Celina Jaitley life and biography

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Celina Jaitley biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality : Afghan
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-12
Credited as : Bollywood actress, model, Miss Universe

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Celina which literally means the goddess of moon was fourth runner up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant of year 2001, held in Puerto Rico. Celina is one of the latest additions to India's ever growing list of defence personnel's daughters who made it big in beauty pageants and then entered the film world.

She is daughter of a Punjabi father who was an Indian Army officer. Her mother is an Afghan and is a child psychologist by profession. She was born in 1981, and stands 5'6" in socks. Her nickname is Chinky. Her schooling was done all over the country due to the frequent transfers of her father. She had to change thirteen schools till her Board exams. Presently her family stays in Bangalore. Celina's past five generations have served the army and there was a point of time in her life, when she was also tinkering with the idea of taking the Combined Defence Services exam.

But destiny willed otherwise. She graduated in Commerce and fetched her marketing job for a Cell phone company in Kolkatta. There she participated in a local beauty contest just for the heck of participation and to everybody’s surprise she emerged victorious. This gave her a boost and she sent her pictures for the Miss India contest. Just a day before the preliminary rounds were to begin Celina got the invitation to participate. Soon she walked away with the coveted, Miss India crown bagging almost every title from Best Skin to Best Clothes to MTVs most wanted.

This title win enabled her to participate in the Miss Universe title. But Indian girls had won it for three consecutive years. There was an immense pressure on her persona with press flooding her with questions about rigging. She was weighed down by this pre contest scepticism and it did cast its impact on the final outcome. Celina was adjudged fourth runner up from amongst 83 contestants.

Having joined films she made her debut with Feroze Khan's thriller Jansheen with Fardeen Khan. Despite her exposure role the film could not do a brisk business. She has also starred in Khel, which had in its cast Sunny Deol and Sunil Shetty besides the former test cricketer Ajay Jadeja. But despite all the euphoria it generated, Khel came a cropper at the box office.


2003 Janasheen ; Khel
2005 Silsilay ; No Entry ; Suryam
2006 Jawani Diwani: A Youthful Joyride ;Zinda ; Tom, Dick, and Harry ; Apna Sapna Money Money
2007 Red: The Dark Side ; Shakalaka Boom Boom ; Heyy Babyy
2008 C Kkompany ; Money Hai Toh Honey Hai ; Golmaal Returns
2009 Paying Guests ; Accident on Hill Road
2010 Hello Darling ; The Quest of Scheherazade ; Run Bhola Run ; Shrimathi ; Will You Marry Me?
2011 Thank You

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