Riteish Deshmukh is the son of a politician, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was chief minister of Maharashtra for some terms as a Congress, party member. Riteish was born in Mumbai on December 17, 1978, to Vaishali Deshmukh and Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Riteish has two brothers, Amit and Dheeraj Deshmukh. As his father and mother used to grace many Filmfare award ceremonies, it was quite natural for this actor to fall in love with cinema at a young age. Though he hails from a political family, Riteish made his name as a popular hero in Bollywood and went on to become acclaimed star by his dedication and hard work.
Riteish, who made his debut with newcomer Genelia D'souza in 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' in 2003 and married her, ultimately in 2012. The actor opened his innings as a successful artist through his next film ‘Masti’ in 2004, and he was cast with Genelia D'souza again. Genelia has acted with Riteish on three movies, and every film was s success. Riteish may not be a real comedy actor, but he made his mark in comedy movies in Bollywood.
He is now the comedy king in Bollywood as his movies have a primary focus on comedy. Riteish Deshmukh has been in the industry over a decade now, and he has experimented with various kinds of roles. The actor has acted in a Marathi film too, Lai Bhaari, which broke the past records of many Marathi blockbuster such as Timepass and Duniyadari. This actor has a perfect balance of violence, drama, action, romance and comedy scenes in every film and has a good screen persona to make people understand the character he plays.
The actor has a youthful presence and always fresh in his look that is why audience accepted him in an adult comedy ‘
Grand Masti’, where he romances with his girlfriend in his youth and even has some fun (masti) with his girlfriend. The actor had a good equation with
Sajid Khan and
Akshay Kumar and have acted in successful films such as ‘Faltu’, ‘
Heyy Babyy’ and ‘Houseful’.
Of late, Riteish has launched his production house Mumbai Film Company in 2013 and went to produce Marathi Blockbuster such Bala Palak. In the same year, he took an interest in celebrity cricket league in Mumbai and has owned his team ‘Veer Marathi’, in which his wife Genelia and his brother Dhiraj Deshmukh are partners. Riteish is also a singer and a good cricketer.