Mandira Bedi (Actress) Biography, Age, DOB, Husband, & More

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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.

NameMandira Bedi
NicknameMandy
Date of Birth15 April 1972
Age49 years old (as in July 2021)
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal.
HometownFazilka, Punjab
FatherVirendra Singh Bedi
MotherGita Bedi
Marital StatusWidow
HusbandRaj Kaushal
SchoolCathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Sophia Polytechnic College, Mumbai.
Educational QualificationPost Graduate
ProfessionActress, Fashion designer & television personality.
NationalityIndian

Early Life

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.

Career

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.

Television

Year Title Role Channel
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
1999 Hello Friends Julie
2001 Dushman Sujata DD Metro
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
24 Nikita Rai Colors
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

Films

Year Film Role Language
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Preeti Singh Hindi
2000 Badal   Hindi
2004 Shaadi Ka Laddoo Tara Hindi
2004 Manmadhan Psychiatrist Tamil
2005 Naam Gum Jaayega Nalini Hindi
2005 Bali Anchal Hindi
2005 Divorce Renuka Joshi Hindi
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Pooja Hindi
2008 Meerabai Not Out Meera A. Achrekar Hindi
2009 42kms Sanjana Hindi
2014 O Teri   Hindi
2017 Ittefaq Dev’s wife Hindi
2018 Vodka Diaries Shikha Dixit Hindi
2019 The Tashkent Files Indira Joseph Roy Hindi
Saaho Kalki Telugu/
Hindi/Tamil
2021 Adangathey   Tamil
Ezham Mudra   Malayalam

Web Series

Year Title Role(s) Channel Language  
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  

Awards

2017 – Health Icon Of The Year Award

Controversy

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.

Reference

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.

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