Ileana D'Cruz is an actress who is renowned for her popular work in Telugu and Bollywood films. She has been critically heralded for her acting skills throughout her career, in films such as Pokiri, Jalsa, Kick and Julayi, where she has firmly established herself as one of the leading Telugu actresses in today’s climate. D’Cruz later made her Kollywood debut in ‘Kedi’, before returning for ‘Nanband’ in 2012. That same year she made her Bollywood debut in the critical and commercial smash hit ‘barfi!’, further consolidating her acting prowess and earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. In more recent times Ileana has starred alongside Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri in ‘Main Tera Hero’, and in 2016 she appeared in ‘Rustom’ as Cynthia Pavri. She has two upcoming films to be released in 2017 called ‘Baadshaho’ and ‘Mubarakan’, and throughout her career she has been the recipient of countless awards at ceremonies such as the Star Guild Awards, the Zee Cine Awards and the Vogue Beauty Awards.
ileana d'cruz was born in Mumbai, and when she was ten years old she relocated with her family to Parra, and while there she was noticed for her beauty and shot her first modeling portfolio in 2003. She would later collaborate with brands which helped her become noticed for her acting work in feature films.
In 2014 D’Cruz posed for PETA’s anti-fur campaign, where she decided to utilize her position in the spotlight to make a difference and promote a cause she felt strongly about. She has also built a huge following on Instagram, which is testament to her popularity and stunning appearance. To date she has garnered nearly 4 million followers, helping her gain further recognition and appeal to a wide range of audiences.