Jacqueline Fernandez (born 11 August 1985) is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006 who predominantly works in Hindi films. In 2009, she debuted with Aladin and since then has established a career in the Hindi film industry. Born into a multiracial Eurasian family of Canadian, Sri Lankan, and Malaysian descent, Fernandez was raised in Bahrain. After graduating in mass communication from the University of Sydney and working as a television reporter in Sri Lanka, she joined the modeling industry. She was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006, and represented her country at Miss Universe 2006.
|Fernandez in 2012|
|Born||11 August 1985 (age 35) |
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
2009–2013: Debut and breakthrough
In 2009, Fernandez traveled to India for a modeling assignment. She successfully auditioned for Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy film Aladin (2009) her acting debut. She played the love interest of Riteish Deshmukh‘s character, a role based on the character of Princess Jasmine. and Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN felt that she was: “easy on the eyes and appears confident but has precious little to do”.Although the film was a critical and commercial failure, she won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.
2014–present: Commercial success
In 2014, Fernandez appeared in Sajid Nadiadwala‘s directorial debut—the action film Kick, a remake of a 2009 Telugu film of same name. She starred opposite Salman Khan, playing Shaina, a psychiatrist . She retained her real voice for the first time in Kick. While Sneha May Francis commented that she is: “incredibly dazzling, and moves like a magic”, Raja Sen of Rediff.com was more critical of her dialogue delivery, calling it “unfortunate.” The film received mixed reviews from critics, but with worldwide revenue of over ₹3.75 billion (US$53 million), it became the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film.
Personal life and other work
Fernandez shares a close bond with her family, and admits that she misses being around them. She says: “I miss them so much everyday. You don’t realise when you live away from home how difficult life can be At the same time, staying away from them has taught me to be more responsible.
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Tara|
|Housefull||Dhanno||Special Appearance in song “Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno)”|
|2012||Housefull 2||Bobby Kapoor|
|Ramaiya Vastavaiya||Herself||Special Appearance in song “Jadoo Ki Jhappi”|
|Definition of Fear||Sarah Fording||British Film|
|2016||Housefull 3||Ganga “Gracy” Patel|
|A Flying Jatt||Kriti|
|2017||According to Mathew||Daphne Reynolds||Sri Lankan Film|
|2018||Baaghi 2||Herself||Special Appearance in song “Ek Do Teen“|
|Race 3||Jessica Gomes|
|2019||Saaho||Herself||Trilingual film; special appearance in song “Bad Boy”|
|2020||Mrs. Serial Killer||Sona Mukherjee||Netflix film|
|2021||Radhe||Herself||Special Appearance in the song “Dil De Diya”|