Born in August 11, 1985 in Colombo,Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model and beauty queen who won Miss Sri Lanka Universe in 2006. Jacqueline Fernandez made his Bollywood debut in Sujoy Ghosh's Aladin in 2009 for which she won an International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Female Debut and Stardust Award for Lux Exciting New Face in 2010.
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 where she spent most of her childhood. 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. Than she moved back to Sri Lanka where she worked in modelling, and television reporting and hosting.
In March 2006, Fernandez was crowned the Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006 and subsequently represented Sri Lanka at Miss Universe 2006 held in Los Angeles where she was unplaced. In 2007 Jacqueline appeared on a Music video of Sri Lankan singing sensation Bathiya and Santhush which was her first commercial appearance.
She came to Mumbai on a modeling contract and made her acting debut in the 2009 Bollywood fantasy movie Aladin opposite Ritesh Deshmukh. She played a character inspired by the Disney Princess character of Jasmine. F
ernandez on the behalf of people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, has sent a letter to the consulate general of the Philippines in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to expedite the transfer of the elephant Mali from the inadequate Manila Zoo to a lush sanctuary.
In 2013, Fernandez auctions a breakfast in Mayfair, London which she raises around 4000 pound for helping Pratham (her friend's) NGO involving for Children's primary education