• 24 November 1981
  •  Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Celina Jaitly

Biography

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

Filmography

Movie NameRelease Date
Apna Sapna Money Money July 18, 2012