Riteish Deshmukh is an architect and Indian actor who acts in Bollywood films. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D'Souza, but it was not until 2004 that he achieved some success, when he appeared in the commercially successful comedy Masti and the critically acclaimed Bardaasht. His work in Masti was nominated for several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor category. Besides from acting, Riteish also owns the 'Veer Marathi' Celebrity Cricket League and is also the team's captain. Bollywood actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Shreyas Talpade are also part of the team.