Riteish Deshmukh, is a renowned actor in Bollywood and the Marathi film industry. Apart from being an accomplished actor, Riteish Deshmukh is also a movie producer and a qualified architect too.
Although Riteish Deshmukh made his debut in 2003, he did not achieve popularity as an actor in Bollywood till the following year, 2004. His first hit movie, the adult comedy, ‘Masti’, earned him nominations for numerous awards that year.
Ever since, Riteish has starred in numerous commercially successful hit movies. Riteish Deshmukh made his debut in the Marathi movie industry as a film producer in early 2013. The next year, in 2014, Riteish Deshmukh starred in his first Marathi movie as an actor.
In view of his perfect comedy timing, Riteish Deshmukh has been the top choice to host numerous award shows as well as a few TV shows.
About Riteish Deshmukh[table “7” not found /]
Riteish Deshmukh, also known lovingly as ‘Navra’, is a popularly successful Bollywood and Marathi movie actor and producer. Riteish Deshmukh’s age is 40 years, while Riteish Deshmukh’s height is 5 ft 11 inches (180 cm) and Ritesh Deshmukh’s weight is 73 kg (760 lbs). Besides being a notable actor, Riteish Deshmukh is also a certified architect as well, having earned his Degree in Architecture from the Mumbai-based Kamala Raheja School of Architecture.
Riteish Deshmukh celebrates his birthday on the 17th of December and was born in 1978. In 2012, Riteish Deshmukh’s wife Genelia D’Souza and he got married in a typical Marathi wedding ceremony. Riteish Deshmukh and his wife, Genelia, have two lovely sons – Riaan Deshmukh and Rahyl Deshmukh. Riteish Deshmukh is the son of late Vilasrao Deshmukh, politician and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Riteish Deshmukh has two brothers – elder brother Amit Deshmukh and younger brother Dheeraj Deshmukh, who are both politicians.
Thanks to his immense success as a Bollywood actor, Riteish Deshmukh’s salary or annual income depends on his fee which he charges INR 4 – 5 crores (USD 750,000 – 1 Million) for each movie he does in the year. As he usually releases at least a couple of films each year, Riteish Deshmukh’s net worth today is around INR 205 crores (USD 30 Million).
Riteish Deshmukh is fond of food and loves mutton biryani apart from mostly Maharashtrian cuisine. Riteish Deshmukh loves cricket and spends most of his free time playing it with friends.
Riteish Deshmukh has spent over 15 years in the film industry and earned numerous awards and accolades. Till date, Riteish Deshmukh has won Star Screen Award and Zee Cine Award for Best Comedian for Masti (2005), Zee Cine Award for Best Comedian for ‘Bluffmaster’ (2006), Stardust Awards for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum’ (2006), 2008 Zee Cine Award for Entertainer of the Year, IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for ‘Housefull’ (2011) and for ‘Double Dhamaal’ (2012), Zee Gaurav Awards for Best Actor for his role in the Marathi hit ‘Lai Bhaari’ (2014), BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film (Male) for ‘Ek Villain’ (2014), Zee Talkies Maharashtra Favorite Actor award for ‘Lai Bhaari’ (2014) as well as the IIFA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for ‘Ek Villain’ (2015), amongst many other awards.
Interesting Facts About Riteish Deshmukh
- Riteish Deshmukh is also lovingly called as ‘Navra’, mostly by his family members.
- Riteish Deshmukh is a teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- Although Riteish Deshmukh belongs to one of the oldest politically-active families in Maharashtra and both his brothers are still active as leaders in the Congress party, he chose to enter the film industry instead, following his childhood passion for acting.
- Initially, Riteish Deshmukh started a career in architecture, in New York City.
- Currently, Riteish Deshmukh owns the renowned designing company – Evolution Architectural Design Studio Pvt. Ltd.
- Riteish Deshmukh is most popular for his perfect comic timing which has earned him immense popularity amongst his fans.