Riteish Deshmukh

Profession: Actor, Producer, Architect

Brothers of Riteish Deshmukh

Amit Deshmukh (Elder, Politician), Dheeraj Deshmukh (Younger, Politician)

Father of Riteish Deshmukh

Late Vilasrao Deshmukh (Politician, died in 2012)

Mother of Riteish Deshmukh

Vaishali Deshmukh (Homemaker)

Wife/Spouse of Riteish Deshmukh

Genelia D'Souza (m.2012-present)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Riteish Deshmukh

Genelia D'Souza (Actress)

Favourite Actor(s) of Riteish Deshmukh

Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite Actresses of Riteish Deshmukh

Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi

Favourite Colour of Riteish Deshmukh


Favourite Destination of Riteish Deshmukh

Goa (India)

Favourite Director of Riteish Deshmukh

Inder Kumar

Favourite Film(s) of Riteish Deshmukh

Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Hollywood: The Notebook, Jerry Maguire

Favourite Food(s) of Riteish Deshmukh

Mutton biryani, Aamti, Puran Poli, Kolhapuri Fish, Shrikhand

Favourite Restaurant of Riteish Deshmukh

Pali Bhavan in Mumbai

Favourite Song of Riteish Deshmukh

"Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam" from the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Favourite Sport(s) of Riteish Deshmukh

Cricket, Wrestling

Favourite Wrestler of Riteish Deshmukh

Bret "The Hitman" Hart

IIFA Awards of Riteish Deshmukh

Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film "Housefull" (2011)
Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film "Double Dhamaal" (2012)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film "Ek Villain" (2015)
Outstanding performance by a regional language film for the film "Lai Bhaari" (2015)

National Award of Riteish Deshmukh

Won for the film "Yellow" (2014)

Controversies of Riteish Deshmukh

On 30 November 2008, Riteish took Ram Gopal Varma to visit the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, along with his father and then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the 26/11 attacks. This matter was later politicized as both Riteish and Varma were criticized by the media and public of doing an inspection and get the details for their new film on terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Later, Riteish gave the clarification by saying, "I've always maintained that he (Ram Gopal Verma) was there because of me. I had taken him there. The media said that my father had invited Ram Gopal Verma (Taj incident) but that's not true. There is not one shot of the two talking to each other and my father didn't even know him...Till date, they have still not been introduced to each other!"   In 2016, while hosting an awards show, Riteish jokingly said that John Abraham can never learn acting, even in the next 10-15 years.  

Information about Riteish Deshmukh

He enjoys playing cricket and is the owner of 'Veer Marathi' team in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).  Riteish Deshmukh campaigning for Congress Party  Riteish belongs to a family of political lineage with Indian National Congress, as his father, Late Vilasrao Deshmukh, served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, twice. His brothers are also associated with the Indian National Congress and he also is a loyal campaigner of the same party.  Riteish Deshmukh has been the owner of Veer Marathi  Does Riteish Deshmukh drink alcohol?: No  In 2006, he changed the spellings of his name from 'Ritesh' to 'Riteish,' on numerological suggestions.  He has designed the interiors of the office premises of Shah Rukh Khan's production house 'Red Chillies Entertainment', and Karan Johar's house at Union Park (Bandra).  Does Riteish Deshmukh smoke?: No  Riteish Deshmukh's love for number 1  Riteish calls his wife, Genelia, by the name 'Baiko.'  On his first date with Genelia, he treated her to a plate of Samosas. He later dated Genelia for around 8 years before getting married to her in 2012.  His younger brother, Dheeraj Deshmukh, is married to actor Jacky Bhagnani's elder sister Deepshikha Deshmukh (Honey).  He loves number 1 so much that all his cars have the number 1.  Deshmukh owns a designing firm 'Evolution Architectural Design Studio Private Limited.'  His first film in a villainous role was Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Ek Villain' (2014), for which he grabbed many awards.  When Genelia met Riteish for the first time, she had a perception about Riteish that he was the Chief Minister's son so he might have been a spoilt brat.  He is 9 years older than Genelia.  His perfect comic timing in the adult comedy 'Masti' (2004) established him as an actor.  He is a qualified architect and started his career in the same field in New York City. 

Information about Riteish Deshmukh

A tattoo just below right elbow 

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