Celina Jaitley (born 24 November 1981) is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she was 4th runner-up in the Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.
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).
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 came in fifth place 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.
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$14 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 out of Singapore/Dubai and travels for her film and endorsement work between Singapore/Dubai and Mumbai regularly.
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