Ileana D'Cruz (born 1 November 1987) is an Indian-born Portuguese actress and model who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi language film

D'Cruz was born in Mumbai and spent most of her childhood in Goa. D'Cruz made her screen debut in 2006 with Telugu-language film Devadasu

which was a commercial success whilst earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant.

D'Cruz established herself as a leading actress in Telugu cinema with successful films including Pokiri (2006), Rakhi (2006), Munna (2007), Jalsa (2008), Kick (2009) and Julayi (2012)

She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Kedi (2006) and starred in Shankar's Nanban (2012), a commercial success.

D'Cruz expanded to Hindi cinema in 2012 with Anurag Basu's comedy-drama Barfi!, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut

She has since played the leading lady in Main Tera Hero (2014), Rustom (2016), and Raid (2018)

D'Cruz was born to a Catholic father and Muslim mother in Mahim, Mumbai on 1 November 1987.

Her family moved to Parra, Goa when she was 10 years old.[7] Her first portfolio was created in January 2003; D'Cruz called it a "disaster".

Subsequent photo shoots and ramp shows led to a second portfolio the following year, which landed her advertisements from Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair & Lovely.