Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

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Born Amy Louise Jackson
(1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 27)[1]
Douglas, Isle of Man
Residence London
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2008–present
Home town Woolton, Liverpool, England, UK
Parent(s)
  • Alan Jackson
  • Marguerita Jackson
Website www.iamamyjackson.co.uk

Amy Louise Jackson is a British actress and model known for her work in Indian films.[2][3] She began her modeling career at the age of 16, and went on to win the (2009) Miss Teen World competition. Subsequently, director A. L. Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the Tamil language period-drama Madrasapattinam (2010). Jackson continues to act in Indian films of all languages, including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. She played the role of Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl on the third season of The CW‘s superhero series Supergirl.

Early life[edit]

Jackson was born in Isle of Man to British Christian parents, Alan and Marguerita Jackson.[4] She has an elder sister, Alicia. The family returned to their parents’ home in Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Amy’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career.

Jackson attended St Edward’s College, here she studied English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

2008–2010: Modelling career[edit]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, Amy won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[8] She won eighteen prizes, including a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[9] Soon after, she won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She competed at Miss England in 2010 and was crowned the runner-up to Jessica Linley.[10]

In 2009, Jackson started her modeling career with the Northern-based modeling agency, Boss Model Management, and then went on to sign with her London agency, Models 1.[11][12]

2010–2014: Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010, Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam (2010). Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead, opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office.[13] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote, “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[14] Behindwoods wrote, “The one who walks away with the top honours is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[15] Rediff wrote, “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[16] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead, opposite Prateik Babbar, in Ekk Deewana Tha (2012), the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekuttu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[17][18] The film released in February 2012. Jackson received praise for her performance and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[19]

In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam (2012), starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A L Vijay, after Madrasapattinam (2010). She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Anglo Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[20] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[21]

She made her debut in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally‘s Yevadu (2014) alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[22] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014.

2015–2016[edit]

Jackson next starred as super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I (2015), the biggest project in her career.[23] The making of the film, one of the most costly Indian films to date,[24] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[25] The film was released on 14 January 2015 and received a mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received favorable reviews.[26][27] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance”,[28] while Sify noted that she was “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[29] Consequently, she was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of the most desirable women in 2014.[30]

After I (2015), Jackson signed on to Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling (2015), opposite Akshay Kumar.[31][32] She had signed on to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss (2015), but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[33] Instead, she signed on to Velraj‘s Thanga Magan (2015) alongside Dhanush and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

Soon after, Jackson starred in Thirukumaran’s Gethu (2016), portraying an Anglo-Indian girl for which she won positive reviews, .[34] She has been reportedly shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she declined to further elaborate on.[25] She then portrayed the lead female role in Atlee’s Theri (2016), featuring alongside Vijay where she portrayed the role of a Malayali teacher. Her performance received positive reviews and her role as a teacher was well appreciated. Upon release, the film went on to become one of the most profitable Tamil films of all time.[35]

2017–present[edit]

On 25 September 2017, it was announced that Jackson was cast in her first Hollywood role as Imra Ardeen aka Saturn Girl in The CW‘s superhero drama series Supergirl (2017). The character made her first appearance in the third season.[36] The series, based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

Jackson can next be seen in Shankar‘s much anticipated film 2.0 (2018) releasing November 2018 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, as well as in Prem‘s Kannada film The Villain (2018) alongside Shiva Rajkumar and Sudeep.

Personal life[edit]

Amy Jackson is a Christian.[4][37] She made special posts on her social media profiles about starting her observance of Lent on its first day, Ash Wednesday.[38][39]

As of 2012, Jackson lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[40][41] In 2014, with a cat named Alfie, she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[42] In addition to her work with PETA, Jackson supports charities such as St Jude’s hospital in Mumbai and “Girl Child” education in India.[43] She serves as a brand ambassador for Yardley of London and Ponds Beauty.[44]

In 2012, Jackson was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar.[45][46] Later in 2012, the relationship ended.[47] In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[48] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, the Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[49] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[50]

In 2017, Jackson was setting up a restaurant in London with her mother Marguerita. It was scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. She said, “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines all over the world. My love for food has inspired me to open this restaurant”.[51] As of 4 March 2017, Jackson announced her new mobile app, Amy Jackson Official App, as in-app social feed for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in collaboration with New York-based startup EscapeX.[52]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film

Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress — TamilWon— Asiavision Awards for Excellence In Tamil Cinema

Won— Behindwoods Gold Medals — Best Entertainer of the Year – Female

Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
Theri Annie Tamil
Freaky Ali Megha Hindi
Devi Jennifer Tamil Special appearance in the song, “Chal Maar”
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tukiya Hindi
2018 The Villain TBA Kannada Post-production
Boogie Man Nimisha English
2.0 TamilHindi To be released 28 November 2018

Television

 
Year Title Role Notes
2017- 2018 Supergirl Imra Ardeen Recurring role (season 3; 9 episodes)

Other honours[edit]

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Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

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Amy Jackson
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Born Amy Louise Jackson
(1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 26)[1]
Douglas, Isle of Man
Residence London
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2008–present
Home town Woolton, Liverpool, England, UK
Parent(s)
  • Alan Jackson
  • Marguerita Jackson
Website www.iamamyjackson.co.uk

Amy Jackson is a British actress and model known for her work in Tamil & Bollywood films [2][3]. She played the role of Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl on the third season of The CW‘s superhero series Supergirl. She began her modeling career at the age of 16, and went on to win the (2009) Miss Teen World competition. Subsequently, director A. L. Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the Tamil language period-drama Madrasapattinam (2010). Jackson continues to act in Indian films of all languages, including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.

Early life[edit]

Jackson was born in Isle of Man to British Christian parents, Alan and Marguerita Jackson.[4] She has an elder sister, Alicia. The family returned to their parents’ home in Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Amy’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career.

Jackson attended St Edward’s College, here she studied English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

2008–2010: Modelling career[edit]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, Amy won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[8] She won eighteen prizes, including a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[9] Soon after, she won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She competed at Miss England in 2010 and was crowned the runner-up to Jessica Linley.[10]

In 2009, Jackson started her modeling career with the Northern-based modeling agency, Boss Model Management, and then went on to sign with her London agency, Models 1. [11][12]

2010–2014: Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010, Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam (2010). Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead, opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office.[13] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote, “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[14] Behindwoods wrote, “The one who walks away with the top honours is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[15] Rediff wrote, “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[16] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead, opposite Prateik Babbar, in Ekk Deewana Tha (2012), the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekuttu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[17][18] The film released in February 2012. Jackson received praise for her performance and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[19]
In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam (2012), starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A L Vijay, after Madrasapattinam (2010). She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Anglo Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[20] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[21]

She made her debut in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally‘s Yevadu (2014) alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[22] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014.

2015–2016[edit]

Jackson next starred as super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I (2015), the biggest project in her career.[23] The making of the film, one of the most costly Indian films to date,[24] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[25] The film was released on 14 January 2015 and received a mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received favorable reviews.[26][27] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance”,[28] while Sify noted that she was “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[29] Consequently, she was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of the most desirable women in 2014.[30]

After I (2015), Jackson signed on to Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling (2015), opposite Akshay Kumar.[31][32] She had signed on to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss (2015), but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[33] Instead, she signed on to Velraj‘s Thanga Magan (2015) alongside Dhanush and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

Soon after, Jackson starred in Thirukumaran’s Gethu (2016), portraying an Anglo-Indian girl for which she won positive reviews, .[34] She has been reportedly shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she declined to further elaborate on.[25] She then portrayed the lead female role in Atlee’s Theri (2016), featuring alongside Vijay where she portrayed the role of a Malayali teacher. Her performance received positive reviews and her role as a teacher was well appreciated. Upon release, the film went on to become one of the most profitable Tamil films of all time.[35]

2017–present[edit]

On 25 September 2017, it was announced that Jackson was cast in her first Hollywood role as Imra Ardeen aka Saturn Girl in The CW‘s superhero drama series Supergirl (2017). The character made her first appearance in the third season.[36] The series, based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

Jackson can next be seen in Shankar‘s much anticipated film 2.0 (2018) releasing April 2018 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, as well as in Prem‘s Kannada film The Villain (2018) alongside Shiva Rajkumar and Sudeep.

Personal life[edit]

Amy Jackson is a Christian.[4][37] She made special posts on her social media profiles about starting her observance of Lent on its first day, Ash Wednesday.[38][39]

As of 2012, Jackson lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[40][41] In 2014, with a cat named Alfie, she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[42] In addition to her work with PETA, Jackson supports charities such as St Jude’s hospital in Mumbai and ‘Girl Child’ education in India.[43] She serves as a brand ambassador for Yardley of London and Ponds Beauty.[44]

In 2012, Jackson was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar.[45][46] Later in 2012, the relationship ended.[47] In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[48] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, the Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[49] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[50]

In 2017, Jackson was setting up a restaurant in London with her mother Marguerita. It was scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. She said, “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines all over the world. My love for food has inspired me to open this restaurant”.[51] As of 4 March, 2017, Jackson announced her new mobile app, Amy Jackson Official App, as in-app social feed for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in collaboration with New York-based startup EscapeX.[52]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film

Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress — TamilWon— Asiavision Awards for Excellence In Tamil Cinema

Won— Behindwoods Gold Medals — Best Entertainer of the Year – Female

Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
Theri Annie Tamil
Freaky Ali Megha Hindi
Devi Jennifer Tamil Special appearance in the song, “Chal Maar”
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tukiya Hindi
2018 The Villain TBA Kannada Filming
Boogie Man Nimisha English
2.0 (film) TBA TamilHindi

Television

 
Year Title Role Notes
2017- 2018 Supergirl Imra Ardeen Recurring role (season 3; 9 episodes)

Other honours[edit]

AMY JACKSON

Amy Jackson is a British actress who began her acting career in India. Amy became a household name after movies such as ‘I’, ‘Singh is Bling’ and ‘Theri’. Jackson’s career prospects continue to grow with her first Hollywood role as Saturn Girl in season 3 of The CW’s superhero series Supergirl (2017) and a starring role in S. Shankar’s upcoming film…
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Actress (16 credits)
 2018 2.0 (completed)
 2017-2018 Supergirl (TV Series)
Imra Ardeen

Both Sides Now (2018) … Imra Ardeen
Fort Rozz (2018) … Imra Ardeen
Legion of Superheroes (2018) … Imra Ardeen
Reign (2017) … Imra Ardeen
Wake Up (2017) … Imra Ardeen
 2017 Boogie Man
 2016 Abhinetri
 2016 Devi(L)
Jennifer
 2016 Freaky Ali
Megha
 2016 Theri
Annie
 2016 Gethu
Nandhini Ramanujam
 2015 Thanga Magan
Hema DSouza
 2015 Singh Is Bliing
Sara Rana
 2015 i
Diya
 2014 Yevadu
 2012 Thaandavam
Sara
 2012 Ekk Deewana Tha
Jessie Thekekuttu
 2010 Madrasapattinam
Amy
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 2016 The Kapil Sharma Show (TV Series)
Herself

Freaky Ali Team in Kapil Show (2016) … Herself
 2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil (TV Series)
Herself

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Amy Jackson is a British actress who began her acting career in India. Amy became a household name after movies such as ‘I’, ‘Singh is Bling’ and ‘Theri’. Jackson’s career prospects continue to grow with her first Hollywood role as Saturn Girl in season 3 of The CW’s superhero series Supergirl (2017) and a starring role in S. Shankar’s upcoming film…
Actress (16 credits)
 2018 2.0 (completed)
 2017 Supergirl (TV Series)
Imra Ardeen

Reign (2017) … Imra Ardeen
Wake Up (2017) … Imra Ardeen
 2016 Abhinetri
 2016 Devi(L)
Jennifer
 2016 Freaky Ali
Megha
 2016 Theri
Annie
 2016 Gethu
Nandhini Ramanujam
 2015 Thanga Magan
Hema DSouza
 2015 Singh Is Bliing
Sara Rana
 2015 i
Diya
 2014 Yevadu
 2012 Thaandavam
Sara
 2012 Ekk Deewana Tha
Jessie Thekekuttu
 2010 Madrasapattinam
Amy
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2016 The Kapil Sharma Show (TV Series)
Herself

Freaky Ali Team in Kapil Show (2016) … Herself
 2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil (TV Series)
Herself

Amy Jackson

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Amy Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson graces the Moet N Chandon bash at F bar 01.jpg

Amy Jackson graces the Moet N Chandon bash at F bar.
Born Amy Louise Jackson
(1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25)[1]
Douglas, Isle of Man
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2008–present
Parent(s)
  • Alan Jackson
  • Marguerita Jackson
Website www.iamamyjackson.co.uk

Amy Jackson is a British actress and model who predominantly appears in Indian films.[2][3] She began her modelling career at the age of 16, and went on to win the (2009) Miss Teen World competition. Subsequently, director A. L. Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the Tamil language period-drama Madrasapattinam (2010). Jackson continues to act in Indian films of all languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. She is currentltly the brand ambassador of Lipsy London which is a women’s clothing line established in London in 1988. She has also attended the annual Cannes Film festival for the past two years.

Jackson’s career prospects continue to grow with her first Hollywood role as Saturn Girl in season 3 of The CW‘s superhero series Supergirl (2017) and a starring role in S. Shankar‘s upcoming film 2.0 (2018).

Early life[edit]

Jackson was born in Isle of Man to British Christian parents, Alan and Marguerita Jackson.[4] She has an elder sister, Alicia. The family returned to their parents’ home in Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Amy’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career.

Jackson attended St Edward’s College, where she studied English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

2008–2010: Modelling career[edit]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, Amy won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[8] She won eighteen prizes, including a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[9] Soon after, she won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She competed at Miss England in 2010 and was crowned the runner-up to Jessica Linley.[10]

In 2009, Jackson started her modeling career with the Northern-based modeling agency, Boss Model Management, and then went on to sign with her London agency.[11][12]

2010–2014: Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010, Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam (2010). Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead, opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office.[13] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote, “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[14] Behindwoods wrote, “The one who walks away with the top honours is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[15] Rediff wrote, “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[16] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead, opposite Prateik Babbar, in Ekk Deewana Tha (2012), the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekuttu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[17][18] The film released in February 2012. Jackson received praise for her performance and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[19]

Jackson pictured alongside Lakshmi Rai and Vikram at the press conference of Thaandavam in London

In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam (2012), starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A L Vijay, after Madrasapattinam (2010). She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[20] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[21]

She made her debut in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally‘s Yevadu (2014) alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[22] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014.

2015–2016[edit]

Jackson next starred as super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I (2015), the biggest project in her career.[23] The making of the film, one of the most costly Indian films to date,[24] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[25] The film was released on 14 January 2015 and received a mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received favorable reviews.[26][27] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance”,[28] while Sify noted that she was “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[29] Consequently, she was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of the most desirable women in 2014.[30]

After I (2015), Jackson signed on to Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling (2015), opposite Akshay Kumar.[31][32] She had signed on to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss (2015), but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[33] Instead, she signed on to Velraj‘s Thanga Magan (2015), a Tamil film.

Soon after, Jackson starred in Thirukumaran’s Gethu (2016), portraying an Anglo-Indian girl for which she won positive reviews, .[34] She has been reportedly shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she declined to further elaborate on.[25] She then portrayed the lead female role in Atlee’s Theri (2016), featuring alongside Vijay where she portrayed the role of a Malayali teacher. Her performance received positive reviews and her role as a teacher was well appreciated. Upon release, the film went on to become one of the most profitable Tamil films of all time.[35]

2017–present[edit]

On 25 September 2017, it was announced that Jackson was cast in her first Hollywood role as Imra Ardeen aka Saturn Girl in The CW‘s superhero drama series Supergirl (2017). The character will make a first appearance in the third season.[36] The series, based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

Jackson can next be seen in Shankar‘s much anticipated film 2.0 (2018) releasing 25 January 2018 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, as well as The Villain.

Personal life[edit]

Amy Jackson is a Christian.[4][37] She made special posts on her social media profiles about starting her observance of Lent on its first day, Ash Wednesday.[38][39]

As of 2012, Jackson lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[40][41] She has a pet cat named Alfie, with whom she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[42] In addition to her work with PETA, Jackson supports charities such as St Jude’s hospital in Mumbai and ‘Girl Child’ education in India.[43] She serves as a brand ambassador for Yardley of London and Ponds Beauty.[44]

In 2012, Jackson was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar,[45][46] Later in 2012, the relationship ended.[47] In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[48] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, the Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[49] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[50]

In 2017, Jackson was setting up a restaurant in London with her mother Marguerita. It was scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. She said, “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines all over the world. My love for food has inspired me to open this restaurant”.[51] As of 4 March, 2017, Jackson announced her new mobile app, Amy Jackson Official App, as in-app social feed for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in collaboration with New York-based startup EscapeX.[52]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson (Duraiyammal) Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress — TamilWon— Asiavision Awards for Excellence In Tamil Cinema

Won— Behindwoods Gold Medals — Best Entertainer of the Year – Female

Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
Theri Annie Tamil
Freaky Ali Megha Hindi
Devi Jennifer Tamil Special appearance in the song, “Chal Maar”
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tukiya Hindi
2017 Boogie Man Films that have not yet been released English Post Production
Supergirl Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl English Recurring role in TV show
2018 2.0Films that have not yet been released Tamil
Hindi
Post Production
The Villain Kannada Filming

Other honours[edit]

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Amy Jackson
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Amy Jackson graces the Moet N Chandon bash at F bar.
Born Amy Luis Jackson
(1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25)[1]
Douglas, Isle of Man[2]
Website www.iamamyjackson.co.uk

Amy Jackson (born 31 January 1992[1]) is a Manx model and actress, who predominantly appears in Tamil and Hindi language films.[3][4] She began modelling at the age of 16, and went on to win the 2009 Miss Teen World competition and the 2010 Miss Liverpool title. Subsequently, Tamil film director A L Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madrasapattinam. While continuing to pursue her modelling career in the UK, Jackson worked in India and went on to appear in films of other languages. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, with the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha,[5] while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Prabhudeva‘s Singh Is Bling in 2015, opposite Akshay Kumar.

Early life and modelling career[edit]

Jackson was born in Isle of Man to British Christian parents, Alan and Marguerita Jackson.[6] She has an elder sister, Alicia. The family returned to their parents’ home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Jackson’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career. Jackson attended St Edward’s College, gaining ten GCSEs, and then went to sixth form to study English language, English literature, and philosophy and ethics.[7][8][9]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[10] Jackson won eighteen prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[citation needed] She won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She competed at Miss England in 2010 and was crowned the runner-up to Jessica Linley.[11] Jackson was contracted by the Boss Model Management in 2009, and she was subsequently signed on by the agency Models 1 and modelled all over Europe.[12][13]

Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010 Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam. Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office, eventually becoming the seventh highest grossing Tamil film of the year.[14] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote, “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[15] Behindwoods wrote, “The one who walks away with the top honours is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[16] Rediff wrote, “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[17] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead opposite Prateik Babbar in the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekketu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[18][19] The film released in February 2012 to mixed to negative reviews, and underperformed at the box office. However, Jackson received praise for her performance, and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[20] Jackson later said she was disappointed with some of the comments, but was happy with her performance and stated that it was a South Indian style film so the North Indian audiences did not take to it. Jackson was ranked #7 in the Times of Indias list of most promising debutantes of 2012.

Jackson pictured alongside Lakshmi Rai and Vikram at the press conference of Thaandavam in London

In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam, starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A L Vijay, after Madrasapattinam. She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[21] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[22]

She made her début in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally film Yevadu alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[23] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014. She next starred as super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I, her biggest project in her career.[24] The making of the magnum opus, one of the costliest Indian films till date,[25] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[26] The film was released on 14 January 2015 to mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received favourable reviews.[27][28] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance. She is beautiful and gorgeous in the film”,[29] while Sify noted that she “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[30] She subsequently was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of most desirable woman of 2014.[31]

Jackson had signed up to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[32] She instead signed up two other Tamil projects to be directed by Thirukumaran and Velraj and won positive reviews for her work in Velraj’s Thanga Magan, where she portrayed an Anglo-Indian girl.[33] She has also been shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she has declined to further elaborate on.[26] She then portrayed the lead female role in Atlee’s Theri,featuring alongside Vijay for the first time in her career where she portrayed the role of a Malayali teacher. Her performance received positive reviews and her role as a teacher was well appreciated. upon release, the film went on to become of the most profitable Tamil films of all time.[34]

Jackson has been signed on for two Hindi films, Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling opposite Akshay Kumar.[35] She began shooting for the film in April 2015.[36] Jackson has also been signed up to play the lead role in Shankar upcoming film 2.0 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that Jackson was cast in her first English speaking role as Imra Ardeen aka Saturn Girl in the CW‘s Supergirl. The character will make a first appearance in the third season.[37]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2012, Jackson lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[38][39] She has a pet cat named Alfie, with whom she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[40] In addition to her work with PETA, Jackson supports charities such as the St Jude’s Hospice.[41] Jackson is also the celebrity endorser for such brands as Yardley and Ponds.[42]

Amy Jackson is a Christian.[6][43] Jackson made special posts on her social media profiles about starting her observance of Lent on its first day, Ash Wednesday.[44][45]

In 2012, Jackson was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar,[46][47] with whom she stayed in a flat at Bandra, Mumbai.[48] Later in 2012, the relationship ended.[49]

In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[50] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, the Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[51] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[52]

In 2017, Jackson was setting up a restaurant in London with her mother Marguerita. It was scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. She said, “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines all over the world. I’d always wanted to do something in the hospitality space. I particularly like fine-dining because of the way you are treated. My love for food has inspired me to open this restaurant, I love cooking and I can cook really well according to my family and friends.”[53]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson (Duraiyammal) Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress — TamilWon— Asiavision Awards for Excellence In Tamil Cinema

Won— Behindwoods Gold Medals — Best Entertainer of the Year – Female

Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
Theri Annie Tamil
Freaky Ali Megha Hindi
Devi Jennifer Tamil Special appearance in the song, “Chal Maar”
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tukiya Hindi
2017 Boogie Man Films that have not yet been released English Filming
2017 Supergirl Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl English Recurring role
2018 2.0Films that have not yet been released Tamil
Hindi
Telugu
Filming
The Villain Kannada Filming
Queen Remake Malayalam Tamil Telugu Pre-Production

Other honours[edit]

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Amy Jackson
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Amy Jackson at the Teacher’s Lounge 2016
Born Amy Kotte Jackson
(1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25)[1]
Douglas, Isle of Man

[2]

Website www.iamamyjackson.co.uk

Amy Louise Jackson (Born 31 January 1992)[1] is a British model and actress, who predominantly appears in Tamil and Hindi language films.[3][4] She began modelling at the age of 16, and went on to win the 2009 Miss Teen World competition and the 2010 Miss Liverpool title. Subsequently, Tamil film director A L Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madrasapattinam. While continuing to pursue her modelling career in the UK, Jackson worked in India and went on to appear in films of other languages. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, with the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha,[5] while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Prabhudeva‘s Singh Is Bling in 2015, opposite Akshay Kumar.

Early life and modelling career[edit]

Jackson was born in Part of the Man to British Christian parents, Alan Jackson and Marguerita Jackson.[6] She has an elder sister, Alicia Jackson. The family returned to their parents’ home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Jackson’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career. Jackson attended St Edward’s College, gaining ten GCSEs, and then went to sixth form to study English language, English literature, and philosophy and ethics.[7][8][9]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[10] Jackson won eighteen prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[citation needed] She won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She competed at Miss England in 2010 and was crowned the runner-up to Jessica Linley.[11] Jackson was contracted by the Boss Model Management in 2009, and she was subsequently signed on by the agency Models 1 and modelled all over Europe.[12][13]

Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at Launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010 Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam. Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office, eventually becoming the seventh highest grossing Tamil film of the year.[14] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[15] Behindwoods wrote “The one who walks away with the top honours is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[16] Rediff wrote “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[17] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead opposite Prateik Babbar in the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekketu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[18][19] The film released in February 2012 to mixed to negative reviews, and underperformed at the box office. However, Jackson received praise for her performance, and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[20] Jackson later said she was disappointed with some of the comments, but was happy with her performance and stated that it was a South Indian style film so the North Indian audiences did not take to it. Jackson was ranked #7 in the Times of India list of most promising debutantes of 2012.

Jackson pictured alongside Lakshmi Rai and Vikram at the press conference of Thaandavam in London

In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam, starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A L Vijay, after Madrasapattinam. She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[21] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[22]

She made her début in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally film Yevadu alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[23] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014. She next starred as a super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I, her biggest project in her career.[24] The making of the magnum opus, one of the costliest Indian films till date,[25] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[26] The film was released on 14 January 2015 to mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received favourable reviews.[27][28] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance. She is beautiful and gorgeous in the film”,[29] while Sify noted that she “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[30] She subsequently was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of most desirable woman of 2014.[31]

Jackson had signed up to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[32] She instead signed up two other Tamil projects to be directed by Thirukumaran and Velraj and won positive reviews for her work in Velraj’s Thanga Magan, where she portrayed an Anglo-Indian girl.[33] She has also been shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she has declined to further elaborate on.[26] She then portrayed the lead female role in Atlee’s Theri,featuring alongside Vijay for the first time in her career where she portrayed the role of a Malayali teacher. Her performance received positive reviews and her role as a teacher was well appreciated. upon release, the film went on to become of the most profitable Tamil films of all time.[34]

Jackson has been signed on for two Hindi films, Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling opposite Akshay Kumar.[35] She began shooting for the film in April 2015,.[36] Jackson has also been signed up to play the lead role in Shankar upcoming film 2.0 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Personal life[edit]

As of 2012, Jackson lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[37][38] She has a pet cat named Alfie, with whom she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[39] In addition to her work with PETA, Jackson supports charities such as the St Jude’s Hospice.[40] Jackson is also the celebrity endorser for such brands as Yardley and Ponds.[41]

Amy Jackson is a Christian.[6][42] Jackson made special posts on her social media profiles about starting her observance of Lent on its first day, Ash Wednesday.[43][44]

In 2012, Amy was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar,[45][46] who she stayed with in a flat at Bandra, Mumbai.[47] Later in 2012, her relationship with Babbar ended.[48] In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[49] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, the Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[50] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[51]

In 2017 Jackson is setting up a restaurant in London with her mother Marguerita. It will open its doors by the end of August. She said, “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines all over the world. I’d always wanted to do something in the hospitality space. I particularly like fine-dining because of the way you are treated. My love for food has inspired me to open this restaurant, I love cooking and I can cook really well according to my family and friends.” She says when she is called away for shoots, her mother and sister Alicia will look after the restaurant. Amy’s eatery, a multi-cuisine outlet, will include Mediterranean and Indian dishes. “I love desserts and there will be a lot of options. Pizza is my all time favourite,”[52]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson (Duraiyammal) Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress — TamilWon— Asiavision Awards for Excellence In Tamil Cinema

Won— Behindwoods Gold Medals — Best Entertainer of the Year – Female

Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
Theri Annie Tamil
Freaky Ali Megha Hindi
Devi Jennifer Tamil Special appearance in the song, “Chal Maar”
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tukiya Hindi
2017 Boogie Man Films that have not yet been released English Filming
2018 2.0Films that have not yet been released Tamil
Hindi
Telugu
Filming
The Villain Kannada Filming

Other honours[edit]

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

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Amy Jackson
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Amy Jackson, 2012
Born Amy Louise Jackson
(1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 24)
Isle of Man
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, model[1]
Years active 2009–present
Parent(s) Alan Jackson, Marguerita Jackson
Website www.iamamyjackson.com

Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1992)[2][3] is a British model and actress, who appears in Indian films, primarily Tamil cinema.[4][5] After college, she began modelling at age 16, going on to win the 2009 Miss Teen World competition and the 2010 Miss Liverpool title. Subsequently Tamil film director A. L. Vijay spotted her and introduced Jackson as an actress in the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madrasapattinam. While further pursuing her modelling career in the UK, Jackson continued working in India and went on to debut in other film industries in the next years. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha,[6] while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Shankar‘s romantic thriller I, which as of 2015 is the costliest and highest-grossing film featuring her.

Early life[edit]

Jackson was born in Isle of Man to English parents, Alan Jackson and Marguerita Jackson. She has an elder sister, Alicia Jackson. The family returned to their parents’ home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Jackson’s birth so that her father, who works as a producer for BBC Radio Merseyside, could continue his media career. Jackson attended St. Edward’s College, gaining ten GCSEs, and then went to sixth form to study English language, English literature, and philosophy and ethics.[7][8][9]

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009.[10] Jackson won eighteen prizes, which included a modeling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship.[citation needed] She won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She participated in the Miss England competition in 2010 but lost out to Jessica Linley in the final.[11] Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management[12][13] and modelled all over Europe on.

Acting career[edit]

Amy Jackson at Launch of Apicius Kitchen & Bar

In 2010 Indian film producers spotted Jackson on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for the Tamil period-drama film Madrasapattinam. Despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead opposite Arya. The film, set against the backdrop of 1947 India, tells the story of a British Governor’s daughter who falls in love with a village boy. Jackson admitted that it was very difficult to learn the Tamil dialogues. The film released in July 2010 and was acclaimed by critics, and performed well at the box office, eventually becoming the seventh highest grossing Tamil film of the year.[14] After the film was eventually released on 9 July 2010, it was a critical and commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance. Sify wrote “It is an out and out Amy Jackson show. She is simply amazing to deliver lines in Tamil, and is one good reason to see the film”.[15] Behindwoods wrote “The one who walks away with the top honors is Amy Jackson for a beautiful portrayal of a lady torn between her love and the mighty empire. She looks absolutely beautiful, emotes well through her expressive eyes and is able to earn the sympathy of the audiences during tough times”.[16] Rediff wrote “Amy Jackson is almost perfect as the wide-eyed young girl who is seeing India for the first time, fascinated by its culture”.[17] She received a nomination for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her role in the film.

In 2011, she was signed by Gautham Menon to play the female lead opposite Prateik Babbar in the Hindi remake of the 2010 hit romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. She essayed the role played by Trisha in the original, Jessie Thekekketu, a Malayali Nasrani Christian who falls in love with a Hindu boy, but is prevented from pursuing the romance by her father.[18][19] The film released in February 2012 to mixed to negative reviews, and underperformed at the box office. However, Jackson received praise for her performance, and chemistry with Babbar, with BehindWoods stating that “she has done wonders,” and the Times of India saying that “she never disappoints.”[20] Jackson later said she was disappointed with some of the comments, but was happy with her performance and that it was a South Indian style film and the North Indian audiences did not take to it. Jackson was ranked #7 in the Times of India list of most promising debutantes of 2012.

Jackson pictured alongside Lakshmi Rai and Vikram at the press conference of Thaandavam in London

In September 2012, Jackson made her return to Tamil cinema with a supporting role in Thaandavam, starring opposite Vikram and Anushka Shetty. She was signed for the film in 2011 and shooting took place in India and London, allowing Jackson to return and see her family and friends. It was her second collaboration with director A. L. Vijay, after Madrasapattinam. She played the role of Sarah Vinayagam, a British-born Indian girl who wins the Miss London title. She reportedly dubbed her own dialogues in Tamil.[21] She received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony.[22]

She made her debut in Telugu cinema with the Vamsi Paidipally film Yevadu alongside Ram Charan and Shruti Haasan, playing the role of Shruti.[23] The film’s release date was repeatedly reset, and released on 12 January 2014. She next starred as a super model Diya in Shankar‘s romantic thriller film I, her biggest project in her career.[24] The making of the magnum opus, one of the costliest Indian films till date,[25] took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China.[26] The film was released on 14 January 2015 to mixed critical response, although Jackson’s performance received generally favorable reviews.[27][28] Deccan Chronicle wrote that she was “simply superb. She is another highlight of the film and has given a mature performance. She is beautiful and gorgeous in the film”,[29] while Sify noted that she “the biggest surprise packet in the film” and “perfect eye candy”.[30] She subsequently was ranked #1 in The Times of India, Chennai Edition list of most desirable woman of 2014.[31]

Jackson had signed up to be part of Venkat Prabhu‘s supernatural thriller Masss but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed.[32] She instead signed up two other Tamil projects to be directed by Thirukumaran and Velraj and won positive reviews for her work in Velraj’s Thanga Magan, where she portrayed an Anglo Indian girl.[33] She has also been shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she has refused to further elaborate on.[26]

Jackson has been signed on for two Hindi films, Prabhu Deva‘s Singh Is Bling opposite Akshay Kumar.[34] She began shooting for the film in April 2015,[35] and the multi-starrer comedy Housefull 3, which will feature her as part of an ensemble cast.[36] Jackson has also been signed up to play the lead role in Shankar Shanmugam’s upcoming movie 2.0 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Personal life[edit]

According to the Daily Mail, Jackson “learnt about Bollywood by watching Shilpa Shetty in the reality show Big Brother“.[37] In 2012, she lived in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and said that she considered India to be her home.[38] She has a pet cat named Alfie, with whom she posed in a PETA ad campaign promoting the adoption of animals from shelters.[39] She is currently based in London and travels to India for work.[40]

In 2012, Amy was in a relationship with Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar,[41][42] who she stayed with in an apartment at Bandra, Mumbai.[43] Later in 2012, Amy Jackson split from her boyfriend Prateik.[44] In 2013, she was dating boxer Joe Selkirk. On 8 December 2013, she was reportedly assaulted by Joe Selkirk outside the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.[45] Although Jackson was not willing to pursue the case, The Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was necessary.[46] After pleading guilty, Selkirk was given a 12-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £300 costs.[47] Jackson was then dating Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas[48][49] but they broke up in November 2014.[50]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson (Duraiyammal) Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Jessie Thekekuttu Hindi
2012 Thaandavam Sarah Vinayagam Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2014 Yevadu Shruthi Telugu
2015 I Diya Tamil
2015 Singh Is Bliing Sara Rana Hindi
2015 Thanga Magan Hema D’Souza Tamil
2016 Gethu Nandini Ramanujam Tamil
2016 Theri Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming
2017 2.0Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming