Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, model, and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006. She primarily works in Hindi films. In 2009, she also debuted with Aladin and had established a career in the Hindi film industry. Moreover, she has crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006 and represented her country at Miss Universe in 2006.
About Jacqueline Fernandez
|Born||11 August 1985|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Restaurateur|
|Famous for||Aladin (2009)|
|School||Sacred Heart School|
|University||University of Sydney|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm|
meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 56 kg|
in Pounds- 123 lbs
|Eye colour||Dark brown|
Early life and family of Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez was born on 11 August 1985. Her birthplace is Srilanka. Moreover, she was raised in Bahrain to a multiracial Eurasian family of Sri Lankan, Canadian, and Malaysian descent. Also, her father’s name is Elroy Fernandez, a Sri Lankan Burgher. Then her mother, Kim, is of Malaysian and Canadian descent. Also, her maternal grandfather is Canadian. Her father, a musician in Sri Lanka, moved to Bahrain in the 1980s to escape civil unrest between the Sinhalese and Tamil. He then subsequently met her mother, who was an air hostess. Jacqueline is the youngest of four children with one elder sister and two elder brothers.
Jacqueline received her early education in Bahrain at Sacred Heart School. Then, she graduated in mass communication from the University of Sydney. Afterward, she did a couple of television shows in Sri Lanka. She also attended the Berlitz school of languages, where she learned Spanish and improved her French and Arabic. She also joined the John School of Acting. Also, she worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka. Afterward, she joined the modeling industry.
Career of Jacqueline Fernandez
According to Fernandez, she had aspired to become an actress at a young age and fantasized about becoming a Hollywood movie star. While on a modeling assignment in India in 2009, Fernandez successfully auditioned for Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy drama Aladin, which marked her acting debut. Jacqueline also had her breakthrough role with the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011). This movie was also her first commercial success.
Afterward, she also appeared in the commercially successful ensemble-comedy Housefull 2 (2012) and the action thriller Race 2 (2013). Fernandez then went on to star in the top-grossing action film Kick (2014) and the comedies Housefull 3 (2016) and Judwaa 2 (2017). Her other films are-
- In 2015, she appeared in the movie Roy.
Afterward, she also appeared in Gentleman (2017).
- Race3 (2018).
- Mrs. Serial Killer.
Her recent works
Recently, she is also going to appear in the movie Bachchan Pandey. Here’s the trailer:
Then in 2006, she appeared in a music video for the song “O Sathi” by music duo Bathiya and Santhush and young female singer Umaria Sinhawansa. In 2020, she also appeared in the music video of Ek Do Teen. Her ’Gendaphool’ music video was very popular.
Recently, she also appeared in the music video Mud Mud Ke along with Michele Morrone.
Personal life of Jacqueline Feenandez
In 2008, Jacqueline Fernandez was dating Bahraini prince Hassan bin Rashid Al Khalifa. She met him at a mutual friend’s party. However, they separated in 2011.
While filming Housefull 2 in 2011, Fernandez began a romantic relationship with director Sajid Khan. Their relationship attracted media coverage in India. However, the relationship ended in May 2013. She is also pointed to have relations with Salman Khan.
Fernandez has supported charitable organizations and advocated the welfare of animals. She was also named “Woman Of The Year” by PETA (India) in 2014.
Jacqueline Fernandez has also participated in several concert tours and televised award ceremonies. In 2013, she performed at the Temptations Reloaded in Auckland, Perth, and Sydney alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Madhuri Dixit.
Alongside her screen acting career, Fernandez has worked as a judge in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016–2017). She is a celebrity endorser for various brands and products, has participated in stage shows, and is active in humanitarian work.
Sikh Kripan controversy: In 2016, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) protested the use of kirpan that she wore in the song ‘Sau Tarah Key from the film Dishoom.
Sukesh money laundering case: After skipping three summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the actress appeared before the agency on 20 October 2021 for questioning in connection with an over Rs 200 crore money laundering case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
On 5 December 2021, the actress was stopped by immigration officials at the Mumbai Airport after a LOC (Look Out Circular) was issued against her by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to the Sukesh Chandrasekar case. Reportedly, the actress was heading to Dubai for a show but was stopped and taken in for some brief questioning. According to some media reports, the ED has evidence showing financial transactions between Sukesh Chandrasekar and Jacqueline Fernandez, and the actress has received a horse worth Rs. Fifty-two lakhs and a Persian cat worth Rs. 9 lakhs as gifts by the alleged conman, and the overall cost of all the gifts given to her amounts to Rs. 10 crores.
In the charge sheet filed against Sukesh, the ED stated that the actress was not keen on talking to him. He allegedly called her from a Union ministry, Amit Shah’s Home ministry, posing as a high-ranking official. Reportedly, Sukesh tried to contact Fernandez through her make-up artist. When the actress declined, he allegedly made a “spoof call,” posing as a “significant person in the Government.” According to the ED officials, Sukesh had claimed he was from “ Jayalalitha’s political party and owner of Sun TV….” The agency also stated that Sukesh was in touch with Fernandez till his arrest and had “provided various gifts to her and her family members, arranged chartered flights for her to fly within India and her hotel stay, made payments in cash; to a scriptwriter on (her) behalf…
Sukesh Chandrashekhar made all these expenses/payments out of proceeds of crime acquired through criminal activities related to a scheduled offense.” The ED also claimed that during questioning, the actress conceded that she “received gifts viz three Gucci and Chanel designer bags, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multi-colored stones, and two Hermes bracelets. She also received a Mini Cooper, which she returned.”
Some interesting facts about Jacqueline Fernandez
- Jacqueline Fernandez was just 14 years old when she hosted her first TV show.
- She is an active supporter of a famous NGO, PETA, and turned vegetarian after joining it.
- She also has a restaurant named Kaema Sutra in Sri Lanka.
- Apart from English and Hindi, she can speak Spanish, French, and Arabic.
- She is very particular about cleanliness.
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