Celina Jaitley Telugu : born 24 November 1981, Afghanistan) is an Indian actress who appears in mainly Bollywood films and former beauty queen. She was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.
Early lifeJaitley was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Punjabi fatherand an Afghan mother. Her father, V.K. Jaitley, is a retired Indian Army colonel, and her mother was a former Afghan beauty queen. She has one brother who is serving the Indian army.
Celina grew up in several cities, including Lucknow, where she attended City Monetessori school. She also studied in Berhampur, Orissa when her father was posted there. She has spent most of her time in Kolkata, West Bengal. She has stated in interviews that when she was young she wanted to join the army, either as a doctor or a pilot. She graduated with a degree in commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
Jaitley ( Telugu : సెలీన జైట్లి )came in first place at Femina Miss India 2001 winning the title of Femina Miss India Universe 2001. In addition to her title, she 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 to represent India where she was a finalist and finished in fifth place.
In 2003, she made her film debut in 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 traumatized by the experience.
Jaitley is slated to play the character of a Persian princess in the film Quest of Scheherezade 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.
Jaitley is also a supporter of the rights and equality of the LGBT community and supports the gay rights movement in India.
Celina Jaitley( Telugu : సెలీన జైట్లి ) is a vociferous proponent of abolition of Article 377
of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalized homosexuality. The
actress has voiced her support for the Gays and Lesbian communities and
stood up for their right to be given equal rights and de-criminalizing
homosexuality, by abolishing Article 377. She has often stood up
against supporters of Article 377. The actress once accepted that her
first boy friend was a closet gay, who died of bulima induced problems.
Celina who says that she has lots of Gay and Lesbian friends, has even
received hate mail for her support for the cause. She has appeared
several times on national TV channels, taking on the peoplo who oppose
of abolition of Article 377.
The actress recently pledged her eyes to Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital,
one of the leading eye care hospitals in Mumbai. The hospital had
launched the "Care for the eye" program as a social initiative aimed at
supporting the cause of eye donation, as part of its 19th anniversary.
Thank You (February 25, 2011) (Under Production)
Run Bhola Run (August 2010) (Under Production)
Hello Darling (July 9, 2010) (Under Production)
Kaash Tumse Mohabbat Na Hoti (2010) (To Go On Floor) ...... Anarkali
Chai Garam (2010) (Under Production)
Mungilal Rocks (2010) (To Go On Floor)
Unusual Love Story (2010) (To Go On Floor)
Accident On Hill Road (December 31, 2009) (Released) ...... Sonam Chopra
Paying Guests (June 19, 2009) (Released) ...... Kalpana
Golmaal Returns (October 29, 2008) (Released) ...... Meera
C Kkompany (August 29, 2008) (Released)
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (July 25, 2008) (Released) ...... Shruti
Shakalaka Boom Boom (April 6, 2007) (Released) ...... Sheena
Red (March 9, 2007) (Released) ...... Anahita Saxena
Apna Sapna Money Money (November 10, 2006) (Released) ...... Saania Badnaam
Tom Dick And Harry (May 12, 2006) (Released) ...... Celina
Zinda (January 12, 2006) (Released) ...... Nisha Roy
Jawani Diwani - A Youthful Joyride (January 6, 2006) (Released) ...... Roma Fernandes
No Entry (August 26, 2005) (Released) ...... Sanjana Saxena (Sunny'S Wife)
Silsiilay (June 17, 2005) (Released) ...... Preeti
Janasheen (November 28, 2003) (Released) ...... Jessica Pereira
Khel (October 3, 2003) (Released) ...... Saanjh Batra