Ileana D’Cruz (born 1 November 1987) 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), establishing herself as one of Telugu cinema’s leading actresses. D’Cruz made 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.
In 2005, D’Cruz was called for an audition by director Teja, but the project was cancelled.She instead made her feature film debut in the Telugu language
romance film Devadasu (2006), directed by Y. V. S. Chowdhary. She underwent acting classes with Aruna Bhikshu, before starting to work on the film.
In 2014, D’Cruz posed backless for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. After taking a sabbatical from August 2015, In February 2016 she started Akshay Kumar’s
Rustom.In addition to that she has also committed to star in Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho with Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi .
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