Riteish Deshmukh (born 17 December 1978, in Latur, Maharashtra) is an Indian architect, film actor and film producer active in Indian films. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.
Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) opposite Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that he achieved some 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 is also commonly noticed in cameo or guest appearances in movies such as Namastey London, Kal Kissne Dekha and recently Himmatwala .
Besides from acting, Riteish also owns the 'Veer Marathi' Celebrity Cricket League and is also the team's captain. Bollywood actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Shreyas Talpade are also part of the team.
In January 2013, Ritesh made his debut as an film producer with the Marathi success Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jhadhav.
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