Riteish Deshmukh Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

 Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh was born on 17 December 1978 (age 41 years; as in 2020) in Latur, Maharashtra, India. He did his schooling from GD Somani Memorial School, Mumbai, and enrolled himself in Kamala Raheja School of Architecture,


Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, producer, singer, and architect. He shot to fame with his role of “Dr Amar Saxena” in the film, “Masti.” Let’s find out some interesting facts about Ritesh Deshmukh.

Mumbai, to attain a degree in architecture. Deshmukh, then, went abroad for a year to practice architecture. He owns Evolution Architectural Design Studio Private Limited (an India-based architectural and interior designing firm). Later, he joined The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, California, USA, to study theatre.

One day, while Deshmukh was holidaying with Subhash Ghai in London, Kabir Lal, cinematographer, offered him his first movie. It came as a surprise to him, as he never told anyone about his desire to act.

Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh
Full NameRiteish Vilasrao Deshmukh
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Architect

Physical Appearance

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
Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

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Personal Life

Date of Birth17 December 1978
Age (as in 2020)41 Years
BirthplaceLatur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

Family, Caste & Wife

Riteish Deshmukh belongs to a Marathi Hindu Family. His father, Late Vilasrao Deshmukh, was an Indian Politician. Late Vilasrao Deshmukh served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms. His mother, Vaishali Deshmukh, is a homemaker.

Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish has an elder brother, Amit Deshmukh, and a younger brother, Dheeraj Deshmukh. Both of them are politicians and associated with the Indian National Congress. Riteish himself is a loyal supporter of the Indian National Congress.

Riteish Deshmukh with his parents
Riteish Deshmukh with his parents
Riteish Deshmukh’s childhood picture
Riteish Deshmukh’s childhood picture
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, AchievementsIIFA 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)

Relationships & More

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsGenelia D’Souza (Actress)
Marriage Date3 February 2012

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)
Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh


  • IIFA Award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Housefull
  • IIFA Award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Double Dhamal
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film, Ek Villain
Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

Outstanding Performance by a regional language film for the film, Lal Bhaari
National Film Award for the film, “Yellow

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
Riteish Deshmukh
  • 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.
  • His friends and family fondly call him Navra.
  • Riteish is 9 years older to his wife, Genelia.
  • Riteish treated Genelia to a plate of Samosas on his first date.
  • Riteish lovingly calls his wife, “Baiko.”
  • He is so fond of number 1, that all his cars bear the number 

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