Riteish Deshmukh is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and his mother is Vaishalitai. His brothers are Amit and Dhiraj.
He completed his education from GD Somani High School and Kamala Raheja School of Architecture.
Later, he graduated from Le Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York. In 2003, he made his debut in Tujhe Meri Kasam which was an average hit at the box office.
He became a known face after the comedy Masti. He has mainly taken on comic roles. He had hits with Bluffmaster and Kya Kool Hain Hum and Malamaal Weekly all of which were comedy roles.
Riteish is considered one of the best comedians and a promising actor in Bollywood.
Ritesh Deshmukh an Indian actor and architect who appears in Bollywood films. He is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India, and the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) with his later to be wife Genelia D'Souza , but it was not until 2004 that he achieved success, when he appeared in the commercially successful comedy, Masti and the critically acclaimed Bardaasht.
His work in Masti was nominated for several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor category. He later starred in films such as Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, Rann and House Full.
Deshmukh began his film career with the 2003 romance, Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D'Souza. The film bombed at the box office, however the lead pair's performances were acclaimed.
He later appeared in Out of Control in the same year, which didn't create magic financially either. His third film, Masti which was a comic thriller, managed to strike extremely well at the box office and critically worldwide.
He gained to fame after his performance in Masti, the movie Masti made him win 2 awards , and then made friendly appearances in films such as Bardaasht and Naach.
His first lead role to succeed him was his rebel character in the sex-comedy Kyaa Kool Hai Hum with Tusshar Kapoor. The film was panned by critics, though loved by public, and was a moderate success at the box office.
After that era, he appeared in mostly comic roles besides a few serious roles. Such as in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money, he was the scene-stealer and was appreciated.
In 2005, he appeared in a supporting role in Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. He was also seen in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai.
In 2007, he was first seen in a guest appearance in Namastey London and then in 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 huge hit and is his most commercially successful film to date. He also appeared in the comedy film Dhamaal which was also a semi hit.
In 2008, he played a lead role in De Taali, in which his performance was praised, and later in Chamku, both of which failed at the box office.
In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez. Including the multi-starcast, Aladin still flopped worldwide.
He then played a supporting role in Ram Gopal Varma's Rann, again co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav.
His final film of 2009 was Do Knot Disturb along with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta.
In 2010, he once again worked with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull along with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan.
The film received negative response from critics, though striked as a Blockbuster commercially.
He has also worked in films like Housefull 2 and will now been in Kya Super Kool Hain Hum.