Today the Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez rings in her 35th birthday, and on this occasion we share with you some lesser known facts about the ‘Kick’ girl, who has a huge fan following not only in our country but around the globe with her sheer beauty and talent.
Srilankan beauty from Bahrain
Jacqueline might be known as the Sri Lankan beauty to the world, but not many know that she was actually born in Bahrain and brought up in Sri Lanka. Reportedly Jacky hails from a multicultural family with members of her family hailing from countries like Sri Lanka, Canada and Malaysia.
Tv Reporter before an anchor
Did you know Jacqueline is a Mass communication graduate from Australia? After which she even worked as a television reporter for a brief period in Sri Lanka, soon she left her reporting career and started with her modeling career, from which she later gradually made her way into acting and made her mark into Bollywood.
Miss Sri Lanka Universe in 2006
In 2006 Jacqueline was crowned as Miss Sri Lanka Universe, soon after winning the crown she was seen in some popular commercial advertisements in Sri Lanka. She was then seen doing many music videos namely the popular ‘O Sathi’ that was released in 2007.
Debut with ‘Aladin’
Not with Murder 2, but Jacqueline made her debut in Bollywood with Sujoy Ghosh’s “Aladin”, opposite Riteish Deshmukh in 2009. She later went on to work with the biggest names in Bollywood like Salman Khan in films like Kick and Race 3.
Jacqueline is a dotted animal lover and supports many charitable trusts in regards to the welfare of animals. In 2013 she had 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 on PETA’s behalf. She spends a lot of time on animal cruelty and welfare programme. Which is why “The Body Shop” who creates beauty products naturally and ethically chose Jacqueline as their first brand ambassador in India. She even raised a fund of $4000 in Mayfair, London, for helping Pratham NGO with Children’s education.
The Bahrain Prince- Her first beau
Not Sajid Khan but Jacqueline’s first boyfriend was Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, the prince of Bahrain. She parted ways with him after the release of her first album “Jackie”.
Jacqueline is a big food lover and has even launched her first restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The restaurant’s name is Kaema Sutra, which serves items from her grandmother’s recipe book to traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. She opened the place in collaboration with Japanese Chef Dharshan. Jackie’s culinary adventure has also made it ways to Mumbai, with the launch of her Thai restaurant Pali Thai in Bandra with her best friend and restaurateur Mishali Sanghani, who is the owner of popular restaurant chain Pali Village Café and Pali Bhavan.
Languages she knows
Jacqueline has also attended the Berlitz School of languages where she learnt to speak Spanish, French and improved her Arabic.
A Fitness Enthusiast
She is a huge fitness lover, Jacqueline does work out in both gym and home. Her workout includes martial art, yoga, cardio, pilates, pole dancing etc.
Salman Khan’s posh apartament gift for her Kick Co-star
Salman Khan gifted Jacqueline a hand painted art while shooting in Poland for their film, the actor painted a horse over two nights and gifted it to his leading lady. As per reports during the same time, Salman also bought a posh apartment in Mumbai for Jacqueline.