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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 November 1981Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Nickname Chinto
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Celina Jaitly was born on 24th Nov 1981 in Shimla, India to a Punjabi Indian father and an Afghan mother. Her father Colonel V.K. Jaitly, is a retired Indian Army colonel, and her mother, Meeta, an Afghan is a child psychologist, as well as a beauty queen. Celina has one brother, who is currently serving the Indian Army Special Force.

Due to her army background, Celina grew up in several cities in India, like Lucknow, where she attended City Montessori School. However most of her life was spent in the Kashmir valley and the north eastern states of India She also spent some years of her childhood in Berhampur, Orissa. She has, however, spent most of her time in Kolkata, India.

During her teenage years, Celina aspired to be a part of the Indian the army, either as a doctor or a pilot. However, fate had something else in store for her. She started modeling alongside studies at the age of 16 Celina, given her natural beauty and stunning looks, was encouraged to take part in the 2001 Ms India pageant. She won the crown and then went on to become a runner up at Ms Universe the same year.

In the year 2003, Celina - the actress was discovered by noted actor & director Feroz Khan who offered her the lead role in her debut film 'Janasheen'. Since then, there has been no looking back for this young, talented actress. For her recent comedy film Golmaal Returns, Celina won several awards for her performance in the film.

Celina is an vehement activist and spokesperson for the LGBT movement in India. She has been involved in various activities concerning human rights, women and children health, and sex workers rehabilitation in India for the past 10 years.

Celina was one of the esteemed jury at Cairo Film festival 2010

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Celina Jaitly

Spouse (1)

Peter Haag (23 July 2011 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (25)

Fourth runner up at the 2001 Miss Universe pageant.
Father is Punjabi and mother is Afghani.
Never wanted to become a model or an actress. Celina had her mind set on becoming a pilot.
Became a model in the Bollywood industry after the Miss Universe pageant.
Femina Miss India 2001
Hobbies: Surfing the net, reading, sketching and listening to music.
Her mother is a psychologist.
Her favorite actor is Aamir Khan, and favorite actress is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Her favorite Hollywood movie is Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Bebe and Jashn are her favorite brands. She is the brand ambassador for Jashn.
Has 5 pets: all dogs.
Speaks fluent Bengali, English, German, Punjabi, and Urdu. She says she speaks in Urdu at home.
Plays billiards and pool, sometimes she likes to go sailing.
Her qualifications are a B.Com. graduate, Honours in Accountancy.
Has one brother. He is in 3 Para Commando Special Forces.
Owns 900+ pairs of shoes.
Is a vegetarian.
The first country she visited was Nepal.
Neither smokes nor drinks. She is a very health conscious person.
Loves Sweden, she used to live in Stockholm at Vallhallvagan.
Uses MAC cosmetics.
Good friends with Fardeen Khan, Riya Sen, and Shreyas Talpade.
Gave birth to twin sons (her 1st and 2nd child) at age 30, Winston Haag and Viraaj Haag on March 24, 2012. Children's father is her husband, Peter Haag.
Brother name is Vikrant. He is in the Indian army.
Starred in Maan Singh Deep's shelved film " Kaash Tumsd Mohabbat Na Hoti" (2005).Directed by Ashok Tyagi. Celina was to play a modern day "Anarkali" The film was based on the life of Mumbai dance bar girls.

Personal Quotes (8)

I'm young right now; I have a lot of time in the future to de-glam myself. Now I want to do roles of my age which are glamorous; because I have that image - I'm a glamorous woman. I wanted to be called a good and a good-looking actress.
About her cameo in Silsiilay (2005): "In Sisilay I have a special appearance; it was a strange experience because I can never imagine being a woman like the one I've portrayed. I'm in love with a married man, much older to me and who has a son her own age. It's a complex character, and I loved it."
When asked which character she would like to play in a remake: "I would like to play Meena Kumari's role in Pakeezah, Waheeda Rehmanji's role from `Chaudavi Ka Chand' and Rekha's role in `Umrao Jaan'." (erosentertainment.com interview, 2005)
"I think Fardeen and I have a special chemistry on-screen, I don't deny that. At the same time I think Hrithik and I will be great together. Our physical features will work well to create that chemistry - especially the combination of our height, the light eyes; together we'll have a good screen presence." (erosentertainment.com interview, 2005)
On turning down the lead in Julie (2004): "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." (Stardust, April 2005)
When I intend to settle down, I'm just gonna tell my parents to find someone for me. I have lost faith in myself to make the right decision as far as a man is concerned. Sean (her ex-boyfriend) was a big lapse in judgment.
It's scary, if you think of it. You read these stories all the time in the magazines, how someone got duped in a relationship. You think, this could never happen to me, except, it does. Until you're a part of that statistic, you never believe that this could be you.
I rate myself 8 as an actor...but everybody doesn't share the same viewpoint.

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