Bollywood Actress Jacqueline Fernandez HD Photos & Biography

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez (born 11 August 1985) is a Sri Lankan actress, model, and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant. As Miss Universe Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez  represented her country at the 2006 world Miss Universe pageant. Jacqueline Fernandez  graduated with a degree in mass communication from the University of Sydney, and worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka.

While on a modelling assignment in India in 2009, Fernandez successfully auditioned for the fantasy drama Aladin, which marked her acting debut. Fernandez’s breakthrough role came with the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), her first commercial success. This was followed by glamorous roles in the ensemble-comedy Housefull 2 (2012) and the action thriller Race 2 (2013), both of which earned over ₹1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide. Her performance in the former garnered her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at IIFA. In 2014, Fernandez played the leading lady in the action thriller Kick, which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. She received further success with the romantic comedy Housefull 3, the action adventure Dishoom, and the superhero thriller A Flying Jatt (all 2016).

One of the most popular actresses in India, Jacqueline Fernandez is the recipient of the several awards. Alongside her screen acting career, Fernandez has worked as a judge in the ninth season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016–2017), is a popular celebrity endorser for various brands and products, has participated in stage shows, and is active in humanitarian work.
Fernandez was born on 11 August 1985, in Manama, Bahrain, and was raised in a multi-ethnic family. Her father, Elroy, is Sri Lankan, and her mother, Kim, is of Malaysian descent. Her maternal grandfather is Canadian. Her father, who was a musician in Sri Lanka, moved to Bahrain in the 1980s to escape civil unrest between the Tamils and Sinhalese and subsequently met her mother who was an air hostess. Jacqueline Fernandez  is the youngest of four children with one elder sister and two elder brothers.Jacqueline Fernandez hosted television shows in Bahrain at the age of fourteen. After receiving her early education in Bahrain, she pursued a degree in mass communication from the University of Sydney in Australia. After graduating she worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka.Jacqueline Fernandez  also attended the Berlitz school of languages, where she learnt Spanish and improved her French and Arabic.

According to Fernandez, Jacqueline Fernandez  had aspired to become an actress at a young age and fantasized about becoming a Hollywood movie star.Jacqueline Fernandez  received some training at the John School of Acting. Although, Jacqueline Fernandez  was a television reporter, Jacqueline Fernandez accepted offers in the modeling industry, which came as a result of her pageant success. In 2006, she was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant and represented Sri Lanka at the world Miss Universe 2006 pageant held in Los Angeles. In a 2015 interview, Fernandez described the modeling industry as “a good training ground” and said: “It is a medium that is about shedding your inhibitions, knowing your body, confidence”. In 2006, Jacqueline Fernandez  appeared in a music video for the song “O Sathi” by music duo Bathiya and Santhush.
In 2009, Fernandez traveled to India for a modeling assignment. Jacqueline Fernandez  studied acting under the mentorship of theatre director Barry John, and successfully auditioned for Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy film Aladin (2009) her acting debut. Jacqueline Fernandez  played the love interest of Riteish Deshmukh’s character, a role based on the character of Princess Jasmine.  Fernandez garnered mixed reviews for her performance. Anupama Chopra of NDTV called her a “plastic debutant and Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN felt that Jacqueline Fernandez  was: “easy on the eyes and appears confident but has precious little to do”. Although the film was a critical and commercial failure,Jacqueline Fernandez  won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.

In 2010, Fernandez appeared opposite Deshmukh in the science fiction romantic comedy Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. Jacqueline Fernandez  was cast as a girl from Venus, who lands on Earth in search of love. The film, along with Fernandez’s performance, received poor reviews; Rediff.com’s Sukanya Verma noted: “Jacqueline Fernandez gamely makes a fool of herself whilst aping the actions of movie stars, ranging from Sridevi’s Naagin dance, Mithun Chakravarthy’s Disco Dancer moves, to Big B’s violent headshake in Hum. Her Tara could be a keeper if only Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai wasn’t so intent on turning her into a love-struck Barbie.” Critic Anupama Chopra also criticized Fernandez, calling her “a pin-prick on a balloon”. Later that year, Jacqueline Fernandez  made a special appearance in the song “Dhanno” for Sajid Khan’s comedy Housefull.

Mahesh Bhatt’s thriller Murder 2 was Fernandez’s first commercial success and marked a turning point in her career.Jacqueline Fernandez  took on the role of Priya, a lonely model who is in a confused relationship with Arjun Bhagwat (played by Emraan Hashmi). Fernandez was praised for her performance, and for the boldness and sex appeal she displayed in the film. Gaurav Malini of The Times of India stated that Jacqueline Fernandez  was “tastefully tempting” but noted that her romance with Hashmi was “literally half-baked”. The following year, Fernandez appeared in the ensemble comedy Housefull 2 alongside Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, and Asin. It became one of the top grossing productions of India that year and earned ₹1.86 billion (US$28 million) worldwide. Fernandez received mostly negative reviews for her performance. While Gaurav Malini praised her for her looks, NDTV called her a “blathering bimbo” who “find[s] no pleasure in [her role]”. Despite the negative reviews, Fernandez received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 14th IIFA Awards for her performance.

Fernandez’s first release of 2013 was Race 2, an ensemble action thriller (alongside Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone), described as the “cinematic equivalent of a trashy novel” by critic Rajeev Masand.Jacqueline Fernandez played Omisha, a femme fatale, a role which required her learn fencing and some acrobatics. The film emerged as a commercial success, with the domestic gross of more than ₹1 billion (US$15 million). In a particularly scathing review, Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote that both Fernandez and Padukone “strut around like wound-up automatons that are all decked-up but have nowhere to go.” Also that year, Fernandez appeared in an item number, titled, “Jaadu Ki Jhappi”, for Prabhu Deva’s romantic comedy Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya.
Fernandez shares a close bond with her family, and admits to missing being around them. Jacqueline Fernandez  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. It has taught me so many things about myself, about priorities and time management.” In March 2012, Fernandez turned vegetarian for a 40-day period to observe Lent, a period from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday.

In 2008, Fernandez started dating Bahraini prince Hassan bin Rashid Al Khalifa, whom she met at a mutual friend’s party; they separated in 2011. While filming Housefull 2 in 2011, Fernandez began a romantic relationship with director Sajid Khan. The relationship attracted media coverage in India and there was speculation of an impending wedding.  However, the relationship ended in May 2013.

In addition to acting in films, Fernandez has supported charitable organisations and a number of causes. In 2011, on the behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), she sent a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner asking for an end to horse-drawn carriage rides in Mumbai. In early 2013, she asked the consulate general of the Philippines, William John T Perera in Colombo, to hasten the transfer of an elephant from its inadequate housing at the Manila Zoo to a humane sanctuary. Later that year, she auctioned a breakfast in Mayfair, London, where she raised around £4000 for the Pratham NGO, which helps children’s primary education. In 2014, Fernandez was named “Woman Of The Year” by PETA (India) for advocating the protection of animals. The following year, she auctioned her outfits on an online portal for a philanthropic cause. Some of her outfits included the ones she wore in the song “Party On My Mind” (from Race 2) and “Hangover” (from Kick). In March 2016, Jacqueline Fernandez  was part of “Jacqueline Builds” campaign that raised funds for the victims of the 2015 South Indian floods.

Fernandez has 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.Jacqueline Fernandez  also performed at the live talent show “Got Talent World Stage Live” with Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Varun Dhawan the following year. In July 2014, Fernandez opened a restaurant in Colombo, Kaema Sutra, in collaboration with chef Dharshan Munidasa, which specialises in contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine.

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