Genelia D’Souza Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 32 Years
Marriage Date: 3 February 2012
Husband: Ritesh Deshmukh

Genelia D'souza

Nickname(s)Bubbly, Cheenu, Geenu
ProfessionModel & Actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-36
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Hindi): Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
Genelia D'Souza Debut Hindi Film Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
Film (Tamil): Boys (2003)
Genelia D'Souza in The Tamil Film Boys (2003)
Film (Telugu): Satyam (2003)
Genelia D'Souza Debut Telugu Film Satyam (2003)
TV: Tere Mere Beach Mein (2009), a celebrity chat show, hosted by Farah Khan
Genelia On The Chat Show Tere Mere Beach Mein
Awards2006: Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Telugu for the film Bommarillu
2015: IIFA Outstanding Performance By A Regional Language Film
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 August 1987
Age (as in 2019)32 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolApostolic Carmel High School, Bandra, Mumbai
College/University St. Andrew's College, Bandra, Mumbai
Educational QualificationBachelors in Management Studies
Address602, Pura Building, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Mumbai
HobbiesListening to Music, Tarvelling, Watching Films
Controversies• In June 20110, she attracted controversy for attending the IIFA Awards in Colombo; as th award function had been denounced by the Bollywood and the South Indian Film Industry over the killing of Tamilian civilians in Sri Lanka.
• While shooting for the film Force (2011) along with John Abraham, someone clicked their photo when they were shooting for a wedding scene. The photo went viral; claiming that Genelia was married to John.
Genelia D'Souza And John Abraham Still From The Film Force (2011)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRitesh Deshmukh
Marriage Date3 February 2012
Husband/SpouseRitesh Deshmukh (Actor)
Genelia D'Souza With Her Husband Ritesh Deshmukh
ChildrenSon(s)- Riaan (born on 25 November 2014), Rahyl (born on 1 June 2016)
Genelia D'Souza With Her Family
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Neil D'Souza (a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services)
Mother- Jeanette D'Souza (former MD of the Pharma Multinational corporation)
Genelia D'Souza With Her Parents And Brother
SiblingsBrother- Nigel D'Souza (Image in the Parents's section above)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite ActressSandra Bullock and Aishwarya Rai
Favourite Film(s)Devdas, Dark Knight, Titanic
Favourite Colour(s)Black, White, Red
Favourite Perfume Brand(s)XX, Diamond
Favourite Travel Destination(s)Italy, London
Favourite FestivalChristmas
Favourite FoodRoast Chicken with stuffing and palm sauce, Christmas Pudding

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Genelia D’Souza

  • Does Genelia D’Souza smoke?: No
  • Does Genelia D’Souza drink alcohol?: No
  • She was born and raised into a Marathi-speaking Mangalorean Catholic Family in Mumbai.

    Genelia D'Souza's Childhood Photo

    Genelia D’Souza’s Childhood Photo

  • Her mother, Jeanette D’Souza, had to leave the post of the Managing Director of a Pharma Multinational corporation to help Genelia with her career.

    Genelia D'Souza With Her Mother Jeanette D'Souza

    Genelia D’Souza With Her Mother Jeanette D’Souza

  • According to Genelia, her name is a portmanteau (a linguistic blend of words) of her parents- Jeanette and Neil. She furthers says that her name means “rare” or “unique.”
  • Genelia completed her bachelor’s degree in Management Studies while shooting for her debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003.
  • During her school and college days, she was a sports enthusiast and was a state level athlete and a national level football player.

    Genelia D'Souza Posing With A Cricket Bat

    Genelia D’Souza Posing With A Cricket Bat

  • At the age of 15, Genelia had become a household name when she did a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan.

  • She also gained wide attention when she did a Fair & Lovely advertisement during the 2003 Cricket Worl Cup.

  • She signed three Telugu movies simultaneously at the age of 16.
  • She made her Bollywood debut with Ritesh Deshmukh in the movie Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003.
  • She dated Ritesh Deshmukh for a decade before tying the knot with him.
  • 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 “Bommarillu” was also released in the same year.
  • After nearly 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. 
  • Apart from doing lead roles in many films, Genelia also made cameo appearances in Jai Ho and Lai Bhaari in 2014.
  • Genelia is also into philanthropy and is associated with “The Banyan,” a voluntary organization which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.
  • In 2009, Genelia was one of the judges at the grand finale of Gladrags Mega Model and Manhunt.
  • 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.