Ileana D'Cruz is an Indian film actress. She made her Telugu language début through Y.V.S. Chowdhary's Devadasu opposite newcomer, Ram but has also done a Tamil language film and has recently signed a Hindi language film.
D'Cruz was born in Mumbai in India of Goan parentage. Her father is a Roman Catholic father Ronaldo Leo, a lawyer and mother, Sameera a Muslim. Her parents named her name after Ileana (Helen of Troy) from Greek mythology.
She has three sisters and two brothers.
She debuted in the Telugu language film Devadasu in 2006 directed by Y.V.S. Chowdhary who spotted her in a Fair and Lovely ad film directed by Rakesh Roshan . The film did not get good reviews from the critics, but it was a success at the box-office and Ileana attracted a lot of attention for her charm and beauty.
Her breakthrough came with her second Telugu film where she essayed the role of Shruti opposite Mahesh Babu in the highly successful Pokiri. The film gained her good reviews.. She then made her Tamil language film debut alongside Ravi Krishna in Kedi. Although the film did not do so well at the box-office, Ileana was sought after by many directors[who?] and actors in Tamil for films which she eventually rejected due to her commitments in Telugu . Recently she acted with Pawan Kalyan in the movie Jalsa. She currently signed a Tamil film opposite Vijay. She also signed a film against Manchu Vishnu Vardhan being directed by YVS Choudary which is tentatively titled as "Saleem". She was recently commented upon by her co-star in Aata Sidharth Narayan that she was not a talented person