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Ritesh Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978) is an Indianmarker actor, from Latur Citymarker in Marathwada, Maharashtramarker. He is son of Vilasrao Deshmukh Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Interprises, Government Of India.

Early life

Ritesh Deshmukh was born on 17 December 1978.he is a son of shri.Vilasrao Deshmukh and smt. Vaishali deshmukh.He is from Bhabalgaon of Latur district in Mahrashtra.His younger brother Amit Deshmukh now MLA from latur.He completed his education from G. D. Somani High School and Kamala Raheja School of Architecture in Mumbai. He worked in New York City after graduation while studying acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.


He made his debut in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam in which he co-starred Genelia D'souza which was average at the box office. He then did the lead role in Out of Control. He became a known face after the 2004 comedy Masti, again co-starring Genelia, which established him as an actor. Later, he appeared in Bardaasht. After the release of Masti, he changed his known name Ritiesh Deshmukh for numerological reasons.

He has mainly taken on comic roles and a few serious roles. He has appeared in several comedy films including Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money. He appeared in a supporting role in Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. He acted in one of the stories in Darna Zaroori Hai alongside Amitabh Bachchan.

In 2007, he was first seen in a guest appearance in Namastey London and then the multi-starrer action film Cash which was a box office failure. Later that year, he appeared in Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan, which was a worldwide hit and his most commercially successful film to date. And he was last seen in 2007 as himself in Deewangi Deewangi, a track from Om Shanti Om featuring 30 other notable actors from Bollywood.

In 2008, Ritesh's first release was De Taali, in which Ritesh's performance was praised, and later release was Chamku, both the films failed at the box office.

First of his upcoming films is Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez, which was released on 30 October 2009. Others are Ram Gopal Varma's Rann, again co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav and Do Knot Disturb along with Govinda, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta. He is currently working on Sajid Khan's Housefull along with co-stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Lara Dutta.



Ritesh has hosted the 2008 IIFA Awards, with Boman Irani and Urmila Matondkar, which took place in Bangkokmarker. He again hosted IIFA Awards in 2009 at The Venetian Macaomarker in Macaumarker, with Boman Irani and Lara Dutta.


Year Award Category Film Result
2004 Star Screen Awards [[Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male|Most

Promising Newcomer - Male]]
Tujhe Meri Kasam
2004 Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Tujhe Meri Kasam & Out of Control
2005 Star Screen Awards Best Comedian Masti
2005 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Masti
2005 IIFA Awards Best Comedian Masti
2006 Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actor Award Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
2006 Zee Cine Awards Best Comedian Bluffmaster
2006 IIFA Awards Best Comedian Bluffmaster!
2008 Zee Cine Awards Entertainer of the Year -

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