Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant in 2006. In 2009 she started her career in Bollywood with the movie Aladin.
Born into a multiracial family of Canadian, Sri Lankan and Malaysian descent, Fernandez was raised in Bahrain. After graduating in mass communications from the University of Sydney and working as a television reporter in Sri Lanka, she joined the modeling industry.
She is active in humanitarian work, and was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 2017 Asian Voice Charity Awards for her work with Habitat for Humanity.