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Mandira Bedi

Indian actress

Mandira Bedi
Mandira Bedi in 2017
Born (1972-04-15) 15 April 1972 (age 49)[1]
OccupationActress, television presenter, fashion designer
Spouse(s)
(m. 1999; died 2021)
Children2

Mandira Bedi (born 15 April 1972)[1] is an Indian actress, fashion designer,[3] and television presenter. She gained recognition playing the title role in the 1994 television serial, Shanti, telecast on India's national channel, Doordarshan.[4]

Bedi then appeared in TV serials like Aurat (DD and Sony), Dushman (DD) and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Star Plus). Following this, she began hosting 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.[5] She led the coverage of IPL season 3 for the British Network – ITV.[6]

Bedi has been a promoter of faux leather for PETA.[7] She debuted as a fashion designer during Lakme Fashion Week 2014 with her saree collection.[6] In 2013, Bedi launched her signature sari store.[8]

Early life and family

Mandira Bedi was born in Kolkata to Verinder Singh and Gita Bedi. She has an elder brother who is a bank investor.[9][10] She did her schooling at Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai[11] and graduated from the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.[11] Thereafter, she did her post graduation from Sophia Polytechnic College, Mumbai.[11]

Personal life

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.[12] In 2013, Bedi and her husband had applied for the process of adopting a girl child to complete their family. On July 28th 2020, she adopted a 4 year old girl and named her Tara Bedi Kaushal.[13][14][15] Kaushal died on 30 June 2021 due to cardiac arrest.[16][17][18] Raj Kaushal suffered a heart attack on 30 June 2021 at 4.30 am and Raj Kaushal died before the family could get any medical help.[19]

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Preeti Singh Hindi
2000 Badal Hindi uncredited role
2004 Shaadi Ka Laddoo Tara Hindi
2004 Manmadhan Psychiatrist Tamil Guest appearance
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
2018 Vodka Diaries Shikha Dixit Hindi
2019 The Tashkent Files Indira Joseph Roy Hindi
Saaho Kalki Telugu/
Hindi/Tamil
2021 Adangathey Tamil Filming
Ezham Mudra Malayalam Announced in 2007

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

Web series

Year Title Role(s) Channel Language Ref.
2018 Smoke Tia Eros Now Hindi Language [20]
2019 Thinkistan Anushka Shroff MX Player Hinglish Language
2019 Shaadi Fit Host MX Player Hindi Language
2017 Romil & Jugal Ahalya Alt Balaji Hindi Language [21]
2021 Qubool Hai 2.0 Ms. Damini Sood ZEE5 Hindi Language [22]
2021 Six Ruhana Dhulaap Disney Hotstar Hindi Language [23]

References

  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). Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "LFW 2014: Neha Dhupia stuns on the ramp, Mandira Bedi makes her ramp debut as designer". The Indian Express. 14 March 2014. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Shanti the iconic woman character from dds1994". 7 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Mandira Bedi Indian cricket Anchor".
  6. ^ a b "Mandira Bedi to debut as a Designer at Lakme Fashion Week 2014". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Mandira Bedi to promote faux leather for Peta". The Times of India. 25 July 2012. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Mandira Bedi's sari store open for public now". DNA India. 27 October 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Mandira Bedi Biography Height & Husband | Biographybd". 24 December 2016. Archived from the original on 16 November 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Manria Bedi marriage and relationship". 5 February 2020.
  11. ^ a b c "After 24, the appreciation has been very gratifying: Mandira Bedi". Hindustan Times. 24 January 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  12. ^ "A glimpse of mandira bedi mother and son moment with vir".
  13. ^ "Mandira Bedi, husband Raj Kaushal will soon adopt a girl child". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Mandira Bedi and husband Raj Kaushal will soon adopt girl child". Canindia News.
  15. ^ "Brunch Mother's day cover". 9 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Actress Mandira Bedi's husband Raj Kaushal passes away". Karuna Tyagi. Times Now. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Mandira Bedi's husband Raj Kaushal passes away due to heart attack". Bollywood Hungama. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Mandira Bedi's husband Raj Kaushal passes away due to cardiac arrest". Bollywood Bubble. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  19. ^ Lucas. "Mandira Bedi Net Worth 2021 - Salary, Income, Cars, Career & Bio". Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  20. ^ Rao, Soumya. "Web series 'Smoke' lets a dream cast go to waste". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Ekta Kapoor's Romil and Jugal is a modern, gay take on Romeo-Juliet. Actors Rajeev Siddhartha and Manraj Singh reveal more". indianexpress.com. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Mandira's role in Qubool hai 2.0". 12 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Mandira's role in Six".

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