Genelia D'Souza life and biography

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Genelia D'Souza biography

Date of birth : 1987-08-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2010-11-02
Credited as : Bollywood actress, model and host,

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Genelia D'Souza is an Indian film actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu and Hindi language films, as well as Tamil and Kannada language films. D'Souza first hit the limelight in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. She made her acting debut in the Hindi movie Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, which failed to propel her career in Bollywood, but soon achieved recognition in the Tamil film Boys the same year. She subsequently acted in many Telugu movies during from 2003 to 2005, which earned her recognition in the Telugu film industry.

D'Souza received her first Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2006 for her performance in the romantic film, Bommarillu, which earned her critical acclaim. She made her Kannada debut in 2007 in Satya In Love. She made a comeback to Bollywood in 2008, and was appreciated for her performance in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. In addition to movie acting, D'Souza hosts the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of Fanta, Virgin Mobile India, FasTrack, LG Mobiles, Garnier Light and Perk in India.

After being born in England, Genelia studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. After school, she joined the St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue a Bachelor's Degree. Mumbai-based Genelia starred in the big budgeted Boys by top director Shankar. She starred opposite fellow d├ębutante Siddharth. The film was a box-office hit and launched her career.

She left Kollywood for a while to concentrate on the Tollywood industry, starring in other successful films including, Satyam, Masti, Samba and Sye. She followed it up with a pairing with popular actress Shriya in Subhash Chandra Bose. She returned to the Tamil industry with the hit, Sachein with Vijay. Her film, Happy opposite Allu Arjun was a hit. Her most recent film, Bommarillu, with Siddharth Narayan, is a super hit.

Chennai Kadhal, her Tamil project did average business. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai.

Filmography

2003
Tujhe Meri Kasam
Boys
Satyam
2004
Masti
Samba
Sye
2005
Naa Alludu
Sachein
Subhash Chandra Bose
2006
Happy
Raam
Bommarillu
Chennai Kadhal
2007 Dhee
2008
Mr. Medhavi
Satya In Love
Santosh Subramaniam
Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Ready
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
King
2009
Sasirekha Parinayam
Life Partner
Katha
2010
Chance Pe Dance
Uthama Puthiran
It's My Life
Orange
2011
Hook Ya Crook
Velayudham
Urumi

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