Interesting Facts and Figures: Celina JaitleyApril 22nd, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Celina Jaitley born 24 November 1981, is a Bollywood actress.
She was crowned Miss India in 2001.
She has appeared in several movies and music videos (including the Bombay Vikings’ “Zara Nazron Se Kehdo” video).
Jaitley was born to a Punjabi family in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Her father, V.K Jaitley, is a retired Indian Army Colonel, and her mother, Meeta, was a nurse in the Indian army, as well as an Afghan beauty queen.
She has one brother, who is serving in the Indian army.
She grew up in different cities and mostly spent her time in Kolkata, India.
Jaitley was raised as a Hindu. She has said that when she was young, she wanted to join the army herself, either as a doctor or a pilot.
She graduated with a degree in commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University .
Jaitley was a finalist in the Miss Universe 2001 contest.
In addition to her title of Miss India, Celina has won the Miss Margo Beautiful Skin, Indiatimes Surfer’s Choice, and MTV’s Most Wanted award.
In 2003 she made her debut in the movie industry with Feroz Khan’s Janasheen.
In 2007 Jaitley flew to New Zealand and shot her first international movie Love Has No Language, a romantic comedy.
Whilst there she was targeted by a stalker who had followed her from India. Jaitley was said to be traumatised by the experience.
Jaitley is slated to play the character of an Iranian princess in the film Quest of Sheherzade along with actors Sean Connery and Orlando Bloom. The film is based on Arabian Nights and will be directed by Ken Khan. This will be Celina’s first venture into Hollywood.
She is also the brand ambassador of Egyptian tourism and D’damas. -Sampurn Media
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