Celina Jaitly is an Indian film actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she won Miss India in 2001 and was the 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2001. She made her acting debut with the 2003 thriller Janasheen. Celina Jaitly was born on 24 November 1981 (Age 36 years) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. She is a very Popular and Beautiful Indian Actress. Celina Jaitly appeared in the Bollywood Film industry. She is also a Most liked popular model of the country, she has crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.
She was made her debut acting Hindi film Janasheen in 2003. Celina Jaitly married to Peter Hagg (m. 2011), They have two children. Celina Jaitly is a Campaign Organised by PETA. She has acted some very popular Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films. Celina Jaitley is also a highly popular model in India and one of the most stylish female celebrities in the country as well.
Celina Jaitly Bio/Wiki
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Celina Jaitly Early Life
Celina Jaitly was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Punjabi Hindu father, Colonel V.K. Jaitly and an Afghan Hindu mother, Meeta, who was a nurse in the Indian Army. Celina has a brother who is also in the Indian Army. She wanted to grow up and join the army just like her father, either as a pilot or a doctor. Most of her childhood was spent in different locations due to her father being transferred in cities and towns all over India – as a result, she ended up studying in over a dozen different schools. While her family was in Lucknow, she attended City Montessori School, Station Road, Lucknow.
She also studied in Berhampur, Orissa. She has spent a major portion of her time in Kolkata, West Bengal where the father was posted during her college days. The family is now re-settled in Kolkata. She graduated with a degree in commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University. After graduation, Celina worked in a cell phone company briefly.
Celina Jaitly Personal Life
Celina Jaitly is married to Austrian entrepreneur and hotelier Peter Haag and they are parents to twin boys Winston Haag and Viraaj Haag, born on 24 March 2012. She gave birth to a second set of twin boys, Arthur Haag and Shamsher Haag, on 10 September 2017. Shamsher Haag did not survive due to a heart defect. Celina Jaitly is currently based between Austria, Singapore, and Dubai and travels for her film and endorsement work internationally.
Celina Jaitley Net Worth
Peter owns and runs a successful chain of hotels in Dubai and Singapore. His exact net worth isn’t quoted anywhere but he has been touted as a ‘billionaire’ multiple times.
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Celina Jaitly Career
2001–04: Debut and setback
Jaitly 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 in 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”. In 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 Jaitly sizzles in the song Belibaas”. She next portrayed the character of Sanjana in No Entry, the film was received favorably by critics and became successful at the box office with gross earnings of ₹840.9 million (US$12 million).
The following year, Jaitly 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$3.6 million). She next appeared in Apna Sapna Money Money, directed by Sangeeth. It received mixed reviews, though it became a financial success, with a domestic total of ₹390.4 million (US$5.6 million). In 2006, Celina Jaitly appeared in the music video for the Indian hit song Zara Nazron Se Kehdo performed by Bombay Vikings with Swedish music producers Soundism behind the studio work.
In 2007, Jaitly starred in Red: The Dark Side, directed by Vikram Bhatt, alongside Aftab Shivdasani. Her 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 it became a financial success, with a domestic total of ₹660.9 million (US$9.6 million). Jaitly’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, Jaitly had two leading roles. Her first was Anees Bazmee’s Thank You, a romantic comedy. The film was poorly received by critics but became a commercial 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 Scheherezade with actors Sean Connery and Orlando Bloom, and directed by Ken Khan. This has yet to be confirmed.
Celina Jaitley Filmography
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Some Known Facts About Celina Jaitley
- Does Celina Jaitley smoke?: No
- Does Celina Jaitley drink alcohol?: No
- Celina was born to Punjabi Sikh father and Afghani Hindu mother.
- Initially, she worked for a mobile phone company in Kolkata.
- After that, she participated in some beauty contests and won the titles of Femina Miss India 2001 and Miss Margo Beautiful Skin.
- She also participated in the Miss Universe 2001 contest and became the 4th runner up.
- In 2001, she featured in the popular singer Jazzy B‘s music video ‘Oh Kehri.’
- She also featured in several music videos for pop group ‘Bombay Vikings.’
- She got a breakthrough role in 2003 in the Bollywood film ‘Janasheen’ as Jessica Periera.
- She worked in different languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Kannada.
- She is the brand ambassador for ‘Jashn.’
- In 2009, she re-launched India’s first gay magazine, ‘Bombay Dost’ in Mumbai.
- She also participated in the Mumbai gay pride march for supporting sexual minorities.
- She has sung a song for music video ‘The Welcome’, launched by UN in 2014 as a campaign against homophobia.
Who is Celina Jaitley’s husband?
Is Celina Jaitley Afghani?
Celina Jaitley, the beautiful blue-eyed belle of Bollywood, was born on June 9, 1981. Born to a Punjabi father and an Afghan mother, Celina was born in Kabul, Afghanistan but spent her childhood in Kolkata, India. Celina’s father is in the Indian Army and her mother was a beauty queen in her own times.
What happened to Celina Jaitley’s parents?
Celina Jaitly remembers her late parents, pens an emotional post on Twitter. Actress Celina Jaitly’s mother Meeta Jaitley passed away on June 8 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She also lost her father, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, in July this year when she was pregnant with her twins.
Who is Peter Haag?
Peter Haag is a famous Dubai-based hotelier. He is the husband of well-known Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly.