Jacqueline Fernandez age 29, (born August 11, 1985) is a popular Bollywood actress and Miss. Sri Lanka Universe pageant, 2006. Her father is from Sri Lanka while her mother has mixed ancestry, Malaysian and Canadian. Her ancestry is from Goa. Jacqueline is the youngest of the four sisters in the family. She grew up in Bahrain and started coming into limelight in her early teens. Jacqueline hosted TV shows in Bahrain when she was just 14. Then she graduated with Mass Communications degree in Australia, after which she moved to her home-town Sri Lanka, and worked as a news reporter for a TV station, specializing in political news. Deep inside, Jacqueline harbored an interest in becoming an actress.
Since she was a beautiful looking girl, the 5 feet 7 inches tall Jacqueline began to receive offers to take up modeling. She took up a few projects, after which she participated in Miss Srilanka pageant, wining Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006. She represented her country in Los Angeles at Miss Universe 2006 but couldn’t win. Jaqueline was roped in for a music video by Bathiya and Santhush. Jacqueline debuted in the 2009 movie ‘Aladin’ where she played the Disney princess, Jasmine. Though the first two movies did not do anything memorable for Jacqueline, she became popular after the ‘Dhanno’ item number for Housefull (2010).
Jacqueline Fernandez scored a hat-trick of hits with Murder 2 (2011), Housefull 2(2012) and Race 2 (2012). The noticeable thing is she is the queen of sequels. In 2014, Jacqueline starred opposite Salman Khan in the blockbuster Kick and in 2015, she is cast opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Roy’. Jacqueline Fernandez has also turned down few roles including the ones in Zanjeer, Raaz 3 and Krrish 3.
Jaqueline says that she had never expected that she would be signed for ‘Kick’ although she kept herself cued into the way the movie was being scaled. She says, “There were so many top female stars vying for the role and I didn’t even bother checking if I would even make it. I got a call from Sajid Nadiadwala, he said that he wanted to discuss a song or another film and I end up knowing that I am being signed for ‘Kick’. I laughed because I couldn’t really believe it was happening. Salman Khan called me post the meeting and congratulated me. He is someone who is very hardworking and would always tell me ‘Work hard and things will happen’. I thank my lucky stars that I got to have Salman Khan in my life. My brothers came to know about this through the Facebook Page. I went straight to Mount Mary Church Bandra and offered my thanks and prayers. “
Jacqueline is all praise for Salman Khan. She says, He is so confident and comfortable. I had this perception that he may be difficult to work with, considering he is a real big star. I was nervous band wary about not doing anything wrong. Can you believe that Salman did not lose it even once, in the span of seven months, we shot Kick? He stays focused and is always helpful. I didn’t really expect so much from him. Salman wants to help people all the time, he has a very giving nature, he naturally draws people towards him. He is direct, and he is the way he is, there are no pretensions about him.”
Jacqueline Fernandez – boyfriend
She says, “ I would like to get married, because I want to have children. But then I may consider having children, even without marriage. The important thing is having a partner, a good father, someone who can be with me through that journey. Times are changing, we need to go with what feels right, and we do not need to conform to old norms. I know I can be a really good mom as I love kids. Ii still have my teddy bear from childhood and the dolls that I would call as my babies. “
Jacqueline admits that she was dating Sajid Khan, her boyfriend for two years. But she is now single and in a very happy space.
There have been rumors of Jacqueline Fernandez’s affair with Salman Khan and that he had even bought her a flat in Mumbai. The actress however laughed it of and said that she looks up to him with respect and awe. She said that she has enough money to buy a car but a house is still a distant dream.
Jacqueline Fernandez endorsed Sony Ericssion with Hrithik Roshan, she also acted in a Pepsi ad with Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor. She endorsed Titan watches with Aamir Khan. She endorses brands like Maggi, HTC One, Lux (Sri Lanka), foreverDiamonds and Forever 21.
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