Riteish Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978) is an Indian film actor, producer. He is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra late Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh. After making his acting debut with the 2003 drama Tujhe Meri Kasam, Deshmukh gained praise for his performance in the 2004 comedy Masti. Subsequently, he starred in several commercially successful comedies including Bardaasht (2004), Kya Kool Hai Hum (2005), Bluffmaster! (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Heyy Babyy (2007), Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011). His highest-grossing releases came with the thriller Ek Villain (2014) and the comedy films Housefull (2010), Housefull 2 (2012), Grand Masti (2013), Housefull 3 (2016), Total Dhamaal (2019), Housefull 4 (2019) and Marjaavaan (2019). Apart from Hindi films, Deshmukh has made his debut as a film producer with the Marathi success Balak Palak (2013). The following year, he made his acting debut in Marathi cinema with the action film Lai Bhaari (2014).

Deshmukh is a son of the ex-chief minister of Maharashtra and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises India - Vilasrao Deshmukh, and Vaishali. He has an elder brother named Amit and a younger brother named Dheeraj, both of them politicians. Deshmukh studied at G D Somani Memorial School and earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai. He practiced for a year with an overseas architectural firm. He continued designing since his return to India. Deshmukh maintains an ownership in Evolutions, an India-based architectural and interior designing firm. Deshmukh launched his own production house Mumbai Film Company in 2013 with producing a Marathi film Balak Palak, which won several awards. In 2013, he also launched his cricket team Veer Marathi in Celebrity Cricket League which he owned as well as mentored as the team captain co-owned by brother Dheeraj Deshmukh, while the brand ambassador is wife Genelia D'souza. Deshmukh has also been recognized as a producer and singer. He married Genelia D'souza, his co-star from Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya on 3 February 2012. Their first son, Riaan, was born on 25 November 2014. Their second son, Rahyl, was born on 1 June 2016.

Riteish Deshmukh Controversies:
Affairs: Riteish Deshmukh never involved in affairs controversy. He dated Genelia D'Souza and married her.
Piyush Goyal Comment: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, the son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, hit back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks claiming that the former CM was only concerned about getting his son a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. In a statement on Twitter, without naming Goyal, the 40-year-old actor said that his father "never spoke to a director or producer to cast me in a film." [Source]
Twitter fun: Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza always active on twitter. They do always funny twit war. Check it in the source!  [Source]
Comment on John Abraham: Riteish Deshmukh in award function commented on John Abraham and said "John can never learn acting, even in the next 10-15 years. This got big controversy, when media asked john about this he said "I don’t go for award functions, they are circus ads. So, I don’t take awards seriously. Riteish is a friend and I think that people crack jokes there so I take it in good spirits. He is a good guy and I don’t take such things seriously." [Source]
Raigad Meghdambari controversy: Riteish Deshmukh and directer Ravi Jadhav shared a photo of sitting on Raigad Meghdambari. Meghdambari is considered as a holy thing by people, so sitting on Meghdambari is consider has disrespecting Great Shivaji Maharaj. So Riteish Deshmukh got big hate, after that he apologized! [Source]
Ram Gopal Varma and Riteish Deshmukh: After the 09/11 terror attack in India. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh reach the Taj Hotel to take stock of the situation — with his actor son Riteish and Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma. The opposition party and media criticized for the presence of Ram Gopal Varma in that place also blamed Vilasrao Deshmukh for inviting Ram Gopal Varma. After this Riteish said he invited Ram Gopal Varma and his father Vilasrao Deshmukh not ever familiar with Ram Gopal Varma! [Source]