Popular Telugu actress Genelia D'Souza was born on August 5, 1987, in England. She is also
known to people close to her as Harini. Her parents originally hail from Goa and later moved to England. Genelia made her
move from England to India in pursuit of her childhood dream of becoming an actress. She got her first break in the movie
'Boys' directed by Shankar. The film was a box-office hit and soon Genelia started getting more roles. Genelia has so far
acted in over a dozen Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies.
Genelia's success rate in Tollywood has been pretty good. Her movies Satyam, Masti, Samba, Sye and Happy have all fared pretty
well at the box office. Despite getting good roles and her movies doing average business commercially, Genelia was still waiting
for that one big hit that could change her career. The wait was not long as her most recent movie 'Bommarillu' has had a huge
positive impact on Genelia's career.
Bommarillu, with Genelia and Siddharth Narayan in the lead, became a super duper hit and gave her career the much needed boost.
In the movie Genelia plays the role of a talkative and bubbly girl 'Hasini' who does whatever she likes to do. Her acting
skills have been well appreciated throughout the industry and she won many awards for the movie.
Finally the true acting talent of Genelia has come to forefront with 'Bommarillu' and now time will tell if Genelia can become
the number one actress in South India. Her latest movie Dee with Vishnu directed by Sreenu Vytla is expected to come out in
January or February. Genelia also recently bagged the role of leading lady opposite Aamir Khan's nephew Imraan Khan in his
debut Bollywood movie Tu Ya Jaane Na.