Jacqueline Fernandez (born 11 August 1985) is a Sri Lankan actress and former model. She was born in Colombo and raised in Bahrain. She was winner of Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant in 2006. After graduating in mass communication from the University of Melbourne, she worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka. In the late 2007, she came to India on a modeling assignment but end up marking her acting debut in 2009 movie Aladin for which she won the IIFA Award for Best Female Debut and won the Stardust Award for the Best Exciting New Face. Following the next year she appeared in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. She rose to prominence by playing the lead protangonist in Murder 2 (2011), Housefull 2 (2012) and Race 2 (2013).
She is currently working on According to Mathew, which is her first English film. Apart from her acting career, she is a social activist, she participates in stage shows, and is a celebrity endorser for brands and products.