Birth: 1971, Mumbai, India

Ritesh Sidhwani is a Bollywood film producer, who founded a film production house under the banner of Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Along with long time friend Farhan Akhtar, he brought to the audience Dil Chahta Hai, his first film under his banner.

Ritesh Sidhwani was born in a Sindhi family in Mumbai, where he received his education. His father is Chandan T Sidhwani.

He started his career in his family's business, Marlex, India's largest home appliance company and started his film production company, Excel Entertainment, with his close friend, Farhan Akhtar. Their first film, Dil Chahta Hai was released in 2001.

He is married to Dolly Sidhwani, and the couple have two sons