Aleena Shaji or popularly known by her stage name Ivana is an Indian actress working in Tamil and Malayalam film Industry. Born in the year 2000, in Kerala, India Ivana started her career as a child artist. She debuted in as child artist in the Malayalam film titled Masters in the year 2012, which featured Prithviraj in the lead role.
She later appeared in the movies like
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
playing pivotal roles in both the films. The ace Tamil director, Bala noticed Ivana in the film Anuraga Karikkin Vellam and offered her role in his film named Naachiyaar. Ivana being Malayalam trained for her character in Naachiyar by learning to speak fluent Tamil.
Her character of a young, innocent girl in the movie was appreciated. Also, director Bala was the one who suggested Aleena change her name(from Aleena to Ivana)to reach the Tamil speaking audience. Ivana's ambition is to become a Chartered Accountant as well as continue her career in acting.