GENELIA D SOUZA
Date of Birth: 5th August 1987
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Description: Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress born in Mumbai on 5th August, 1987. Genelia got her name from her parents Jeaneate and Neil and her pet name is Geenu. Genelia grew up in Mumbai and recognizes herself as a Mangalorean Catholic and her mother tongue is Konkani. Genelia studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. She joined St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies.
She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. D'Souza received her first Filmfare Award in 2006 for her performance in the Telugu romantic film, Bommarillu, which earned her critical acclaim. In 2008, she gave critically acclaimed performances in Santosh Subramaniam, a Tamil remake of Bommarillu, and the Bollywood movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. Genelia has acted in several commercially successful movies in Telugu and Tamil. In addition to movie acting, D'Souza has hosted the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of Fanta, Virgin Mobile India, Fastrack, LG Mobiles, Garnier Light, Margo, and Perk in India.
Tabloids repeatedly linked D'Souza romantically with Ritesh Deshmukh, ever since they starred together in their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. They were reportedly ready to get engaged, but Ritesh's father, the then-Maharashtra Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh did not agree. D'Souza later denied any rumors of a relationship with Deshmukh, and responds that she had just friendly relations with him. However, the couple eventually got married on 3 February 2012, according to Marathi marriage traditions in a Hindu wedding ceremony. She got married at a Roman Catholic ceremony in Bandra, at the following day.