Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez is renowned across the world for her beauty and acting ability which has seen her star in numerous Bollywood box-office hits. Having represented Sri Lanka in the 2006 Miss Universe pageant she made a career move to acting and has enjoyed success in the years following her 2009 debut.
Fernandez’s debut came in 2009’s Aladin. The film was a commercial failure; however Fernandez was awarded the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year. Fernandez continued to star in other movies and eventually found herself part of the cast of Housefull 2, which was one of the top grossing films of the year, reaching $28 million worldwide.
2014 saw Fernandez act in the action film Kick. The film was hugely popular and made over $56 million worldwide and made Fernandez one of the hottest actresses in Bollywood. She featured in a number of other films, including a sequel to Housefull 2.
Off the big screen, Fernandez has also been praised for her charitable work and television appearances. She has also frequently been featured as the cover star of many of India’s top magazines, including Maxim, Cosmopolitan and Vogue, along with numerous endorsement campaigns across India and the region.
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