The Deshmukh family is one of the most prominent families in Maharashtra politics. Late Congress politician Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh was the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra who served two terms. Vilasrao Deshmukh was born on May 26, 1945, in Babhalgaon, Latur. He passed away on August 14, 2012, at the age of 67
Vilasrao Deshmukh was married to Vaishali Deshmukh in 1973. The couple had three sons - Amit Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh, and Dhiraj Deshmukh. Vaishali Deshmukh is a homemaker and never actively participated in politics
Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh's eldest son Amit Deshmukh is a politician. Amit Deshmukh was born on March 21, 1976. Like his father, Amit is also a member of the Indian National Congress. He represents the Latur City Constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Under the guidance of father Vilasrao Deshmukh, Amit Deshmukh started his political career by working from the grassroots. He started his political career with the Maharashtra Youth Congress at age 21
Amit Deshmukh is married to Aditi Pratap Deshmukh. She is a former television actress and has acted in shows like Saat Phere and Maan and films like Banaras - A Mystic love story. The couple dated for two years before tying the knot
After seven years of career in the television and modelling industry, Amit Deshmukh's wife Aditi Deshmukh is now a homemaker and founder of 21organic. She is also the Head of Goldcrest Group of Schools
Amit Deshmukh and Aditi Deshmukh are parents to two boys, Avir and Avan. Amit Deshmukh's wife Aditi is a philanthropist who is keenly involved in the development of women, children and the environment
Brothers Amit Deshmukh and Dhiraj Deshmukh followed the footsteps of their father Vilasrao Deshmukh and are both social workers and politicians in Latur
The second son of Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh is Riteish Deshmukh. Riteish Deshmukh made his Bollywood acting debut in the year 2003 with the film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam'. After stepping into the acting world in 2003, Riteish later created a niche for himself with comedy film franchises like 'Masti', 'Kya Kool Hai Hum', 'Malamaal Weekly', 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Housefull'
Riteish Deshmukh tied the knot with actress Genelia D'Souza who he met during his first film. Genelia also made her Bollywood debut with the same movie. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia became proud parents to son Riaan on November 24, 2014. They welcomed their second son Rahyl on June 1, 2016
Riteish Deshmukh is known to be quite the family man and shares a close bond with his mother Vaishali. Riteish ensures he spends time with her, wife Genelia, sons Riaan and Rahyl. Riteish Deshmukh was close to his father Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Riteish Deshmukh said that parenthood has helped him evolve as a person and made him more grounded. "It (fatherhood) makes you more grounded. You become a family man once you are married, but once you are a parent, you understand the gravity of it. I think it's a wonderful feeling. The best thing that can happen to any individual."
Talking about his kids – Riaan and Rahyl, Riteish Deshmukh said, "My older son Riaan is naughty, but he is bonding well with Rahyl. He is enjoying being the elder brother. Moreover, Genelia is a hands-on mother disciplining and pampering them in equal measures."
The third son of Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh is Dhiraj Deshmukh. Like his elder brother, Dhiraj has forayed into politics. He started out as a youth Congress member and then became a Zilla Parishad member
Dhiraj Deshmukh and Deepshikha Deshmukh initially dated discreetly but later were spotted together at several movies and parties and became regulars at a nightclub. Dheeraj and Deepshikha were acquainted through Riteish had acted in Vashu Bhagnani's 'Out Of Control'
Dhiraj Deshmukh is married to Deepshikha Deshmukh. Deepshikha Deshmukh is also known as Honey Bhagnani. She is the daughter Bollywood film producer, Vashu Bhagnani After getting married to Dhiraj, Honey changed her name to Deepshikha
There were double celebrations in the Deshmukh household in the month of February 2012 as Riteish Deshmukh tied the knot with Genelia on February 4, 2012, and his younger brother Dhiraj Deshmukh got hitched on February 28, 2012
Deepshikha Deshmukh, having studied Botanical formulations couples with her kids being her inspiration. She said, "My son was dealing with severe dry skin issues. We used a lot of medicines and skin products, but his skin was not healing as all the products had some amount of chemicals in them. Then we started using home recipes, but it was not possible to carry your kitchen (homemade recipes) everywhere. So, I realised it was important to have organic skin products for my children and that's how I came up with my own skin care line."
Deepshikha Deshmukh in an interview with mid-day.com said that despite busy schedules, she and her husband Dhiraj always make sure that they keep enough time for the family like their Latur visits during festivities or the short vacations with the kids. She said that even simple things like having one meal together every day as a family keeps them all close-knit
Dhiraj Deshmukh and his wife Deepshikha Deshmukh have a son named Vansh and a daughter named Diviyanna. Deepshikha Deshmukh keeps sharing adorable pictures of their family
Dhiraj Deshmukh and Deepshikha Deshmukh are also close to their mother Vaishali Deshmukh
The Deshmukhs, as evident by photos shared by the members of the family - Amit Deshmukh, Aditi Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, Dhiraj Deshmukh, and Deepshikha Deshmukh - prove that their bond gets stronger by each passing day. Not only the Deshmukhs support each other on the professional front, but the personal camaraderie is also visible and lovable. All photos/Amit Deshmukh, Aditi Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, Dhiraj Deshmukh, and Deepshikha Deshmukh Instagram accounts