Monica Bedi at the 8th Aap Ki Awaz Media Excellence Awards
18 January 1975 |
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Cinema/ TV Actress|
Early and personal life
Bedi was born to Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala Bedi in 1975 in the village Chabbewal, district Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Her parents moved to Norway in 1979. At the end of her under-graduation in India, she joined Oxford University, United Kingdom for reading literature; simultaneously, her acting education got completed at Delhi University in 1995.
Bedi got her first break in Tollywood in the film Taj Mahal (1995), produced by D. Ramanaidu. Apart from Taj Mahal, Ramanaidu also cast her in Sivayya and Speed Dancer (produced by TVD Prasad). She debuted in Bollywood with Surakshaa (1995 film), opposite Saif Ali Khan.
Bedi was a participant in Big Boss Season 2, a television-based reality show. 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.
Bedi acted in her first Punjabi movie Sirphire (2012), directed by Harjit Singh Ricky and winning the PTC Award for "best debut".
In September 2002, she was arrested with Abu Salem by the Lisbon police for entering Portugal on 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.
|1994||Main Tera Aashiq||Hindi|
|1995||Aashique Mastane||Hindi||Ajay Kashyap|
|1996||Soggadi Pellam||Telugu||Tulasi||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|1997||Ek Phool Teen Kante||Hindi||Anup Malik|
|1997||Jeeyo Shaan Se||Hindi||Talat Jani|
|1997||Tirchhi Topiwale||Hindi||Sanam Oberoi||Nandeem Khan|
|1997||Circus Sattipandu||Telugu||C H Srinivas|
|1998||Sivayya||Telugu||R Suresh Varma|
|1999||Sikander Sadak Ka||T L V Prasad|
|1999||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Hindi||Monica|
|1999||Kaala Samrajya||Hindi||Monica K. Singh|
|2001||Jodi No.1||Hindi||Rinky||David Dhawan|
|2001||Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat||Hindi||Maya Dhillon||Rajiv Rai|
|2011||Devadasiyin Kathai||Tamil||Swathi Varma, Mukesh Rishi||Renuka|
|2012||Hridoye Lekho Naam||Bengali|
|2012||Sirphire||Punjabi||Simran||Harjit Singh Ricky|
|2014||Romeo Ranjha||Punjabi||Reet Kaur||Navaniat Singh|
|2013–14||Saraswatichandra||Guman Laxminandan Vyas||Star Plus|
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- IANS (2008-09-06). "Monica Bedi bids adieu to Bigg Boss". Sify. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- "Monica Bedi turns singer!". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Monica Bedi writes pardon letter to PM". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 7 November 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- Kumar, Vinay (29 November 2003). "Abu Salem, Monica Bedi sentenced to jail in Portugal". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "Monica Bedi lives tough life in jail". CNN-IBN. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- "Fake Passport Case: SC Upholds Bedi's Conviction". Outlook. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- Maheshwri, Neha (25 February 2013). "Saraswatichandra: A lavish love story". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
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