Genelia D’Souza, Biography, Age, Marriage & Bollywood Career Details

Genelia D’Souza is an Indian film actress and model who works in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. Born on 5 August 1987 in Mumbai, Genelia is an East Indian Christian who also speaks Marathi. She is from North Konkan and is raised in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai. She was born into a rich family. Her mother Jeanette D’Souza was a managing director of the Pharma Multinational corporation. Her father Neil D’Souza, is a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). She also has a younger brother, Nigel D’Souza, who works with the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Age:  32 Years

Birthday: 5 Aug 1987

Height:  1.68 Meters

Husband: Ritesh Deshmukh

Profession: Actress/Model

Genelia D’Souza Early Life, Education

Genelia studied at the Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra and later joined St.

Andrew’s College in Bandra to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Management. She was a brilliant student. During her school and college days, she was a sports enthusiast and was a state-level athlete and a national level football player.

Stove her childhood, Genelia was an all-round. Alongside her studies and sports, she also had a great interest in modelling from an early age. Her mother, Jeanette D’Souza, had to leave the post of the Managing Director of a Pharma Multinational corporation. She wanted to help Genelia in her career.


Genelia did her first modelling assignment at the very little age of 15 years. This was a turning point in her life. This assignment resulted in being spotted at a wedding. After that, she got her first commercial add with Amitabh Bachchan. The commercial feature Parker pen. Genelia had become a household name after shooting for this commercial advertisement.

She gained wide attention from the commercial further she did four Fair & Lovely in 2003. Genelia also appeared in Cricket World Cup advertisement with cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

Actually, she was not keen to pursue a career in acting. But after the fame and acknowledgements, she started getting a lot of offers and attention. The actress then decided to sign her very first movie in 2003. The film was titled Tamil film Boys. After that, She signed three movies simultaneously in three different languages, Tujhe Meri Kasam in Hindi, Boys in Tamil, and Satyam in Telugu. Her Bollywood career began with the debut film Tu Kasameri Kasam. While filming for Tujhe meri Kasam, she completed her bachelor’s degree. The movie was a box office success. However, it could not do much to propel her career in Bollywood. So she decided to act in South Indian Films initially but she moved down too Telugu film industry and made her first Telugu debut in 2003 as a medical student in Satyam. She signed three Telugu movies simultaneously at the age of 16.

The year 2006 proved to be a significant turning point in Genelia’s career; as she did two Telugu films in early 2006- Happy and Raam. The most successful film of her career was “Bommarillu”. The movie was released in the same year. After nearly a five-year hiatus in Bollywood, Genelia made a comeback in Bollywood in June 2008 with the film “Mere Baap Pehle Aap.”

However, the film failed at the box office. Her role of Aditi Mahant in the blockbuster Jaane

Tu… Ya Jaane Na gained wide popularity.

It was a love story where Genelia played the character of a simple girl who falls in love with Imran Khan. The movie was a box-office success.

Apart from doing lead roles in many films, Genelia also made cameo appearances in Jai Ho and Lai Bhaari in 2014. In June 2010, she was the subject of controversy for attending the IIFA Awards in Colombo; as the award function had been denounced by the Bollywood and the South Indian Film Industry over the killing of Tamilian civilians in Sri Lanka at the expense of the conflict between the Sri Lankan Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, many Bollywood actors and South Indians had boycotted the event.

In 2011, a controversy broke out regarding her film force where her co-star was John Abraham. A picture from the shooting wedding scene of the movie of Genelia D’souza and John Abraham got viral. It was being claimed that the couple is getting married. The news got spread in the industry like a forest fire. Everyone was awestruck in shock because we all know who Genelia truly belongs to. Soon the rumours got down and it was clarified that the news was fake.

Movie With Her Love Ritesh

Since the very first movie of Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza together, the couple started feeling emotionally for each other. It was in 2003 since then they’ve known each other. There were news about the couple getting engaged but they very cleverly claimed it to be a rumour. Initially, Genelia’s father denied of their relationship and the couple was in a bad mental state until the families accepted their love. Finally, Genelia D’souza and Ritesh Deshmukh tied knots in the marriage rituals according to Marathi customs in a Hindu marriage. The couple got blessed with their first child. A baby boy was born on 25 November 2014. They named him Rian. Their second son, Rahul, was born on 1 June 2016.

Some Other Details About Genelia D’Souza

Genelia D’Souza holds a Limca world record of delivering four different super hit films in four different languages– Ready (Telugu), Satya in Love (Kannada), Santosh Subramaniam (Tamil), and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (Hindi) in a calendar year. Genelia has appeared in a number of popular TV commercials including Fanta, Chocolate Perk, Virgin Mobile India, Fastrack watches, LG mobiles, Garnier, and Dabur Vatika hair oil. Not to forget, the actress is a good Artist but is also into philanthropy and is associated with “The Banyan,” a voluntary organization which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai. She received numerous awards for her blockbuster movies. She received Santosham Award, NandiAward as well as Filmfare award for her movie Bommarillu released in 2006. Alongside being nominated for many more Awards

Genelia is a wonderful performer she is excellent as her body language is her major asset. She catches you unaware with a performance that’s natural to the core. She is a great artist and a model. Genelia is literally doing a great thing for homeless women we wish her a great and happy life.

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