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Mandira Bedi (born 15 April 1972)[1] is an Indian actress, fashion designer,[3] 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.

Mandira Bedi
Mandira Bedi at the launch of Kotak Junior.jpg
Bedi in 2013 at the launch of Kotak Junior
Born (1972-04-15) 15 April 1972 (age 46)[1]
OccupationActress, presenter,fashion designer
Spouse(s)
Raj Kaushal (m. 1999)
ChildrenVir Kaushal

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 debuted as a fashion designer during Lakme Fashion Week 2014 with her saree collection.[4]

Bedi also promoted faux leather for PETA.[5] On 26 October 2013, Bedi launched her signature sari store.[6]

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Personal lifeEdit

 
Mandira Bedi with her husband Raj Kaushal

Bedi married Raj Kaushal on 14 February 1999. It was announced on 27 January 2011 that the couple are expecting their first child. Bedi gave birth to a boy named Vir on 19 June 2011 at the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. As of 2013, Bedi and her husband have applied for the process of adopting a girl child to complete their family.[7][8]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Preeti Singh Hindi
2000 Badal Hindi uncredited role
2004 Manmadhan Psychiatrist Tamil Guest appearance
2004 Shaadi Ka Laddoo Tara Hindi
2005 Naam Gum Jaayega Nalini Hindi
2005 Bali Anchal Hindi TV movie
2005 Divorce Renuka Joshi Hindi
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Pooja Hindi (Anthology film) story Matrimony
2008 Meerabai Not Out Meera A. Achrekar Hindi
2009 42kms Sanjana Hindi
2014 O Teri Hindi
2017 Ittefaq Dev's wife Hindi
2017 Adangathey Tamil Filming
2017 Vodka Diaries Shikha Dixit Hindi Filming
TBA Ezham Mudra Malayalam Announced in 2007
2019 The Tashkent Files   Hindi Set to release
2019 Saaho Kalki Telugu/
Hindi/Tamil
Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
1994 Shanti Shanti DD National/ Star Plus
199?- Aurat Pragati DD National/ Sony
1997-1998 Ghar Jamai Chandni Zee TV
2001 Dushman DD Metro
2001 CID Reshma Sony TV
2001–2003 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Dr. Mandira Kapadia Star Plus
2003 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Mandira Sony TV
2004-2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai guest appearance as Cookie Sharma Sahara One
2005 Fame Gurukul Host Sony TV
2005 CID: Special Bureau Sagrika Sony TV
2005–2006 Deal Ya No Deal Host Sony TV
2006 Fear Factor India Contestant Sony TV
2007–2008 Funjabbi Chak De Host Star One
2008 Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star Host Star Plus
2009 Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Jalwe Sitaron Ke Host Zee TV
2009 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant Colors
2013 Indian Idol Junior Host Sony TV
2013 24 Nikita Rai Colors
2014 Gangs of Haseepur Judge Zee TV
2015 I Can Do That Celebrity contestant Zee TV
2016 India's Deadliest Roads Herself History TV
2018 MTV Troll Police Guest MTV India

Web SeriesEdit

Period Name Role Genre Channel Notes
2018 Smoke (web series) Tia Web series Eros Now Hindi Language

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Birthday Special: Taking fashion lessons from Mandira Bedi". Rediff. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. ^ Dasgupta, Sumit (20 March 2003). "Born in Calcutta, reborn in the Cup". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "LFW 2014: Neha Dhupia stuns on the ramp, Mandira Bedi makes her ramp debut as designer". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Mandira Bedi to debut as a Designer at Lakme Fashion Week 2014". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Mandira Bedi to promote faux leather for Peta". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 25 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Mandira Bedi's sari store open for public now". DNA India. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Mandira Bedi, husband Raj Kaushal will soon adopt a girl child". Mid Day.
  8. ^ "Mandira Bedi and husband Raj Kaushal will soon adopt girl child". Canindia News.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ List of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai characters

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