Ritesh Deshmukh was born in a Marathi family.Riteish was born on 17 December 1978 in Latur, Maharashtra, India. His father is the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh. He made his debut in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam co-starring Genelia D'souza which performed average at the box office. He then played the lead role in Out of Control. He became a known face after the 2004 comedy Masti, again co-starring Genelia, which established him as an actor. Later, he appeared in Bardaasht.
- Riteish is rumoured to be dating actress Genelia D'Souza.
- that actor Riteish Deshmukh and MTV-veejay Anusha Dandekar.
Ashish said, "There is nothing between Riteish and Anusha. They are good friends of my wife Samita (Bangargi) and me. Anusha is especially close to Samita."
- 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.
- It is alleged that Ritesh used his political muscle to get the night club's license revoked. Ritesh Deshmukh also got involved in another controversy when he and his friend Ram Gopal Varma were present in the entourage when then Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh (Ritesh's father), visited Taj hotel in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Ram Gopal Varma allegedly used Ritesh's influence to get himself to be a part of the entourage. It has been said that Ritesh got film assignments due to his father's political connections, now that his father had to step down, his competence as an actor will be evident.
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"Being ruled by Number 8 primarily, Riteish is a fighter in life and would never give up anything so easily. He has come a long way from a pale and dull looking boy in his first film to one of the few dependable actors of today with a natural flair for comedy. Although he is born in a politically strong family, he is ruled by the most powerful planet Jupiter and so his personal finances would never be an issue for him all his life. Thanks to the Mars effect, he is also sporty, energetic and has a zest for life,"