Genelia Deshmukh Bio/Wiki:
Genelia Deshmukh is an Indian film actress and model known for working in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu language films. D’Souza was born on 5 August 1987 in Mumbai, India. She completed her early education at Apostolic Carmel High School, Bandra, Mumbai. Genelia did her first modeling assignment at the age of 15. At that time she was spotted by an agency at a friend’s wedding.
As a result, she was selected for the Parker Pen advertisement with Amitabh Bachchan just 2 days before the exam. However, Genelia refused to shoot for the advertisement as she had exams the next day. But later the director convinced Genelia for the shooting. She caught everyone’s attention by working with Amitabh Bachchan in the Parker Pen advertisement.
Genelia continued her further studies and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from St Andrew’s College. While studying in college, she got an offer to work in the Bollywood movie Tujhe Meri Kasam. Initially, she refused to work in films because she was not interested in pursuing a career in acting. She considered herself suitable for a job in a multinational company.
However, the crew members of the film kept contacting her for 2 months and she finally agreed to do the work when she saw the Telugu version of the film. Genelia Deshmukh made her Bollywood debut with the romantic drama film released in 2003. This film was successful at the box office but could not do much to further her career in Hindi cinema, due to which she turned to South Indian films.
Impressed by her work in the Parker Pen advertisement, Tamil director S. Shankar chose him for the lead role in his film The Boys. In 2004 she worked in the Bollywood movie Mastii. She worked in the South Indian film industry for about 5 years and during that time she worked in many South films like Samba, Sai, Na Alludu, Khush, Ram, Bommarilu, and Chennai Kathal. She appeared in the Bollywood movie Mere Baap Pehle Aap in 2008 after a gap of about 5 years in Hindi cinema.
She worked mainly in many Telugu and Tamil films. Apart from this, she has acted in famous Hindi films like Jane Tu Ya Jane Na (2008), Life Partner (2009), Force (2011), and Force 2 (2016). She made her debut in the Marathi industry with the Marathi film Ved in 2022. After marrying Ritesh, she gave birth to two sons in 2014 and 2016, after which she gradually moved away from films.
These days she works in very few films. After staying away from films, she is seen in reels with her husband Riteish Deshmukh. Ritesh and Genelia’s reels are seen and liked by millions of people on social media.
Body Measurement & Physical Stats:
Genelia Deshmukh’s age in 2023 is 36 years and her height is 5 feet 6 inches, 168 cm. Her body weight is 55 kg. Her eye color is Black and her hair color is Black.
Genelia Deshmukh Family Members & Their Relationship:
Genelia was born in Mumbai to a Marathi-speaking Mangalorean Catholic family. Her family believes in Christianity. Genelia Deshmukh’s father’s name is Neil D’Souza and he is a senior officer in Tata Consultancy Services. Her mother Jeanette D’Souza was a managing director in a pharmaceutical multinational corporation. Jeanette resigned from her job to nurture and support her daughter Genelia’s acting career.
Genelia Deshmukh also has a younger brother named Nigel D’Souza and he works as a market news anchor and deputy editor in CNBC TV18. Her marital status is married. Genelia D’Souza married Riteish Deshmukh, a Bollywood actor and the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, on 3 February 2012, in a Hindu wedding ceremony as per Marathi wedding traditions.
The next day, both of them got married in a church according to the Christian religion. The couple’s first son was born on 25 November 2014 and their second son was born on 1 June 2016, named Riaan Deshmukh and Rahyl Deshmukh respectively.
Genelia Deshmukh Net Worth, Income & Salary:
Genelia Deshmukh’s total net worth is more than ₹45 crore. She is a successful actress who has worked predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films apart from Hindi films. She charges around ₹2 crore to ₹3 crore per film. Apart from Tamil, and Telugu, she has also worked in Kannada, Malayalam, and Marathi movies. She has been the main face of commercial ads of many big brands since the beginning of her career.
Genelia, who started her career by working with Amitabh Bachchan in Parker Pen advertisement, has worked in advertisements for many big brands like Fair & Lovely, Fanta, LG Mobile, Perk, and Margo.
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Some Interesting Facts About Genelia Deshmukh:
- Genelia Deshmukh was born into a Mangalorean Catholic family in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- She is a famous actress and also the wife of popular Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh.
- She made her modeling debut at the age of just 15.
- Genelia worked on her first assignment with Amitabh Bachchan in a Parker Pen advertisement.
- She was a state-level athlete, sprinter, and national-level football player and also liked sports and studies in college.
- She mainly worked in Tamil and Telugu movies and also worked in Hindi movies.