The Story Of Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress who has done most of her movies in the Bollywood industry. The former model won the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006. The Sri Lanka-born is a popular actress who has done several movies in Indian cinema.
She was born on August 11, 1985, in Manama, Bahrain, to Elroy Fernandez and Kim. Jacqueline's father is of Eurasian descent, while her mother is of Malaysian and Canadian descent. The actress also finds her roots in India. Her paternal great-grandparents resided in Goa, India. Her father is a musician in Sri Lanka who moved to Bahrain in the 1980s. Jacqueline is the youngest of the four children of her parents. She has one elder sister and two elder brothers.
Jacqueline did her early studies in Bahrain and then moved to Sydney to study mass communication. After doing her graduation in Australia, she returned to Sri Lanka and did some TV shows. She also went to the Berlitz school of languages to learn different languages, including Spanish, French, and Arabic.
She always wanted to become an actress and dreamt of doing Hollywood movies. She also worked as a television reporter and continued to do modeling projects side by side. She was named the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant in 2006. Fernandez went on to represent Sri Lanka at the world Miss Universe 2006 pageant held in Los Angeles.
Her first significant break in the entertainment industry came in 2006 when she appeared in a music video for the song "O Sathi" by music duo Bathiya and Santhush.
2009 was the year when Jacqueline traveled to India for a modeling assignment. Her debut Indian film was Sujoy Ghosh's Aladin that was released in 2009. She earned the praise of leading film critics for her role in the movie. She won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year - Female.
Her next movie was the romantic comedy film Jane Kahan Se Aayi Hai that came out in 2010. Jacqueline starred opposite Riteish Deshmukh in the movie. The film failed to impress critics, and Jacqueline's performance didn't receive positive reviews either.
She appeared in some dance numbers in Bollywood movies after the release of Jane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. The first big break for the actress came in Mahesh Bhatt's Murder 2, where she shared the screen with Emran Hashmi. She received immense praise for her role in the film. Next, she appeared in the multi-starer comedy film Housefull 2. She received a Best Supporting Actress award at the 14th IIFA Awards for her performance in the movie.
Race 2 was her next movie that came out in 2013. Despite receiving negative comments, the film was a huge commercial success. The film went on to earn over $14 million. Next, she appeared in item number "Jaadu Ki Jhappi", for Prabhu Deva's romantic comedy Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya.
She starred opposite Salman Khan in Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick. The movie was released in 2014. It was for the first time that Jacqueline used her own voice for the dialogues in the movie. The film earned over $53 million worldwide, and it was Bollywood's fourth-highest grosser.
Next, she featured in Vicky Singh's Roy in 2015. The film fell flat on viewers' expectations, and critics weren't impressed either. Her next appearance was for Karan Malhotra's action drama Brothers that came out in 2015. She co-starred in the movie alongside Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra. In 2016, she starred in Housefull 2, the sequel of Housefull.
Her next big film was Dhishoom, in which she starred alongside John Abraham and Varun Dhavan. She also donned the judge's hat in the ninth season of the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Jacqueline started dating Bahraini prince Hassan bin Rashid Al Khalifa in 2008. She parted her ways with Khalifa in 2011. Her next love affair was with Bollywood director Sajid Khan. Jacquelin's relationship with Sajid got a lot of media coverage, but it finally ended in May 2013.
Jacqueline was titled "Woman Of The Year" by PETA (India) in 2014. She was ranked 12th on the UK magazine Eastern Eye's "World's Sexiest Asian Women" list. Times of India placed her third on their "Most Desirable Woman" list in 2013 and 2014. She was included in Rediff.com's list of "Bollywood's Best Dressed Actresses".
The net worth of Jacquelis is estimated at nearly $10 million.