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Ritesh Deshmukh is an architect and Indian actor who acts in Bollywood films. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh. Deshmukh began his film career with the 2003 romance, Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D'Souza. He later appeared in Out of Control, which earned a relatively moderate return. In his third film, Masti, a comic thriller, his role was widely disparaged. Regardless, the film performed well at the box office. He gained fame after his performance in Masti, which earned him two minor awards. He subsequently appeared Bardaasht and Naach. His first relatively successful lead role occurred in the widely panned sex-comedy Kyaa Kool Hai Hum with Tusshar Kapoor. While the film was reviled by critics, it was tolerated by audiences and declared a moderate success at the box office.
He appeared in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money apart from Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. He was also seen in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai. In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. He was in the multi-starcast, Aladin, which was a disaster worldwide. He then played a supporting role in Ram Gopal Varma's Rann, again co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav. His final film of 2009 was Do Knot Disturb along with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta. In 2010, he was forced to work with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan. The film received negative response from critics, though it was a Blockbuster commercially. His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U, in which he played the role of Bajirao, a fake college principal. His second release of the year was comic sequel Double Dhamaal. Both films were very successful. In 2012, he firstly appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in which he is paired opposite his real wife Genelia D'Souza. The film managed 90.26 crore as budget was 5.30 crore at the box office. He then starred in another sequel, Housefull 2, which released on 6 April 2012 and was a huge success like its predecessor. His last release of the year and his latest film, was sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, which released on 27 July 2012 and received positive to mixed reviews from critics and praised Riteish's act; it proved to be a super hit at the box office. Deshmukh is currently attempting another sequel to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which was scheduled to begin filming within the first week of August 2012. However, due to Riteish's father Vilasrao Deshmukh's critical health, the director Indra Kumar delayed the shooting, and the filming began on 9th September, 2012.
Presently, Riteish is set to launch his own production house with a Marathi film. Deshmukh has been recognized as a producer and singer. Deshmukh dated Genelia D'Souza for almost eight years. Despite their strong religious differences, they were married in accordance with Marathi traditions on 3 February 2012, followed by a less-publicized church wedding. Deshmukh's father passed away on 14 August 2012 from multiple organ failure. Deshmukh maintained a Gandhi-esq vigilance just before to his father's demise.