Jacqueline Fernandez is a popular Bollywood actress, model, and winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka title. She has become a household name in India due to her stunning performances on the big screen and her graceful presence in the fashion world.
Early Life and Education
Jacqueline Fernandez was born on August 11, 1985, in Manama, Bahrain to Sri Lankan parents. She spent most of her childhood in Bahrain, where she completed her early education at the Bahrain School. Later, she pursued a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Sydney in Australia. During her college days, she worked as a television presenter and journalist.
After completing her education, Jacqueline moved to Sri Lanka, where she started her career as a television reporter. She then landed a modeling contract with a leading agency and began appearing in advertisements and music videos. Her beauty and charm soon caught the attention of the judges at the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant, where she was crowned the winner in 2006
In 2009, Jacqueline made her Bollywood debut with the film Aladin, where she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. Although the film did not do well at the box office, her performance was praised by critics and audiences alike. She went on to appear in several films, including Murder 2, Housefull 2, Race 2, Kick, and Judwaa 2, among others. Her roles in these films showcased her versatility as an actress and earned her a huge fan following.
Jacqueline has also made a name for herself in the fashion industry, where she is known for her impeccable style and grace. She has walked the ramp for several leading designers and has been featured on the covers of many popular fashion magazines.
Jacqueline has always kept her personal life away from the limelight. However, it is known that she has been in a relationship with the Bahraini businessman, Sajid Khan. The couple dated for a few years before parting ways in 2013.
Throughout her career, Jacqueline has won several awards and nominations for her performances in films. She won the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Race 2, and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Kick. In addition, she has won several beauty pageants, including Miss Universe Sri Lanka and Miss Sri Lanka Universe.
Jacqueline is also a philanthropist and is associated with several charitable organizations. She has supported causes like education for underprivileged children, animal welfare, and environmental conservation.