Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant. She established herself as a promising actress in Indian Cinema, and become one of the sexiest and hot actresses in Bollywood. She won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year and also received the Stardust Award for Best Exciting Face.
After graduating in mass communication from the University of Sydney and working as a television reporter in Sri Lanka, she joined the modeling industry. Fernandez had her breakthrough role in the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), her first commercial success.
Jacqueline was born on 11 August 1985, in Manama, Bahrain, to a Sri Lankan father Elroy Fernandez and a Malaysian mother Kim Fernandez in 2nd June 1985. Her maternal grandfather is Canadian. She is the youngest child in her family. amongst two brothers and an older sister. When she was very young her family shifted to Bahrain.
After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a degree in Media and Communications in Sydney, Australia. Having a passion for cultures and languages she also joined the Berlitz school of languages, where she learned to speak Spanish and improve her French and Arabic.
After winning Miss Sri Lanka title in 2006, she entered the world of television and anchored a show on Sri Lanka’s business called Lanka Business Report.
She came to Mumbai on a modeling contract and landed a role in Bollywood movie Aladin (2009) directed by Sujoy Ghosh along with well known Indian stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Riteish Deshmukh.
After the success of her first film, she got signed on by Milap Zaveri for his directorial debut movie Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010). The director recommended her to well-known director Farah Khan who guest-starred in this movie. She made a cameo appearance (in a song) in the movie Housefull (2010) which was directed by Farah Khan‘s younger brother, Sajid Khan.
In 2014, Fernandez appeared in Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut—the action film Kick, a remake of a 2009 Telugu film of the same name. She starred opposite Salman Khan, playing Shaina, a psychiatry student
In 2015 she has appeared in a romantic thriller film ‘Roy’, alongside – Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor.
Jaqueline Fernandez had an affair with a Bahraini prince named Hassan bin Rashid AL Khalifa. She met him at a mutual friend’s party. After three years of the affair, the couple got separated.
- Name: Jacqueline Fernandez
- Other names: Jacky
- Bith Date: June 2, 1985
- Birth Place: Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Star Sign: Gemini
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches
- Education: University of Sydney
- Profession: Actress, Model
- Citizenship: Sri Lankan
- Language: Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, English, French, Urdu, Sinhalese
- Ethnicity: Asian
- Father: Elroy Fernandez
- Mother: Kim Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez Filmography
- Aladin (2009)
- Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010)
- Housefull (2010)
- Murder 2 (2011)
- Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen (2012)
- Race 2 (2013)
- Kick (2014)
- Roy (2015)
- Brothers (2015)
- Housefull 3 (2016)
- Dishoom (2016)
- A Flying Jatt (2016)
- According to Mathew (2017)
- A Gentleman (2017)
- Judwaa 2 (2017)
- Race 3 (2018)