She was born in England on Aug 5, 1987. She studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Mumbai before starting a career in movies. till date, She has acted in more than a dozen Southern movies in Tamil, Telugu and Kannad. Incidentally, she started her film career with a Big budget hit 'Boys'. She had won Film Fare Award as the best actress for the film 'Bommarillu' (tollywood) co-starring the RDB fames Siddardh. Genelia had a short stint in Bollywood as well with the movies Masti and Tujhe Meri Kasam. She will be seen in a 2008 Bollywood movie -- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na with Imraan Khan (Aamir Khan's nephew) made by Mansoor Khan.