Monica Bedi

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Monica Bedi
Monica Bedi at the 8th Aap Ki Awaz Media Excellence Awards.jpg
at the 8th Aap Ki Awaz Media Excellence Awards
Born (1970-01-18) 18 January 1970 (age 45)[1]
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Cinema/ TV Actress
Years active 1995–present
Website www.monicabediofficial.com

Monica Bedi (born 18 January 1970, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab) is an actress and television presenter. She debuted in Hindi films in the mid-1990s.

Early and personal life[edit]

Bedi was born to Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala Bedi in 1970 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.[1]

In September 2002, Bedi and Abu Salem were arrested and served jail sentence in Portugal[2] for entering the country on forged documents.[3] In 2006, an Indian Court convicted Bedi for procuring a passport on a fictitious name.[4] In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld her conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served.[5]

Career[edit]

Bedi got her first role was in Telugu language film Taj Mahal (1995), produced by D. Ramanaidu. Ramanaidu also cast her in Sivayya and Speed Dancer.[6] She debuted in Bollywood in 1995 with Surakshaa .

Bedi was a participant in Big Boss Season 2, a television reality show.[7] She was one of the contestants of the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 and Desi Girl.

She sang the chants "EkOnkar" for a spiritual music album on Universal Music.[8]

Bedi acted in the Punjabi movie Sirphire (2012), directed by Harjit Singh Ricky.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Directed by
1994 Main Tera Aashiq Hindi
1995 Tajmahal Telugu
1995 Surakshaa Hindi Kiran Raju Mavani
1995 Aashique Mastane Hindi Ajay Kashyap
1996 Khilona Hindi Kajal Deepak Pawar
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
1998 Choodalani Vundi Telugu Gunasekhar
1998 Zanjeer Hindi
1999 Kalicharan Hindi
1999 Nannaseya Hoove Kannada E.Channagangappa
1999 Sikander Sadak Ka T L V Prasad
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo Hindi Monica
1999 Kaala Samrajya Hindi Monica K. Singh
1999 Speed Dancer Telugu
1999 Lohpurush Hindi Hersh Kinnu
2001 Jodi No.1 Hindi Rinky David Dhawan
2001 Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Hindi Maya Dhillon Rajiv Rai
2003 Tada[9] Hindi Sisir Mishra
2011 Devadasiyin Kathai Tamil Swathi Varma, Mukesh Rishi Renuka
2012 Parichaya Nepali Rekha
2012 Hridoye Lekho Naam Bengali
2012 Sirphire Punjabi Simran Harjit Singh Ricky
2014 Romeo Ranjha Punjabi Reet Kaur Navaniat Singh

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Source
2013–14 Saraswatichandra Guman Laxminandan Vyas [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The tale of Monica Bedi". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Kumar, Vinay (29 November 2003). "Abu Salem, Monica Bedi sentenced to jail in Portugal". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Monica Bedi writes pardon letter to PM". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 7 November 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Monica Bedi lives tough life in jail". CNN-IBN. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fake Passport Case: SC Upholds Bedi's Conviction". Outlook. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Monica Bedi makes Telugu producers wary". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  7. ^ IANS (2008-09-06). "Monica Bedi bids adieu to Bigg Boss". Sify. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Monica Bedi turns singer!". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (25 February 2013). "Saraswatichandra: A lavish love story". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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