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Ileana D'Cruz (born 1 November 1986) is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu language films . She started her job as a model and made her film debut in 2006 with YVS Chowdhury's Telugu film Devadasu . She then starred in the commercially successful films Pokkiri (2006), Jalsa (2008) and Kick established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinema. She had been working in Badshaho at 2017.
|Born||1 November 1986|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Citizenship||India (until 2014)|
Family[change | change source]
She has three siblings: an old sister named Farah, a young brother named Reis, and a young sister named Erin. Her first name comes from the Greek mythology meaning "torch" or "bright." In childhood, she lived in Goa for many years.
Career[change | change source]
Movie debut[change | change source]
D'Cruz made her film debut in 2006 with the Telugu-language romance film Devadasu. It was m by YVS Chowdhury. H had seen Ileana in the ad film Fair and Lovely directed by Rakesh Roshan.
Early reputation[change | change source]
She was widely praised by critics, especially her anatomy and facial features; Idealbrain's GV wrote that Ileana "made her debut very well. She not only does well in acting, but also her physique is admirable which every woman would like to achieve. She has long legs and is physically beautiful." are", although a review by Indiaglitz stated that they have "a sculpted body and a dying texture." Devdasu's lead actor Ram also started his acting career, with this, he became the first major commercial hit of the year and eventually grossed ₹14 crore, although Ileana was given the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant for the movie.
Pokkiri[change | change source]
Her next movie was the action flick Pokkiri starring Mahesh Babu. Ileana played an aerobics teacher who is harassed by a corrupt cop. The movie was a huge success. It became the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time, as well as being Ileana's biggest commercial hit of all time.
Tamil movie debut[change | change source]
Later in the same year she made her debut in Tamil language movie with KD (2006). Although the movie did not do as well at the box office, D'Cruz was so busy that she had to decline several offers. Her Telugu movie Dangerous (2006) in which she starred opposite Ravi Teja was not as good as was expected, yet she was credited for her glam performances and remained in the audience. Later, a major setback in his career came when his films Rakhi (2006) and Munna (2007) proved to be critically and financially unsuccessful.
Ata[change | change source]
D'Cruz's career again took a turn when she starred in the 2007 movie Ata, opposite Sidharth.  She was widely thanked for her performance as Satya, a college student who runs away from the home minister's devious son and comes under attack as she marches to demand punishment for her crime. Idlebrain describes them as "beautiful" and "a comfort to the eyes".
Jalsa[change | change source]
In 2008 she played the lead role in Jalsa opposite Pawan Kalyan. She is currently considered the most expensive actress in the South Indian movie industry, being paid ₹ 1.75 crore as remuneration as of 2008. 
Career since 2009[change | change source]
Her 2009 movie with Ravi Teja titled Kick was declared a box office hit. After that in 2009, she starred in Rechipo with Vishnu Manchu and YVS Chowdhary's Salim, both of which failed at the box office. Ileana recently wrapped up shooting for Shakti, where she worked with Jr. NTR, before she worked with him in Rakhi. Puri Jagannadh has signed her for their upcoming film Nenu Na Rakshasi . This will be Ileana's second movie with Puri after the massive success of Pokkiri in 2006. She has also done an item song for the Kannada movie Huduga Hudugi with lyrics "Ileana Ileana". Currently, Ileana will begin shooting for the Telugu and Tamil adaptation of the Hindi film 3 Idiots, where she will be essaying the role of Kareena Kapoor. S. Shankar will direct it. Her next offering will be Anurag Basu's Barfi in which Ileana will be working with Ranbir Kapoor . 
List of movies[change | change source]
|2006||devdasu||Bhanumati Katmaraju||telugu||Winner, Filmfare Best Female Debut (South)|
|2008||Jalsa||Bhagyamati||telugu||Winner, Santhosham Best Actress Award|
</br> Nominated, Telugu Filmfare Best Actress Award
|2009||kick||Naina||telugu||Nominated, Telugu Filmfare Best Actress Award|
|2010||hooduga hoodoogi||Self||Kannada||special appearance|
|2011||Nenu na rakshasi||telugu|
|Devudu Chesina Manushulu||telugu|
|2013||Phata Poster Nikla Hero||Hindi|
|Main Tera Hero||Hindi|
Prizes[change | change source]
Wins[change | change source]
- Filmfare Best Female Debut (South) - Devdasu (2006)
- Santosham Best Actress Award - Jalsa (2008)
Nominations[change | change source]
- Filmfare Awards South
- 2008: Best Telugu Actress - Jalsa
- 2009: Best Telugu Actress - Kick (2009)
References[change | change source]
- ↑ https://m.ragalahari.com/celebrity-interview/294/illeana-speaks-about-devdas Ragalahari.
- ↑ "Ileana - Baby Name Meaning, Origin and Popularity". www.thebump.com. Retrieved 2022-10-28.
- ↑ "गोवन डायसपोरा मेक्स ए मार्क वर्ल्डवाइड, इंडो-एशियन न्यूज़ सर्विस, टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया के माध्यम से, (2007/01/14). 18 नवम्बर 2006 को पुनःप्राप्त.
- ↑ रोनामै, रेमंड. "इलियाना टर्न्स हॉट अगेन Archived 2013-02-18 at Archive.today", तेलुगु मूवी न्यूज़ (2007/06/01). 18 नवम्बर 2006 को पुनः प्राप्त.
- ↑ "इलियाना - 1.75 करोड़" Archived 2010-12-10 at the Wayback Machine, बिहाइंडवुड्स न्यूज़ ब्यूरो (2008/03/22)
- ↑ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/इलियाना-to-star-opposite-Ranbir-in-Barfee/articleshow/7087784.cms Times Of India.