Ileana D’Cruz (born 1 November 1987) is an Indian film actress who appears mainly in Telugu and Hindi films, but also in Tamil 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 films including Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008), Kick (2009) and Julayi (2012). In Tamil cinema, D’Cruz has starred in Kedi (2006) and Shankar’s Nanban (2012).
In 2012, D’Cruz made her Hindi film debut with Anurag Basu’s Barfi!. She then starred in Main Tera Hero (2014), Rustom (2016), and Raid (2018). D’Cruz was born into a Goan Catholic family in Mahim, Mumbai and was 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.