Ileana D’Cruz was born on 1 November 1987. She started her career by doing advertisements for beauty products like Emami Talc and Fair and Lovely. She made her debut as an actress by acting in a Tollywood romance, Devadasu in 2006.
Ileana later acted in many movies in both Telugu and Tamil before pursuing her career as an actress in Bollywood. Her debut in Bollywood was with Anurag Basu’s Barfi! alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. The movie received positive reviews from citics and the audiences. Barfi! became a major commercial success and Ileana’s performance got her the first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
As of 2013 Ileana D’cruz appeared in 19 movies in Telugu,Tamil and Hindi and is shooting for her second movie, Phata Poster Nikla Hero alongside Shahid Kapoor.