Biodata / Profile
|Birth Name||Genelia D’Souza|
|Date of Birth||5 August 1987
|Genelia D’Souza Height||5′ 6½” (1.69 m)|
|Schoool Days||Apostolic Carmel High School, Mumbai.|
|College Days||St. Andrews College,Mumbai.|
|First movie||Boys , 2003|
Genelia D’Souza Trivia
# Her father Neil D’Souza, is working as a senior officer in TCS. Her mother Jeanette D’Souza was also workingfor a MNC in India but later left her job to help Genelia settle in film industry. Her brother, Nigel D’Souza, who works with the BSE.
# Actress says that her name “Genelia”, means “rare” or “unique”.
# Genelia entered the glamour world at the age of 15 itself, it was her first modeling assignment.
# Her debut movie Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 was a boxoffice failure but critics was very much impressed by her performance. Her first commercial success came in Boys in the same year which was one of the biggest hits of the year giving her a big break in her film career.
# D’Souza was a part of stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai, an event which seeks to raise funds for rehabilitating homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.
# She was in controversy in 2010 when a Tamil daily reported that she had attended the controversial 2010 IIFA Awards in Colombo. The even was voluntarily boycotted by tamil film industry protesting the alleged killing of Tamilians in the war between Sri Lanka Army and LTTE.
# Again in 2011 she was in news as it was alleged that the wedding sequence scene of herself and John Abraham in Force movie was conducted by a real priest fulfilling all the rituals and hence they were really married in real life but however she dismissed the claims as a publicity stunt.
# Genelia is very religious person and attends Sunday Mass at St. Anne’s Parish in Bandra regularly.
# Genelia is the brand ambassador of Fanta, LG Mobiles, Virgin Mobile India, Garnier Light, Margo, Fastrack and Perk in India.
# She is romantically linked with actor Ritesh Deshmukh, but she denies it saying that they are just good friends.
Genelia D’Souza Quotes
# ”My communication with God is conversational, I’m God’s favourite child; I believe that God has always been kind to me.”
# “I am a person who loves to chill out more than anything else. I spent my entire college life at Cafe Coffee Day at Carter Road , Mumbai.”
# “I am a complete sportsgirl; I have played everything-from basketball to hockey…the Joggers Park has so much been a part of my life because of my trainings. Not many people know that I am a state-level athlete.”
# ”I enjoy doing films in all languages. Script is the first factor I look into. I don’t mind doing a five-minute role if it’s worth it. Secondly I should have a comfort level with the director/producer I work with. Language is never the criterion for me.”
# “Actually, my name Genelia is a combination of my mom and dad’s name (Jeaneate and Neil)…I keep asking my mom what Genelia means and she says it means rare or unique so I think that’s what it means.”
# “A common accusation is I do similar kinds of roles. My problem is I look very young. So I am given roles of a chirpy youngster, but the characters are so different.”
# ”I am basically an athlete. I was a state level runner and I played for the national football team. Hence, I am fit. I don’t stay away from any kind of food. I love biryani, even if it’s oily.”
# “Iam always a director’s actor. I know that a film is the director’s baby and I completely trust them. And I’ve been lucky most of the time.”