Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant of 2006.
Fernandez was born on 11 August 1985, into a mixed ethnic family, in which her father is a Sri Lankan, while her mother is of mixed Malaysian and Canadian ancestry. She is the youngest of four, with one elder sister, and two elder brothers.
Fernandez has completed shooting for Chandran Rutnam's crime-thriller According to Mathew, an English-Sri Lankan film, awaiting release.
She has completed filming for Karan Malhotra's Brothers, a remake of the 2011 sports drama Warrior with Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra.
She has also completed filming for her Hollywood debut titled Definition of Fear. Fernandez will feature in a cameo appearance for the satire Bangistan opposite Ritesh Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat.
She was ranked third on The Times of India's listing of the "Most Desirable Woman" in 2013 and 2014, after being ranked eighth, seventh and fourteenth, respectively, in the preceding three years.
Fernandez has participated in several concert tours and televised award ceremonies. In 2013, she performed at the Temptations Reloaded in Auckland, Perth, and Sydney alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Madhuri Dixit. She also performed at the live talent show "Got Talent World Stage Live" with Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Varun Dhawan the following year.
She has been the cover model for many Indian editions of magazines, including Vogue, FHM, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Elle, Verve, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Health, L'Officiel and Femina among others.
Some of her films are Aladin(2009), Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai(2010), Housefull(2010), Murder 2(2011), Race 2(2013), Kick(2014), Roy(2015).