Genelia D’Souza is one of the most popular actresses from the Indian film industry. Besides being a popular actress, Genelia D’Souza is also a highly-popular model who is seen endorsing numerous high-end luxury brands on TV.
Apart from being popular in the Bollywood Hindi film industry, Genelia D’Souza has also established herself as one of the top actresses in the Telugu cinema industry too.
Apart from being an actress and model, Genelia D’Souza is also known as the host of the TV show ‘Big Switch’ in the Indian television industry.
About Genelia D’Souza
|Real Name||Genelia D'Souza|
|Nickname||Cheenu, Geenu and Teenage Superstar of Bollywood|
|Date of Birth||5th August 1987|
|Age (as of October 2018)||31 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St. Andrews College (Mumbai)|
|Height||5 ft 6"
(168 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(Senior Official at Tata Consultancy Services)
(former MD of Pharma Multinational Corporation)
(works at Bombay Stock Exchange)
|Famous for||Tujhe Meri Kasam, Boys, Satyam (2003), Masti, Samba, Sye (2004), Sachein, Subhash Chandra Bose (2005), Happy, Raam, Bommarillu (2006), Dhee (2007) Mr. Medhavi, Santosh Subramaniam, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Ready, Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na (2008), Life Partner, Katha (2009), Chance Pe Dance, Orange (2010), Force (2011), Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Ishtam (2012),|
|First Movie||HINDI -
Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
|Favorite Actors||Om Puri, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favorite Actresses||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sandra Bullock|
|Hobbies||Listening to songs, watching movies and surfing the internet|
Genelia D’Souza is one of the biggest superstar actresses from the South Indian film industry and is renowned to have starred in numerous movies opposite Telugu and Tamil superstars.
Genelia D’Souza’s age is around 31 years as Genelia D’Souza was born on the 5th of August, 1987 in Mumbai. Genelia D’Souza’s height is around 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) while Genelia D’Souz’s weight is around 54 kg (119 lbs). In her spare time, Genelia D’Souza loves to listen to songs, watch movies or surf the internet, as part of her hobbies.
Genelia D’Souza’s father, Neil D’ Souza works as a senior official with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), while Genelia D’Souza’s mother is Jeanette D’ Souza, who was previously the Managing Director of Pharma Multinational Corporation. Although Genelia D’Souza does not have any sisters, Genelia D’Souza’s younger brother is Nigel D’ Souza, who works in the Bombay Stock Exchange. Genelia D’Souza’s husband is popular Bollywood actor, Ritesh Deshmukh, whom she married in February of 2012. Genelia D’Souza and her husband Ritesh Deshmukh have two lovely sons – Riaan Deshmukh and Rahyl Deshmukh.
Talking about her talent as an actress, Genelia D’Souza is the winner of several prestigious acting awards besides having numerous award nominations to her credit as well.
Genelia D’Souza’s award-wins began when Genelia D’Souza won the CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut for her first lead role in the Telugu superhit ‘Satyam’ (2003).
Later on, Genelia D’Souza won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, the Santosham Award for Best Actress and the Nandi Awards’ Nandi Special Jury Award for her impressive role in ‘Bommarillu’ (2006).
Next, Genelia D’Souza was the winner of the Nandi Awards’ Nandi Special Jury Award for her excellent performance in the Telugu super hit movie ‘Katha’ (2009).
Genelia D’Souza also won the Asiavision Film Award for Best Actress for her impressive acting in ‘Urumi’ (2012) before winning the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Regional Language Film award for her amazing performance in the Marathi super hit action movie ‘Lai Bhaari’ (2015).
Apart from winning these prestigious awards, Genelia D’Souza has also had 12 award nominations to her name as well.
Interesting Facts About Genelia D’Souza
- Genelia D’Souza is a teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- As a student, Genelia D’Souza has been a state-level athlete and has even played football at the national level.
- Genelia D’Souza was only 16 years of age when she had offers for 3 movies from the Telugu movie industry, and after her excellent performance in these, became known as the ‘Teenage Superstar of Indian Cinema’.
- Although Genelia D’Souza made her debut against her future husband, Ritesh Deshmukh, with ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ (2003), the two were not very close to each other.
- Genelia D’Souza dated Genelia D’Souza for almost 10 years before she agreed to tie the knot with him in February of 2012.