Ritiesh Deshmukh is as famous for being the son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh as he is for being an actor in the big bad world of Bollywood. Basics on Ritiesh Ritiesh was born on 17th December 1978 in Latur, Maharashtra, India. His father is the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh. He schooled at D.Somani High School and studied architecture at Kamala Raheja School of Architecture. He owns Evolutions, an architecture and interior designing firm. His interest in movies took him to New York City where he studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He was recently embroiled in controversy when he accompanied his father along with director Ram Gopal Verma to the Taj Hotel that witnessed a terrorist attack in November 2008. De Taali Ritiesh’s debut movie was Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) with Southern stars Shriya Saran and Genelia D’Souza. The movie was a remake of Telugu blockbuster Nuvve Kavali and was widely publicized owing to his father’s political connections. It was an average hit at the box office. The comedy Masti (2004) starred the likes of Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi. He continued to star in multi-starrer comedies like Kya Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Bluffmaster (2005) with Abhishek Bacchan and Priyanka Chopra. In 2006, Ritiesh’s movie releases included Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money. Heyy Babyy (2007) that moved around three bachelors taking care of a baby performed well at the box office. De Taali (2008) didn’t fare well. Saamna, Loot and Koochie Koochie Hota Hai are some releases to look forward to in 2009.