Elena Fernandes is a supermodel, influencer, actress and philanthropist. Born in London to a Peruvian mother and Indian father, Elena resides in London and works out of London, Dubai, Mumbai and New York.
Elena’s career started with a 12 page editorial for Vogue India, and has since blossomed into a supermodel, talented actress and a much-regarded philanthropist. She is regularly seen in editorials and front covers of leading global magazines; Vogue, GQ, and Harpers Bazaar. Seen in many advertising campaigns for global companies such as Adidas, FILA, Westside and FBB has allowed Elena to build significant equity as a top-notch ambassador for multiple brands. Her profile is further enhanced by regular appearances at high profile events such as the British Fashion Awards, Cannes Film Festival, as well as the fashion week schedule.
Elena juggles her successful modelling career with a flourishing film and television career. Her first role was with Dharma Productions’ “Kapoor & Sons”, and has since starred in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla, super hit franchise Housefull 4 and Jawaani Jaaneman. Her starring role in ‘Cheat India’ was extremely well received, and Elena is currently in talks to appear in multiple big-budget film projects in India and abroad. In her latest work with Sony, she has received rave reviews as the host of the weekly series ‘House Proud’, and is currently in talks for additional series.This extensive coverage has helped Elena to build a strong social media following and influence.
Academic work and philanthropy are both highly important to Elena. She holds a Law degree from Kings College, University of London, and has completed her Masters in Laws at The University of Law. She has given a successful TED talk, and was also an important speaker at the 2019 Global Economic Summit in New Delhi. Elena runs her own charity, iAmChange, and spends a significant portion of her time in the US working with Sightlife, a charity which tackles corneal blindness. She also gives regular talks at schools for PETA and WFA. Elena is deeply grateful for her achievements in the modelling and film industry and remains determined to maintain a healthy balance between her multifaceted career, charity efforts and academic aspirations, all of which are currently burgeoning both in her home country and across the globe.
Elena’s recently released films include Bollywood Super Hit Film Laxxmi released in November 2020 on Disney+Hotstar with Akshay Kumar and London Confidential released in September 2020 on Zee5.
Elena’s upcoming role will be with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sangeen directed by Jaideep Chopra, to be released in 2022 and Ek Villain Returns with Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham directed by Mohit Suri in 2022. She has recently finished shooting for ASEQ to be released in 2022 and Ganpath with Tiger Shroff, directed by Vikas Bahl to be released in 2022.