Jacqueline Fernandez (born 11 August 1985) is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant in 2006. Jacqueline Fernandez is best known for her work in Hindi films.Fernandez was born and raised in Bahrain, to a Sri Lankan father and Malaysian mother. After graduating in Mass communication, she worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka, whilst also modelling. She made her acting debut in 2009 with Aladin, and was awarded the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female and the Stardust Award for Best Exciting Face. Fernandez gained recognition with a role in the erotic thriller Murder 2 (2011), which emerged as her first commercial success. Thereafter, she appeared in successful films like Housefull 2 (2012) and Race 2 (2013).Alongside her acting career, Fernandez is a social activist, participates in stage shows, is a celebrity endorser for brands.In 2011, a poll conducted by the newspaper, Times of India ranked her #7, among ”Top 50 Most Desirable Women”. Following, the next year, she ranked #8, in the second version of the poll. In the early 2013, Indian .FHM magazine, ranked her at #21; of ”100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013.”In the same year, a newspaper, ”World Actuality”, ranked her #23, among the ”most beautiful women in the world.”She has graced the covers of many Indian editions of magazines, including Vogue (June 2010), FHM (January 2013),Maxim (June 2011), Cosmopolitan (March 2013 & April 2012), Grazia (February 2012), Elle (September 2012), Verve (March 2012),Harper’s Bazaar (May 2012), Women’s Health (May 2012), L’Officiel (December 2012) and Femina (July 2010) among others.