Ileana D'Cruz ProfileIleana D'Cruz is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu cinema. She started her career as a model and then debuted in the Telugu film Devadasu in 2006 directed by Y.V.S.Chowdhary who spotted her in a Fair and Lovely ad film directed by Rakesh Roshan. She went on to appear in commercially successful ventures Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008) and Kick (2009), establishing herself as one of Telugu cinema's leading actresses. D'Cruz then made her Tamil film debut alongside Ravi Krishna in Kedi and made a comeback in Shankar's Nanban (2012). In 2012, she made her debut in Bollywood with Barfi opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Now she will soon be seen in a romantic comedy film, Happy Ending.
BiographyIleana was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 1 November,1987 as the second child to her parents Ronaldo and Samira. She has three siblings - older sister Farrah, younger brother Rhys and youngest sister Eileen. Ileana started her career as a model and did many photoshoots and fashion shows. She debuted in the Telugu film Devadasu in 2006. Her breakthrough came from her second Telgu film Pokiri (2006). In 2012, she made her debut in Bollywood with Barfi opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She was also seen in the movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero opposite Shahid Kapoor.
Personal ProfileName : Ileana D'cruz
Birthday : 1 November, 1987
Age : 26 years
Place Of Birth : Mumbai, India
Height : 5'4"
Weight :56 kg
Zodiac sign : Scorpio
Current residence : Goa
Religion : Christian
Occupation : Model, Actress
Education Qualification : Schooling in Goa, Graduation from Bombay University
Telugu Debut movie : Devdasu
Tamil Debut movie : Kedi
Kannada Debut movie : Huduga Hudugi (item number)
Bollywood Debut : Barfi
Upcoming Movie : Main Tera Hero
BoyfriendDuring the shoot of 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero', she was rumoured to be dating Shahid Kapoor. Now another man by the name of Andrew Kneebone came into the spotlight, who is a professional photographer from Australia. According to the sources, the two have been spotted together on several occasions and they are more than just friends. Reports suggests that they share a lot of common interests. It is not confirmed that the actress is dating the Australian lad. But she seems to have fallen for him, has taken him to her house for lunch and introduced him to her parents, who are said to have approved their friendship.
CareerIleana D'Cruz started modelling with Indian actor and model Marc Robinson. And her first portfolio was created in January 2003. She began gaining notice through photo shoots and ramp walks and her second portfolio was set up the following year, which landed her three advertisements from Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair and Lovely. She debuted in the Telugu language film Devadasu in 2006 directed by Y.V.S. D'Cruz then made her Tamil film debut alongside Ravi Krishna in Kedi. D'Cruz's career took a turn for the better with the release of her well-received 2007 film Aata, opposite Siddharth.
In Happy EndingTollywood tranformed Bollywood beauty Ileana D'Cruz is dating an Australian guy Andrew Kneebone. Now he will be soon launched in the field of bollywood. As per the sources, he will be seen in a cameo role in Ileana's upcoming film "Happy Ending". The film features Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Preity Zinta and Ileana in lead roles. As per the latest information, the makers has finalized Andrew in the last minute and he has accepted the offer in no span.
Ileana D'cruz and Nargis FakhriB-town girls Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D'cruz are relatively new in the industry. Nargis, who herself shed weight by going on a special juice diet, made her co-star Illeana D'Cruz try the same for one of the scenes in movie Main Tera Hero.
Personal Life/FamilyIleana was born to a Catholic father, Ronaldo Leo who is a Lawyer and a Muslim mother, Samira. While growing up, she lived in Goa for about seven years. Her first name comes from Greek mythology, meaning Helen of Troy. Ileana is very much close to her mother and is always encouraged at every moment right from the starting of her career. She said " My mum is a rockstar and I idolise her. She was born in a conservative Muslim family, where the girls were not educated much and she was required to wear a burkha. " Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz has found a best friend in Kareena Kapoor and they bonded together like "lost sisters".
In Main Tera HeroBarfi girl Ileana is seen in movie Main Tera Hero opposite Student of the year Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri. She plays a college girl Sunaina, a shy and mysterious girl. Actress has managed to Impress Viewers in the movie. Ileana has grooved with Varun in movie. She said " I get so self-conscious as I am not a dancer. I get very nervous. But Varun made me feel very comfortable throughout the shooting".
Shruti Ghosh in BarfiIleana D'Cruz made her Bollywood debut with the movie Barfi opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Ileana played the character of Shruti Ghosh, the lady love of mute,deaf guy Ranbir Kapoor. Ileana did full justice with her role and got many appreciation and praises for her character.
Fitness/style mantraIleana does not prefer works out at gym. She does a lot of pilates. She said "It's something that really works for me. Unfortunately, I cannot run since I have a really bad knee so I try and walk as much as possible, which is extremely good. I am a foodie. I eat every possible thing and if I would tell you my food chart you won't believe that an actress can have so much. But whatever I eat I just make sure that I exercise regularly. " She is on a high protein diet as she has been trying her best to tone up as much as possible. She eats lots of vegetables, loads of salads and fruits. She is extremely simplistic when it comes to styling.
She said " I like to keep it simple and clean cut. I don't think I carry off the complicated couture pieces. But I like keeping it sophisticated and classy and black is one of my favourite colours.