|Alma mater St. Joseph College|
Years active 2001–present
Spouse Peter Haag (m. 2011)
|Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
Name Celina Jaitly
Parents Meeta, V.K. Jaitly
|Born 24 November 1981 (age 34)
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (1981-11-24) |
Occupation Actress, Model, Entrepreneur, Writer
Title(s) Femina Miss India Universe 2001
Major competition(s) Femina Miss India 2001 (Winner) Miss Universe 2001 (4th Runner-up)
Movies Accident on Hill Road, Jawani Diwani: A Youthful J, Apna Sapna Money M, No Entry, Janasheen
Similar People Amrita Arora, Lara Dutta, Koena Mitra, Esha Deol, Peter Haag
Children Viraaj Haag, Winston Haag
Celina jaitly janasheen actress of bollywood biography
Celina Jaitley (born 24 November 1981) is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she won the Miss India in 2001 and was the 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2001.
- Celina jaitly janasheen actress of bollywood biography
- Early life
- 200104 Debut and setback
- 200508 Professional expansion
- Recent work 2009present
- Personal life
Her first film role was in the 2003 thriller Janasheen. She later had roles in the films Silsiilay (2005), No Entry (2005), Tom, Dick, and Harry (2006) and Golmaal Returns (2008).
Celina Jaitly was born on 24 November 1981 in Shimla to V.K. Jaitly, a Punjabi Indian Army Colonel from Punjab, India and an Afghan mother from Kabul. Her mother Meeta is a psychologist.
2001–04: Debut and setback
Jaitley started her career from a marketing job in a mobile phone company in Kolkata before she decided to participate in a local beauty contest. She won the title at Femina Miss India 2001. She also won the Miss Margo Beautiful Skin, Indiatimes Surfer's Choice, and MTV's Most Wanted award. She was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2001 contest representing India where she finished 4th runner up.
In 2001, she featured in Jazzy B's music video of "Oh Kehri," which was immensely popular. She also featured in music videos for Bombay Vikings.
In 2003, she made her film debut in Feroz Khan's Janasheen.The movie was a moderate box-office success in India. For her second release she had a starring role opposite Sunny Deol, in the romantic action Khel, but the feature was poorly received and earned little at the box office.
In 2004, Jaitly turned down the lead role in Julie. In an interview with Stardust Jaitly commented, "I turned down Julie because I didn't agree with the reasoning of the protagonist in the story, who resorts to prostitution because her man ditches her. I didn't see why any educated girl would take such a drastic step. I take up roles that I mentally agree with, and this was not such a role". The same years Jaitly appeared in the Telugu language drama Suryam opposite Vishnu Manchu.
2005–08: Professional expansion
By 2005, under the direction of Khalid Mohamed, Jaitly played the role of Preeti, an air hostess, in Silsiilay. The movie was well received by critics. Rediff.com reported that "Celina Jaitley sizzles in the song Belibaas". She next portrayed the character of Sanjana in No Entry, the film was received favourably by critics and became successful at the box office with gross earnings of ₹840.9 million (US$13 million).
The following year, Jaitley co-starred in Deepak Tijori's comedy Tom, Dick, and Harry. The film became successful at the box office with gross earnings of ₹250.7 million (US$3.9 million). She next appeared in Apna Sapna Money Money directed by Sangeeth. It received mixed reviews, though became a financial success, with a domestic total of ₹390.4 million (US$6.1 million).
Jaitly's final release of 2007 was Suneel Darshan's comedy Shakalaka Boom Boom, with Bobby Deol, Upen Patel and Kangana Ranaut. Upon release it did moderately well at the box office but was critically panned.
In 2008, she took a supporting role in Golmaal Returns. It received mixed reviews, though became a financial success, with a domestic total of ₹660.9 million (US$10 million). Jaitley's performance was applauded with critic Taran Adarsh writing "Celina stays on your mind even after the show is over".
Recent work (2009–present)
During 2009 and 2010, all three films in which she starred, Paying Guests, Accident on Hill Road and Hello Darling, were critically and commercially unsuccessful.
In 2011, Jaitley had two leading roles. Her first was Anees Bazmee's Thank You, a romantic comedy. The film was poorly received by critics but became an economic success, earning over ₹950.6 million (US$15 million). She next appeared in Shrimathi a Kannada film directed by Ravi kumar. It proved a commercial success.
There were reports that Jaitly was slated to play a Persian princess in the film Quest of Scheherzade with actors Sean Connery and Orlando Bloom, and directed by Ken Khan. This has yet to be confirmed.
Celina is married to hotelier Peter Haag and they are the parents of twin boys Winston and Viraaj, born in March 2012. Celina is currently based in Singapore and Dubai, and travels for her film and endorsement work in Mumbai. She and Haag recently announced that they are expecting twins again.
Jaitly is a supporter of the rights and equality of the LGBT community and supports the gay rights movement in India. She has been involved in activities concerning human rights, women and children's health, and sex workers rehabilitation in India for the past 10 years.
Jaitly was a proponent of abolition of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalized homosexuality. The actress once stated that her first boyfriend was a closet homosexual who died of bulimia-induced problems. She has appeared several times on national TV channels, debating people who oppose abolition of Section 377. She expressed shock and disbelief over Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377.
She took part in the Mumbai gay pride march to support sexual minorities. On 16 April 2009, India's first gay magazine Bombay Dost, was re-launched by Celina Jaitley in Mumbai.
In 2014, Jaitley made her singing debut in a music video on gay rights. The video titled 'The Welcome' has been reported as the most watched online video at the United Nations. It was launched by UN in April 2014 as a campaign against homophobia and has claimed over one million views so far.
Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2002, Ayur (ayurvedic hair shampoos) 2002-2004, Ponds (Dreamflower talc) 2001-2004, Margo (skin soap) 2001-2003, Gitanjali (Diamond jewels) 2003-till present, Jashn (Leading Indian apparels) 2006- till present, Proactv (International skin solutions) 2008-till present, RICHFEEL (trichology clinics) 2012-till present, 18 Again (women’s intimate care) 2012-till present, PETA 2005-till present, United Nations Equality Champion 2013- till present