Illeana was born in a Christian family to Robin D'Cruz and Samira. She has three siblings, Farrah, Rhys and Eileen. The actress was born in Mumbai but spent her childhood years in Goa where she was spotted and she started her career in modelling.
Illeana worked as the leading lady to most popular actors in Southern film industry like Junior NTR, Siddharth, Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati and others.
Illeana D'Cruz made a grand entry in films with 'Devdasu'. In a very short span of her film career she emerged a star. Here is her journey woven through her best works.
Illeana established herself as one of the leading ladies of the Southern cinema. She was appreciated as she attempted films of different genres everytime.
In a short span of her career she made her name in the industry. The actress was awarded with the most profitable debut for her film 'Kick' by Etc Bollywood Bussiness Awards.
Illeana is currently busy shooting for her upcoming Hindi film 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' starring Shahid Kapoor. The film is a romantic comedy directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
Illeana surprised her fans as she made a dream debut in Hindi films with 'Barfi'. She enacted the role of Shruti Sengupta who falls in love with 'Barfi' (Ranbir Kapoor).
After struggling for some years during her modelling days, Illeana found her fortune in acting with Y V S Chowdary's Telugu film 'Devadasu'. She won the Filmfare award for Best Debut Female for her performance in the film.
Illeana won the South scope style award for setting a new trend among youngsters in the film 'Jalsa'. She was also awarded with Vogue Beauty award for fresh face.
Illeana made her debut in Tamil film industry with Jyoti Krishna's 'Kedi'(2006) but, after that she remained busy with her Telugu film projects.
She also made a cameo in Kannada films as herself with the film 'Huduga Hudugi'(2010).
She bagged the most prestigious awards for her performance in the film. She won the Filmfare for Best Female debut and most promising newcomer award.
Illeana D'Cruz has her hands full with two big Bollywood releases 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' and 'No Entry Mein Entry' scheduled for 2013. We look forward for more of the actor.