Bollywood's bubbly actress Genelia D'Souza turns 26 years old today, August 5, 2013. Genelia, who has acted in both Hindi and South Indian films is always full of life. This actress has cuteness written all over her face and impresses everyone with her beautiful smile. Genelia began her acting career in Tujhe Meri Kasam and that is where she met her husband Riteish Deshmukh.
She was recognized in the film industry after her Tamil debut called Boys along with Siddharth Narayan. Her fame grew from there. Genelia was born in Mumbai to a Mangalorean Catholic family and made it very big in the Telugu film industry.
On this special day, Genelia took the effort to reply to some of the questions asked by her fans on Twitter. After a long chat with her fans, the actress posted, "Thank you tweethearts for always making me feel special. You all are beautiful. Got to go. Lovely chatting with you all after forever. See ya soon."
Genelia has established herself as a leading actress in South Indian Film industry. The actress has a huge fan following in the Telugu industry. She received her first Filmfare award for her performance in the Telugu romantic movie Bommarillu in the year 2006. This movie also earned her critical acclaim. The 26-year-old is now busy shooting for the film Rock The Shaadi. She also has another Hindi movie called It's My Life which is coming up this year.
Have a look at the slide show to see Genelia's answers to fans and more.
Siddharth Wishes The Birthday Girl
Actor Siddharth posted on her twitter page, "Happy happy birthday to my first co-star @geneliad. More and more happiness to you my friend. "
Genelia's Best BirthdayMemory
When a fan asked Genelia about her best birthday memory, the actress quickly replied that it is her dog Pepper who was gifted to her.
Who is isn't a big fan of DDLJ? Just like many of you out there, Genelia too revealed that her all time favourite movie is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
On A Rainy Day
If you are wondering what would Genelia like to do on a rainy day in Mumbai, the actress reveals that she thinks chilling with a cup of coffee and eating vada pavs is the best thing.
Favourite Sports Celeb
During her college days, Genelia really liked sports. This national level football player says that her favourite sports celeb is David Beckham. She was also a state level athlete and a sprinter too.
She got an opportunity to act in her first film Tujhe Mere Kasam while she was pursuing her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies in St. Andrew's College. So while shooting for the film, she also completed her degree as well.
Genelia was spotted at wedding when she was the bridesmaid. She was selected for the Parker pen ad along with Amitabh Bachchan. Initially she refused the offer because she had an exam the nex day but was later convinced. This ad gained her wide attention. Big B even complimented her saying, "she was good, and her expressions were spontaneous."
Wide Recognition In the B-Town
The actress became very popular with her performance in the movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. Her role as Aditi was widely admired for her sweetness and freshness.
Genelia met Riteish Deshmukh during her first movie. The two gradually fell in love during the film and were even ready to get but married but Riteish's father had an objection back then. Later the couple tied the knot on February 3, 2012.
Hubby Wishes Genelia
Riteish Deshmukh posted on Genelia's twitter page saying, 'Happy Birthday Baiko'. Baiko is the word for wife I Marathi.