Born to parents Elroy (Sri Lankan) and Kim (Malay Sri Lankan), Jacqueline grew up in Bahrain with her siblings: one sister and two brothers. Jackie studied at the The Sacred Heart School in Bahrain and the moved to study Media Communications at the University of Sydney. In March 2006, Jackie was crowned the Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006 and subsequently represented Sri Lanka at Miss Universe 2006. Her modelling career brought her to India and eventually to Bollywood. Jackie debuted with Aladin but got noticed only in her fourth film Murder 2. She is reportedly dating, director Sajid Khan.