Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh | Actor | Television Presenter | Producer | Architect | Celebrity

Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh, image credit : OTV

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.


Year Movie 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  
2016  Banjo  Taraat  
2017  Bank Chor  Champak  
2018  Welcome to New York  Riteish  
2018  Total Dhamaal  Deshbandhu Roy  Filming (releasing on
 7 December)
2018  Mauli  Aditya Sarpotdar  Upcoming Marathi

Special appearance

Year Movie 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  Satya Nash  
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
 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

Year Movie Award Category Result
 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
 Negative Role
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)
 Best Actor Won
2015  Ek Villain  IIFA Awards  Best Actor In A Supporting
2015  Ek Villain  IIFA Awards  Best Performance in a
 Negative Role
2015  Lai Bhaari  IIFA Awards  Outstanding Performance By
 A Regional Language Film

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