Genelia D’Souza was a national level player before coming to films
New Delhi. Born on August 5, 1987, one of the cutest and bubbly actresses of Bollywood, Genelia D’Souza never thought that she would make a career in films. Genelia has been a state level athlete and national level football player during her school days. While schooling, Genelia got an offer to work with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an advertisement for Parker Pen, which she could not refuse. Genelia was only 15 years old at that time and she got a lot of fame from this advertisement.
Genelia made her Bollywood debut with the 2003 film Tujhe Meri Kasam. In this film directed by K Vijay Bhaskar, actor Riteish Deshmukh appeared in the opposite character of Genelia. Genelia and Riteish became friends on the sets of this film and their onscreen pairing and acting were well-liked on screen. The film was successful at the box office and the film journey of both started moving forward. After this film, Genelia started getting offers for many films one after the other and along with Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi etc. started to make headlines with her superb acting.
At the same time, the friendship of Genelia and Ritesh had also turned into love in personal life. The two tied the knot on February 3, 2012, after dating each other for 10 years. After marriage, Genelia appeared very rarely in films and completely engrossed in her family life. Genelia and Riteish have two children, Raheel and Riaan. Genelia is away from films these days.
Genelia’s major films include Satyam, Masti, Subhash Chandra Bose, Happy, Ram, Life Partner, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Dance Pe Chance, Force, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Force 2, Molly etc. . On the work front, Genelia will soon be seen sharing the screen with her actor husband Riteish Deshmukh in the film Mr Mummy.