Ileana D’Cruz is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi films. D’Cruz won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, South for the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu. She established herself in Telugu cinema with such commercially successful films as Pokiri, Jalsa, Kick and Julayi. In Tamil cinema, D’Cruz has starred in Kedi and Shankar’s Nanban.

In 2012, D’Cruz made her Hindi film debut with Anurag Basu’s critically and commercially successful Barfi!, for which she received critical appreciation and several accolades, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She went on to play the lead female roles in the action comedy Main Tera Hero, the crime thriller Rustom and the crime drama Raid, all of which were commercially successful.

Birth Name

Ileana D’Cruz

Nickname

Illu, Andhala Khazana

Profession

Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ileana was born on 1 November 1987 to a Goan Catholic family in Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She spent her childhood in Mumbai and raised in Goa.

Age

She is currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Indian (Konkani)

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

D’Cruz attended St. Mary’s Convent High School and College in Mapusa , Goa. After completing her school studies, she joined the University of Mumbai and earned a bachelor’s degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Ronaldo D’Cruz

  • Mother – Samira D’Cruz

  • Siblings – Farrah D’Cruz Miranda (Older Sister), Eileen D’Cruz  (Younger Sister), and Rhys DCruz (Younger Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ileana D’Cruz has dated-

  • Andrew Kneebone – Ileana began dating Australian photographer Andrew Kneebone in 2016. The couple were spotted enjoying their holiday in Fiji.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-23-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build

Voluptuous

Body Shape

Hourglass

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She may be wearing a shoe size 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

  • In 2006, She first appeared in a Telugu film Devadau as Bhanumathi Katamrajui, for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu.
  • Ileana made her Tamil debut with Kedi in 2006. The film was a disaster at the box office and got her breakthrough in Tamil with Shankar’s Nanban in 2012, opposite Vijay.
  • Her first Bollywood film was Barfi! in 2012, in which she cast alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

Television Debut

D’Cruz hasn’t yet appeared in television series.

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed a number of brands and products like Electrolux, Emami Talc, Fair and Lovely.

Tattoo

Controversies

• Her bold comments on sex created lot of controversy when she said that “Sex is a major relaxation to my body. It keeps me young and I don’t mind to talk about that in public.”
• In 2012, a film producer Mohan Natarajan registered a complained against her for not returning the advance of ₹40 lakhs that she took from him.

Style Quotient

Ileana D’Cruz is a huge fan of Audi and has couple of them, including a swanky Audi S5 Sportback and a black A6. She lives with her family in a plush 3BHK flat in the posh area of Mumbai. She also owns a handful of real estate properties in Goa and Mumbai.

Awards & Nominations

YearFilmAwardCategoryResult
2006PokiriFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actress (Telugu)Nominated
2007DevadasuFilmfare Awards SouthBest Female DebutWon
2009JalsaFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actress (Telugu)Nominated
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressWon
South Scope Style AwardsBest ActressWon
2010KickFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actress (Telugu)Nominated
2012NanbanVijay AwardsVijay Award for Favourite HeroineNominated
HerselfVogue Beauty AwardsFresh FaceWon
Barfi!BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut –Nominated
ETC Bollywood Business AwardsMost Profitable Debut (Female)Won
2013Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutWon
Best Supporting ActressNominated
South Africa India Film And Television AwardsDebut Actor of the Year – FemaleNominated
Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer – FemaleWon
Best Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Female DebutWon
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated
Star Guild AwardsBest Female DebutWon
Times of India Film AwardsBest Female DebutWon
Times of India Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
2014Main Tera HeroLife OK Now AwardsLife OK Now – Actor (Female)Nominated
Life OK WOW PerformanceWon
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated
Happy EndingNominated
Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or RomanceNominated
AIFA AwardsFavorite Movie ActressNominated
2015Filmfare Glamour and Style AwardsEmerging Face of Fashion (Female)Nominated
Main Tera HeroScreen AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated|
2017RustomBIG Zee Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – FemaleNominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – FemaleNominated
N/ALux Golden Rose AwardsCharismatic Beauty Of The Year AwardNominated
2018RaidNBT Utsav 2018 AwardsBest ActressNominated

Ileana D’Cruz Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Biryani, Chinese, Rasgullas, Rasmalai, Dark Chocolate
  • Favorite Actor – Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan
  • Favorite Actress – Kajol, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Salma Hayek
  • Favorite Film – Barfi, Devdas, Notting Hill
  • Favorite Author – Sidney Sheldon
  • Favorite Color – White, Green, Black
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Maldives and Fraser Island in Australia

Ileana D’Cruz Net worth

Model turned actress has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. She is one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and the richest celebrity in the country. She takes Rs 2 – 3 crore as remuneration per film. Also having great business sense, this Bollywood bombshell fortune swells with stock investments. Ileana runs her own restaurant chain called Fat D’Cruz Burger in Mumbai and Delhi and is also a proud owner of a women football team, Mumbai Angels. D’Cruz owns a Vodka brand, ‘Pure Wonderd’ Cruz – India’ and also has a perfume line and a clothing line called With love From Ileana and Ileana D’Cruz Seduction, respectively.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ileana D’Cruz

  • Having gifted with great heights and sleek body, her mom’s hotel manager suggested her to take a try in modelling, which persuaded her to enter into the fashion world.
  • She claims that her first photoshoot by Marc Robinson was a disaster.
  • Ace filmmaker Rakesh Roshan bought D’Cruz to the showbiz after casting her in a few advertisements.
  • Ileana was the first actress to get Rs 1 crore as remuneration in the South Indian Film Industry.
  • Despite being brought up in Goa and Mumbai, she struggled with dialects in her Hindi debut. She can speak Hindi, Telugu and English.
  • Ileana has done a bunch of editorial shoots for famous publishers and also featured in a number of renowned magazines.
  • She was once a coffee fanatic.
  • She describes herself as a bathroom singer.
  • She is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.
  • She became the first Indian actress to get 1 crore as remuneration in South Indian film industry
  • She was gossiped to be having an affair with Shahid Kapoor while filming the movie ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero.’