Born to Samira and Ronaldo D'Cruz, Ileana is an Indian actress doing South cinema, mainly Telugu. While she was born in Mumbai, she lived several years in Goa. There the manager of the hotel her mother was working with introduced her to Marc Robinson. She started off as a model who bagged Emami and Fair, lovely ads. Later made a debut in Telegu with Devadasu. She learnt acting from Aruna Bhikshu and went on to give hits like Pokiri, Julayi, Kick etc. She debuted in Bollywood with the popular Barfi and now, is currently doing Phata Poster Nikhla Hero with Shahid.