Mumbai: Jacqueline Fernandez turns another year older on August 11, and as she celebrates turning 32, the occasion gives us the opportunity to celebrate the diva that she is.
Who would’ve thought when her debut ‘Aladin’ released in 2009, that this Sri Lankan beauty would go on to capture hearts of millions in the country, go on to work with the biggest names in the biggest films and receive love from all around?
We list down some of the reasons why Jacqueline is exactly who Bollywood and followers of the film industry love.
1. Beauty and the body:
So what if Jacqueline is not known for her acting chops? She is everything a Bollywood heroine (not actress) needs to be as she is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, hot and glamorous actresses currently.
Be it those stunning features, a body to die for and a lovely smile, adjectives for Jacqueline can easily go from cute to gorgeous to sultry.
Be it the heavy gowns, classy sarees, swimsuits, or the simple tee and jeans, the Jacqueline looks stunning in almost every attire that she adorns.
2. Hit on the dance floor:
You’ll easily lose count of the number of chartbusters Jacqueline has featured in. If you loved dancing to ‘Dhanno’, ‘Lat Lag Gayee’, ‘Jadoo Ki Jappii’, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan', ‘Jumme Ki Raat’, ‘Sau Tarah Ke’ and the most recent ‘Ek Do Teen’, among others, you need to thank her for it.
Each of these songs are a part of every DJ’s collection, not just because of its music, but because Jacqueline’s cool moves in them made you hit the dance floor.
3. Fitness freak:
Maintaining good beauty and physique is never a cakewalk, and Jacqueline ticks all the boxes in the tasks associated in keeping up her fitness.
Be it being paparazzi favourite on her way to the gym, pilates, Yoga, pole dancing and other activities, her Instagram account is proof of one of the main aspects that makes Jacqueline Fernandez.
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4. All about loving your family:
The actress dotes on her family, especially her mother Kim and keep posting adorable pictures and videos of/with Fernandez Sr. Her brother Ryan also occasional finds a mention on her photo-sharing account.
5. Adorable goofball:
Jacqueline is among the goofiest actresses, and keeps showing her bubbly and fun side in multiple videos with her co-stars, friends and other close ones. Making interesting expressions or doing everything that is not ‘proper’ or ‘expected’ of actresses in videos is what she is known for.
6. Who says actresses can’t be friends:
While Jacqueline’s bond with the male actors like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, among others is well-known, her closeness with some actresses is a break from the usual ‘behaviour’ of competitive heroines. Her ‘BFF’ equation with Sonam had made headlines, while she doesn’t mind sharing screen space with other actresses in multi-starrers, and previously was seen goofing around with ‘Housefull 3’ co-stars Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon, ‘Race 3’ co-star Daisy Shah, among others. And all reports of ‘catfight’ with Taapsee Pannu and Katrina Kaif, were happily slammed too.
7. Love for four-legged creatures
Jacqueline Fernandez loves animals and was even honoured by PETA in 2014. You only need to browse through her Instagram handle, and find some lovely pictures, videos with her cat, horse during riding sessions, and many more.
8. All for a cause:
The actress lends support to various causes and her raising funds to build homes for Chennai floods victims two years ago, was perhaps the noblest. A tree plantation drive on World Environment Day and visit to an old age home during ‘Race 3,’ were further examples of her praiseworthy side.
After months of working on this project #JacquelineBuilds #chennai was finally a dream come true today 😊 thank you @habitat_india for being so dedicated to helping me make this a reality!!! Special shoutout to all those who donated and volunteered!! 😍😘💋❤️ @shaanmu @rjanahavi @spicesocial @narola_c_jamir snapchat: jacqueen143
9. Work speaks, love doesn’t:
An actress’ love life will always make headlines, but since her break-up with Sajid Khan, her name Jacqueline's has been linked to many, Bahrain’s Prince Sheikh Hassan bin Rashid Al Khalifa, and actors like Salman Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, and others, but the actress has maintained she has been single in the past few years. Whether she is private about her love life, or prefers her work to be in the limelight, this mysterious side of hers is surely interesting too.
10. Never-say-die attitude:
But most importantly, it’s that fighting spirit of the actress that has made her touch the heights of her career.
Her start with the duds ‘Aladin’ and ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’ could have written her off, but she bounced back with ‘Dhanno’ song, three sequels, ‘Murder 2’, ‘Housefull 2’ and ’Race 2’, and ‘Kick’, which catapulted her into the big league.
When there were another set of flops, ‘Roy’, ‘Bangistan’, ‘Brothers’, she had ‘Housefull 3’ to her rescue. And the actress proved failure couldn’t stay with her for too long, as for every film like ‘A Flying Jatt’ or ‘A Gentleman’, there was a ‘Judwaa 2’ as her twin.
Overcoming struggle with Hindi, learning distinct styles of dance forms and doing different kinds of training for various films, are some of the other reasons why Jacqueline is a success after a decade in Bollywood....