Date of birth: November 24, 1981
Hometown: Kabul, Afghanistan
Astral sign: Scorpio
Height: 1.68 m
Celina Jiya Jaitley is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.
Jaitley was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Punjabi Hindu Army Colonel V.K. Jaitley and Meeta, an Afghan Hindu, who was a nurse in the Indian Army. Celina has a brother who is also in the Indian Army.
Jaitley has stated that as a child wanted to join the army just like her father, either as a pilot or a doctor. Most of her childhood was spent in different locations due to her father being transferred in cities and towns all over India; as a result she ended up studying in over a dozen different schools. While her family was in Lucknow, she attended City Montessori School. She also studied in Berhampur in Orissa. She has spent a major portion of her time in Kolkata, West Bengal where father was posted during her college days. The family is now re-settled in Kolkata.. She graduated with a degree in commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University. After graduation, Celina worked in a cell phone company briefly.