Date of Birth:
2 June 1985, Colombo, Sri Lanka
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Jacqueline was born 2nd June 1985. Her father Elroy Fernansez is a Sri Lankan and mother Kim is a Malaysian. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her parents moved to Bahrain when she was very young.
After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a degree in Media and Communications in Sydney, Australia. Having a passion for cultures and languages she also joined the Berlitz school of languages, where she learned to speak Spanish and improve her French and Arabic.
In 2006, she was crowned the Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe 2006 in March, 2006 and also competed in Miss Universe 2006. After winning Miss Sri Lanka title in 2006, she entered the world of television and anchored a show on Sri Lanka's business called Lanka Business Report.
She came to Mumbai on a modeling contract and landed a role in Bollywood movie Aladin (2009) directed by Sujoy Ghosh along with well known Indian stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Ritesh Deshmukh. After the success of her first film, she got signed on by Milap Zaveri for his directorial debut movie Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) in which she plays the part of an alien who comes to earth in search of love. Her co-star from her first movie, Ritesh Deshmukh was her leading-man again. The director recommended her to well-known director Farah Khan who guest-starred in this movie. She made a cameo appearance (in a song) in the movie Housefull 2010.
Fernandez made her acting debut in the 2009 Bollywood fantasy movie Aladin oppositeRitesh Deshmukh. She played a character inspired by the Disney Princess character of Jasmine.2010 saw her once again appearing alongside Ritesh Deshmukh in the romantic comedy Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. She also made a cameo appearance in Sajid Khan's Housefull in the song 'Dhanno' which was a big success. Fernandez almost gave up acting during this time because good roles were not coming to her.
In 2011, Fernandez appeared in her third film, Mahesh Bhatt's thriller Murder 2, which went on to become her first box office success, receiving blockbuster status. Fernandez played the role of Priya a lonely model who is in a confused relationship with Arjun Bhagwat, played by Emraan Hashmi. Fernandez grabbed a lot of attention for the boldness and sex appeal she displayed in the movie. Murder 2launched Fernandez's career for the good, as she started getting offers from big production houses. Post Murder 2 success, Fernandez turned down many roles, such as Raaz 3D, to avoid being type cast as a sex symbol.She also turned down the role of a superwoman in Krrish 3, the sequel to Krrish and Koi Mil Gaya.
In 2012 Fernandez appeared in Housefull 2, which went onto becoming a major commercial success, receiving a super hit status at the box office. Fernandez is currently filming for Race 2, which is expected to release on 25 January 2013, on Republic Day. She is also expected to film an item number for the film Total Dhamaal. Jacqueline will mark her debut in a Sri Lankan movie, titled Pravegayawhich is to be released in late 2012.She is expected to make her international debut in the British-Canadian joint production,Definition of Fear.
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Tara||Hindi|
|2010||Housefull||Dhanno||Hindi||Special Appearance In Song "Aapka Kya Hoga"|
|2012||Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen||Bobby||Hindi|
|2012||Definition Of Fear||English||Canadian British Production|
- Best Female Debut in International Indian Film Academy Awards 2010 for Aladin
- Exciting New Face in Stardust Awards 2010 for Aladin[
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