Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lanka-based model and actress who is popularly known for her acting and dancing skills in the Bollywood industry.
- She is also known as the “Jacq of hearts” in India due to her massive fan following and the success she has achieved in a short period of time.
- She was in the top 10 among the “50 Most Desirable Women” list released by Times in 2018.
- She is also featured in a unique campaign “Jacqueline Builds” taken up by a Kerala-based NGO to support flood-affected victims.
|Occupation||Actress and Model|
|Date of Birth||11 August 1985|
|Net Worth||USD 30 Million|
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Family and Education
Her family has a rich mix of ethnic cultures. Her father was a musician in Sri Lanka and her mother is a Malaysian resident. She is the youngest among her 4 siblings.
Jacqueline completed her school education at Sacred Heart School, Bahrain, and later did graduation in the Mass Communication University of Sydney in Australia. She then studied at the Berlitz school of languages, to learn Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Height and Weight
|Height (centimeters)||163 cm, 1.63 m|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
Social Media Instagram
She is also active on Instagram with interestingly more than 40 million followers.
Early Life and Career
Jacqueline started working as a TV reporter before entering the modeling industry. She had a dream of becoming an actor so she started learning acting at the John School of Acting.
She became “Miss Universe Sri Lanka” in 2006 which opened the gates of the international film industry for her.
From the year 2014 till now, the time has been commercially favorable for her, with many successful movies in her bag, along with the awards, success, and glory that automatically follows.
Her success in dancing pulled her to the TV show “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” in 2016-17 as a judge to measure the performance of various dancers.
In March 2020, she was featured in the new version of the song “Genda Phool” wearing a Bengali saree. The song is a Bengali-Punjabi mix composed by rapper Badshah-2.0 which got more than 2 million views on YouTube in just 3 hours of its release.
On 12 May 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown, a video song “Tere Bina” was released featuring Jacqueline opposite Salman Khan. The video was shot at Salman’s Panvel farmhouse spread over an estimated area of 150 acres.
Recently, she is appointed as judge of an online dance competition “Home Dancer”, in which the pilot episode premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on 25 May 2020. She will be accompanied by Karan Wahi, who will host the show.
She was also a part of Salman Khan’s Da-Bangg tour in Britain in 2017.
|2011||Sheikh Hassan bin Rashid al Khalifa (Ex)|
|2014||Sajid Khan (Ex)|
|2019||Sidharth Malhotra (Rumored)|
She was also in news for her alleged relationship with Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who has been criminalised in 200 crore extortion case.
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|Year||Award Name||Award Category|
|2010||IIFA Awards||Debut of the Year – Female|
|2010||Central European Bollywood Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance – Female|
|2010||Stardust Awards||Exciting New Face|
|2013||15th Asianet Film Awards||Most Stylish Bollywood Actress|
|2014||PETA India Awards||Woman of The Year Award|
|2015||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Dancer|
|2015||Stardust Awards||Style Diva|
|2016||HT Most Stylish Awards||Asli-est Stylish Award|
|2016||Ada Derana Sri Lankan Of The Year||Global Entertainer|
|2016||Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards||Hotstepper Of The Year|
|2016||Lux Golden Rose Awards||Entertainer of the Year|
|2017||Asian Voice Charity Awards||International Humanitarian Award|
|2017||Vogue Beauty Awards||Fitspiration Award|
|2017||Femina Beauty Awards||Best Natural Beauty Award|
|2017||Filmfare Style & Glamour Awards||Hotstepper of the Year|
|2017||GeoSpa AsiaSpa India Awards||Charismatic Personality of the Year|
|2018||PETA India Awards||Digital Activism Award|
|2018||Lux Golden Rose Awards||Lux Golden Rose Charismatic Beauty Of The Year Award|
Jacqueline Fernandez has been featured in many films so far including few Netflix films and other countries’ movies, with special appearances in a few of them.
|Year of Release||Movie Title|
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai|
|2010||Housefull (Special appearance)|
|2013||Ramaiya Vastavaiya (Special appearance)|
|2015||Definition of Fear (British movie)|
|2016||A Flying Jatt|
|2017||According to Mathew (Sri Lankan movie)|
|2018||Baaghi 2 (Special appearance)|
|2019||Saaho (Special appearance)|
|2020||Mrs. Serial Killer (Netflix)|
|2021||Radhe (Special appearance)|
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in Music Videos
She is also featured in music videos as well
|Year of Release||Song Name|
|2020||Mere Angne Mein|
|2022||Mud Mud Ke|
On Magazine Covers
Jacqueline has been featured on the cover page of many leading magazines worldwide. Recently, she has completed her photo shoot with Salman Khan for “Bazaar” May 2020 edition.
- Brides Today
- Wedding Vows
- Bridal Asia
- YOU & I
- Femina Wedding
- Mega Modelz
- High on Passion
- Women’s Health
|Hobbies||Gymnastics, Swimming, Dancing|
|Film||Gone with the Wind|
Jacqueline is currently endorsing brands and products of many companies. Let’s have a look at them :
- Dabur India
- Couture line
- The Body Shop
- Sri Lankan airlines
- Casio India
- Bella Casa
- Nova Eyewear
- Magic Moments
- Lotus Herbals
- Delhi Dynamos FC
- Kaema Sutra
- M Bazaar
- Iconic Galaxy
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Some Other Facts
- Hosted a TV show in Bahrain at the age of 14.
- She is the best friend of Katy Perry among Bollywood actors.
- Turned vegetarian for 40 days in 2014 to observe “Lent”, a holy period for Christians.
- Performed at the opening ceremony of ISL in 2016.
- Performed at the concert tour “Temptations Reloaded” in Auckland, Perth, and Sydney in 2014.
- Performed at the live talent show “Got Talent World Stage Live” in 2014.
- In 2018, She started her activewear clothing line-up, “Just F”.
- Opened a restaurant in Colombo, Kaema Sutra in 2017.
- Featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye’s “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” list in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
- Ranked 32 in the Indian edition of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 in 2019.
- Invested Rs 35 million in Rakyan Beverage company “Raw Pressery” and became the first celebrity to do this.
- Ranked 3rd in The Times of India’s list of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2013 and 2014 respectively.