Born: Douglas, Isle of Man
Amy Louise Jackson is a British model and actress, who appears in Indian films, primarily in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films. 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 dÃ©but in other film industries in the next years. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha, 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. She next starred as a super model Diya in Shankar's romantic thriller film I, her biggest project in her career. The making of the magnum opus, one of the costliest Indian films till date, took over two and a half years, with a major part of the film being shot in China. The film was released on 14 January 2015 to mixed critical response, although Jackson's performance received generally favourable reviews. 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. She has also been shooting for a "gritty BBC drama series", which she has declined to further elaborate on.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. Jackson has been signed on for two Hindi films. Jackson has also been signed up to play the lead role in Shankar upcoming film 2.0 alongside Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.
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