Last Updated: 12.02 PM, Aug 05, 2022
Happy Birthday Genelia Deshmukh
Ever since Genelia Deshmukh kickstarted her acting journey with Tujhe Meri Kasam, the actress has never looked back. Through the course of her two-decade-long career, the actress has had several hits to her name such as Jaane Tu..Yaa Jaane Na, Force and more. The actor has been popular since then but seems to be quite tight-lipped about her private life. As the popular star turns another year old today, here are some lesser-known facts that you might know.
Genelia Deshmukh’s early life and the secret behind her name
Genelia’s name is a combination of her parents' names Jeanette and Neil. Similarly, her brother is also called Nigel. Mumbai-native D'Souza, now Deshmukh is a Catholic from Mangalore. She was brought up in Bandra.
Genelia Deshmukh’s athletic endeavors
Genelia was also a national-level football player and a state-level athlete before beginning her acting career. She has participated in numerous football competitions in a variety of locations.
Genelia Deshmukh’s career beginnings
The actress Geneliawas only 15 when she landed her first ad commercial after getting noticed while attending a wedding while dressed as a bridesmaid. Amitabh Bachchan, a seasoned actor, appeared alongside her in her first commercial. They both endorsed Parker pens.
Genelia Deshmukh’s entry into the cinema
Genelia’s advertisement with Amitabh Bachchan was taken notice of by Tamil filmmaker S. Shankar, who chose to give her a prominent role in his 2003 film Boys, which also starred Siddharth. The film marked her Tamil debut. Genelia’s Bollywood debut came in Tujhe Meri Kasam. While Genelia's performance was acclaimed, the film's provocative subject matter received criticism. But later, the coming-of-age movie became a cult classic.
Genelia Deshmukh’s personal life
Before getting married, Genelia dated Bollywood superstar Riteish Deshmukh for about ten years. While filming their first Hindi film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, Riteish and Genelia apparently fell in love and entered into a relationship. The couple got married in 2012. They are parents to two sons, Riaan and Rahyl.
Genelia Deshmukh’s production ventures
In addition to acting, Genelia has also turned into a producer for the Marathi film Mauli(2018). The film stars Riteish Deshmukh and Saiyami Kher in lead roles.
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