Birth Name: Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh is often seen in comedy films or in supporting roles. He is much known for his performance in Masti, Dhamaal and Heyy Babyy.
Date of Birth: 17 December 1978
Riteish Deshmukh is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, and the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Ritesh made his debut in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam co-starring Genelia D'souza which performed average at the box office.
He became a known face after the 2004 comedy Masti, again co-starring Genelia, which established him as a supporting actor.
He has appeared in several comedy films including Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money. He appeared in a supporting role in Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. He was also seen in Ram Gopal Verma's Darna Zaroori Hai.
In2007 he appeared in Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan, which was a huge hit and is his most commercially successful film to date. Th same year he also appeared in the comedy film Dhamaal in 2007.
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 along with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta. In 2010, he once again worked with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull along with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan which was a box office success.
His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U., where he played a school principal named Bajirao. His second release of the year was the comedy Double Dhamaal, a sequel to the 2006 film Dhamaal.
He is currently working on another sequel, Housefull 2.
He was often been linked with Genelia D'Souza ever since they starred together in their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. They were reportedly ready to get engaged, but Ritesh's father, Vilasrao Deshmukh did not agree. Ever since they had strongly denied any rumors about their relationship and respond that they are just friends.
Housefull: Rs 95.50 Crores (Total Gross Collection)
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