(, (born 15 April 1972) is an Indian
actress, model 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 1st ever Daily soap on Indian Television.
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 IPL season 2 for Sony Max. She fronted the coverage of IPL season 3 for British Network: ITV.
A native of Mumbai
, Mandira Bedi
,born on April 15, 1972 in Kolkata to Verinder Singh Bedi and Gita Bedi, she has her ancestral roots in the Khatri
clan of Fazilka
, a town in Punjab
, 11 kilometres from the India-Pakistan border. Her father worked with ICI on a transferable job but she spent her childhood (age 5 onwards) in Mumbai in South Mumbai. She studied at Mumbai's Cathedral and John Connon School
and did her Graduation in economics from St. Xaviers college, Mumbai followed by a post graduation in Media from Sophia Polytech, which is also located in Mumbai.
After her star-making turn in Shanti
, appeared in a supporting role in the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
and played the main vamp, "Mandira", in the popular Indian soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
. Among her other career... Read More