After Asin (Ghajini’s Girl), one more hottie import from the South India to the Bollywood is Ileana D’Cruz. This leading actress of the Telugu industry acts in several Hit Telugu films like Pokiri, Jalsa and Kick, and she makes her first appearance in a Hindi film called Barfi! This should be really a good start for Ileana, when this Barfi! babe is rumored to receive one more Hindi film offer for Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero opposite Shahid Kapoor, even before the Hindi film fans can give their verdict on her acting skills in Barfi!. Moreover, this damp month of September has started sizzling all at sudden, as this Southern hottie beauty grace the covers of fashion magazines including FHM India, Vogue India and Harper’s Bazaar India.
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Early life and career of Kollywood actress Ileana
Ileana D'Cruz was born as the second child to her parents in Mumbai in India of Goan parentage. Ronaldo Leo, father of Ileana is a Roman Catholic father and her mother Samira is a Muslim. Her first name Ileana (Helen of Troy) comes from Greek mythology. She has three siblings - older sister Farrah, younger brother Rhys and youngest sister Eileen. While growing up, she lived in Goa for about seven years.
Illeana started her career as a model and has acted in several advertisements such as Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair and Lovely, and she was directed by Rakesh Roshan, who gave her exposure and brought in several offers for acting in feature films. Actually, D'Cruz was called for an audition by director Teja in 2005, but unfortunately that project was cancelled. Finally in 2006, she made her feature film debut in the Telugu language romance film Devadasu, directed by Y. V. S. Chowdary.
Devadasu had become the year's first major commercial success, and also Ileana was honored with the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant for it. Her other film, Pokiri was a huge financial success, emerging the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time until then, and it gave Ileana's biggest commercial success. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu for Jalsa (2008) and Kick (2009). Also, there are some films which didn't fare well at the box office, but Ileana continued to be the highest paid actress of South India.
During her six-year-long career span in the regional industry, Ileana always desired for roles that gave her scope to do more than dance and look pretty in Bollywood. Eventually, she found her place under the B-town sun and Ileana made her Hindi debut with Anurag Basu directorial Barfi!, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Also, this Barfi! babe has started to receive many Hindi film offers which may help her in making inroads into the tight-knit and somewhat closed film industry that is Bollywood. Once again, Ileana is back to the Tamil film industry and she has signed in 2 Tamil films Nanban with Vijay and Raana with Superstar Rajinikanth to be released in 2012. In case, you are interested to read point-to-point information about this leading actress, then click here.
Profile of Illean D' Cruz
Nick Name: Lana, Ili, Ilu, Yana, Liyana
Awards won by lleana
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