Thursday, 18 September 2014

Monica Bedi

Monica Bedi (born 18 January 1975, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab) is an Indian actress and television presenter. She debuted in Hindi films in the mid-1990s.

Early and personal life

Bedi was born to Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala Bedi in 1975 in a village named Chabbewal in the district Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Her parents moved to Norway in 1979, when she was 1 years old. She went to school in Norway. When she finished college, she left for England to study literature at Oxford University in United Kingdom and completed her acting education at Delhi University while she was studying English literature at Oxford in 1995.


Bedi got her first break in Tollywood in the film Taj Mahal in 1995 produced by D. Ramanaidu. Apart from Taj Mahal, he had also cast her in another film Sivayya. She was cast as a heroine in another film he directed - Speed Dancer - produced by T V D Prasad, after she shot into fame with her debut Hindi film, Suraksha opposite Saif Ali Khan.

Bedi's films include Jaanam Samjha Karo, Jodi No.1, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Suraksha and Tirchi Topi Wale.

Bedi was an participant in Big Boss Season 2, a television-based reality show where she was one of the most liked. She was one of the contestants of the reality dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3. She was also a contestant on the Desi Girl reality show.

She sung the chants "EkOnkar" for a spiritual music album on Universal Music.

She is playing the title role in a Tamil movie as Devadasi.

She acted in her first Punjabi movie titled Sirphire (2012) directed by Harjit Singh Ricky. She also won PTC Award for best debut in this film.^citation needed] Bedi is currently filming for Rambo Ranjha, directed by Navaniat Singh.

She played Guman on the television serial Saraswatichandra.

Jail sentence

In September 2002, she was arrested along with Abu Salem by the Lisbon police for entering Portugal with forged documents. They served jail sentence in Portugal. On 29 September 2006, an Indian Court convicted Bedi for passport forgery for procuring a passport on a fictitious name. In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld her conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served.

Galleries of Monica Bedi

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