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Jacqueline Fernandez

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Jacqueline Fernandez
Femina Beauty Awards 2017
Femina Beauty Awards 2017
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 38)
NationalitySri Lanka
EducationThe University of Sydney
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Occupation(s)Actress, Model
Years active2009 - present

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant.

Jacqueline Fernandez was born on 11 August 1985, in Manama, Bahrain,[5][6] and was raised in a multi-ethnic family. Her father, Elroy Fernandez, is a Sri Lankan Burgher, and her mother, Kim, is of Malaysian and Canadian descent.[7] Her maternal grandfather is Canadian and her great-grandparents were from Goa in India.[6] Her father, who was a musician in Sri Lanka, moved to Bahrain in the 1980s to escape civil unrest between the Sinhalese and Tamils and subsequently met her mother, who was an air hostess.[6] She is the youngest of four children with one elder sister and two elder brothers.[8][6] After receiving her early education in Bahrain at Sacred Heart School,[9][10][11] she studied mass communication at the University of Sydney in Australia.[12][13] After graduating she did a couple of television shows in Sri Lanka.[6] She also attended the Berlitz school of languages, where she learned Spanish and improved her French and Arabic.[14]

Jacqueline Fernandez was named after iconic U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In an interview, Jacqueline revealed that her mother Kim was a huge admirer of Jackie Kennedy's style, intelligence and cultural contributions and decided to name her daughter after the iconic First Lady.

Jacqueline said she feels deeply honored to share her name with someone her mother looked up to for her courage, intelligence and contributions to global culture. Growing up, she learned about Jackie Kennedy's influence and presence on the world stage.

According to Fernandez, she had aspired to become an actress at a young age and fantasized about becoming a Hollywood movie star.[15] She received some training at the John School of Acting.[14] Although, she was a television reporter, she 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.[16] 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".[17] 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.[18]

Filmography[change | change source]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Aladin Jasmine
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Tara
2010 Housefull Dhanno Special appearance in song "Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno)"
2011 Murder 2 Priya
2012 Housefull 2 Bobby Kapoor
2013 Race 2 Omisha
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Unknown Special appearance in song "Jaadu Ki Jhappi"
2014 Kick Shaina Mehra
2015 Roy Ayesha / Tia
2015 Bangistan Rosanna "Rosie" Cameo
2015 Brothers Jenny Fernandes
2015 Definition of Fear Sarah Fording Hollywood film
2016 Housefull 3 Ganga "Gracy" Patel
2016 Dishoom Ishika Post-production
2016 A Flying Jatt Kirti Post-production
2016 According to Mathew Daphne Reynolds English-language film

TV Appearances[change | change source]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Herself/Judge

Awards[change | change source]

Year Organisation Award Film Result Ref.
2010 IIFA Awards Star Plus Debut of the Year – Female Aladin Won
2010 Stardust Awards Exciting New Face Aladin Won [1]
2012 Stardust Awards Best Actress (Thriller/Action) Murder 2 Nominated [2]
2013 IIFA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Housefull 2 Nominated
2013 15th Asianet Film Awards Most Stylish Bollywood Actress Won [3]
2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Dancer Kick (for the song "Jumme Ki Raat") Won [4]
2015 Stardust Awards Style Diva Kick Won [5]
2015 Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Kick Nominated [6]
2015 Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards Emerging Face of Fashion (Female) Nominated [7]
2016 HT Most Stylish Awards Asli-est Stylish Award Won [8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Winners of Max Stardust Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. "Jacqueline Fernandez—Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. "Jacqueline Fernandez Brand Ambassador of India Bridal Fashion Week". Oneindia. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. Goswami, Parismita (19 December 2014). "BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2014: 'Happy New Year', 'Haider' Receive Trophies; Complete List of Winners". International Business Times. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  5. "Winners of Stardust Awards 2014". Bollywood Hungama. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. "Popular Choice Awards – Nominations". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  7. "Nominations for Ciroc Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards". Filmfare. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  8. "#HTMostStylish: All the most awesome things that happened". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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