Jacqueline Fernandez is a former Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006. She has three siblings, two brothers and an older sister. She is the cousin of Frederica Jansz and is half Malaysian and half Sri-Lankan.
She did most of her schooling in Bahrain�s Sacred Heart School where she was motivated to do well and excelled in events such as Athletics, Drama and many other fields. She was most fond of Track and Field and also picked up Horse Riding.
She is very ambitious and also a perfectionist. She also anchored one of Sri Lanka's business programs called "Lanka Business Report". Not restricting herself to being only on camera, she also writes a weekly column for a national newspaper, the "Daily mirror". She is also involved in social service and has a non-profit organisation in Sri Lanka focusing on empowering the underprivileged. She has come in a VIP ad with Shahid Kapoor.