Jacqueline Fernandez is a Bollywood actress who is popularly known for her performance in the films like Kick (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), and Judwaa 2 (2017). Due to her popularity and income, she appeared on the list of Celebrity 100 in Forbes India in 2013. Check out Jacqueline Fernandez Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Husband, Biography, Facts & More.
Jacqueline was born on 11 August 1985 in Manama, Bahrain. Her hometown is in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her friends and family members call her with the name Jacky. At a very young age, she decided to become the part of the Hollywood industry. She never thought initially about becoming the part of the Bollywood industry. While she was in India in 2009 for her modelling assignment, she tried her hands in Bollywood and gave audition for the film Aladin. At that time, she didn’t know how to speak Hindi. For the audition, her flat broker helped her and taught her Hindi. Fortunately, she got selected for the lead role in that film, opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh.
She is known for her mesmerizing looks and beautiful smile. She is approximately 5’ 7’’ tall and weighs around 56 kg. She is a fitness freak. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Jacqueline was born to a Sri Lankan father, Elroy Fernandez (Businessman) and Malaysian mother, Kim Fernandez (Air Hostess). She has two elder brothers and one sister. She follows Christianity.
A famous Sri Lankan journalist Frederica Jansz is her cousin.
Initially, she had an affair with the Bahraini prince, Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa and they together dating for almost two years but their relationship ended in 2011. After their final breakup, Khalifa released a music album with the name, Jackie.
She had also dated the famous film director, Sajid Khan for over three years.
In 2020, she, reportedly, started dating conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and was even planning to marry him. News 18
She did her schooling at Sacred Heart School, Bahrain and did her graduation in Mass Communication at University of Sydney, Australia. At the age of 14, Jacqueline hosted her first television show. She took part in many beauty pageants. Before joining the modelling industry, JacJacqueline worked as a TV reporter in Sri Lanka for a few years. She later joined the Berlitz School of Languages to learn Spanish, French, and Arabic.
In 2006, she won the title of Miss Sri Lanka. In the same year, she made her appearance in a music video O Sathi by Bathiya and Santhush. After that, she went to India and joined the entertainment industry. Jacqueline got training in acting from John School of Acting. She did numerous modelling assignments both in India and in Sri Lanka. She also appeared on the cover of various magazines like Vogue, Exhibit, etc.
In 2009, she got a breakthrough role of Jasmine in the film Aladin, but the film failed at box office. After that, she played lead roles in some hit films like Murder 2 (2011) as Priya, Housefull 2 (2010) as Bobby Kapoor, Kick (2014) as Dr. Shaina Mehra, etc. She also acted in a British film Definition of Fear (2015).
She is also a great host and hosted the IIFA Awards in 2013. In 2016, she judged the season 9 of the famous dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Dishoom Song Controversy
In 2016, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee (DSGMC) protested the use of Kirpan that she wore in a song Sau Tarah Ke of the film Dishoom. Later, Varun Dhawan and John Abraham cleared that it was an Arabian Dagger, not a Kirpan.
Conman Sukesh Money Laundering Case
On 20 October 2021, she appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED), where she was questioned in connection with an over Rs 200 crore money laundering case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar. Earlier, the actress had skipped at least three summons. The Hindu On 5 December 2021, she was stopped by the ED officials at the Mumbai airport when she was heading to Dubai for a show. She was stopped for some questioning after the ED had issued a LOC (Look Out Circular) against her in regards to the Sukesh Chandrashekar case with who she had alleged financial transactions. Reportedly, the alleged conman had gifted her a horse worth Rs. 52 lakhs and a Persian cat worth Rs. 9 lakhs, and the total gifts that she had received from Sukesh amounted to Rs. 10 crores. Filmfare As per the chargesheet filed by the ED, Jacqueline did not take interest in talking to Sukesh, so he called her from the home ministry headed by Amit Shah, and he posed himself as a high-ranking official of the ministry. Reportedly, Sukesh used this tactic after Fernandez declined to talk to him when he tried to contact her through her make-up artist. The ED claimed that in a ‘spoof-call’ that he made to the actress, Sukesh posed himself as a “very important person in the Government,” and he also claimed that he belonged to Jayalalithaa’s political party and was the owner of Sun TV…” According to the ED, the actress remained in contact with Sukesh till his arrest during which he “provided various gifts to her and her family members, arranged chartered flights for her to fly within India and her hotel stay, made payments in cash to a script writer on (her) behalf… All these expenses/payments were made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar out of proceeds of crime acquired through criminal activities related to a scheduled offence.” When Jacqueline Fernandez was interrogated by the ED, she admitted that she “received gifts viz three Gucci and Chanel designer bags, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multi-coloured stones, and two Hermes bracelets. She also received a Mini Cooper, which she returned.” The Indian Express In April 2022, the ED attached assets worth Rs. 7.27 crore that belonged to Jacqueline Fernandez. According to the ED, the actress received gifts worth Rs. 5.71 crore from conman Sukesh. NDTV On 17 August the ED named her in a chargsheet related to a Rs 200 crore money laundering case. NDTV In September 2022, she was summoned by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police and was questioned by the agency in connection with the Rs 200 crore money-laundering case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The Economic Times In October 2022, the ED, while opposing her bail plea before a court in Delhi, claimed that the actress once made an abortive bid to flee the country. The Indian Express She was granted bail by a Delhi court on 15 November 2022 in the money laundering case. The Times of India
In December 2022, Nora Fatehi accused Jacqueline of conspiring to destroy her career and filed a defamation suit against her. The Times of India
- Jacqueline is an avid animal lover and supports PETA. She even turned vegetarian after joining it.
- She also linked with Pratham for saving the elephants of Sri Lanka.
- She runs an NGO in Sri Lanka to uplift the downtrodden in the country.
- Jacqueline also runs a restaurant Kaema Sutra in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- She is a clean freak.
- She drinks alcohol.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Shah Rukh Khan are her all-time favourite actors, and Angelina Jolie is her favourite actress.
- Her favourite films are The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and Gone with the Wind (1939).
- White is her favourite colour.
- She loves to sketch, and she has trained under a famous painter, Nilesh Vede. During her free time on the set of Race 3, she sketched Jaggi.
- She also loves travelling and her favourite destination is Italy.
- Jacqueline mostly uses the perfume of the Issey Miyake brand.
- Her favourite restaurant in Mumbai is Pali Village Cafe.
- She speaks in various languages like English, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, and French.
- In 2008 and 2011, Jacqueline ranked 12th on the list of World’s Sexiest Asian Women in the UK magazine Eastern Eye.
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O jaqcueline, I am a huge fan of yours since I know you.I love your song’bad boy’.You are my all time favorite BW actress.
You are very beautiful looking,seems you have allot of talents. The languages wow! 5 different languages you can speak,very nice.
I do have a question why is it that you and you’re father & mom have spanish names??
It makes absolutely no sense to me and all of you’re fans.
5.7with heels only
Oh Jacqueline,after watching your movie(a gentlemen),you have become one of my favourite actress in the Bollywood industry,I love you.
O Jacqueline,I have become a huge fan of yours after your movie(a gentleman),I love you.
Hi Jacky, I’m almost sure your Dad is an Anglo-Indian with a Spanish Name Fernandez, I am also an Anglo-Indian Victor Fernandez from Madras/Chennai South India, very nice to know that you are rich and famous, not many AI’s get rich and famous. I read that you are a believer of Jesus Christ the Messiah of the World, please seek Him and surrender to Him and follow Him alone or you could end up in Hell leaving all that rubbish worldly money behind etc, , take care now and I hope to see you in Heaven some day, God bless!