Genelia Deshmukh is an Indian model and actress. She has worked mostly in the South and Bollywood film industry. Genelia made her debut in acting with the Bollywood film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' where she was nominated for Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female.
Later, she worked in a lot of South films and won the Nandi Special Jury Award, Filmfare Award for Best actress - Telugu and Santosham Award for Best Actress.
Genelia returned to Bollywood in 2008 with the film 'Mere Baap Pehle Aap'. She was later seen in films like 'Ready', 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', 'Life Partner', 'Chance Pe Dance' and many more. Genelia has worked with stars like John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Fardeen Khan and many more.
She married long time boyfriend Riteish Deshmukh of eight years in a traditional Maharashtrian wedding followed by a quiet church wedding.