Anonymous wrote on Nov 6 2009 1:13PM
Genelia is all sugar and spice, purring in content as her ‘meow’ quotient in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na has made her the cynosure of all eyes.
Genelia D’Souza, also known as Harini to close friends, was born on 5th August 1987 in England into a Mangalore Catholic family. Her parents are Jennifer and Neil. She has an older brother. She grew up in Mumbai. Her 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. She 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, she started her career with three movies – the Hindi movie Tujhe Meri Kasam; the Tamil movie Boys; the Telugu movie Satyam. She worked opposite Ritesh Deshmukh in Tujhe Meri Kasam, which was a remake of Telugu movie Nuvve Kavali and saw an average response. Genelia’s Boys, on the other hand, which was a hit, as was Satyam.
She built up her popularity in the South with Telugu movies like Samba (2004), Subash Chandra Bose (2005) and Sye (2005). She was recognized for her performance in Bommarillu in 2006 with several awards. The movie was remade successfully in Tamil as Santosh Subramaniam (2008).
The year 2008 saw her trying to pave her way into Bollywood in Priyadarshan’s Mere Baap Pehle Aap and the year’s hit Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The movie which was a debut of Aamir Khan’s nephew Imran Khan received a lot of publicity and her role as the unrestrained Meow shined through. This is evident when you look at the number of movies in her kitty, that are due in 2009 like the It’s My Life, a remake of Bommarillu co-starring Harman Baweja; Life Partner with Govinda; David Dhawan’s Hook Ya Crook with John Abraham that is all about cricket and the Telugu movie Sasirekha Parinayam with Tarun said to be on the lines of Jab We Met.