Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Fernandez: Bollywood's Enthu-Cutlet @32

August 11, 2017 07:36
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    Jacqueline Fernandez blew out 32 candles on her birthday cake today. Jacqueline, who was born in Sri Lanka and brought up in Bahrain, is one of Bollywood's favourite actresses. Apart from being an enthu-cutlet, Jacqueline is also well known for her million dollar smile and infectiously jovial personality.

    As she celebrates her birthday with a vacation with friends, here's a look at her journey in Bollywood so far.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Jacqueline Fernandez

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    Jacqueline was born in Colombo to Sinhalese Sri Lankan father and Malaysian mother. At the age of three, her family moved to Bahrain where she spent most of her childhood. She graduated in Mass Communication from Australia before moving to Sri Lanka to model.

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    Jacqueline won the Miss Sri Lanka title in 2006 and went on to anchor a television show titled Lanka Business Report.

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    Jacqueline began her Bollywood career with the 2009 film Aladin opposite Riteish Deshmukh. The role fetched her the Best Debutante prize at the IIFA and Stardust awards in 2010.

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    There was no looking back for the Sri Lankan beauty after Aladin. Jacqueline's performance in Mahesh Bhatt's hit Murder 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi fetched her lot of attention.

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    After the success of Murder 2, the actress made headlines for turning down Raaz 3 and the role of Kaya in Krrish 3 opposite Hrithik Roshan. However, she confessed later that she regretted turning down Krrish 3, which eventually went to Kangana Ranaut.

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    In 2012, Jacqueline was one of the twelve actors in Sajid Khan's hit comedy Housefull 2.

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    The actress' next big release was Race 2, which had an ensemble cast and released in 2013. It was a sequel to the 2008 hit film Race. Jacqueline reportedly refused to use a body double and performed her own stunts in the film.

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    But it was 2014 film Kick, in which she featured opposite Salman Khan, which proved to be a turning point in her career. The film was a blockbuster and collected Rs 200 crores in just 11 days and Jacqueline garnered a lot of praise for her performance.

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    Between the failure of Bangistan and Roy and the success of Brothers, 2015 was mix of hit and flops.

    The same year she starred in Hollywood film Definition Of Fear.

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    2016 started on a dull note for Jacqueline as Housefull 3 tanked but not for long. Dishoom, co-starring john Abraham and Varun Dhawan, did well. She was next seen opposite Tiger Shroff in A Flying Jatt.

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    Jacqueline will next be seen in A Gentleman, her movie with Sidharth Malhotra. She will also share screen space with Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu in Judwaa 2. She has Sushant Singh Rajput's new movie Drive lined up for next year.

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    Jacqueline has also featured as a judge on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

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    Meanwhile, here's how Jacqueline is vacationing with her friends. This postcard-like memory is from Tokyo!

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    Here's to wishing Jacqueline a great and wonderful birthday. Keep smiling!

    This image was posted on Instagram by Jacqueline Fernandez