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7 things you didn't know about Jacqueline Fernandez

Last updated on: June 02, 2014 13:08 IST

7 things you didn't know about Jacqueline Fernandez

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Think you know this Sri Lankan beauty well? Find out here!

Jacqueline Fernandez made her Bollywood debut with the ill-fated Sujoy Ghosh film Aladin in 2009.

Several multistarrer hits later, the actress will now be seen as a solo lead in Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut -- Salman Khan starrer Kick -- soon.

Here then, is a look at some lesser known facts about this stunner.

Roots

She may be widely known as Sri Lankan but Jacqueline comes from a mixed ethnicity -- her father is Sri Lankan while her mother is of Malaysian and Canadian ancestry.

The youngest of four children, Jacqueline was born and raised in Bahrain.

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Image: Jacqueline Fernandez in Ramaiya Vastavaiya


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Media darling

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Before she embarked on a showbiz career, Jacqueline returned to Sri Lanka to live with her parents after graduating in Mass Communication from Australia.

She took up a TV reporting job and the occasional modelling assignments too that followed after she was crowned Miss Sri Lanka Universe in 2006.

She appeared in her first music video in 2007 for popular Sri Lankan pop/rap duo Bathiya and Santhush.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez


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Bollywood success

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Although she made her acting debut with Aladin and followed it up with Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, her first hit came with Vishesh Films' Murder 2 in 2011.

That said, Jacqueline's biggest film hits so far have been multistarrers like Race 2 and the Housefull films.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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On the cusp of exciting times?

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The next two years may turn out to be the most important of all in Jacqueline's acting career.

While she stars opposite Salman Khan in one of the most anticipated films of the year -- Kick (currently in the post-production stage) -- she will also be seen in her first double role opposite none other than Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in another anticipated film Roy, slated to release next year.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez in Housefull 2
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Brand favourite

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The actress is the brand ambassador for products like Nestle and Maggi in Sri Lanka and was chosen as the face of India Bridal Fashion Week in 2013.

She also endorses top brands like HTC, Titan, Pepsi and Gillette.

Her first commercial was for Sony Ericsson and also featured Hrithik Roshan.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Social media enthusiast

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The stunner is also an active user of popular social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

While she has over 4.5 lakh followers on Twitter, she recently posted a cheeky photo of her and Chunkey Pandey spotted in similar shirts.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Love life

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The actress was said to be in a steady relationship with Housefull director Sajid Khan but they broke up last year.

She was also rumoured to be dating Shahid Kapoor after the two were spotted having dinner recently.

When asked in a recent interview about her relationship status, she categorically said that she is currently single.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez with Sajid Khan
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar
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