BollyCurry celebrates the birthday of a beautiful starlet, one who has
slowly and steadily made her way to the big league - Jacqueline
Born on 11th August, 1985, in Bahrain
to a Sri Lankan father and Malay-Canadian mother, Fernandes is the
youngest of four children. From a young age, she nurtured aspirations of
becoming an actress. She turned to modeling in her teens and hosted
several television shows in Bahrain. Winning the prestigious Ms Sri
Lanka Universe pageant in 2006, she went on to represent the nation in
the Ms Universe pageant that the same year.
Fernandes made her entry in Bollywood with ace director Sujoy Ghosh's Aladin (2009), which unfortunately sank without a trace. More disappointment followed as her next film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) also befell the same fate. She got a break through an appearance in the song "Dhanno" in the movie Housefull (2010),
that helped her shed the 'cute girl next door' tag. She transformed
into the bold actress we love with her sizzling performance in Murder 2 (2011) opposite the suave Emraan Hashmi, which gave her the first taste of box office success. Her next outing was in the film Housefull 2 (2012), which turned out to be a super hit, followed by a role in the equally successful Race 2 (2013). However, her biggest movie as a lead actress was opposite Salman Khan in the 2014 blockbuster Kick. The film and the songs were highly popular with the masses and established Fernandez as a force to be contended with.
Though her latest release Roy (2015)
tanked miserably at the box office, its songs ruled the charts for
months and helped propel her popularity to new heights. Her upcoming
flick, Brothers, opposite Akshay Kumar, is slated for a
release later this month and has already created a lot of buzz. She has a
long list of both Bollywood and foreign projects lined up, in which she
will be seen sharing screen space with industry stalwarts such as
Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Chan, and also with rising stars Varun
Dhawan and Tiger Shroff.
Fernandes has already won
many accolades during her somewhat short Bollywood career, starting
with her first film for which she won many Best Debut (Female) awards in
ceremonies like the IIFA and Stardust. In addition to being appreciated
for her acting prowess, she has also been awarded for her commendable
fashion sense as evidenced by her 2015 Style Diva win at the Stardust
Despite tasting success in Bollywood, she
still continues to model and recently appeared in a commercial opposite
Aamir Khan for Titan, and has also been a brand ambassador for HTC One
mobile phones. Besides being heavily involved in the world of glitz and
glamour, Fernandez is also a passionate animal rights advocate and has
worked closely with animal rights organization PETA, championing many
BollyCurry presents you with a playlist of some of her most popular songs to celebrate this occasion:
1. "Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno)" - Housefull
2. "Aa Zara" - Murder 2
3. "Lat Lag Gayee" - Race 2
4. "Jumme Ki Raat" - Kick
5. "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" - Roy
Sri Lankan beauty has always remained close to her family and after
calling it quits with director Sajid Khan, has stated her desire to
start a family of her own sometime in the future. With an impressive
array of highly successful works already in her kitty so far in her
acting career, Fernandez seems poised for more success with several
exciting films lined up. We, at BollyCurry, wish this stunning actress
many happy returns of the day!
Writer: Aishwarya S.
Editors: Ritchelle C. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Saraa K.
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