Jacqueline Fernandez & Malaika at Blender Pride Fashion Show. Fernandez was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Elroy and Kim Fernandez. Her father is of Burgher descent and her mother was born in Malaysia. She has three siblings—two brothers and an older sister. She did most of her schooling in Bahrain at Sacred Heart School, where she excelled in activities such as track and drama. Having a passion for cultures and languages, she also joined the Berlitz school of languages, where she learned to speak Spanish and improved her French and Arabic; she also picked up horse riding.