Biography / trivia
# Ileana D’Cruz was born on 1st November 1987 in Mumbai, India to Ronaldo and Samira. She has two sisters and a brother, her elder sister is Farrah, younger brother is Rhys & youngest sister is Eileen. Though born in Mumbai she was brought up in Goa.
# She started her modeling career reluctantly. In 2003 she started to take modeling seriously her mother’s friend was able to get her an appointment with Marc Robinson. But she calls her first portfolio a “disaster”. Later she did some photo shoots and ramp shows, subsequently she worked for Electrolux, Fair and Lovely and Emami Talc.
# Rakesh Roshan played a major role in moulding her career. After working with him she gained great confidence and flooded with offers from film producers.
# She made her film debut in “Devadasu” in 2006. Her debut movie was a hit and she strongly established herself in the industry after her blockbusters like Pokiri, Jalsa, Kick etc. Her Kollywood debut was with “Kedi” in 2006 and her bollywood debut was with “Barfi!” in 2012.
# Her favourite movie is “Amar Akbar Anthony” and she started to watch it when she was a kid and still watches it whenever she gets free time.
# She is able to maintain her perfect shape despite neither working out at gyms nor following a special diet.
# She is fluent in English but initially had problems in Hindi and put great efforts to improve her accent during the filming of “Barfee”.
“I’ve gone with a pure gut instinct in all the films I’ve chose to work in, whether it’s the co-stars, my director, and big budget or small, it could be anything. The script is the soul of the film and I go with the flow when I read it. If it takes me by surprise, I do the film or else I leave it.”
“As an actor I am supposed to do justice to the role and the film I am doing. I don’t know if I am the highest paid female star or not.”
“I am quite a foodie and love to binge on biryani, sweets — the works, but my constitution is such that I don’t put on weight.”
Filmography / all movies list
|2006||Devadasu||Y.V.S Chowdary||Ram,Sayaji Shinde|
|–||Pokiri||Puri Jagannadh||Mahesh Babu,Sayaji Shinde|
|–||Kedi||Jyothi Krishna||Ravi Krishna,Ramesh Khanna|
|–||Khatarnak||Amma Rajasekhar||Ravi Teja,Ali|
|2007||Rakhi||Krishna Vamsi||Jr. NTR,Suhasini,Charmme Kaur|
|–||Munna||Vamsi Paidipally||Prabhas,Kota Srinivasa Rao|
|–||Aata||V.N. Aditya||Siddharth Narayan|
|2008||Jalsaa||Trivikram Srinivas||Pawan Kalyan,Parvati Melton|
|–||Bhale Dongalu||Vijaya Bhaskar||Tarun Kumar,Jagapati Babu|
|2009||Kick||Surender Reddy||Ravi Teja,Shaam|
|–||Saleem||YVS Chowdary||Vishnu Manchu,Mohan Babu|
|2011||Shakti||Meher Ramesh||Jr. NTR,Manjari Phadnis|
|–||Nenu Naa Rakshasi||Puri Jagannadh||Rana Daggubati,Abhimanyu Singh|
|–||Barfee||Anurag Basu||Ranbir Kapoor,Priyanka Chopra|
|–||Julayi||Trivikram Srinivas||Allu Arjun,Rajendra Prasad|
|–||Devudu ChesinaManushulu||Puri Jagannadh||Ravi Teja,Prakash Raj|
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