Riteish Deshmukh Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, producer, singer, and architect. He shot to fame with his role of “Dr Amar Saxena” in the film, “Masti.” Let’s find out some interesting facts about Ritesh Deshmukh.

Biography/Wiki

Riteish Deshmukh was born on 17 December 1978 (age 39 years; as in 2018) in Latur, Maharashtra, India. He did his schooling from GD Somani Memorial School, Mumbai, and enrolled himself in Kamala Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai, to attain a degree in architecture. Deshmukh, then, went abroad for a year to practice his profession with an architectural firm. He owns Evolution Architectural Design Studio Private Limited (an India-based architectural and interior designing firm). Later, he joined The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, California, USA, to study theatre.

Riteish Deshmukh childhood picture

Riteish Deshmukh’s childhood picture

One day, while Deshmukh was holidaying with Subhash Ghai in London, cinematographer, Kabir Lal, met Riteish and offered him his first movie. It came as a surprise to him, as he never told anyone about his acting desires.

Riteish Deshmukh pic

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 11”

Weight: 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements: chest 40”, waist 32”, Biceps 12”

Riteish Deshmukh workout

Family, Caste & Wife

Riteish Deshmukh belongs to a Marathi Hindu Family. His father, Late Vilasrao Deshmukh, was an Indian Politician. He has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms. His mother, Vaishali Deshmukh, is a homemaker.

Riteish Deshmukh with his parents

Riteish Deshmukh with his parents

Riteish has an elder brother, Amit Deshmukh, and a younger brother, Dheeraj Deshmukh. Both of them are politicians and associated with the Indian National Congress. Riteish himself is a loyal campaigner of the Indian National Congress.

Riteish Deshmukh with his mother and brothers

Riteish Deshmukh with his mother and brothers

Riteish Deshmukh campaign

Riteish Deshmukh campaigning for INC

Riteish met Genelia for the first time at the test shoot of ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam.’ Genelia, at first, ignored him as she had a perception that being a CM’s son, he might have been a spoilt brat. However, the duo got close to each other during the shoot of the film and started dating. Riteish dated Genelia for almost a decade before getting married to her on 3 February 2012. The couple has two sons. Their elder son, Riaan, was born on 24 November 2014 and their younger son, Rahyl, was born on 1 June 2016.

Reiteish with his wife Genelia

Riteish with his wife, Genelia

Riteish DEshmukh with his mother, wife and children

Riteish Deshmukh with his mother, wife and children

Career

Riteish began his film career in 2003, with K. Vijay Bhaskar’s “Tujhe Meri Kasam” opposite Genelia D’Souza. The film performed average at the box office. In the same year, he appeared as Jaswinder in the film, Out of Control.

Tujhe Meri Kasam

In 2004, Deshmukh performed a comic character in the comic thriller, “Masti.” His performance was praised in the film and also earned him two minor awards. It was his perfect comic timing in the movie, that established him as an actor. Ritesh’s first successful lead role was in the film, Kya Kool Hai Hum with Tusshar Kapoor. He also made guest appearances in Darna Zaroori Hai and Namastey London.

Deshmukh, then went on to star in successful movies like Housefull, F.A.L.T.U, and Double Dhamaal. In 2012, he appeared in Tere Nall Love Hogya opposite Genelia D’Souza. The movie was a commercial hit despite being of low-budget. He then starred in the sequels of his previously done film, Housefull 2, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, and Grand Masti.

In 2014, Deshmukh made his debut as an antagonist (villain) in the romance-thriller, Ek-Villain. In the same year, he marked his acting debut in Marathi cinema with Lai Bhaari.

Lai Bhaari

In 2013, Riteish produced a Marathi film titled Balak Palak. He also appeared as a judge in the dance reality series, India’s Dancing Superstar.

Balak Palak

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Apart from acting, the actor has also designed the interiors of Shah Rukh Khan’s production house, ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’, and Karan Johar’s house at the Union Park (Bandra).

Controversies

  • Riteish was criticized for taking Ram Gopal Varma to visit the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, just after the Mumbai terror attacks. The incident happened when Riteish’s father, Vilasrao Deshmukh, was serving as the Cheif Minister of Maharashtra. This matter was later politicized and it was believed that the visit was facilitated by Vilasrao Deshmukh in order to cast Riteish Deshmukh in Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film based on 26/11 attacks.
  • During an award show, in 2016, Riteish cracked jokes on John Abraham and said that Abraham can never learn acting, even in the next 10-15 years.

Awards

  • IIFA Award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Housefull.
  • IIFA Award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Double Dhamal.
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film, Ek Villain.
    Riteish Deshmukh
  • Outstanding Performance by a regional language film for the film, Lal Bhaari.
  • National Film Award for the film, “Yellow.”

    Riteish Deshmukh receiving National Film Award

    Riteish Deshmukh receiving the National Film Award

Car Collection

Deshmukh’s car collection includes Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mercedes Benz W221 S Class, Range Rover, Honda CR-V, and Tesla Model X SUV.

Riteish Deshmukh with his Tesla Model X

Riteish Deshmukh with his Tesla Model X

Salary/Net Worth

With a net worth of $30 million, Riteish gets paid ₹4-5 crore per film.

Signature

Rieteish Deshmukh Signature

Riteish Deshmukh’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • His hobbies are playing cricket and singing.
  • Riteish follows a Non-Vegetarian diet and loves to eat Mutton Biryani, Aamti, Puran Poli, Kohlapuri Fish, and Shrikhand.

    Riteish Deshmukh enjoying food

    Riteish Deshmukh enjoying food

  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, The Notebook, and Jerry Maguire are his all-time favourite films.
  • Inder Kumar is his most liked director.
  • Riteish’s muck-liked sports are cricket and wrestling.
  • Bret “The Hitman” Hart is his favourite wrestler.
  • His most visited restaurant is Pali Bhawan in Mumbai.
  • His favourite travel destination is Goa in India.
  • Deshmukh loves listening to the song, “Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam.”
  •  His favourite colour is blue.

Facts

  • Riteish resides at 602, Worli Sagar Co-operative Housing Society, Purna Building, Worli, Mumbai.
  • He has a tattoo on his right arm, just below the elbow.

    Riteish Deshmukhs tattoo near right elbow

    Riteish Deshmukh’s tattoo near the right elbow

  • His friends and family fondly call him Navra.
  • Riteish is 9 years older to his wife, Genelia.
  • Riteish treated Genelia to a plate of Samosas on his first date.
  • Riteish lovingly calls his wife, “Baiko.”
  • He is so fond of number 1, that all his cars bear the number 1.

    Riteish Deshmukh love for number 1

    Riteish Deshmukh love for the number 1

  • Riteish’s younger brother, Dheeraj, is married to Jacky Bhagnani’s elder sister, Deepshikha Deshmukh.
  • Deshmukh loves playing cricket and he owns “Veer Marathi” team in the Celebrity Cricket League.

    Riteish Deshmukh- owner of Veer Maratha in CCL

    Riteish Deshmukh- owner of Veer Maratha in CCL

  • In 2006, he changed his initials from ‘Ritesh’ to ‘Riteish’, on the suggestion of a numerologist.
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