Ileana D’Cruz is one of the gorgeous actresses in Bollywood. She started her acting career from the South and today she is equally popular in Bollywood. On her birthday, let us check a few of the lesser-known facts about Ileana D’Cruz.
1. Born In Goan Family
Though Ileana D’Cruz started her career from Tollywood, many people are not aware that she was born in a Goan Catholic family at Mahim, Mumbai on November 1, 1986. In her family, she has three sisters and one brother. She has done her Bachelors from Mumbai, St Xavier’s college.
2. Started Her Career As A Model
Ileana D’Cruz started her career as a model. Her mother was working in a hotel and the hotel manager advised Ileana that she has a vibrant smile and she should start modeling. Ileana describes her first photoshoot which was created in January 2003, a disaster. From her second portfolio, she received three assignments of advertisements, Emami, Electrolux, and Fair & Lovely. One was directed by Rakesh Roshan which gave her much needed exposure and brought several offers in acting.
3. Filmfare Award For Best Female Debut – South
In 2006, Ileana D’Cruz made her debut from Tollywood romantic movie Devadasu. She was nervous and felt pressured while shooting and she doesn’t want to move ahead but it was her mother who motivated her. Ileana describes that conversation as the lecture of a lifetime at 3 AM. She went on to earn the Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debutant for Devadasu. She also featured in various successful movies like Pokiri, Julai, Jalsa, Aata, Kick, etc.
4. Rejected Offer Of Wanted
Do you know, Ileana D’Cruz was offered superhit movie Wanted opposite Salman Khan as she was the one who did its original movie Pokiri opposite, Mahesh Babu. But she turned down the role because she had exams during that time.
5. Nanban – 3 Idiots Remake In Kollywood
Ileana D’Cruz was starred in the Kollywood movie Nanban, a remake of All-time Blockbuster movie 3 Idiots opposite Vijay. The movie was a financial success.
6. Bollywood Debut
Ileana made her Bollywood debut from Anurag Basu’s Barfi in which she portrayed the role of Shruti Ghosh and also the role of a narrator. Her performance was well-received by the audiences and she bagged another Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant. Later she did many Bollywood movies like Main Tera Hero, Rustom, Baadshaho, Raid, Mubarakan and become one of the leading actresses in Bollywood.
7. Fitness Freak
Ileana D’çruz is a fitness freak and it can be observed by her chiseled features and figure. She does yoga, meditation and daily workout at the gym for it. Ileana is also a big foodie and likes her mother’s Biryani.
8. Travel Freak
Ileana D’Cruz loves exploring new places and she is a travel freak. Her favorite vacation places have Fiji, Australia, and the Maldives and she loves spending time over there. Her social media is filled with amazing pictures of her which give us travel goals.
9. Other Hobbies
Ileana D’Cruz loves photography and she claims it as her favorite hobby. She also loves swimming and reading.
Ileana will be seen next in Bollywood multi starer movie Pagalpanti. Wishing you all the very best Ileana for your upcoming projects and once again a very Happy Birthday.