About Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz is an Indian model and actress who mainly appeared in Telugu and Hindi films. She is born on 1st November 1986 to a Goan Catholic family in Pune. Her first modeling portfolio was created in 2003 when she was merely 17 years old. According to her, it was the hotel manager where her mother was working noticed her and introduces her to Marc Robinson who is a model and fashion expert which resulted in her first modeling portfolio.
Ileana D’Cruz started her modeling career back in 2003. Her first modeling portfolio wasn’t that good, however, she appeared in several photo shoots and ramp show which made her noticed by the industry.
Her second portfolio was created in 2004 and afterward, she received modeling assignments from well-reputed advertisers like Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair and Lovely.
D’Cruz made her acting debut with Telugu romantic film Devadasu in 2006 in which she appeared opposite actor Ram. Y.V.S. Chowdhary directed and produced it. The film became one of the top grosser of the year and she earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant. Her next film was another blockbuster of the same year “Pokiri” in which she cast opposite Telugu heartthrob Mahesh Babu. It became the highest grosser among all Telugu language film at the time.
In the same year, she also debuted in Tamil film industry with Jyothi Krishna’s Kedi. She appeared in it along with Ravi Krishna, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Atul Kulkarni. The film, however, didn’t perform well at the box office.
Ileana D’Cruz made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Anurag Basu’s critically acclaimed film Barfi opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Apart from acting, she also narrated the story in it. The film was highly received by the audience and also performed well at the box office. Her performance was greatly appreciated by many critics and she also earned the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Later in 2013, she appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi’s comedy film Phata Poster Nikhla Hero in which she acted opposite Shahid Kapoor.
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