Thursday, November 17, 2011

Genelia D'Souza BioGraphy

Genelia Personal Profile

Name: Genelia D'souza

Nick Name: Genny,Cheenu

Date of Birth: August 5, 1987

Birth Place: England

Height: 5 ft 6 inches

Schooling: Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra

College: St. Andrews College, Bandra

Education: Business Administration

Family: Mom, dad and elder brother

Profession: Actress, Model

First Film: Boys

First Hero: Siddarth

First Director: Shankar

First Producer: AM Rathnam

Hobbies: Watching movies and listening to songs

Favorite movie stars: Sharukh Khan and Kajol

Favorite singer: Lucky Ali

Favorite song: Secret of success

Favorite dresses: Jeans, T Shirts and Salwar Kameez

Languages known: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Religion: Christian

Marital Status: Single

Nationality: Indian

Claim to fame: For Hasini role in Bommarillu movie (2006)

Genelia Biography

Genelia D'Souza is an Indian film actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu and Hindi language films, as well as Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada language films. D'Souza first hit the limelight in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. She made her acting debut in the Hindi movie Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, which failed to propel her career in Bollywood, but soon achieved recognition in the Tamil film Boys the same year. She subsequently acted in many Telugu movies during the period from 2003 to 2005, which earned her recognition in the Telugu film industry.

Born in Mumbai into a Mangalorean Catholic family, D'Souza was raised a Roman Catholic in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai. Her mother Jeanette D'Souza was formerly a secretary to managing director with a Pharma MNC, who left her job in 2004 to help Genelia with her career. Her father Neil D'Souza, is a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). She also has a younger brother, Nigel D'Souza. According to D'Souza, her name "Genelia", means "rare" or "unique", and is a portmanteau of Jeanette and Neil, her mother and father's name. She is also often informally referred to as Geenu, her nickname. D'Souza studied at the Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra and later joined St. Andrew's College in Bandra to pursue her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies. She completed her degree while shooting for her first film, Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 and initially thought that an MNC job would suit her. She liked sports and studies in college, and was also a State level athlete, sprinter and a National level Football player. D'Souza did her first modeling assignment at age 15, the result of being spotted as the bridesmaid at a wedding. She was selected for the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, just two days before her exams, and had to shoot the next day. Initially she refused, because of her exam the next day, but the director persuaded D'Souza to shoot for the commercial. ( )

She gained wide attention from the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, who said "she was good, and her expressions were spontaneous". She further did a Fair and Lovely 2003 Cricket World Cup advertisement with cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

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