Born - December 17, 1978 in Latur, Maharashtra, India
Birth Name - Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh
Nickname - Navra
Occupation - Actor, Television Presenter, Producer, Architect
Years active - 2003-present
Nationality - Indian
Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Spouse(s) - Genelia D'Souza (Feb. 2012-present)
Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978) is an Indian film actor, producer and architect. He is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. Deshmukh has also been recognized as a producer and singer.
Deshmukh is a 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 Deshmukh and a younger brother named Dheeraj Deshmukh, 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 practiced 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 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.
He appeared in "Malamaal Weekly" and "Apna Sapna Money Money" apart from "Bluffmaster!" with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. He was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's "Darna Zaroori Hai", and then "Namastey London", which was a box office hit. In 2007, "Cash" followed. 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. 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.
In 2009, his first release was "Aladin", co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. 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 and very successful.
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. His last release of the year 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".
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 married Genelia D'Souza on 3 February 2012. Their first son, Riaan, was born on 24 November 2014. Their second son, Rahyl, was born on 1 June 2016.
The actor donated Rs 25 lakhs to his home town Latur for 'Jalyukta Latur', an initiative to make the parched district water sufficient.
|2003||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Rishi||Bollywood debut|
|2003||Out of Control||Jaswinder|
|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||Darna Zaroori Hai||Altaaf|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Kishen / Sanya|
|2007||Heyy Babyy||Tanmay Joglekar|
|2009||Do Knot Disturb||Govardhan|
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Rajesh Parekh|
|2011||Double Dhamaal||Deshbandhu Roy|
|2011||Koochie Koochie Hota Hai||Chicken Boy (voice)||Animated film|
|2012||Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya||Viren Chowdhary|
|2012||Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum||Sid|
|2013||Grand Masti||Amar Saxena|
|2014||Ek Villain||Rakesh Mahadkar|
|2014||Lai Bhaari||Mauli / Prince|| Debut Marathi film
|2015||Bangistan|| Hafeez Bin Ali /
|2016||Great Grand Masti||Amar Saxena|
|2018||Welcome to New York||Riteish|
|2018||Total Dhamaal||Deshbandhu Roy|| Filming (releasing on
|2018||Mauli||Aditya Sarpotdar|| Upcoming Marathi
|2005||Home Delivery||Party Time|
|2007||Namastey London||Bobby Bedi|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Himself|| Special Appearance in song
|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|
|2016||Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3||Satya Nash|
|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
| Co Host Farah Khan and Karan
|2016||"Yaaron ki baraat"||Co Host Sajid Khan|
|2016||Vikta Ka Uttar||Solo Host Quiz Show|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Star Screen Awards|| Most Promising Newcomer -
|2004|| Tujhe Meri Kasam
& Out of Control
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Male Debut||Nominated|
|2005||Masti||Star Screen Awards||Best Comedian||Won|
|2005||Masti||Zee Cine Awards||Best Comedian||Won|
|2005||Masti||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a Comic
|2006|| Kyaa Kool Hai
|Stardust Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2006||Bluffmaster!||Zee Cine Awards||Best Comedian||Won|
|2006||Bluffmaster!||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a Comic
|2008|| Heyy Babyy &
|Zee Cine Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|2011||Housefull||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a Comic
|2012||Double Dhamaal||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a Comic
|2013|| India's Dancing
|Star Pariwar Awards||Best Judge||Won|
|2014||Yellow||National Awards||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2014||Lai Bhaari||Zee Gaurav Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2014||Grand Masti||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a Comic
|2014||Ek Villain|| BIG Star Entertainment
| Most Entertaining Actor in a
Thriller Film - Male
|2014||Ek Villain||Star Box Office India Awards||Game Changer of The Year||Won|
|2014||Lai Bhaari||ZeeTalkies Maharashtracha||Favourite Actor||Won|
|2014||Lai Bhaari||ZeeTalkies Maharashtracha||Favourite Style Icon||Won|
|2015||Ek Villain||Filmfare Awards|| Best Actor In A Supporting
|2015||Ek Villain||Star Guild Awards|| Best Performance in a
|2015||Ek Villain||Screen Awards||Screen Award for Best Villain||Nominated|
|2015||Lai Bhaari||Zee Gaurav||Best Actor||Won|
|2015||Lai Bhaari|| Marathi International Cinema
& Theatre Awards (MICTA)
|2015||Ek Villain||IIFA Awards|| Best Actor In A Supporting
|2015||Ek Villain||IIFA Awards|| Best Performance in a
|2015||Lai Bhaari||IIFA Awards|| Outstanding Performance By
A Regional Language Film