The Mega Star of the Telugu Industry, who entered the Hindi Film Industry taking it by storm and is now considered one of the well recognized Bollywood heroines, is none other than Ileana D’Cruz. She debuted in 2012 from Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi’ which was a commercial as well as a critical success; it also got her the Filmfare for best Debut Actress. She has also done movies like ‘Phata poster Nikla Hero’ (2013), ‘Main Tera Hero’ (2014), ‘Happy Ending’ (2014) and ‘Rustom’ (2016). Illeana is a fun loving girl who do lot of Pilates to maintain her body up keep.
Illeana D’ Cruz was born in 1986, on 1st November in Pune, to a Catholic Goan family. She was raised partly in Pune till she was 10 years old and then in Goa, as her family shifted to Parra. Born in a Konkani family to father Ronaldo D’Cruz and mother Samira D’Cruz, she is the second child among four siblings, Eileen D’Cruz (sister) and Rhys D’Cruz (brother) being the younger kids, and Farrah D’Cruz Miranda, being the eldest child in the family.
She was discovered in 2003 by her mother’s hotel manager, who suggested that Ileana should try modeling and persuaded her to create her portfolio first and later introduced her to Marc Robinson.
Soon after this she started getting attention from her shoots and ramp shows. Her second portfolio managed to get her major endorsement deals of brands like Emami Talc, Electrolux and Fair and Lovely which happened to be directed by Rakesh Roshan, which brought several acting offers at her door, giving her exposure.
The Beautiful Goan Actress is currently rumored to be dating Andrew Kneebone, an Australian Photographer who happens to have three children from his previous marriage.
Ileana completed her schooling from St. Mary’s Convent High School near Mapusa in Goa. Later she went to complete her graduation from University Of Mumbai. Where she not only completed her graduation but also explored her career as a model. Mumbai turned out to be the changing point in her career, as it gave her exposure and helped her discover the actress within.
Ileana D’Cruz Net Worth
Earning big cheques from her modeling contracts and fueling more of her fortune since 2005 from her movie career. The Actress is a big name in Tamil Movie Industry who has given hits like ‘Kick’, ‘Jalsa’, ‘Julayi’ and ‘Pokiri’. The Actress charges a pay cheque of 2 Crore per film. Her net worth as of 2017 is estimated to be worth $15 million US dollars.
The Indian model turned actress known for her business perfectly, as she fuels her fortune with smart investments in stock and property with constant endorsement deals like CoverGirl.
Apart from her acting and modeling career, she owns a restaurant chain based in New Delhi ‘Fat D’Cruz’ Burger and owns ‘Mumbai Angels’ a Football team. She is also known to have launched her own Vodka brand ‘Pure Wonderd’ Cruz – India’. She has also invested in her own Fragrance ‘With love From Ileana’ and ‘Ileana D’Cruz Seduction’ which is her fashion clothing line.
She debuted on the Silver Screen through Telugu industry in 2006 with a movie named ‘Devadasu’ for which she won Filmfare Awards South’s Best Female Debut. Soon after which she became one of the favorite actress of the Telugu industry. She has done movies like ‘Pokiri’, ‘Rakhi’, ‘Bhale’, ‘Rechipo’ etc in Telugu cinema. She debuted in Tamil Cinema with ‘Kedi’, after she did Nanban in 2012. She won Santosham Film Award for Best Actress in 2009 for ‘Jalsa’. In 2012 she also received Vogue Beauty Award for Fresh Face.
The actress is currently working on a big budget project opposite Ajay Devgan which will be released in 2017 titled as ‘Baadshaho’. In a recent interview she called Ajay Devgan to be a bigger prankster than ‘Akshay Kumar’, claiming how she was tortured throughout the shooting of the film. She is also shooting for her Bollywood movie ‘Mubarakan’ starring Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor which is set to be released this year.
Ileana, already a Superstar of Tamil Film industry is definitely marking an imprint in the heart of Indian Film Industry. She has managed to create a huge fan base in just a few years because of her beauty and acting talent, she sure is here to stay.