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Who is Jacqueline Fernandez? Wiki, Family, Relationship Status & More

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is well-known for her roles in the films Kick (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), and Judwaa 2 (2017). (2017). Due to her fame and money, she appeared on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list in 2013. View Jacqueline Fernandez’s Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Husband, Biography, and Additional Facts.

Jacqueline was born in Manama, Bahrain, on August 11, 1985. Her native location is Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jacky is the moniker by which her friends and relatives address her. She decided at a very young age to become a member of the Hollywood industry. She initially had no intention of joining Bollywood’s film industry.

During her 2009 modeling assignment in India, she tried her hand at Bollywood and auditioned for the film Aladdin. At the time, she was unable to speak Hindi. Her apartment broker assisted her and taught her Hindi for the audition. Fortunately, she was chosen for the lead part opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in that film.

Physical Appearance

She is renowned for her captivating appearance and lovely smile. She is about 5′ 7″ tall and weighs approximately 56 kg. She is a fitness enthusiast. Her eyes are dark brown and her hair is black.

Family, Caste & Boyfriend

Jacqueline was born to Elroy Fernandez (Businessman), a Sri Lankan, and Kim Fernandez (Malaysian) (Air Hostess). There are two older brothers and one sister in her family. She adheres to Christianity.

Frederica Jansz, a prominent journalist from Sri Lanka, is her cousin.

Initially, she had an affair with the prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, with whom she dated for about two years before their relationship ended in 2011. After their final separation, Khalifa released an album titled Jackie.

She dated the renowned film director Sajid Khan for more than three years.

She began dating conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar in 2020 and intended to marry him.

Career

She attended Sacred Heart School in Bahrain and graduated with a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Sydney in Australia. Jacqueline hosted her first television program at age 14. She participated in numerous beauty contests. Before entering the modeling profession, JacJacqueline spent several years as a television reporter in Sri Lanka. She subsequently enrolled at the Berlitz School of Languages to study Spanish, French, and Arabic.

She received the title of Miss Sri Lanka in 2006. In the same year, she appeared in the O Sathi song video by Bathiya and Santhush. She then traveled to India and entered the entertainment industry there.

Jacqueline received acting instruction from the John School of Acting. She performed various modeling jobs in India and Sri Lanka. She also appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Exhibit.

In 2009, she played Jasmine in the film Aladdin, however, the film was a box office failure. Since then, she performed leading roles in several successful films, including Murder 2 (2011) as Priya, Housefull 2 (2010) as Bobby Kapoor, and Kick (2014) as Dr. Shaina Mehra, among others. In addition, she appeared in the British film Definition of Fear (2015).

She is also an excellent host and hosted the 2013 IIFA Awards. She judged the ninth season of the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016.

Controversies

Dishoom Song Controversy

In 2016, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee (DSGMC) challenged the use of the Kirpan in the film Dishoom’s song “Sau Tarah Ke.” Later, Varun Dhawan and John Abraham clarified that it was not a Kirpan, but rather an Arabian Dagger.

Conman Sukesh Money Laundering Case

On 20 October 2021, she was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) about a Rs 200 crore money laundering case filed against the suspected con artist Sukesh Chandrashekar.

Before this, the actress had evaded at least three summonses. On 5 December 2021, she was stopped by ED agents at the Mumbai airport en route to a performance in Dubai. She was detained for questioning after the ED issued a LOC (Look Out Circular) against her in the Sukesh Chandrashekar case, in which she had allegedly engaged in financial transactions with him.

According to reports, Sukesh gave her a horse valued at Rs. 52 lakhs and a Persian cat valued at Rs. 9 lakhs, for a total of Rs. 10 crores in presents. According to the charge sheet submitted by the ED, Jacqueline was uninterested in speaking with Sukesh, so he pretended to be a high-ranking officer of the ministry when he phoned her from the home ministry run by Amit Shah.

Sukesh reportedly employed this strategy after Fernandez rejected his attempts to approach her through her makeup artist. Sukesh, according to the ED, posed as a “very important Government official” and claimed to be a member of Jayalalithaa’s political party and the owner of Sun TV during a spoof call’ to an actress.

According to the ED, the actress maintained communication with Sukesh until his arrest, during which time he “gave different presents to her and her family, organized chartered flights for her to fly inside India and her hotel stay, made financial payments to a scriptwriter on (her) behalf… All of these expenditures/payments were made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar with revenues from a planned offense-related criminal activity.”

When questioned by the ED, Jacqueline Fernandez admitted to receiving presents including three Gucci and Chanel designer bags, two Gucci gym clothes, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multicolored stones, and two Hermes bracelets. She was also given a Mini Cooper, which she subsequently returned.

In April 2022, the ED seized assets belonging to Jacqueline Fernandez valued at Rs. 7.27 crore. According to the ED, Sukesh provided the actress with gifts totaling Rs. 5.71 crores.

The ED charged her on August 17 about a Rs 200 crore money laundering case. In September 2022, she was questioned by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police about the Rs 200 crore money-laundering case involving alleged con artist Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Facts

  • Jacqueline is a passionate animal advocate who supports PETA. She even got vegetarian after joining it.
  • She also collaborated with Pratham to save Sri Lanka’s elephants.
  • She operates a non-governmental organization in Sri Lanka to assist the country’s disadvantaged.
  • Jacqueline also manages a restaurant Karma Sutra in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • She is a cleanliness nut.
  • She consumes booze.
  • Her favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Shah Rukh Khan, while her favorite actress is Angelina Jolie.
  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and Gone with the Wind (1939) are her favorite films (1939).
  • Jacqueline Fernandez wears sarees frequently.
  • The color white is her favorite.
  • She enjoys sketching and has studied under the renowned painter Nilesh Verde. During her downtime on the Race 3 set, she drew Jaggi.
  • She also enjoys traveling, with Italy being her favorite location.
  • Jacqueline predominantly wears Issey Miyake perfume.
  • Her favorite eatery in Mumbai is Pali Village Cafe.
  • She speaks English, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, and French, among other languages.
  • In 2008 and 2011, the UK magazine Eastern Eye named Jacqueline the twelfth sexiest Asian woman in the world.

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