Genelia D'Souza has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003.
She was recognized for her role in Boys the same year, directed by the well-known director Shankar where she was paired opposite Siddharth. The film was a superhit and it was also dubbed into Tamil.
She later established herself in Telugu cinema by acting in several Telugu films during 2003–2005.
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.
Having acted in several commercially successful movies in Telugu and Tamil, D'Souza has established herself as one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry.
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.
Born in Mumbai into a Mangalorean Catholic family, D'Souza was raised a Roman Catholic in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai.
Her mother Jeanette D'Souza was formerly a managing director of the Pharma Multinational corporation (MNC), who left her job in 2004 to help Genelia with her career.
Her father Neil D'Souza, is a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).She also has a younger brother, Nigel D'Souza, who works with the Bombay Stock Exchange
Her breakthrough performance in 2008 was through the portrayal of the role of Aditi Mahant in the blockbuster Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, which was an economic success across India and overseas, grossing 564.1 million (US$11.25 million).Her role was widely admired for her sweetness and freshness, and new style of acting.
D'Souza is deeply religious and says that, she regularly attends Sunday Mass at St. Anne's Parish (Bandra), and whenever the family is home, a part of their evening is reserved for saying the rosary together.
After a 9 year old relationship Genelia and Ritiesh Deshmukh, 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.
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