Monday, April 13, 2009

Genelia Interview


Born: August 5, 1982
Birth Place: England
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Christian
Debut Movie:
Tujhe Meri Kasam (Hindi)
Education: School: Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra


Genelia D'Souza (Born 5 August 1982 in England) is a young actress in India. She has acted over a dozen films in South Indian cinema. She is also known to people close to her as Harini. Her parents originally hail from Goa and later moved to England. She got her first break in the movie "Boys" directed by Shankar. Genelia has so far acted in over a dozen Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies.

She acted in movies like Satyam, Masti, Samba, Sye, Happy, Bommarillu, and Dhee. "Bommarillu" is the biggest hit in Genelia’s career. Bommarillu, with Genelia and Siddharth Narayan in the lead, became a super duper hit.


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. She has also been a part of many TV ad campaigns, the most famous ones being for Fair and Lovely, Cricket World Cup 2003 with Kris Shrikanth and Parker pens with Amitabh Bachchan.


* 2007-Santhosha Subramani-Tamil-Jayam Ravi-Announced
* 2007-Mr. Medhavi-Telugu-Announced
* 2007-Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na-Aditi-Hindi-Imran Khan-Filming
* 2007-Vaaranam Aayiram-Tamil-Surya Sivakumar-Filming
* 2007-Sathya In Love-Kannada-Shivarajkumar-Filming
* 2007-Dhee-Pooja-Telugu-Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu
* 2006-Chennai Kadhal-Narmada-Tamil-Bharath
* 2006-Bommarillu-Hasini-Telugu-Siddharth Narayan, Neha Bamb
* 2006-Raam-Lakshmi-Telugu-Nitin, Hrishitaa Bhatt
* 2006-Happy-Madhumathi-Telugu-Allu Arjun, Manoj Bajpai-
* 2005-Naa Alludu-Gagana-Telugu-Jr. NTR, Shriya Saran
* 2005-Sachein-Shalini-Tamil-Vijay, Bipasha Basu, Linda Arsenio
* 2005-Subhash Chandra Bose-Anitha-Telugu-Venkatesh, Shriya Saran
* 2005-Sye-Indhu-Telugu-Nitin, Shashank
* 2004-Samba-Sandhya-Telugu-Jr. NTR, Bhoomika Chawla
* 2004-Masti-Bindhiya-Hindi-Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh
* 2003-Satyam-Ankitha-Telugu-Sumanth
* 2003-Boys-Harini-Tamil-Siddharth Narayan, Bharath
* 2003-Tujhe Meri Kasam-Anju-Hindi-Ritesh Deshmukh, Shriya Saran


Screen Weekly Awards:

* 2004-Nominated-Screen Most Promising Newcomer - Female
for: Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)

Monday, April 6, 2009