Mandira BediPublished: January 24, 2015
Mandira Bedi is an Indian actress, fashion designer, model and television presenter who gained celebrity status playing the title role in the 1994 television serial, Shanti, shown on India’s national channel, Doordarshan which was the first ever daily soap on Indian television.
She followed up her career in TV serials with shows like Aurat (DD and Sony), Dushman (DD) and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Star Plus) with hosting duties for ICC Cricket World Cups in the years 2003 and 2007 and the Champions Trophies in the years 2004 and 2006 as well as the Indian Premier League season 2 for Sony Max. She fronted the coverage of IPL season 3 for the British Network – ITV. She would debut as a Fashion Designer during Lakme Fashion Week 2014 with her Saree Collection.
A native of Mumbai, Mandira Bedi was born on 15 April 1972 in Kolkata to Verinder Singh Bedi and Gita Bedi. She has her ancestral roots in the Khatri clan of Fazilka, a town in Punjab, 11 kilometres from the India-Pakistan border. Her father worked with ICI on a transferable job but she spent her childhood (age 5 onwards) in South Mumbai. She studied at Mumbai’s Cathedral and John Connon School and did her Graduation in Economics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai followed by a post-graduation in Media from Sophia Polytech, Mumbai. Mandira Bedi also promoted faux leather for PETA.
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|School||Cathedral and John Connon School,Mumbai|
|College||St. Xaviers College, Mumbai|
|Occupation||Actress, Television Presenter|
|Debut movie||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi)|
|Known For||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,Manmadhan|
|Parents||Verinder Singh Bedi – Gita Bedi|
|Date of Marriage||14/02/1999|
|Children||Vir Kaushal (19/07/2011)|