Genelia D’Souza is one of the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood. Her pretty smile and exceptional looks give her a unique recognition in the tinsel town. She started her acting career with superstar Amitabh Bachchan. It was a Parker pen ad in which the duo worked together. She is well known for her work in Tollywood, Kollywood, Bollywood, and Mollywood. Let us know more about gorgeous Genelia D’Souza in a bit more detail.
1. Unique Name, Portmanteau
Genelia, is a unique name, isn’t it? She got her name by the cute mix-up of her parents’ names. A portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words in which parts of multiple words or their phonemes are combined into a new word. Her father is Neil D’Souza, and her mother’s name is Jeanette D’Souza. Genelia’s name is derived from her mother’s name Jeanette and her father’s name Neil.
2. First Commercial Ad With Amitabh Bachchan
Genelia made it to her first commercial ad at the age of 15. Her dressing up like a bridesmaid at a wedding was the reason for her signing. She shared her screen space for the first ad with the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan. The two endorsed a Parker pen. After that, Genelia continued to uphold commercial ads. She was the brand ambassador of Fanta, Fastrack, Virgin Mobile, Garnier light, and Perk.
3. First Filmfare Award
Genelia D’Souza collected her first Filmfare award for a Tollywood film. The Telugu romance-comedy film ‘Bommarillu’ was one of the best movies of Genelia D’Souza. The film was so perfectly cast that it was remade in Tamil as Santosh Subramaniam, in Bengali as Bhalobasa Bhalobasa, and in Odia as Dream Girl.
4. Bollywood Debut
Genelia was just 21 when she made her debut in Bollywood, Tujhe Meri Kasam. Her male co-actor was Riteish Deshmukh. Whilst the film, the couple falls in love. The relationship between Genelia and Riteish was a subject of gossip in the tinsel town for a long time. The movie is one of the favorite movies of millions of fans. Tujhe Meri Kasam is not released on television and digitally. But frequently, it is re-releases in theatres, and to everyone’s surprise, some of the shows go house full.
5. Dated Riteish For Almost A Decade
During her first film in Bollywood, Genelia fell in love with the co-actor Riteish Deshmukh. The two dated for a long time of ten years, and finally married in February 2012.