# Nandi Award for Special Jury Award of the year 2009 for katha, 2004-Nominated-Screen Most Promising Newcomer - Female :Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003), Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant Bollywood, 2003, Nandi Special Jury Award for Bommarillu (Telugu), 2006
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Real/Other Names:: Genelia D\'Souza, Geenu
Date of Birth:: August 05, 1987(Age-23)
Place of Birth:: England, UK.

Family and Relations

Father:Jeanette D'Souza (Managing Director with a pharma MNC)
Mother:Neil D'Souza (senior official with Tata Consultancy Services)

Mini Biography

Early Life:
Genelia studied at the Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra and later joined St. Andrews College (Bandra) to pursue her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies.She was also a State level athlete and a National level Football player.

Genelia made her debut in Bollywood in 2003. Her first Hindi film was Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Ritesh Deshmukh. She left Bollywood for a while to concentrate on South Indian films. She first hit the lime-light with a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan and further did a Fair and Lovely 2003 Cricket World Cup ad with Krishnamachari Srikkanth. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai.Boys in 2003 which was a huge success.
She made her Telugu debut with Satyam and went on to act in several films which raised her profile in south India. She acted in several successful telugu films like Happy, Samba and Sye. She followed it up with a pairing with actor Venkatesh in Subhash Chandra Bose which met with disappointment at the box-office.
Her second Hindi movie was Masti and was also opposite Ritesh. This film was a moderate success.She then played the role of Haasini in the Telugu film, Bommarillu, which also starred Siddharth Narayanin the lead. This movie was one of the biggest hits in her career andearned her critical acclaim and wide recognition. She won the FilmfareAward as the Best Actress for her performance, besides other awards.
Her character of Haasini earned rave reviewes and this made her thefavourite choice for that role in the remakes of Bommarillu in otherlanguages. It was remade in Tamil as Santhosh Subramaniamin which Genelia was cast as heroine again. The film also turned out tobe a rather successful as its predecessor. Her debut film in Kannada Satya In Love grossed 4 crores in its opening week thus setting a new record in the Kannada film industry.
She once again appeared in Bollywood in Mere Baap Pehle Aap alongside Akshaye Khanna, which was moderately successful. Her final breakthrough in Bollywood was through the blockbuster, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na,where she is the heroine in the role of Aditi Mahant aka "Meow". Herrole has been widely admired for her sweetness and freshness, and newstyle of acting.
The movie has debutant Imran Khan, Aamir Khan's nephew, as the hero. The movie released on July 4, 2008 and was a success across India and overseas.Her career in south india also continues with she reigning as asuccessful star in Telugu film industry. Her latest Telugu film Ready in which she was paired opposite Ram was a super hit.
Her next film It's My Life, which is again a remake of Bomarillu with Harman Baweja is to be released in 2009. She will also act in David Dhawan's next film which is called Hook Ya Crook opposite John Abraham and Shreyas Talpadefor the first time which is a cricket film, the film will be releasedin 2009. She also has the other film on her hand which is to releasedby mid of 2009 which is titled Life Partner with Fardeen Khan.
She is now the brand ambassador of the new Fanta replacing Rani Mukherjee. She is also now the brand ambassador of chocolate Perk replacing Preity Zinta.

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Genelia Promotes Pampers Baby Dry Pants
Genelia Promotes Pampers Baby Dry Pants
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