Mandira Bedi is an Indian Actress, Fashion designer & television personality. She is from Kolkata, West Bengal. She made her film debut in 1995 in the famous film “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”. Also, her television debut was in 1994 from the ” Shanti” serial, this serial was India’s one of the popular serial of that time telecasted on the Doordarshan channel. Currently ( in July 2021), she is 49 years old.
|Date of Birth||15 April 1972|
|Age||49 years old (as in July 2021)|
|Birth Place||Kolkata, West Bengal.|
|Father||Virendra Singh Bedi|
|School||Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai|
Sophia Polytechnic College, Mumbai.
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduate|
|Profession||Actress, Fashion designer & television personality.|
Mandira Bedi was born on 15 April 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Her nickname is Mandy. Currently (in July 2021), she is 49 years old. Virendra Singh Bedi is her father and Gita Bedi is her mother. She has a big brother who is a bank investor. She completed her schooling at Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. After schooling, she attended St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and completed her graduation there. After graduation, she did post graduation from Sophia Polytechnic College, Mumbai.
After completing her education, she tried her luck in acting. She made her television debut in 1994 from the Shanti serial which was telecasted on the Doordarshan channel. After her successful debut in serial, she made her film debut in 1995 from “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”, which movie was a super hit.
After success in acting career, on 14 February 1999, she married Raj Kaushal. On 19 June 2011, Bedi gave birth to her first boy named Vir. On 28 July 2020, the couple adopted a 4-year-old girl named Tara Bedi Kaushal. Everything was going perfect but on 30 June 2021 Bedi’s husband died due to cardiac arrest.
Currently, she is an Actress, fashion designer & television personality. She started her career as a TV serial actress and after success in serial, she made her debut in Movie. Now she also works on web series. Till now she worked on near 50 serials, films & web series.
She made her acting debut in 1994 from the ” Shanti” serial, which was a popular television serial of that time and this serial was telecasted on the Doordarshan TV channel. In this serial, she played a title role. After succeeding on television career she made her debut in the film industry. In 1995 she worked on “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” film, in this film she played the role of Preeti Singh. This movie was a super hit.
After her successful debut in the television and film industry, she never looked back again. She worked on several films, television serials & web series. She worked as a television host on many reality shows. In 2018, the first time worked on web series by Eros Now.
In 2003, she started hosting for ICC Cricket World Cups. Also, she hosted the Champions Trophies in 2004 & the Indian Premier League in 2006.
|1994||Shanti||Shanti||DD National / Star Plus|
|1995||Aahat||Episode 196,197- The Last Reel
Episode 212,213- Tohfa
|Sony Entertainment Television|
|199?-||Aurat||Pragati||DD National / Sony|
|1997-1998||Ghar Jamai||Chandni||Zee TV|
|2001||CID||Reshma||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2001–2003||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Dr. Mandira Kapadia||Star Plus|
|2003||Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin||Mandira||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2004-2006||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||guest appearance as Cookie Sharma||Star One|
|2005||Fame Gurukul||Host||Sony Entertainment Television|
|CID: Special Bureau||Sagrika|
|Deal Ya No Deal||Host|
|2006||Fear Factor India||Contestant|
|2007–2008||Funjabbi Chak De||Host||Star One|
|2008||Mahabharat by Sanjay Khan||Draupadi||Zee TV|
|2008||Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star||Host||Star Plus|
|2009||Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Jalwe Sitaron Ke||Host||Zee TV|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi||Contestant||Colors|
|2013||Indian Idol Junior||Host||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2014||Gangs of Haseepur||Judge||Zee TV|
|2015||I Can Do That||Celebrity contestant|
|2016||India’s Deadliest Roads||Herself||History TV|
|2018||MTV Troll Police||Guest||MTV India|
|1995||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||Preeti Singh||Hindi|
|2004||Shaadi Ka Laddoo||Tara||Hindi|
|2005||Naam Gum Jaayega||Nalini||Hindi|
|2008||Meerabai Not Out||Meera A. Achrekar||Hindi|
|2018||Vodka Diaries||Shikha Dixit||Hindi|
|2019||The Tashkent Files||Indira Joseph Roy||Hindi|
|2018||Smoke||Tia||Eros Now||Hindi Language|
|2019||Thinkistan||Anushka Shroff||MX Player||Hinglish Language|
|2019||Shaadi Fit||Host||MX Player||Hindi Language|
|2017||Romil & Jugal||Ahalya||Alt Balaji||Hindi Language|
|2021||Qubool Hai 2.0||Ms. Damini Sood||ZEE5||Hindi Language|
|2021||Six||Ruhana Dhulaap||Disney Hotstar||Hindi Language|
2017 – Health Icon Of The Year Award
On 28 April 2007, she was hosting World Cup final between Shrilanka & Australia. Everything was fine but when Indians noticed her Shari (she wore) people started giving her hate. Actually, she wore a shari in which 16 countries flag was printed but Indian flag was near her foot thus after people noticed they showed hate. After this incident, Bedi apologised.
When her husband died, Mandira was seen paying her last respect and carrying the bier outside her house. Traditionally, a woman is not expected to touch the bier or carry it to the crematorium. But Mandira, who was inconsolable yet strong, broke that stereotype as she carried her husbands bier and tried to bid him goodbye in her own way.
1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandira_Bedi Retrieved 3 July 2021.
2. https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/fashion/when-mandira-bedi-saree-with-indian-flag-print-sparked-controversy/articleshow/74962116.cms Retrieved 3 July 2021.