Wife of Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, born August 5, 1987 is a bollywood actress and model who has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. Her acting career began in 2003 with her first major movie Tujhe Meri Kasam, which was a huge success. She is also famously known for a number of other successful bollywood films, such as Masti, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Chance Pe Dance and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. It is said that Genelia D’Souza was never too keen to become an actor, as she holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies, and is said to have initially turned down the role for her first film Tujhe Meri Kasam, yet due to much pestering she agreed to take the role after a period of about two months and completed her education whilst the filming of the movie. Apart from acting, D’Souza is also the brand ambassador for various notable companies such as Fanta, Dabur and Virgin Mobile India, and has also been a judge in various popular reality tv shows such as the Gladrags Mega Model and Manhunt, and had received much recognition for hosting the popular television show Big Switch. However, her career hasn’t been short of any controversies. Whilst having announced her plans to wed actor Ritesh Deshmukh, in her film Force, a wedding scene was portrayed between her and John Abraham. Subsequent to the release of the film, much controversy broke out as many claimed that the wedding rituals portrayed in the film were so real that her and John Abraham were actually husband and wife. Similarly, in 2010, she had also gotten herself into much controversy amidst the conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan Military after she had been in attendance of the IIFA awards which were held in the same year in Colombo.
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