Ileana D’Cruz is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in South Indian cinema and Bollywood.
She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu. 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.
D’Cruz was born to a Goan Catholic family in Mumbai, and raised partly in Mumbai and partly in Goa. Her family relocated to Parra, Goa when she was 10 years old. Her mother tongue is Konkani.