Ileana D'Cruz

1 November 1987 | Scorpio

Actress

Ileana D

Ileana D'Cruz

Ileana D’Cruz is an Indian film actress who is associated with Telugu and Hindi films and is best known for her works in Barfi!, Main Tera Hero and Happy Ending among others.

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16 March 2018Raid
Malini Patnaik

1 September 2017Baadshaho
Rani Gitanjali Devi

12 August 2016Rustom
Cynthia Pevri

14 September 2012Barfi!
Shruti Sengupta

Biography

Ileana D’Cruz is an Indian film actress who is associated with Telugu and Hindi films and is best known for her works in Barfi!, Main Tera Hero and Happy Ending among others. Born in Mumbai, Ileana was brought up partly in Mumbai and partly in Goa. She did not have any intentions of getting into the blitz industry, however, the manager of the hotel Ileana’s mother worked at recommended her vibrant smile and beautiful face will get her success in showbiz and arranged a meeting with designer, Marc Robinson. After her first portfolio, described as a disaster by herself, she made her second portfolio and started getting notice eventually receiving offers for photoshoot and ramp shows and starred in three TV commercials which included Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair and Lovely, which got her recognition. Ileana was slated to debut in director Teja’s film, but the project was cancelled. She went on to debut with Telugu film, Devadasu (2006) for which she took acting classes for a long period of time. The film was a superhit and she went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Debut-Telugu. She went on to star in blockbuster film, Pokiri (2006) followed by a string of flops that included Kedi (2006) and Khatarnak (2006). She received success once again with films like Rakhi (2006), Munna (2007), Aata (2007), Jalsa (2008) for which she received the Santosham Award and South Scope Style Award and Kick (2009). The roller-coaster ride continued with flops like Rechipo (2009), Saleem (2009), Shakti (2011) which was the costliest Telugu films ever made, however was panned by critics and was a box office bomb, and Nenu Naa Rakshasi (2011). After receiving success in films like Nanban (2012), Julai (2012) and Devudu Chesina Manushulu (2012) she went on to make her Bollywood debut with the film, Barfi! (2012) co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. The film was a major critical and commercial success and also earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut. Ileana went on star in further Bollywood films like Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013) which was an average grosser, Main Tera Hero (2014) which was a box office hit and most recently in Happy Ending (2014) which was a box office flop. Apart from acting, Ileana is a PETA campaign supporter and posed backless for its anti-fur campaign.

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