he debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) opposite Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that Deshmukh 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. Since then, Riteish has starred in many commercially successful films such as Kya Kool Hai Hum, Bluffmaster!, Malamaal Weekly, Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, De Taali, Housefull (2010 film), Double Dhamaal, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Housefull 2, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum and the latest blockbuster Grand Masti.
Besides acting, he owns the 'Veer Marathi' Celebrity Cricket League and is the team's captain. Bollywood actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Shreyas Talpade are part of the team.
In January 2013, he made his debut as an film producer with the Marathi success Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav.
Riteish appeared in Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money apart from Bluffmaster! with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.Riteish was seen in guest roles in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai, and then Namastey London, which was a box office hit. In 2007, Cash followed. Later that year, he appeared in Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan, which was a huge hit.Deshmukh appeared in the comedy Dhamaal which was an semi hit.
In 2008, Riteish played a lead role in De Taali, in which his performance was praised, and later in Chamku, both of which were declared "flop" at the box office.
In 2009, his first release was Aladin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline FernandezRiteish . was in the multi-starcast, Aladin, which was a disaster worldwide.Deshmukh then played a supporting role in Ram Gopal Varma's Rann, again co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav. His final film of 2009 was Do Knot Disturb with Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta.
In 2010, Riteish worked with Sajid Khan on the comedy Housefull with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal and Jiah Khan. The film received negative response from critics, though it was a Blockbuster commercially. His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U., in which he played the role of Bajirao, a fake college principal. His second release of the year was the comic sequel Double Dhamaal. Both were above-average grossers and very successful.
In 2012, he first appeared in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in which he is paired opposite his real wife Genelia D'Souza. It proved a commercial hit despite being a shoestring budget. Riteish then starred in a sequel, Housefull 2, which released on 6 April 2012 and was a huge success like its predecessor. Housefull 2 has been marked as Ritesh's biggest success to date. His last release of the year and his latest film was sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, which released on 27 July 2012 and received positive to mixed reviews from critics who praised Riteish's performance. It proved to be a moderate success.
he is currently attempting another sequel to the 2004 hit Masti titled Grand Masti which was scheduled to begin filming on 9 September 2012.Upon release, it became a blockbuster
he made his debut as a film producer with the Marathi film Balak Palak, directed by Ravi Jadhav. It released on 4 January 2013 and was a success. he has decided to make a Hindi remake of the film.
Riteish Deshmukh is son of the ex-chief minister of Maharastra, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh. he earned an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies.Riteish practised for a year with an overseas architectural firm. Deshmukh continued designing since his return to India. he maintains an ownership in Evolutions, an India-based architectural and interior designing firm.
Riteish is set to launch his own production house with a Marathi film.
he has also been recognised as a producer and singer. Riteish married Genelia D'Souza, his co-star from Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, on 3 February 2012.