Riteish Deshmukh: Talent with a Great Sense of Humor

Riteish Deshmukh cemented his position in the Indian film industry by appearing in several hit films in the Bollywood. He made a pale debut which wasn’t even noticed by the Indian audiences. However, he came back strongly with decent performances in movies like Masti, Malamaal Weekly, Bluffmaster, and Bardaasht. Since then, he has acted in many hit ventures and has also produced a handful of blockbuster hits. He made his debut in the Marathi films in the Box Office record breaking film titled Lai Bhaari.

Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh Age, Height, and Other Numbers

Deshmukh entered the industry with decent looks and superb acting abilities. Although he didn’t have a muscular physique like most of the successful actors in the B-Town possess, he had a decent physique which made him very apt to play the boy next door characters. He with his natural acting flair and sensational comic timing got the required limelight that helped him succeed at the silver screens. We decided to list down all the physical attributes about the actor which will help his fans to know him closely.

Riteish Deshmukh Body Vitals

Age: 38 years (as in 14th July 2017)

Height: 5 feet 11 inches, 180 centimeters

Weight: 161 pounds, 73 kilograms

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Chest: 41 inches

Waist: 32 inches

Biceps: 31 inches

Riteish Deshmukh Family

Deshmukh belongs to a traditional Marathi family from Latur. His father, Late. Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh was a member of the Indian National Congress. He was even elected as the chief minister of Maharashtra and enjoyed two terms as an effective state representative. He had several ministerial positions in his entire political career which made him an integral part of the Indian Politics. Riteish’s mother was a homemaker and stayed away from the politics.

He is the second oldest child in the family of three children. His elder and the younger brother are active politicians trained under their father’s wing. Amit is the name of the eldest child in the family while the younger one is named Dheeraj.

Riteish Deshmukh Biography

Riteish Deshmukh was born on 17th December 1978 in Latur. Deshmukh went to the G. D. Somani School in Mumbai. He completed his degree in architecture from the Kamla Raheja College of Architecture. Later, he worked as an architect for an overseas firm. Upon returning to India, he continued to work as a designer until he turned his attention towards the Bollywood. Even today, Deshmukh has ownership in the Evolutions, which is one of the famous architectural firms in the country.

The Bollywood Entry

Riteish started off his career in the B-Town by featuring in a romantic movie titled Tujhe Meri Kasam alongside the debutant, Genelia D’Spuza. The film failed at the Box Office nor did it receive any attention from the critics. He then acted in Out of Control, a comedy drama which received the same fate as his debut movie. The first couple of films in his career failed to trouble the Box Office numbers.

The most needed recognition came to Riteish in the form of Masti. Critics thought that he had plenty of room to improve, but even then, the movie managed to earn some profits from the audiences. Later, he was cast into a couple of films titled Bardaasht and Naach respectively. Both the films were major Box Office failures which added to the poor run of the actor.

Riteish finally cemented his position in the B-Town by a prolific performance in the sex comedy, Kya Kool Hain Hum. The movie was written off by the critics, but Box Office numbers had a different story altogether. It grossed considerably well in terms of its profit and left its producers happy faced. By then, Riteish proved his worth and was stereotyped for portraying comic roles.

A String OF Flops

He started receiving integral roles in comedy films. After featuring in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money, he appeared in Bluffmaster! Alongside Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. None of these movies were able to take off at the Box Office. He then had series of guest appearances in hit movies like Namastey London, Darna Zaroori Hain, and Cash. He was a part of the blockbuster hit, Heyy Babyy where he shared the screen with Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, and Fardeen Khan. He then appeared in another multi-starer comedy film titled Dhamaal which was an average performer at the Box Office.

Riteish tried his luck in two solo-starer movies in 2008. Both were bound to receive critical acclaim for the actor’s performance but couldn’t do any business at the Box Office. As a result, both the movies flopped which made him sign the multi-cast movies yet again. He shared the screen alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Jacqueline Fernandes in the movie Aladin. Riteish was once again lucky to work with an ensemble star cast that involved the likes of Paresh Rawal and Big B for the movie titled Rann. None of which made to make a long lasting impression at the Box Office.

Positive Acclaim and Recognition

2010 was a fruitful year in terms of performance of Riteish’s movies at the Box Office. His first release was Houseful starring established superstars like Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, and Lara Dutta. Despite facing criticism from the Film pundits, it was declared as a super hit film in terms of its monetary gains.  The success followed with Box Office hits like F.A.L.T.U and Double Dhamaal.

He continued his good work by featuring in back to back hit films in 2012. Riteish was paired alongside his real wife, Genelia D’Souza in a romantic movie titled Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. It made huge profits in the market despite having a very small investment in the project. Sajid Khan managed to retain the majority of his cast in the sequel of the hit film Houseful. John Abraham and Rishi Kapoor were the new inductees to the Houseful Franchise. Even after being bashed by the critics, audience helped it gain the super-hit status.

Riteish made his name in the industry as one of the quirky and spontaneous actors. For an image he created of himself in the media, he managed to act in several movies despite giving so many flops in his career. The best performance till date in the career of Deshmukh came in the movie titled Ek Villain. He was cited for a negative role in the movie which was the very first time that he had played a villainous character. He nailed the role of a psychopath to perfection.

Another successful movie where his performance was adored by the critics was Lai Bhaari, a regional Marathi film. It was his debut in the Marathi Film Industry, and the movie along with the songs and dance numbers in it took the audiences by storm. He has then featured in several sequels like Great Grand Masti and Housefull 3.

Riteish Deshmukh Hit Films

  • Houseful (2010)
  • Houseful 2 (2012)
  • Masti (2004)
  • Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
  • Ek Villain (2014)
  • Kya Kool Hain Hum (2005)
  • Lai Bhaari (2014)
  • Great Grand Masti (2016)
  • Double Dhamaal (2011)
  • Grand Masti (2013)
  • Dhamaal (2007)
  • Heyy Babyy (2007)
  • Houseful 3 (2016)

Having acted in numerous films, Riteish has performed in several songs, which were an instant hit amongst the youths. Therefore, we take a look back in all the songs in his career which can get your feet moving.

Riteish Deshmukh Hit Songs

  • Bappa, Banjo (2016)
  • Piya O Re Piya, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
  • Ishq Karenge, Bangistaan (2015)
  • Mast Kalandar, Heyy Babyy (2007)
  • Anarkali Disco Chali, Houseful 2 (2012)
  • Papa Jaag Jaayega, Houseful (2010)
  • Dekha Jo Tujhe Yaar, Apna Sapna Money Money (2011)
  • Zulmi, Grand Masti (2013)
  • Mauli Mauli, Lai Bhaari (2014)
  • Taang Uthake, Houseful 3 (2016)

Happily Married!

Riteish Deshmukh along with his wife have been giving some serious relationship goals for more than a decade now. It is some sort of charm that has kept the youngest B-Town couple intact without creating any sort of fuss. Even after being active in the B-Town, there hasn’t been a single news that has come against the relationship of this super cute couple. Such has been their aura that every time I see them together, I wish that I create such positivity when with my soul mate.

Riteish met Genelia when she was just 16 during the shoot of their debut film. With time the friendship grew stronger turning into a strong never ending bond. They dated for quite a time before getting officially married in two different styles, viz. Maharashtrian and Catholic on 3rd February 2012. The beautiful couple was blessed with two baby boys within a span of two years. The elder child is named Riaan, while the younger one is called Rahyl.

Likes, Dislikes, and More

Favorite Food: Mutton Biryani, Kolhapuri Fish, Aamti, Puran Poli, and Shrikhand

Favorite Superstars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Sridevi.

Favorite Film: Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Jerry Maguire, and the Notebook.

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Director: Inder Kumar

Favorite Song: Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jaana Sanam

Favorite Restaurant: Pali Bhavan in Mumbai

Favorite Destination: Goa

The Money in the Bank

Riteish has enjoyed his success for the longest of time in the Bollywood. Having had a career spanning for more than a decade in the industry, it has its direct effects on the Bank balance. Also, he has been a frequent performer at several award functions and shows which add to the tally of his entire net worth. Owing to his popularity, he has been chosen a face of many brands by several companies across the nation. Needless to say, that it helps one boost the bank balance by a considerable amount.

Riteish Deshmukh Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Riteish Deshmukh is calculated at $30 million. It is believed that the actor charges around 4-6 crore rupees for a single film. He even owns a production house which has been responsible for giving some stellar hits in the recent times. He has ownership in an architectural firm which has done some high profile clients from the B-Town. He is very fond of cars and has a wide fleet of options at his disposal. All the cars share the same number plate bearing the number 1, as he believes it to be his favorite number.

Cars in the Garage: Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz WW221 S Class, Range Rover, and Honda CR-V.

Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions

Riteish has won a plenty of awards in his career, predominantly for his clinical comedy performances. His villainous role in the movie Ek Villain also received a lot of positive acclaims and was showered with several awards at various award functions. Here is a list of awards Deshmukh has won in his entire career.

Riteish Deshmukh Awards

  • 2 IIFA Awards for the best performance in a comic role for Double Dhamaal and Houseful (2012, 2011)
  • IIFA Award for the best performance in a supporting role for Ek Villain (2015)
  • 2 Zee Cine awards for the best performance in a comic role for Bluffmaster! And Masti (2005, 2004)
  • IIFA award for the best regional film for Lai Bhaari (2015)
  • Guild Award for the best actor in a negative role for Ek Villain (2015)
  • Stardust Award for the best supporting actor for Kya Kool Hain Hum (2006)
  • Stardust Award for the breakthrough performance for Masti (2005)
  • BIG STAR most entertaining actor in a thriller film for Ek Villain (2015

The Social Media Buzz

Riteish Deshmukh is a constant performer, and is always a part of some movies or is seen hosting some award functions or TV shows. Equally, he is also busy on the social media platforms where he connects with his fans and keeps them updated with timely posts. He has a total of 6. 49 million followers on Twitter where he operates his twitter handle by the username @Riteishd. He is active on Instagram by the username @riteishd and has 4.5 million followers on the photo sharing application.

Riteish is one of the most famous celebrities of the coming age. He has had his presence felt in the industry by appearing in numerous films over the course of time. For a start he had in his Bollywood career, he has ticked off most of the things in a right manner to get his career on the track.