Genelia D’Souza is an Indian film actress, model and Entrepreneur. She has working in South Indian cinema and Bollywood films.

Genelia D’Souza was born in Mumbai 05 Aug 1987.Her age is 31years old. Genelia takes her name from her parents jeaneate and Neil and her pet name is Gennu. Genelia grew up in Mumbai and identifies herself as a Mangalorean Catholic and her mother tongue is Konkani.

Genelia studied at  Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. She joined St Andrews College, Bandra to pursue a bachelor’s degree in management. She was also a state level athlete and national level football player.

Genelia received the first Filmfare Award in 2006 for her performance in the Telugu romantic film, Bommarilu, which earned her critical acclaim. In 2008, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in Santosh Subramaniam, the Tamil remake of Bommarillu, and the Bollywood film Jaane Tu … Ya Jaane Na. After acting in several commercially successful films in Telugu and Tamil, Genelia has established herself as one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry.  In addition to mainstream acting, Genelia has hosted the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of Fanta, Virgin Mobile India, Fastrack, LG Mobiles, Garnier Lite, Margo and Perk in India.Genelia made her Bollywood debut in 2003. Her first Hindi film was Tujhe Meri Kasam, opposite Ritesh Deshmukh. He left Bollywood for some time to concentrate on the Tollywood industry.

He first made headlines with an advertisement for Parker Penn with Amitabh Bachchan and further a Fair & Lovely commercial with Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Aka Tamil director, Shankar was very impressed with his performance in both advertisements and placed him in a lead role in the 2003 Tamil version of “Boys”. The film was a box-office hit and made its debut in South India. .

He acted in some successful Telugu films, including Satyam, Happy, Samba and Say. He then teamed up with actor Venkatesh in Subhash Chandra Bose.

She returned to Tamil industry with Vijay along with Sachin. It grossed average at the box office. Her second Hindi film was Masti and she was opposite Ritesh. The film was a moderate success. He played the role of Hassini in Bommarillu, with Siddharth Narayan also playing the lead role. The film was a major commercial and critical success and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance, among other awards.She was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s stage show, Netru, Indru, Nalai. She returned to Kollywood with Santosh Subramaniam, a remake of Bommarillu. The film was also as successful as its predecessor. His first film in Kannada Satya in Love grossed 4 crores in its opening week, setting a new record in the Kannada film industry.

She once again appeared in Bollywood with Akshaye Khanna in Mere Baap Kuchle, which was a moderate success. Her ultimate success in Bollywood was through the blockbuster, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, where she is the heroine in the role of Aditi Mahant aka “Meow”.

Her role has been widely praised for her sweetness and freshness and new style of acting. The film had Imran Khan, the nephew of Aamir Khan as the protagonist. The film was released on 4 July 2008 and was a success in India and abroad.

Her career in South India also continued with her Telugu film Ready and became a big hit at the box office.


D’Souza married Ritesh Deshmukh on 3 February 2012, according to Marathi wedding traditions, at a Hindu wedding ceremony, where they had a church wedding the next day. The couple’s first child, a son named Ryan, was born on 25 November 2014. Their second son was born on 1 June 2016.


In June 2010, he was the subject of a controversy when a Tamil daily reported that he had attended the controversial 2010 IIFA Awards in Colombo.  The incident was boycotted by several Tamil nationals and the South Indian film industry in 2009 at the height of the conflict between the Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).  Rumors of his visit began after his friend Ritesh Deshmukh was spotted in Colombo on a festival in Colombo. Immediately, various Tamil groups and Kollywood films demanded their films be banned.

In 2011, a sequence scene for himself and John Abraham sparked controversy for his film Force. Sources claim that the wedding ceremonies and rituals were so authentic that they must have been spouses in real life.  Instead of a junior artist, an actual priest was called to the scene. Again, after reports of Ritesh Deshmukh and D’Souza’s wedding plans, the priest arrived at the office of producer Vipul Amritlal Shah to file a complaint. He insisted that the couple cannot marry, as D’Souza was already married to John Abraham, as all the wedding rituals were celebrated, wearing the mangalsutra (a sacred thread as a symbol of their marriage by Indian women Is worn., To exchange garlands, and take seven steps around the sacred fire. The Shah dismissed these claims as propaganda


Genelia and Ritesh Deshmukh have transformed entrepreneurs with their latest startup– Imagine Meats – a plant-based meat foods company. The actor duo that debuted three years ago are betting on the plant-based meat trend.

Plant-based meats are made entirely from plant materials such as pea protein and coconut oil, but replicate the taste, smell, and water of animal flesh.

“Seeing innovation for the first time in the global food industry, Ritesh and I were encouraged to take this big step and bring delicious foods for you that are so much better for the planet. We want to demand the Image Meats Test Be the choice of anyone who does. Without the guilt of environmental and public health effects of meat – just as it would be for our own family. It is our mission to make the world kinder and safer for our children, and it A great start, ”Genelia said in a statement.

The couple has partnered with US-based global ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) and Good Foods Institute to experiment and bring out products under the Imagine Meat brand. The company aims to launch plant-based kebabs, biryani and curries and many other products in the coming months.

“I have been a hardcore meat eater, who became a vegetarian last 4 yeras. I have to be honest when I have craved the taste and enjoyment of meat. With plant-based meats, I am a very happy vegetarian now.” Rather just imagine meat, ”said Ritesh Deshmukh.

Plant-based meat has become a trend globally because of the many benefits that come with it. A plant-based diet has been shown to be beneficial in reducing heart risks.

“Plant-based meats have immense potential to help protect the health of the planets, without sacrificing our taste. India is taking its first steps, in a region that is growing globally and is demonstrating a model to save the planet. With our agricultural biodiversity and the opportunity to benefit our farmers and talented employees, India can be a big part of the growth for the global sector, ”said Varun Deshpand.


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