Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978)[1][2] is an Indian actor, comedian, television presenter and film producer known for his work in Hindi cinema and Marathi cinema.[4][5] He was ranked third in The Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men of Maharashtra in 2018.[6] He is son of Vilasrao Deshmukh who was former Chief Minister of Maharashtra .

Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh at the Promotion of 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' 06.jpg
Deshmukh promoting Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum in 2012
Ritesh Vilasrao Deshmukh

(1978-12-17) 17 December 1978 (age 43)[1][2]
Years active2003–present
(m. 2012)
Parent(s)Vilasrao Deshmukh (father)
Vaishali Deshmukh (Mother)
RelativesAmit Deshmukh (brother)
Dhiraj Deshmukh (brother)
AwardsFull list

After making his acting debut with the 2003 drama Tujhe Meri Kasam, Deshmukh gained praise for his performance in the 2004 comedy Masti. Subsequently, he starred in several commercially successful comedies including Masti (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Bluffmaster! (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Heyy Babyy (2007), Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011). His highest-grossing releases came with the thriller Ek Villain (2014) and the comedy films Housefull (2010), Housefull 2 (2012), Grand Masti (2013), Housefull 3 (2016), Total Dhamaal (2019), Housefull 4 (2019) and Marjaavaan (2019). Apart from Hindi films, Deshmukh has made his debut as a film producer with the Marathi success Balak-Palak (2013). The following year, he made his acting debut in Marathi cinema with the action film Lai Bhaari (2014).[7]

Early lifeEdit

Deshmukh is a son of the ex-chief minister of Maharashtra and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises India Vilasrao Deshmukh, and Vaishali. He has an elder brother named Amit and a younger brother named Dhiraj, both of them politicians. Deshmukh studied at G D Somani Memorial School and earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai. He practiced for a year with an overseas architectural firm. He continued designing since his return to India. Deshmukh maintains an ownership in Evolutions, an India-based architectural and interior designing firm.


Deshmukh in 2010

Riteish made his Hindi film debut with the 2003 romance, Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D'Souza.[8] He later appeared in Out of Control.[9] In his third film, Masti, a comic thriller, his role was widely disparaged. Regardless, the film performed well at the box office. He gained fame after his performance in Masti, which earned him two minor awards. He subsequently appeared Bardaasht and Naach, both of them being box-office duds.[9] His first relatively successful lead role occurred in the widely panned sex-comedy Kyaa Kool Hai Hum with Tusshar Kapoor. While the film was reviled by critics, it was appreciated by audiences and declared a moderate success at the box office. Ritesh, by now had earned a strong foothold in the Bollywood film industry via his comic roles.

He appeared in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money apart from Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.[10] He was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai,[11] and then Namastey London, which was a box office hit. In 2007, Cash followed.[10] Later that year, he appeared in Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan, which was a huge hit.[12] He appeared in the comedy Dhamaal which was a semi hit.

In 2008, he played a lead role in De Taali, in which his performance was praised, and later in Chamku, both of which performed poorly at the box office.[11]

In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. He was in the multi-starcast, Aladin. 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 with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta.

In 2010, he worked with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan. The film received negative response from critics, though it performed well commercially. His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U., in which he played the role of Bajirao, a fake college principal. His second release of the year was the comic sequel Double Dhamaal. Both were above-average grossers[13] and very successful.[citation needed]

In 2012, he first appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in which he is paired opposite his real wife Genelia D'Souza. It proved a commercial hit despite being a shoestring budget. He then starred in a sequel, Housefull 2, which released on 6 April 2012 and was a huge success like its predecessor. Housefull 2 has been marked as Ritesh's biggest success to date. His last release of the year and his latest film was sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, which released on 27 July 2012.

Deshmukh then starred in another sequel, this time to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which released in September 2013 and became a box office success, despite receiving negative reviews. Deshmukh made his debut as a film producer with the Marathi film Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav. It released on 4 January 2013 and was a success. Deshmukh has decided to make a Hindi remake of the film.

In 2014, Deshmukh appeared in 2 completely different roles; first in the romance-comedy film Humshakals, which was a box office failure and then in the romance-thriller Ek Villain. With Ek Villain, Riteish made his debut as an antagonist (villain), acting a part like this for the first time. Ek Villain was a box office success & he received many awards for acting. Besides this, he also made his acting debut in Marathi cinema the same year with the action film Lai Bhaari. He did a small cameo in It’s Entertainment, which was not entertaining at the box office.[14]

In 2015, he appeared in Bangistan along with Pulkit Samrat. The film was a comedy-satire and received a mixed critical response. However, was a box office disaster.

In 2016, he appeared in the third installment of the Housefull and Masti series Housefull 3 and Great Grand Masti and a musical drama Banjo. He appeared in the comedy film Bank Chor which was released in 2017 and in the end of 2018, he did his second Marathi film MAULI which was a box office success. In 2019 he appeared in a 3rd part of Dhamaal called Total Dhamaal which received mixed reviews still it becomes successful. In the same year he appeared in other 2 movies Housefull 4 and Marjaavaan ( as a villain after Ek Villain), both were received mix reviews but they were successful at box office. Housefull 4 become his biggest hit till date & his acting in marjaavaan was appreciated.

In 2020, he appeared in Baaghi 3 with Tiger Shroff and Shradhha Kapoor which was a hit.

Now he is working on his big project Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj trilogy & apart from that he might appear in 1 horror comedy & another movie might release in Ott.

Personal lifeEdit

Riteish and wife, Genelia

Deshmukh launched his own production house Mumbai Film Company in 2013 with producing a Marathi film Balak Palak, which won several awards. In 2013, he also launched his cricket team Veer Marathi in Celebrity Cricket League which he owned as well as mentored as the team captain co-owned by brother Dheeraj Deshmukh, while the brand ambassador is wife Genelia D'souza.

Deshmukh has also been recognized as a producer and singer.

He married Genelia D'Souza, his co-star from Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya on 3 February 2012. Their first son, Riaan, was born on 25 November 2014.[15][16] Their second son, Rahyl, was born on 1 June 2016.[17][18]

Social workEdit

The actor donated Rs 2.5 million to his home town Latur for 'Jalyukta Latur', an initiative to make the parched district water sufficient after the droughts faced by Latur during April 2016.[19] Riteish and Genelia donated Rs 2.5 million towards flood relief in Maharashtra during the 2019 Indian floods.[20]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released

Hindi filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Rishikesh "Rishi" Bollywood debut [8]
Out of Control Jaswinder [9]
2004 Masti Amar Saxena
Bardaasht Anuj Shrivastav [9]
Naach Diwakar
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Karan Pandey
Mr Ya Miss Shekhar
Bluffmaster! Aditya Shrivastav (Dittu) / Arjun Bajaj
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Somil Sharma
Malamaal Weekly Kanhaiya
Darna Zaroori Hai Altaaf
Apna Sapna Money Money Kishen / Sanya
2007 Cash Lucky
Heyy Babyy Tanmay Joglekar
Dhamaal Deshbandhu Roy
2008 De Taali Paglu
Chamku Arjun
2009 Do Knot Disturb Goverdhan/Pappu Plumber
Aladin Aladin Chatterjee
2010 Rann Purab Shastri
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Rajesh Parekh
Housefull Bob
2011 F.A.L.T.U Bajirao
Double Dhamaal Deshbandhu Roy
2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Viren Chaudhary
Housefull 2 Jolly
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Sid
2013 Grand Masti Amar Saxena
2014 Humshakals Kumar, Ashok's friend / Kumar 2, Ashok 2's friend / Pinku, Dr. Khan's assistant 2 Triple role
Ek Villain Rakesh Mahadkar Negative role
2015 Bangistan Hafeez Bin Ali / Ishwarchand Sharma
2016 Housefull 3 Teddy
Great Grand Masti Amar Saxena [21]
Banjo Taraat
2017 Bank Chor Champak [22]
2019 Total Dhamaal Lallan
Housefull 4 Bangdu Maharaj/Roy Double role
Marjaavaan Vishnu Anna Negative role
2020 Baaghi 3 Inspector Vikram Charan Chaturvedi
2023 Kakuda   TBA Completed [23]
Visfot   TBA Completed [24]
TBA Plan A Plan B   TBA Filming [25]
TBA Mister Mummy   TBA Filming [26]
TBA Kyaa Total cool hai hum   Ricky

Marathi filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Balak-Palak N/A Producer
2014 Lai Bhaari Mauli / Prince Debut Marathi film
Double role
2017 Faster Fene N/A Producer
2018 Mauli Inspector Mauli Sarjerao Deshmukh
2022 Vedd   TBA Also director[27]

Special appearanceEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Home Delivery Party Time
2007 Namastey London Bobby Bedi
Om Shanti Om Himself Special Appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
2009 Kal Kisne Dekha Kali Charan
Aao Wish Karein Adult Bonny
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi Caller No 2 / Aman Voice Over
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Kunal
2013 Himmatwala Ravi
2014 Entertainment Saral Mondal
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Satya Nash
Mastizaade Beep/Orgasm Baba
2018 Welcome to New York Himself
2019 Dream Girl Himself (Special appearance in song "Dhagala Lagali")

Television AnimationEdit

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, he voiced Jay (Blue Ninja) in the Hindi dubbing of this show along with Nachiket Dighe as the voice of Kai (Red Ninja), Akshay Kumar as the voice of Cole (Black Ninja), and Salman Khan as the voice of Sensei Wu (Wise teacher of the Ninja).


Year Show Other notes
2008 IIFA Awards Bangkok Co Host Boman Irani
– Also Performed
2009 IIFA Awards Macau Co Host Boman Irani
– Also Performed
2010 IIFA Awards Colombo Co Host Boman Irani
2011 IIFA Awards Toronto Co Host Boman Irani
Airtel Superstar Awards Co Host Sonakshi Sinha
2013 Zee Cine Awards Co Host Abhishek Bachchan
India's Dancing Superstar Judge
CCL Glam Night Co Host Ayushman Khurana
2014 Zee Cine Awards Co Host Abhishek Bachchan
2015 Sansui Colors Stardust Awards Co Host Farah Khan and Karan Johar
2016 "Yaaron ki baraat" Co Host Sajid Khan
Vikta Ka Uttar Solo Host Quiz Show
2021 Ladies VS Gentleman Co-Host Genelia

Awards and nominationsEdit


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  27. ^ "Riteish Deshmukh turns director; Genelia Deshmukh to make her Marathi film debut". Bollywood Hungama. 8 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.

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