Riteish Deshmukh Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Riteish Deshmukh


Full NameRiteish Vilasrao Deshmukh
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Architect
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 December 1978
Age (as in 2017) 39 Years
BirthplaceLatur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureRiteish Deshmukh's signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolG D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai
College/University• Kamala Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
• The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, California, USA
Educational QualificationDegree in Architecture
DebutHindi Film: Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)Tujhe Meri Kasam
Marathi Film: Lai Bhaari (2014)Lai Bhaari
As a Film Producer: Balak-Palak (2012)Balak-Palak
TV: India's Dancing Superstar (2013, as a judge)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
Address602, Worli Sagar Co-operative Housing Society, Purna Building, Worli, Mumbai 400030 (Vilasrao Deshmukh's residence)
HobbiesPlaying Cricket, Singing
Awards, Honours, Achievements IIFA Awards
Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film "Housefull" (2011)
Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film "Double Dhamaal" (2012)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film "Ek Villain" (2015)
Outstanding performance by a regional language film for the film "Lai Bhaari" (2015)
National Award
Won for the film "Yellow" (2014)
TattooA tattoo just below right elbow
Riteish Deshmukh's tattoo near right elbow
Controversies• On 30 November 2008, Riteish took Ram Gopal Varma to visit the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, along with his father and then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the 26/11 attacks. This matter was later politicized as both Riteish and Varma were criticized by the media and public of doing an inspection and get the details for their new film on terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Later, Riteish gave the clarification by saying, "I've always maintained that he (Ram Gopal Verma) was there because of me. I had taken him there. The media said that my father had invited Ram Gopal Verma (Taj incident) but that's not true. There is not one shot of the two talking to each other and my father didn't even know him...Till date, they have still not been introduced to each other!"Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Gopal Varma at Taj Hotel
• In 2016, while hosting an awards show, Riteish jokingly said that John Abraham can never learn acting, even in the next 10-15 years.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsGenelia D'Souza (Actress)
Marriage Date3 February 2012
Wife/SpouseGenelia D'Souza (m.2012-present)
Riteish Deshmukh with his wife Genelia DSouza
ChildrenSons- Riaan Deshmukh (born in 2014), Rahyl Deshmukh (born in 2016)Riteish Deshmukh with his mother, wife and children
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Late Vilasrao Deshmukh (Politician, died in 2012)
Mother- Vaishali Deshmukh (Homemaker)
Riteish Deshmukh with his parents
SiblingsBrothers- Amit Deshmukh (Elder, Politician), Dheeraj Deshmukh (Younger, Politician) Riteish Deshmukh with his mother and brothers
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Mutton biryani, Aamti, Puran Poli, Kolhapuri Fish, Shrikhand
Favourite Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite ActressesMadhuri Dixit, Sridevi
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Hollywood: The Notebook, Jerry Maguire
Favourite DirectorInder Kumar
Favourite Sport(s)Cricket, Wrestling
Favourite WrestlerBret "The Hitman" Hart
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite Song"Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam" from the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Favourite RestaurantPali Bhavan in Mumbai
Favourite DestinationGoa (India)
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBentley Continental Flying Spur, Mercedes Benz W221 S Class, Range Rover, Honda CR-V
Riteish Deshmukh inside his Range Rover
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹4-5 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)$30 million

Riteish Deshmukh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Riteish Deshmukh

  • Does Riteish Deshmukh smoke?: No
  • Does Riteish Deshmukh drink alcohol?: No
  • Riteish belongs to a family of political lineage with Indian National Congress, as his father, Late Vilasrao Deshmukh, served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, twice. His brothers are also associated with the Indian National Congress and he also is a loyal campaigner of the same party.

    Riteish Deshmukh campaigning for Congress Party

    Riteish Deshmukh campaigning for Congress Party

  • He is a qualified architect and started his career in the same field in New York City.
  • Deshmukh owns a designing firm ‘Evolution Architectural Design Studio Private Limited.’
  • His perfect comic timing in the adult comedy ‘Masti’ (2004) established him as an actor.

  • In 2006, he changed the spellings of his name from ‘Ritesh’ to ‘Riteish,’ on numerological suggestions.
  • When Genelia met Riteish for the first time, she had a perception about Riteish that he was the Chief Minister’s son so he might have been a spoilt brat.
  • On his first date with Genelia, he treated her to a plate of Samosas. He later dated Genelia for around 8 years before getting married to her in 2012.
  • He is 9 years older than Genelia.
  • Riteish calls his wife, Genelia, by the name ‘Baiko.’
  • His younger brother, Dheeraj Deshmukh, is married to actor Jacky Bhagnani’s elder sister Deepshikha Deshmukh (Honey).
  • He enjoys playing cricket and is the owner of ‘Veer Marathi‘ team in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).

    Riteish Deshmukh has been the owner of Veer Marathi

    Riteish Deshmukh has been the owner of Veer Marathi

  • He has designed the interiors of the office premises of Shah Rukh Khan’s production house ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’, and Karan Johar‘s house at Union Park (Bandra).
  • He loves number 1 so much that all his cars have the number 1.

    Riteish Deshmukh's love for number 1

    Riteish Deshmukh’s love for number 1

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