Genelia D’Souza, also known as Harini to close friends, was born on 5 August 1987 in England to a Mangalore Catholic family. Genelia was born to Jennifer and Neil. Genelia has an older brother. Genelia grew up in Mumbai.
Genelia’s school days were spent in Apostolic Carmel High School, Mumbai while she spent her college days at St.Andrews College to pursue a degree in management studies. Genelia is known to be a state level athlete and a national level player.
Her claim to fame started with commercials like Parker pen with Amitabh Bacchan and Fair & Lovely with Krishnamachari Srikanth.
In 2003, Genelia started acting career for the movie, ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’, was nominated as Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. But the moive was not successful at the box office. Next Genelia acted in ‘Boys’ which is Tamil moive. This movie was successfully hit. After that Genelia came up with another movie ‘Satyam’.
In 2004, Genelia came up with two moves which were ‘Samba’ Sandhya Telugu ‘Sye’. They were not successful at the box office. The year 2005 also not made any successful for Genelia.
In 2006, Genelia came up the movies ‘Happy’, ‘Raam’, and ‘Bommarillu’. In which Bommarillu, a blockbuster at the box-office, grossed Rs. 250 million (US$ 5.58 million) in India, and also won the 2006 Golden Nandi award. Her character was well-received by critics, and garnered her the Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress, besides Nandi Special Jury Award and Santosham Award for Best Actress.
In 2007, Genelia came up the movie, ‘Dhee’, was nominated as FNCC Best Actress Award. In 2008, Genelia starred in many moives, but only two of the moives were successful hit. Those movies are ‘Santosh Subramaniam’, was nominated as Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award and Vijay Award for Best Actress. Next moive was ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ was nominated as Star Screen Award for Best Actress and Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female.
In 2009, Genelia acted in three moives which are ‘Sasirekaha Parinayam’, ‘Life Partner’ and ‘Katha’. Although Genelia is quite popular throughout South India, Genelia has received special appreciation for her work in Tollywood movies.
Genelia’s upcoming movies are ‘Chance Pe Dance’, ‘Its My Life’, ‘Orange’, ‘Hook Ya Crook’ and ‘Uthama Puthiran’. Genelia is still young and with her cute innocent looks movie goers are confident that she will act is several Bollywood and South Indian movies in the years to come.
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