Birthdate: 5 August 1987
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Height in feet: 5 feet 6 Inches
Eye Color: Black
Sun Sign: Leo
Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress
Marital Status: Married
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Genelia D'Souza born 5 August 1987, is an Indian film actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films.Her mother tongue is Konakani.
Her father Neil D'Souza, is a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services and her mother Jeanette D'Souza, was formerly a managing director of the Pharma Multinational corporation MNC, She also has a younger brother, Nigel D'Souza, who works with the Bombay Stock Exchange.
D'Souza first Hit Advertisment was Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. She made her acting debut in hindi movie Tujhe Meri Kasam alongside Ritesh Deshmukh in 2003. She was recognized for her role in Boys the same year, and 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. She was seen opposite her real life spouse Ritesh Deshmukh in "Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya" in 2012.
1. Nominated—Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female in 2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam.
2. CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut in 2003 Satyam.
3. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu in 2007 Dhee.
4. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil in 2008 Santosh Subramaniam.
5. Nominated—Star Screen Award for Best Actress in 2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.