Mandira Bedi was born in 1972 in Kolkata to Virinder Singh and Geeta Bedi. She has done schooling at Cathedral and John Cannon School in Mumbai. From St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, She got a degree in economics
She is one of the most eminent Television actresses. Mandira is a fashion designer, television actress, and television presenter. She became famous for her role in Shanti in 1994. After Shanti, she took up roles in Kunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Saaho, Dushman, and Aurat.
ICC cricket world cup in 2003 and 2007 was hosted by her. The Indian premier league season 2 and the Champions Trophy in 2004 and 2006 were also hosted by her. She led the IPL season 3 for the British network. She loves animals and is associated with PETA.
Mandira Bedi on gender inequality
Mandira Bedi spoke to the Tribune while promoting Kiska hoga thinkistan season 2 and said that there is gender quality in the industry and that women are now fighting back and achieving success. She also said that she plays the role of a boss, who is hard-working, self-righteous, and courageous.
Mandira Bedi on facing stereotype
The actress while hosting a digital show, Shaadi Fit said to Ians that living in Indian society, we often face many stereotypes. She also said that she was looked at differently when she decided to postpone her pregnancy because of her carrier.
As a mother, her work-life balance
She says work-life balance does not come naturally; every day is different, and you must find a new way.
Mandira Bedi on hosting pre-cricket match shows
She says she was looked upon by cricketers differently, they would be like- what is she asking and why is she asking this question. Cricketers would answer whatever they wanted to speak and nothing connected to the question. None of the cricketers liked the concept of women wearing a saree and talking cricket. She was there to represent lay men and she was backed by Sony as she was picked up from 150-200 women as she has what it takes to go ahead. Mandira was told by Sony to ask any question that comes to her mind at that point in time. She was told by Sony to go ahead and enjoy herself.
First Female sport commentator
Mandira Bedi hosted the recent IPL 16. Stars like Arijit Singh, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tamannaah Bhatia also performed. Mandira Bedi is the first female to become a commentator in cricket. Mandira became a household name after hosting the first-ever Women’s world cup in 2003. She has also been invited to other sports such as football and kabaddi.
Why Mandira Bedi stayed away from movies
Mandira Bedi said she played the role of Shanti in 2004 and the role of a shy girl in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 2005. She was offered a similar role to a shy girl in other movies. She was given the role of a sister, sister-in-law, or a second lead. While on television, she was given the lead role and a strong character. This is why she did not do movies for a certain amount of time.
Mandira Bedi personal life
She and Raj Kaushal got married on 14 February 1999. Raj Kaushal is a Bollywood director and producer. Raj produced movies like “Pyaar mein kabhi kabhi”, “Shaadi ka laddoo”, and “Anthony Kaun hain”. He established his advertising company and made 800 commercials. Due to a heart attack, Raj passed away in 2021 June. They have a son named Vir born in 2011. They adopted a 4-year-old girl child and named her Tara Bedi Kaushal in October 2021. Mandira after the death of her husband has made her children the sole reason to live, earn and be a good parent. She was a non-vegetarian before and now turned into a vegetarian.
Mandira Bedi’s upcoming projects
Mandira Bedi started 2023 with a reality show around cricket. She says she is reading scripts and may say yes to some fictional stories.
Mandira Bedi’s other projects
Mandira has become a fashion designer and launched her own sarees and clothing accessories line. She encourages youth to be fit, at 51 years she looks so fit that she could be a brand ambassador for any product. Mandira Bedi ages like a fine wine. She has also been involved in raising awareness against breast and HIV/AIDS. Mandira also raised awareness for women’s empowerment and gender equality. In 2006, she won the fear factor India.
Mandira Bedi is a successful woman who has played versatile roles in her carrier and proved herself. She is very active on social media and regularly posts videos on fitness. Mandira Bedi has gone through a lot of ups and downs. But she has raised through the downs like a queen and took them as challenges.