in Marathi cinema the same year with the action film Lai Bhaari.

In 2015, he appeared in Bangistan along with Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film was a comedy-satire, and received a mixed critical response. However, was a box office disaster.

In 2016, he appeared in the third installment of the Housefull and Masti series Housefull 3 and Great Grand Masti and a musical drama Banjo. He appeared in the comedy film Bank Chor which was released in 2017 and is scheduled to appear in action film Mauli.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Riteish and wife, Genelia

Deshmukh is son of the ex-Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises India, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali. He has an elder brother named Amit and a younger brother named Dheeraj, both of them politicians. Deshmukh studied at G D Somani Memorial School and earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai. He practised for a year with an overseas architectural firm. He continued designing since his return to India. Deshmukh maintains an ownership in Evolutions, an India-based architectural and interior designing firm.

Deshmukh 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 Dheeraj Deshmukh, while the brand ambassador is wife Genelia D'souza. In their very first season they entered the semi-finals.

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. Their first son, Riaan, was born on 24 November 2014.[12][13] Their second son, Rahyl, was born on 1 June 2016.[14][15]

Social work[edit]

The actor donated Rs 25 lakhs to his home town Latur for 'Jalyukta Latur', an initiative to make the parched district water sufficient.[16]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Rishi Bollywood debut
2003 Out of Control Jaswinder
2004 Masti Amar Saxena
2004 Bardaasht Anuj Shrivastav
2004 Naach Veer
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Karan Pandey
2005 Mr Ya Miss Shekhar
2005 Bluffmaster! Aditya Shrivastav / Dittu
2006 Fight Club - Members Only Somil Sharma
2006 Malamaal Weekly Kanhaiya
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Altaaf
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Kishen / Sanya
2007 Cash Lucky
2007 Heyy Babyy Tanmay Joglekar
2007 Dhamaal Deshbandhu Roy
2008 De Taali Paglu
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 Bob
2011 F.A.L.T.U Bajirao
2011 Double Dhamaal Deshbandhu Roy
2011 Koochie Koochie Hota Hai Chicken Boy (voice) Animated film
2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Viren Chowdhary
2012 Housefull 2 Jolly
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Sid
2013 Grand Masti Amar Saxena
2014 Humshakals Kumar
2014 Ek Villain Rakesh Mahadkar
2014 Lai Bhaari Mauli / Prince Debut Marathi film
Double role
2015 Bangistan Hafeez Bin Ali / Ishwarchand Sharma
2016 Housefull 3 Teddy
2016 Great Grand Masti Amar Saxena [17]
2016 Banjo Taraat
2017 Bank Chor Champak [18]
2018 Welcome To New York Films that have not yet been released Post-production (releasing on 23rd February)
2018 Total Dhamaal Films that have not yet been released Deshbandhu Roy Filming (releasing on 7th December)

Special appearance[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Home Delivery Party Time
2007 Namastey London Bobby Bedi
2007 Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Kali Charan
2009 Aao Wish Karein Adult Bonny
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi Caller No 2 / Aman Voice Over
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Kunal
2013 Himmatwala Ravi
2014 Entertainment Saral Mondal
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Shopkeeper
2016 Mastizaade Beep/Orgasm Baba



Year Show Other notes
2008 IIFA Awards Bangkok Co Host Boman Irani
– Also Performed
2009 IIFA Awards Macau Co Host Boman Irani
– Also Performed
2010 IIFA Awards Colombo Co Host Boman Irani
2011 IIFA Awards Toronto Co Host Boman Irani
2011 Airtel Superstar Awards Co Host Sonakshi Sinha
2013 Zee Cine Awards Co Host Abhishek Bachchan
2013 India's Dancing Superstar Judge
2013 CCL Glam Night Co Host Ayushman Khurana
2014 Zee Cine Awards Co Host Abhishek Bachchan
2015 Sansui Colors Stardust Awards Co Host Farah Khan and Karan Johar
2016 "Yaaron ki baraat" Co Host Sajid Khan
2016 Vikta Ka Uttar Solo Host Quiz Show

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2014 National Awards Special Jury Award Yellow Won[19]
2015 Filmfare Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role Ek Villain Nominated
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[20]
2005 Star Screen Awards Best Comedian Masti Won[21]
2005 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Masti Won[21]
2005 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Masti Nominated
2006 Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actor Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Won[21]
2006 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Bluffmaster! Won[21]
2006 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Bluffmaster! Nominated
2008 Zee Cine Awards Entertainer of the Year Won[22]
2011 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Housefull Won[23]
2012 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Double Dhamaal Won[24]
2013 Star Pariwar Awards Best Judge India's Dancing Superstar Won[25]
2014 Zee Gaurav Awards Best Actor Lai Bhaari Won
2014 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Grand Masti Nominated[26]
2014 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male Ek Villain Won
2014 Star Box Office India Awards Game Changer of The Year Won
2014 ZeeTalkies Maharashtracha Favourite Actor Lai Bhaari Won
2014 ZeeTalkies Maharashtracha Favourite Style Icon Won
2015 Star Guild Awards Star Guild Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role Ek Villain Won
2015 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Villain Ek Villain Nominated
2015 Zee Gaurav Best Actor Lai Bhaari Won
2015 Marathi International Cinema & Theatre Awards (MICTA) Best Actor Lai Bhaari Won
2015 IIFA Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role Ek Villain Won
2015 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Negative Role Ek Villain Nominated
2015 IIFA Awards Outstanding Performance By A Regional Language Film Lai Bhaari Won


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