Jacqueline was born in Manama, Bahrain, to a multi-ethnic family; her father, Elroy, was Sri Lankan, and her mother, Kim, was Malaysian.

Jacqueline grew up in Bahrain and received her early education there before earning a degree in mass communication from the University of Sydney in Australia.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Jacqueline Fernandez worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka and she felt like little detective.

Jacqueline is a foodie, but she believes in eating healthy, which is one of the secrets to her amazing figure.

Jacqueline knows many languages that includes Spanish, Hindi, English, Sinhala and also has improved her French and Arabic.

In collaboration with Japanese chef Darshan, Jacqueline has opened her own restaurant in Sri Lanka called Kaema Sutra.

Jacqueline's father moved to Bahrain in the 1980s to escape civil unrest between Tamils and Sinhalese, where he met her mother, an air hostess.

This beauty pageant is a big fan of horseback riding. She enjoys horseback riding in her spare time from her hectic schedule.

Jacqueline's first boyfriend was Bahrain's Prince Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. He even released an album called 'Jackie' after Jacqueline dumped him.