Elena Fernandes is a famous supermodel, actress, influencer, and philanthropist with a huge fan following. She is a TEDx speaker and the face of many brand campaigns, magazine covers like Vogue India, Maxim, Glamour, ELLE, and Harpers Bazar.
Elena Fernandes was born on Monday, 10 August 1987 (age 34 years; as of 2022) in London. Her zodiac sign is Leo. Elena’s full name is Elena Roxana Maria Fernandes. She grew up in Central London.
In 2006, Elena pursued a bachelor of law from Kings College, London. In 2017, she joined the University of law in the United States, where she did LL.M. . After completing her education in Law, Elena moved to the modelling industry, where she became the face of many campaigns, fashion magazine covers like Vogue India, cosmopolitan, Elle, and glamour. She made her acting debut in the Indian movie, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein, in 2015. Later, she appeared in many Hindi and American movies. She worked in various advertisements and web series as well. Elena is very obsessed with cats and dogs, as she owns eleven cats and one pet in London, and five cats in her Mumbai home. Elena actively supports human and animal rights, as she is involved in various projects in India for animal and child welfare. Elena runs her own charity named, I Am Change, and she is connected with many other charities as well. Elena is also a TEDx speaker, where she shared her journey and experiences.
Weight(approx) : 55kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements(approx) : 32-25-34inches
Parents & Siblings
Her father is from Goa, and her mother is from Peru, which makes Elena half Indian and half South American. According to Elena, her parents always taught her to be independent. Elena has one elder brother, whose name is Michael.
As a Model
Elena Fernandes, who thinks beauty lies in happiness and self-confidence, started her career by getting featured in Vogue India magazine, in April 2011. In September 2017, Elena appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine. She is the face of many magazines covers and is featured in many popular international magazines like ELLE, FHM, Glamour, Harpers Bazar, Grazia, and Verve. She worked with Ranveer Singh for Maxim India.
Elena was twice the kingfisher calendar girl. Elena also walked the red carpet for the exclusive British fashion award with the editor-in-chief of Vogue, America Anna Wintour. Apart from this, Elena Fernandes was also a judge in the Elite model look contest.
As an Actress
Elena Fernandes made her acting debut in the Indian movie, Charlie ke chakkar mein, in 2015. After which she appeared in the movies like Kapoor & sons in 2016, Why Cheat India, Badla.
Housefull 4 in 2019 and Jawani Janemaan, and Laxmi in 2020. Elena also worked in a short film of Naseeruddin Shah. Apart from this, Elena worked in a tv commercial with Ranbir Kapoor.
Elena did many feature films in Britain and America as well. Apart from this, Elena worked with big advertising companies like powerhouse river island, FILA, and Addidas.
As a Philanthropist
Apart from being a supermodel and an actress, Elena Fernandes is a Philanthropist. She is very determined towards changing and improve the conditions of animals through charity and her efforts. Elena is involved in various projects in India for animal and child welfare and she runs her own charity named, I Am Change. Elena gives regular talks at schools for PETA and WFA, as she is involved in raising awareness for various children’s charities. Elena works with many charities, and one of the charities that she works with and is closest to her heart is, @sightlife. As per Elena, she gives seventy per cent of her earnings to charity for the welfare of the animals, for improving the life quality of animals.
- Elena Fernandes received Asia’s supermodel of the year award in 2017.
- Elena secured a place among the Top 20 women influencers of the year by the Britain Eastern Eye.
- In 2021, Elena was listed in the 24 Iconic women.
- Elena was honoured with the Maxim world rising star award.
Actor: Saif Ali Khan
Hobbies: Travelling, Listening to music
Destination (s): London, Paris, and New York
- In the Tedx show, Elena said that when she was 8 years old, she wanted to be an astronaut and wanted to work for NASA but she suffered from air sickness, so she decided to be an FBI agent however, she couldn’t fulfil her dream of being an agent, so she pursued her education in law and eventually turned to be a model
- According to Elena, she enjoys reading, learning new things, watching series, and watching horror and thriller films.
- In an interview, Elena revealed her secret talent that she can touch her nose with her tongue.
- Elena revealed in the TEDx show in 2016 that she suffered from depression and massive anxiety.
- According to Elena, she was once called a horrible skinny bitch on Instagram.
- Elena Fernandes is the first person in Asia to shoot for the new Rolls Royce Dawn.
- Elena’s parents gifted her two cats when she was eight years old. The cats lived for 18 years and that was the reason, which made her more fond of dogs and cats.
- Elena takes hindi speaking classes, as she wants to work more on her hindi accent.
- Elena is very health-conscious as she workout 6 days a week and she avoids frizzy drinks and sweets. According to her, healthy living reflects on the skin and the body.
- In an interview, Elena said that she considers Katrina Kaif as her mentor. Whenever Katrina and Elena are in London they share the same fitness trainer.
- Elena is very active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram. She mostly shares her fashionable outfits and travelling posts on her Instagram profile, and she even replies to the messages of her fan.
- In the TEDx show, Elena told that she is very obsessed with macarons.
- In an interview, Elena revealed that she wanted to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sha Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan.