Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1992) is a British model and actress, who appears in Indian films, primarily Tamil cinema.After college, she began modelling at age 16, going on to win the 2009 Miss Teen World competition and the 2010 Miss Liverpool title. Subsequently Tamil film director A L Vijay spotted her and introduced Jackson as an actress in the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madrasapattinam. While further pursuing her modelling career in the UK, Jackson continued working in India and went on to début in other film industries in the next years. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha, while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Anees Bazmee’s Singh Is Bling in 2015 starring Akshay Kumar opposite her and Lara Dutta as a supporting actress.Jackson was born in Isle of Man to British parents, Alan Jackson and Marguerita Jackson. She has an elder sister, Alicia Jackson. The family returned to their parents’ home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Jackson’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career. Jackson attended St Edward’s College, gaining ten GCSEs, and then went to sixth form to study English language, English literature, and philosophy and ethics.After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.Jackson won eighteen prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship. She won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She participated in the Miss England competition in 2010 but lost out to Jessica Linley in the final.Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management and modelled all over Europe on.According to the Daily Mail, Jackson “learnt about Bollywood by watching Shilpa Shetty in the reality show Big Brother”.In 2012, she lived in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and said that she considered India to be her home. She has a pet cat named Alfie, with whom she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.She’s currently residing in Mumbai so as to keep in touch with her work.In 2012, Amy was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who she stayed with in a flat at Bandra, Mumbai.Later in 2012, Amy Jackson split from her boyfriend Prateik.In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool. Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, The Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary. After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.Jackson was then dating Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas but they broke up in November 2014.
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