Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri-Lankan born Indian actress who is best known for her works in such Bollywood films like the psychological thriller “Murder 2”, in which she played the character Priya, a comedy film, “Housefull 2” for her role as Bobby Kapoor, and the action thriller film, “Race 2” as Omisha. Furthermore, she gained fame for her roles in movies like Kick, Housefull 3 and Judwaa. She was crowned the Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006. She has her own clothing line called Just F.
Jacqueline Fernandez was born on the 11th of August 1985, in Manama, Bahrain. She is currently 34 years old.
|Birth Name||Jacqueline Fernandez|
|Date of Birth||August 11, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Manama, Bahrain|
|Age||34 years old|
|Ethnicity||Sri Lankan Tamilian, Malaysian, Canadian|
Family and Education
Jacqueline Fernandez is the daughter of musician Elroy Fernandez and Kim Fernandez. She is the youngest of the four children to her parents with one older sister and two older brothers, including Warren Fernandez. Growing up, she experienced different cultures and traditions, as her family is multi-ethnic with her father being a Sri Lankan Tamilian, and her mother has Malaysian ancestry. Her maternal grandfather is Canadian.
Jacqueline Fernandez received her primary school education from Schooling in Sacred Heart School, Bahrain. She then moved to Australia to pursue her higher studies as she was offered a scholarship to study Mass Communications at the University of Sydney, Australia. She studied Spanish, French, and Arabic at the Berlitz School of Languages.
Jacqueline Fernandez Dating Life
Jacqueline started dating Shaikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa of Bahraini royal family in 2008. They both knew each other since childhood but the couple called it quits in 2011.
She then dated director Sajid Khan from 2011 to 2013. They both got romantically involved during the filming of Housefull 2 in 2011. They started dating but that didn’t last long as Sajid began to interfere in her personal life like what she should do and what movies she should act. Eventually, their relationship ended in May 2013.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 57 kg|
Pounds – 126 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US) / 37 (EU) / 5 (UK)|
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 called “Aladin” alongside Ritesh Deshmukh, Amitabh Bachchan, and Sanjay Dutt. The film marked her debut in the industry.
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.
She has endorsed many reputed brands like Snapdeal, HTC One, The Body Shop and a Dubai-based health drink brand.
- In 2013, She became the face of 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.
Jacqueline Fernandez Net Worth
Fernandez has earned herself a name in the entertainment industry making her as one of the highest-paid and wealthiest actresses in Bollywood. Her growth in the entertainment industry is immeasurable in the recent few years swelling her net worth. Jacqueline Fernandez has a net worth of $9 million dollars, of which most of her wealth comes from movies, modeling, and lucrative brand endorsement deals.
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 an Audi Q7.
She lives in an expensive three-bedroom apartment in the posh area of Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Actors – Shah Rukh Khan, Leonardo DiCaprio
- Actress – Angelina Jolie
- Food – French Cuisine
- Restaurant – Pali Village Cafe in Mumbai
- Movies – The Bridges Of Madison, Gone with the Wind
- Color – White
- Perfume – Issey Miyake
- Place – Italy
- Book – The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Jacqueline Fernandez Facts
Jacqueline Fernandez developed an interest in acting at a tender age. She used to host TV shows in Bahrain at the age of fourteen.
After returning to Sri Lanka, she joined media as a television reporter. Meanwhile, she also studied acting at the John School of Acting.
As a model, she sued to participate in various beauty pageants. In 2006, she won the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant and represented Sri Lanka at the world Miss Universe 2006 pageant held in Los Angeles.
She landed a role in a Bollywood film called Aladin in 2009, which was directed by Sujoy Ghosh, when she came to India for a modeling assignment. For her work in the film, she won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.
She is an animal lover. In 2014, she was named “Woman Of The Year” by PETA (India) for promoting and advocating animal welfare.
In 2014, she along with chef Dharshan Munidasa launched a restaurant in Colombo, Kaema Sutra, which specialises in contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine.
Fernandez invested ₹3.5 crore in Rakyan Beverages’ Raw Pressery in 2017, making her India’s first celebrity to part-finance a consumer products firm.
In July 2018, Jacqueline launched her own activewear clothing line called Just F.