Celina Jaitly was a model who eventually changed her course to acting. Born to a Punjabi Army Colonel V. K Jaitly and an Afghan psychologist Meeta in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, Jaitly had the opportunity to study in multiple schools, City Montessori School being one of them. Although she wanted to work as a doctor or pilot in Indian Army, modelling happened to her at a very young age. She has a brother who serves as Army personnel in Indian Army. She married Peter Hogg based in Dubai in the year 2011. They are the parents to two little twin sons Winston and Viraaj, who were born in March 2012.
Celina had received the title of Femina Miss India Universe in the year 2001 and had also been the fourth runner-up of Miss Universe Pageant in the same year. She commenced her journey in the entertainment industry by being a part of the music video launched by Bombay Vikings and in 2001, her presence in the video “Oh Kehri” by Jazzy B got much recognition. Her first break in Bollywood was with Janasheen directed by
. Her second performance opposite
in Khel failed to impress the audience. However, Jaitly has taken up a challenging role through Silisiilay under the direction of Khalid Mohammed, which received many praises. Her ventures Tom, Dick and Harry,
, Apna Sapna Money Money, Accident,
have received average ratings from the critics. She took up Love Has No Language to be her first International break. Red: The Dark Side was another film which featured her that was directed by
. This film gave her the opportunity to play the lead. Although the movie flopped, Jailtly’s performance got appreciation. She has also performed in some Kannada and Telugu films like Suryam.
Apart from films, Celina is a powerful activist supporting the backward sections of the LGBT community and the gay community who are being ill-treated in the society. She pursues her modelling profession by endorsing in brands like Jashn, Ponds, Ayur and others.