Riteish Deshmukh – Biography, Wife, Family, Career & Movies

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Riteish Deshmukh is a famous Indian actor, producer and comedian who has gained immense popularity with his acting skills. Ritesh Deshmukh has acted in many superhit films like Dhamaal, Double Dhamaal, Ek Villain, Housefull 2, Grand Masti, Housefull 3, Total Dhamaal, Housefull 4 and Marjaavaan.


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Ritesh Deshmukh

Full Name Ritesh Vilasrao
nickname navra
birth 17 December 1978
Place of birth Latur, Maharashtra, India
Age/Age 43 years
birthday 17 December
profession Actor, comedian
and producer
Height (approximately) 1.80 m or
180 centimeters
dark brown
zodiac sign bow weapon
nationality Indian
duty Hinduism
net worth Not known

Ritesh Deshmukh’s family

Father Vilasrao Deshmukh
small pox Vaishali Deshmukh
Brother Amit Deshmukh and
Dheeraj Deshmukh
Wife Genelia D’Souza
{m. 2012}
Son Riyan Deshmukh and
Rahyl Deshmukh


Debut Bollywood: Tujhe Meri
Kasam {2003}
Marathi Film: Lai
Bhaari {2014}
a Producer – Balak-Palak
TV: India’s Dancing
Superstar {2013,
as Judge}
Masti, Malamal
Weekly, Dhamaal,
Housefull 2,
Housefull 3,
Housefull 4, Great
Grand Masti, Grand Masti,
Humshakals, Total
Dhamaal and Marjawan


Ritesh Deshmukh Biography

Riteish Deshmukh was born on 17 December 1978 in Latur, Maharashtra, India. Ritesh Deshmukh belongs to a Marathi Hindu family. His father, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, was an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms. His mother Vaishali Deshmukh is a housewife. Ritesh’s elder brother Amit Deshmukh and younger brother Dheeraj Deshmukh are both politicians and are associated with the Indian National Congress. Ritesh Deshmukh himself is a supporter of the Indian National Congress.

He completed his schooling from GD Somani Memorial School, Mumbai and later enrolled at Kamla Raheja School of Architecture in Mumbai to pursue a degree in architecture. He then went abroad for a year to practice architecture. Later, he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, California, USA to study theatre.

personal life

Riteish Deshmukh first met Genelia during the test shoot of his debut film ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’. Genelia had ignored him at first because she felt that being the chief minister’s son, he could be a spoiled child. However, during the shooting of the film, the two came close to each other and Ritesh started dating Genelia since then.

Riteish Deshmukh dated Genelia D’Souza for more than eight years and on February 3, 2012, he married Genelia. Their first son Riaan was born on November 25, 2014. Their second son Rahyl was born on June 1, 2016.


Ritesh Deshmukh’s Career

Riteish Deshmukh started his acting career in the year 2003 with a romantic film “Tujhe Meri Kasam” with Genelia D’Souza. In the same year he also appeared in the film Out of Control.

In 2004, Riteish played the role of Amar Saxena in the comic thriller film “Masti”. His comedy role in the film “Masti” established him as a comedian.

Ritesh later appeared in the lead role in the film “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” with Tusshar Kapoor. In addition, he is a must-fear and also made a guest appearance in Namastey London.

In 2008, she played the lead role in De Tali, in which her performance was praised, and later in Chamku. In 2009, he appeared in Aladdin alongside Amitabh BachchanSanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez.

In 2010, she starred in the comedy film Housefull alongside Akshay KumarDeepika PadukoneLara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan. In 2012, he appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya alongside Genelia D’Souza.

He has acted in many superhit films like Bluffmaster!, Malamal Weekly, Hey Baby, Dhamaal, Double Dhamaal, Ek Villain, Housefull 2, Grand Masti, Housefull 3, Total Dhamaal, Housefull 4 and Marjaavaan.

In 2020, he appeared in Baaghi 3 alongside Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.

Facts about Riteish Deshmukh {Some Interesting Facts about Riteish Deshmukh}

One day, while Riteish was holidaying in London with Subhash Ghai, Kabir Lal offered him a role in his debut film.

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Ritesh Deshmukh is the owner of Evolution Architectural Design Studio Private Limited (India-based architectural and interior designing firm).

In 2006, he changed the spelling of his name from ‘Ritesh’ to ‘Ritesh’.

Before marrying Genelia, Ritesh has dated Genelia for more than 8 years. Ritesh is 9 years older than Genelia.

Ritesh Deshmukh launched his own production house Mumbai Film Company in the year 2013.

Ritesh and Genelia had donated Rs 2019 lakh for flood relief in Maharashtra during the 25 floods.

In 2013, he also launched his cricket team Veer Marathi in the Celebrity Cricket League.

In 2018, he was ranked third in The Times of India’s list of Maharashtra’s top 20 most desirable men.


Ritesh was criticized for taking Ram Gopal Varma to the Taj Hotel in Mumbai just after the Mumbai terror attacks. Later, the matter was politicised and it was said that Ritesh Deshmukh should be cast in Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film based on the 26/11 attacks, so this visit was facilitated by Vilasrao Deshmukh. The incident took place when Ritesh’s father Vilasrao Deshmukh was serving as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

During an award show in 2016, Riteish mocked John Abraham and said that Abraham can’t learn acting even in the next 10-15 years.


Riteish Deshmukh Movies List

Year – Film – Role

  • 2003 – Tujhe Meri Kasam – Rishikesh “Rishi”
  • 2003 – Out of Control – Jaswinder
  • 2004 – Masti – Amar Saxena
  • 2004 – Bardaasht – Anuj Srivastava
  • 2004 – Dance – Diwakar
  • 2005 – Kyaa Kool Hai Hum – Karan Pandey
  • 2005 – Mr. Ya Miss – Shekhar
  • 2005 – Bluffmaster! – Aditya Srivastava (Dittu) / Arjun Bajaj
  • 2006 – Fight Club – Members Only – Somil Sharma
  • 2006 – Malamal 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 – Goverdhan/Pappu Plumber
  • 2009 – Aladin – Aladin Chatterjee
  • 2010 – Rann – Purab Shastri
  • 2010 – Where did you come from – Rajesh Parekh
  • 2010 – Housefull – Bob
  • 2011 – F.A.L.T.U – Bajirao
  • 2011 – Double Dhamaal – Deshbandhu Roy
  • 2012 – Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya – Viren Chaudhary
  • 2012 – Housefull 2 – Jolly
  • 2012 – Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum – Sid
  • 2013 – Grand Masti – Amar Saxena
  • 2014 – Humshakals – Kumar, Ashok’s friend / Kumar 2, Ashok 2’s friend / Pinku, Dr. Khan’s assistant 2
  • 2014 – Ek Villain – Rakesh Mahadkar
  • 2014 – Lai Bhaari – Mauli Prince
  • 2015 – Bangistan – Hafeez Bin Ali / Ishwar Chand Sharma
  • 2016 – Housefull 3 – Teddy
  • 2016 – Great Grand Masti – Amar Saxena
  • 2016 – Banjo – Taraat
  • 2017 – Bank Chor – Champak
  • 2018 – Mauli – Inspector Mauli Sarjerao Deshmukh
  • 2019 – Total Dhamaal – Lallan
  • 2019 – Housefull 4 – Bangdu Maharaj/Roy
  • 2019 – Marjawan – Vishnu Anna
  • 2020 – Baaghi 3 – Vikram Chaturvedi
  • 2022 – Plan A Plan B – !!!
  • 2022 – Kakuda – !!!
  • 2022 – Vedd – !!!
  • 2022 – Explosion – !!!

Awards {Awards}

  • Star Screen Award for Best Comedian – Film: Masti 2005
  • Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Film Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
  • IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Housefull Film
  • IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Double Dhamaala Film
  • Big Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male – For Film: Ek Villain
  • Star Guild Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in the Film Ek Villain
  • IIFA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the Film Ek Villain
  • Bollywood Hungama Surfers’ Choice Movie Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in the film Ek Villain


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