Despite her absence from the entertainment industry, the name Genelia D Souza is still a renonwned name to everyone. Our love affair with Genelia D’Souza began when she essayed the character of an aggressive and impulsive girl, Aditi, in the 2008 hit Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.
The actress took a break intentionally from her peaking acting career after the 2012 romantic comedy Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, which also featured her husband Riteish Deshmukh.
The actress’ cake day rings in today and while we would love to be a part of her birthday bash, we will settle for taking a stroll down memory lane by listing down the roles that earned her a household name in the film industry.
Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
This film marked Genelia’s Bollywood debut. She plays Anju who is a young college-going girl in the film. It was a remake of the Malayalam film, Niram. It was on the sets of this film that Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh’s cute real life fairytale romance began.
There came a turning point in Genelia’s career. Genelia was paired opposite Siddhu (Siddharth) in the Telugu blockbuster. Genelia plays a vivacious and free-spirited girl having a zest for life, Hasini, who Siddhu falls in love with. Genelia received several laurels for her flawless performance in the movie.
Chennai Kadhal (2006)
Genelia plays Narmadha, a girl steeped with innocence who falls for Gautham (Bharath) and dreams to spend the rest of her life with him. Even though the film was a debacle at the box office, Genelia was admired for her infectious charm.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)
The film was super successful and raked in positive responses from the audience and critics. The film focuses around Genelia’s Aditi and Imran Khan’s Jai who are best friends but in course of time discover they have fallen in love with each other. The musical romantic comedy seemed like a fresh subject. Hailed as a breezy entertainer the film was appreciated for its rock-solid ensemble cast.
Genelia plays the role of an independent and lovely woman, Maya, whose life takes a big turn when she falls in love with John Abraham’s hardened cop.