Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, producer, entrepreneur and architect. He is the son of ex-chief minister of Maharashtra and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises India.
Riteish first became popular with the movie “Masti” and proceeded to act in a number of box office hits that made him a well-known Indian actor. In addition to acting, he owns his own production team, architecture firm and cricket team.
Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh was born on December 17, 1978 in Latur, India. Riteish is the son of ex-chief minister of Maharashtra and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises India – Vilasrao Deshmukh, and Vaishali. Riteish has two brothers: an older brother named Amit and a younger brother amed Dheeraj. Both of his siblings are politicians.
Growing up, Riteish graduated from G D Somani Memorial School and later studied at Kamla Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai, where he graduated with an architectural degree.
As of September 2021, Riteish Deshmukh has more than 11.7 million Instagram followers, 15.9 million TikTok followers, 14 million fans on Facebook and 10.9 million Twitter followers. He does not have an official YouTube page for fans.
For more than a year after he completed his degree, Riteish worked as an architect overseas. To this day, he has an ownership in the Indian-based architectural and interior design firm Evolutions.
Riteish made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2003 with the romance film “Tujhe Meri Kasam: opposite his future wife Genelia D’Souza. He starred in two more films, “Out of Control” and “Masti,” which gained him widespread attention despite the film’s mixed reviews.
Following “masti,” Riteish starred in several box office hits that elevated his status as an actor: “Bardaasht” in 2004, “Kya Kool Hai Hum” in 2005, “Bluffmaster!” in 2005, “Malamaal Weekly” in 2006, “Heyy Babyy” in 2007, “Dhamaal” in 2007 and ”Double Dhamaal” in 2011.
In 2013, Riteish launched his own production company called Mumbai Film Company. Their first work was a Marathi film called “Balak Palak” which ended up winning several awards. The next year, in 2014, he worked on the Marathi action film “Lai Bhaari.”
In 2014, the actor worked on the thrilled “Ek Villan,” one of his highest grossing movies to date. Since that project, he has worked on the comedy films “Housefull” and “Housefull 2” as well as “Grand Masti” in 2013, “Housefull 3” in 2016, “Total Dhamaal” in 219 and “Marjaavaan” in 2019.
Riteish has grown a large social media following alongside his acting career and boasts millions of followers across all platforms, making him one of the most-followed personalities in India.
Riteish married Genelia D’Souza on February 3, 2012. Genelia was his co-star from “Tujhe Meri Kasam”, “Masti” and “Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya.” The two gave birth to their first son, Riaan, on November 2014 and their second son, Rahyl, on June 2016.
Outside of the entertainment industry, Riteish started his own cricket team in 2013 called Veer Marathi in the Celebrity Cricket League. He owns and mentors the team with co-owner and brother Dheeraj Deshmukh. His wife Genelia D’souza is the brand ambassador for the team.
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