Riteish Deshmukh Family Members:
Father: Vilasrao Deshmukh
Mother: Vaishali Deshmukh
Brother: Amit Deshmukh
Brother: Dheeraj Deshmukh
Wife: Genelia D’Souza
Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh- Riteish Deshmukh’s Parents
Riteish Deshmukh’s father was the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, a well-known politician and former chief minister of Maharashtra. Ritesh was very close to his father and was shattered at his death; he withdrew from the social world, including the social network. It took him almost a year before he was ready to talk about him with the media. He has spoken about his immense pride in his dad, how his father would always make sure to ring him up everyday and enquire about his day. He has still no ttotally over his father’s death and continues to keep his father’s picture on his cellphone wallpaper. He finds that his father has left a sort of legacy for him to not miss him in the manner by which he has touched common people’s lives and continues to live on in their memories. He fondly recollected how his father would carry three chocolates in his pocket for his sons whenever he returned from travel; he would give each of his sons a chocolate, right through their childhood and even when they were adults.
Riteish Deshmukh’s mother is homemaker, Vaishali Deshmukh. Riteish is obviously very close to his mother. When his father expired, he along with his brothers tried to be strong for their mother, but he realized again, how strong his mother actually was. He found her to be incredible; especially since he felt that since she was both a wife and mother, she had to be strong on more fronts than he. He remembers that when he was studying in New York, his parents would ring up every day to know how he was doing.
Amit Deshmukh and Dheeraj Deshmukh- Riteish Deshmukh’s Brothers
Riteish Deshmukh has two brothers, Amit and Dheeraj Deshmukh. Amit Deshmukh is the eldest of the three siblings. He is a politician and Minister of State in Maharashtra and popularly known as Amit Bhaiyya . He is married to Aditi Ghorpade. Riteish found his elder brother to be the strongest among them all, during the traumatic time after the death of his parent.
Dheeraj Deshmukh is Riteish’s younger brother. He too, is a politician from Maharashtra. He married film producer Vashu Bhagnani’s daughter, Honey. Honey is actor, Jackky Bhagnani’s sister. Riteish has business partnership with his brother in the Celebrity Cricket League.
Riteish has a close bond with all his brothers and all three stood by and supported each other during the time of mourning.
Genelia D’Souza- Riteish Deshmukh Wife
Riteish married his girlfriend, Genelia D’Souza after a long courtship, which was done out of the public eye. They met for the first time during the shooting of their film Tujhe Meri Kasam. He says that they were friends first and later slowly and gently their friendship turned into love. He calls her his friend, his strength and support. He finds that she understands him and his moods. The only thing he hates about her is her fantastic memory and the way she remembers even things that need to be forgotten! According to Riteish, they rarely fight and if they do, he is the one who usually makes up first. The very much-in-love couple are now expecting their first child.