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Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006. In 2009 she started her career in Bollywood with the movie Aladin and since then has made a place in Bollywood. Jacqueline is also known as the Jacq of hearts in India. 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.

Birth Name

Jacqueline Fernandez

Nickname

Jacky

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jacqueline Fernandez was born on August 11, 1985 in Manama, Bahrain.

Age

She is currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Canadian

Religion

Christianity

Education

She obtained school education from Schooling in Sacred Heart School, Bahrain. She moved to Australia to pursue higher studies as she was given a scholarship to study Mass Communications in University of Sydney, Australia. Jacqueline Fernandez went to Berlitz School of Languages to study Spanish, French and Arabic.

Family Details

  • Father – Elroy Fernansez (is Sri Lankan) (Musician)
  • Mother – Kim (is Malaysian)
  • Siblings – She has 2 brothers and one older sister.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jacqueline Fernandez dated –

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  • Shaikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa – Fernandez has dated the member of Bahraini royal family, Shaikh Hassan. She had spent her most of the time there during childhood, and so, was in a relationship during her olden days. Now, the relationship had transformed into a long distance one, which was getting fade as Jacqueline was not getting time for her Bahraini love. So, they decided to call it quits in 2012.
  • Sajid Khan (2011-2013) – Housefull 2 director, Sajid Khan started dating Jacky in 2011, when they were filming the movie in 2011 in London, England. The duo has been spotted at many places together. They went together at Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza marriage party. Sajid was becoming too possessive with her girlfriend; telling her which movies, she should do and which not. So, this relationship also saw an end in May 2013.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 57 kg
  • In Pounds – 126 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-26-35
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Athletic

Body Shape

Hourglass

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working in films such as Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen, Murder 2, Race 2.

Film Debut

Fernandez first appeared in a Sri Lankan music video before entering into the film industry. The song became instant hit that gained her fame and popularity. In 2009, She starred in a Bollywood film Aladin alongside Ritesh Deshmukh, Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt. The film marked her debut in the industry.

Television Debut

Before becoming a beauty pageant, Fernandez worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka. and hosted many television shows. She appeared in the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 as judge from 2016 to 2017.

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed many reputed brands like Snapdeal, HTC One, The Body Shop and a Dubai-based health drink brand.

Trivia

  • In 2013, She became the face pf Indian Bridal Fashion Week – IBFW.
  • She ranked #12 in Eastern Eye’s “World Sexiest Asian Woman” list in 2011.
  • She was named the “Most Desirable Woman” by Times of India in 2013 and 2014.
  • She was named Rediff’s “Bollywood’s Best Dressed Actress” in 2013.
  • In 2014, she ranked #62 in Forbes’ Celebrity 100.

Controversies

In 2016, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) protested the use of kirpan that she wore in a song Sau Tarah Ke in the film Dishoom.

Style Quotient

Cars & Bikes

Fernandez is crazy on exotic cars and she owns a finest collection of cars from famous brands including a Mercedes-Benz Maybach S500, a BMW Series 3 and a Audi Q7.

House

She lives in an expensive three-bedroom apartment in the posh area of Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Awards & Nominations

YearOrganisationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2010IIFA AwardsDebut of the Year – FemaleAladinWon
Central European Bollywood AwardsBest Breakthrough Performance – FemaleWon
Stardust AwardsExciting New FaceWon
2012Best Actress (Thriller/Action)Murder 2Nominated
2013IIFA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleHousefull 2Nominated
15th Asianet Film AwardsMost Stylish Bollywood ActressHerselfWon
PETA India AwardsWoman of The Year AwardHerselfWon
2015BIG Star Entertainment AwardsBIG Star Most Entertaining DancerKickWon
Style DivaWon
Screen AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated
Filmfare Glamour & Style AwardsEmerging Face of Fashion (Female)HerselfNominated
2016HT Most Stylish AwardsAsli-est Stylish AwardWon
Ada Derana Sri Lankan Of The YearGlobal EntertainerWon
Filmfare Glamour & Style AwardsHotstepper Of The YearWon
Lux Golden Rose AwardsEntertainer of the YearWon
Stardust AwardsBest ActressHousefull 3Nominated
DishoomNominated
2017Asian Voice Charity AwardsInternational Humanitarian AwardHerselfWon
Vogue Beauty AwardsFitspiration AwardWon
Femina Beauty AwardsBest Natural Beauty AwardHerselfWon
2017Filmfare Style & Glamour AwardsHotstepper of the YearWon
BIG Zee Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – FemaleHousefull 3Nominated
Most Entertaining Dancer – Male/FemaleA Flying JattNominated
Most Entertaining Dancer – Male/FemaleDishoomNominated
GeoSpa AsiaSpa India AwardsCharismatic Personality of the YearHerselfWon
Lux Golden Rose AwardsUnstoppable Beauty Of The Year AwardJudwaa 2Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards IndiaBest Movie Actor (Female)Nominated
2018PETA India AwardsDigital Activism AwardHerselfWon
2018Lux Golden Rose AwardsLux Golden Rose Charismatic Beauty Of The Year AwardRace 3Won

Jacqueline Fernandez Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Shah Rukh Khan, Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Favorite Actress – Angelina Jolie
  • Favorite Food – French Cuisine
  • Favorite Restaurant – Pali Village Cafe in Mumbai
  • Favorite Movies – The Bridges Of Madison, Gone with the Wind
  • Favorite Color – White
  • Favorite Perfume – Issey Miyake
  • Favorite Place – Italy
  • Favorite Book – The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Jacqueline Fernandez Net worth

Jacqueline Fernandez has a net worth of $10 million dollars, of which major of her wealth comes from movies, modeling and lucrative brand endorsement deals.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Jacqueline Fernandez

  • She is a Sri Lankan actress and appears in Indian (Bollywood / Hindi) films.
  • She was thrown to fame when she won Miss Sri Lanka Universe in 2006.
  • Jacqueline’s father is a Sri Lankan while her mother is of mixed Canadian & Malaysian ancestry.
  • She was just 14 years old when she hosted her first TV show.
  • Jacqueline did not get any place at the Miss Universe 2006 held in Los Angeles.
  • Jacqueline spent most of her childhood in Bahrain with three siblings and then shifted to Australia to do graduation. Finally, she returned back to Sri Lanka to pursue her career in modeling, and also did acting, and television shows hosting and reporting.
  • Frederica Jansz is her cousin, who is a Sri Lankan journalist and former editor of the newspaper The Sunday Leader.
  • She hosted the IIFA Awards 2013.
  • She is a great animal lover and supports the cause of PETA. She is also connected with Pratham for saving Sri Lankan Elephants.
  • She first came to India in the form of a modeling contract in Mumbai. Subsequently, she received an offer to act in a film.
  • She is a neatness freak and cannot bear any dust on her bed, clothes, dishes, etc. She wants then all cleaned.
  • She is Stardust’s Style Icon of the Year 2014.
  • Apart from English and Hindi, she can also speak Spanish, French and Arabic.
  • She owns a restaurant called Kaema Sutra and an island in Sri Lanka.
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