Star from Sri Lanka Ruling Bollywood

Dec/23/2022 / by Swarnendu Biswas
About Jacqueline Fernandez
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Jacqueline Fernandez is an actress and model from Sri Lanka who has gained much popularity while working in Hindi language films from Bollywood (a popular name for the film industry in Mumbai).

Trapped in Controversy

Anyone interested in knowing about Jacqueline Fernandez is likely to know that she has recently been in the news in India in the Sukesh money laundering case for which she was subjected to an investigation and questioning .by the Enforcement Directorate of India. On 22nd December of the last year, ED rejected her request to downgrade the Lookout Circular (LOC), which was issued against her in the case that prevents her to travel outside India.

Enforcement Directorate of India quoted that the conman Sukesh Chandrashekar gifted her things whose value was Rs.5.71 crore.

Multi-ethnic Background

The celebrated actress and model was born on 11th August 1985, in Manama, the capital of Baharin. The age of Jacqueline Fernandez is 36 years. Her father is a Sri Lankan Burgher and her mother is of Malaysian and Canadian ancestry. She was raised in a multi-ethnic family. Jacqueline is the youngest of the four siblings; she was preceded by an elder sister and two elder brothers.

Her father left Sri Lanka in the early 80s to escape civil unrest arising due to the clashes between the Tamilians and the Sinhalese people. He moved to Baharin and there he met Jacqueline’s mother and fell in love with her. They married and a few years later Jacqueline arrived in the world. Jacqueline was raised in Baharin.

Aspiring to Act

While discussing about Jacqueline Fernandez one can easily come to know from various sources that she did her early education in Baharin from Sacred Heart School and after that she did mass communication from the University of Sydney in Australia. Following her academics she did a couple of television shows in Sri Lanka.

People interested in knowing about Jacqueline Fernandez can know that from a young age she aspired to become an actress and fantasized about becoming a movie star in Hollywood.

Beauty Pageant to Bollywood

In 2006, she was crowned Miss Sri Lanka and represented Sri Lanka at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant. Following her winning of the Miss Sri Lanka title, she made her foray into the media and anchored a television show named Lanka Business Report. Modelling offers also started flowing in.

When she came in Mumbai on a modelling contract she got the role of the main female lead in Sujoy Ghosh directed Aladin (2009) after a successful audition for the role. Her acting debut turned out to be a critical and commercial failure but Jacqueline’s performance was noticed. She went on to win the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.  The next film where she was featured is the science fiction cum romantic comedy named Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010), where she played an alien. The film didn’t make much impact commercially or critically.

Commercial Success

The psychological thriller Murder 2(2011) is the first commercially successful film where actress Jacqueline Fernandez played a lead role. Following the success of this Mohit Suri directed film her innings in Bollywood took off in a big way.

In the next year, that is in 2012, Jacqueline acted in an ensemble comedy Housefull 2, which went on to become one of the biggest grossers from Bollywood in that year. The success of Housefull 2 was followed by Race 2 in 2013, which is another super successful commercial film from Bollywood where she starred in a lead role.

In 2014, with the super success of the action film titled Kick, which has Salman Khan as the hero and Jacqueline playing the leading lady, Jacqueline established herself in Bollywood as one of the most bankable actresses during the recent years.

In the subsequent years, she starred as a leading lady in many other commercially successful films from Bollywood such as Housefull 3, Dishoom, Race 3, Judwaa 2 among others. She played the titular role in Mrs. Serial Killer (2020), which is being aired on Netflix.

Anyone writing a biography of Jacqueline Fernandez or thinking of writing oneshould take note of the fact that she also starred in a British film of horror thriller genre named Definition of Fear, and also in an English-Sri Lankan crime thriller film named According to Mathew. The latter film is her maiden appearance in Sri Lankan cinema.

Reality Shows and Investments

Jacqueline was the guest in several dance-based reality shows and was also a judge in the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 9).

 In 2017, she invested 44,0000 USD in Rakyan Beverages’ Raw Pressery. According to the company, with that investment she became India’s first celebrity to part-finance a consumer products firm.

Many of the readers may be inquisitive to know about the net worth of Jacqueline Fernandez. Net worth of Jacqueline, according to is 13 million USD.

While exploring about Jacqueline Fernandez one can also come to know thatin July 2018, Jacqueline co-founded a female-only activewear clothing brand named Just F in collaboration with Mojostar.


When did Jacqueline Fernandez start her career?

She began her career in media and modelling in 2006 but she began her career in acting in 2009, with the film Aladin.

Is Jacqueline Fernandez in a relationship?

She had past relationships with Baharini princeHassan bin Rashid Al Khalifa and with the Bollywood film director Sajid Khan.

How many films did Jacqueline Fernandez do?

She has starred in 27 released films till now.


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