Anupam Deywrote on Aug 30 2009 7:11AM
Genelia D'Souza (Born 5 August 1985 in England) is a popular Indian actress. She has acted over a dozen films in South Indian cinema.
After being born in England, Genelia studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. After school, she joined the St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue a Bachelor's Degree. Mumbai-based Genelia starred in the big budgeted Boys by top director Shankar. She starred opposite fellow débutante Siddharth. The film was a box-office hit and launched her career.
She left Kollywood for a while to concentrate on the Tollywood industry, starring in other successful films including, Satyam, Masti, Samba and Sye. She followed it up with a pairing with popular actress Shriya in Subhash Chandra Bose. She returned to the Tamil industry with the hit, Sachein with Vijay. Her film, Happy opposite Allu Arjun was a hit. Her most recent film, Bommarillu, with Siddharth Narayan, is a super hit. Chennai Kadhal, her Tamil project did average business. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. She has also been a part of many TV ad campaigns, the most famous ones being for Fair and Lovely, Cricket World Cup 2003 with Kris Shrikanth and Parker pens with Amitabh Bachchan.