Jacqueline Fernandez is a famous Bollywood actress who has starred in many hit films such as Kick, Housefull 3, and Judwaa 2. She is also a model, a restaurateur, and a philanthropist. She has a huge fan following and is known for her beauty, charm, and style. This article will examine some aspects of her life, such as her net worth, biography, family, boyfriend, career, controversies, etc.
Jacqueline Fernandez Net Worth
Jacqueline Fernandez net worth is around USD 9 million as of 2023. She charges Rs 2-3 crores per film and earns from endorsements, brand promotions, and personal investments. She owns several luxurious cars, such as Mercedes Maybach, Range Rover, and BMW. She lives in a 3BHK flat in Bandra, Mumbai.
Bahrain’s Manama city is where Jacqueline Fernandez was born on August 11, 1985. Her father, Elroy Fernandez, is a Sri Lankan businessman, and her mother, Kim Fernandez, has mixed Canadian and Malaysian ancestry. She has one older sister and two older brothers. She follows Christianity.
Jacqueline studied at Sacred Heart School in Bahrain and graduated in Mass Communication from the University of Sydney in Australia. She was interested in acting and modeling from a young age and hosted her first television show when she was 14. She also participated in many beauty pageants and won the Miss Universe Sri Lanka title in 2006.
Jacqueline worked as a TV reporter in Sri Lanka before entering the modeling business. Later, she enrolled in the Berlitz School of Languages to study Arabic, Spanish, and French.
Jacqueline Fernandez Career
Jacqueline debuted her Bollywood in 2009 with Aladin opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. She did not know how to speak Hindi then and had to learn it with the help of her flat broker, who taught her Hindi for the audition. She won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year for her performance in Aladin.
She then appeared in films like Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010), Murder 2 (2011), Housefull 2 (2012), Race 2 (2013), Kick (2014), Roy (2015), Brothers (2015), Housefull 3 (2016), Dishoom (2016), A Flying Jatt (2016), Judwaa 2 (2017), Race 3 (2018), Drive (2019), Mrs Serial Killer (2020), Bhoot Police (2021), Attack (2021), Bachchan Pandey (2022), Ram Setu (2022), Cirkus (2022), and more.
She has also done some item numbers in films like Housefull (2010), Tezz (2012), Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013), Kick (2014), Brothers (2015), A Gentleman (2017), Baaghi 2 (2018), Saaho (2019), etc.
She has also been a judge on the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 9 in 2016.
She has also ventured into entrepreneurship and co-owns Kaema Sutra in Colombo with chef Dharshan Munidasa. She also launched an activewear brand called Just F in 2018 with Mojostar.
She is also involved in various social causes and supports animal welfare, environmental protection, human rights, education, health, etc. She is the brand ambassador of The Body Shop India and works with them for their campaign against animal testing. She is also associated with PETA India and Habitat for Humanity. She is also a part of Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation.
Family, Boyfriend & Controversies
Jacqueline has been linked with several men in her personal life. She dated Bahraini prince Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa for almost two years but broke up in 2011. After their breakup, Khalifa released a music album named Jackie.
She then dated film director Sajid Khan for over three years, but they parted ways in 2013 due to compatibility issues.
In 2020, she reportedly started dating conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, accused of extorting money from politicians and business people by posing as a government official or a relative of influential people. He allegedly gifted Jacqueline a horse worth Rs. 52 lakhs and a Persian cat worth Rs. 9 lakhs and also paid for her chartered flights, hotel stays, and scriptwriter fees. He also claimed to be from Jayalalithaa’s political party and owner of Sun TV. Jacqueline was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the money laundering case filed against Sukesh. Immigration officials stopped her at the Mumbai Airport after a Look Out Circular (LOC) was issued against her by the ED in 2021.
Jacqueline has also faced some controversies due to her professional work. In 2016, she faced the wrath of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) for wearing a kirpan, a religious symbol of Sikhs, in the song Sau Tarah Ke from the film Dishoom. The DSGMC objected to using kirpan as an accessory and demanded an apology from her and the film’s makers.
In 2021, she was sued by actor Sona Mohapatra for Rs. 10 crores for allegedly defaming her in an interview. Sona claimed that Jacqueline had made false and malicious statements about her and her husband, Ram Sampath, who had composed music for Jacqueline’s film Roy. Sona alleged that Jacqueline had accused them of plagiarism and cheating, tarnishing their reputation.
Height, Weight & More
Jacqueline has a stunning physique and a captivating smile. She is 56 kilograms tall and 5 feet 7 inches wide. Her body measurements are 34-27-35 inches. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. She is a fitness enthusiast who loves yoga, pilates, swimming, dancing, and gymnastics. She follows a strict diet and avoids junk food, alcohol, and smoking.
Jacqueline Fernandez sister
Jacqueline Fernandez has one elder sister and two elder brothers. Her sister’s name is Amanda Cerny, who is also a model and an actress. She has appeared in Hollywood films and web series, such as The Deleted, Internet Famous, and Airplane Mode. Jacqueline and Amanda share a close bond and often post pictures and videos with each other on social media. They also look very similar and have been called twins by their fans.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jacqueline Fernandez
- She is fluent in English, Hindi, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Sinhalese.
- She loves animals and has two cats named Miu Miu and Yoda.
- She is a fan of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
- She loves to travel; her favorite destinations are Italy, France, Sri Lanka, and Japan.
- She has a tattoo on her nape that reads ‘Breathe.’
- She has won several awards for her acting skills, such as Stardust Award for Exciting New Face (2010), IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year (2010), Stardust Award for Style Diva (2013), BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Dancer (2014), Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance (2016), Lux Golden Rose Award for Style Icon of the Year (2016), etc.