Ileana D'Cruz is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu cinema and bollywood. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu. She has appeared in hits such as Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008), Kick (2009), and Julayi (2012).
Shemade her Kollywood debut with Kedi and made a comeback in Shankar's Nanban (2012). In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's critically and commercially successful Barfi!, for which she received critical appreciation and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. D'Cruz was born on 1 November 1987 in Mumbai, and raised partly in Mumbai and partly in Goa. Her first name comes from Greek mythology, meaning Helen of Troy.
Her first release of 2014 was Main Tera Hero alongside Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. The film was a semi hit. She then appeared in Saif Ali Khan's maiden production Happy Ending where she played lead along Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Kalki Koechlin which released on November 21, 2014.