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Ileana D'Cruz (born in August 19, 1987 in Mumbai) is a South Indian film actress. She made her Telugu language debut through Y.V.S. Chowdhary's Devadasu opposite newcomer, Ram but has also done a Tamil language film and has recently signed a Hindi language film.
D'Cruz, who originally hails from Mumbai, India, had grown up in Mumbai and and currently resides at Goa. Before films, Ileana was modelling for quite some time and doing ads. She has three sisters and two brothers. Her father named her Ileana, a Greek name.With quite a number of big projects in her kitty, Ileana is already being touted as one of the `next big faces'.
She debuted in the Telugu language film Devadasu in 2006 directed by Y.V.S. Chowdhary who spotted her in a Fair and Lovely ad film directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film went on to being a huge success at the box-office and Ileana attracted a lot of attention for her sensitive portrayal in the film.
Her breakthrough came with her second Telugu film where she essayed the role of Shruti, an innocent girl haunted by a corrupt police officer opposite Mahesh Babu in the immensely successful Pokkiri. The film not only gained her good reviews about her good display of innocence and glamour in the film but also gave her terrific reach and penetration among audiences in B and C stations. Her chemistry with Mahesh was the cynosure of all eyes. The film went on to being the biggest hit in Tollywood history.
She then made her Tamil language film debut alongside Ravi Krishna in Kedi. Although the film did not do so well at the box-office, Ileana was sought after by many directors an actors in Tamil for films which she eventually rejected due to her commitments in Telugu.
Up next, Ileana has signed Amma Rajasekhar's Khatarnak oppposite Ravi Teja, Krishna Vamsi's Rakhi opposte N.T.R. Junior and Dil Raju's Munna opposite Prabhas. Ileana has also been approached by renowned Telugu producer, M.S. Raju to do the role of the heroine in his upcoming Telugu language films, Veera opposite Allu Arjun and Aata opposite Siddharth Narayan. Recently, Ileana was also signed to don the role of Pawan Kalyan's ladylove in Trivikram Srinivas' untitled film. Ileana will be making her Hindi debut soon in a film directed by Sangeeth Sivan opposite Bobby Deol.