Mandira Bedi is a famous female presenter in Indian sports. In addition to cricket presenter, she is actress, model and fashion designer. She gained name and fame from playing the title role in the 1994 television series ‘Shanti’.
Born in 1972, Mandira worked in few Hindi movies like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Badal’ and ‘Shaadi Ka Laddoo’. She shared the screen with Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Bobby Deol and Rani Mukerji. She brought name and fame in women commentating in cricket with her bold and glamorous image.
Mandira Bedi : Early Life and Personal Details
Born on April 15, 1972, in Kolkata, Mandira is the daughter of Verinder Singh Bedi and Gita Bedi. Although, her roots belongs to Punjab, she grew up in Mumbai with her elder brother. She completed her schooling from the Cathedral and John Connon School of Mumbai. Further, she enrolled in the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai for higher studies.
The charming and beautiful Mandira is 5 feet 6 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. She owns a beautiful physique, which weighs 54 kg and measurement of 35-26-35. Besides glam world, her hobbies are jogging and yoga. She is a big fan of Amir Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
Bedi married her long time boyfriend Raj Kushal in the filmy style. They got married on Valentine’s Day 1999. Raj Kushal is a movie director. At present, she is the mother of one son.
Mandira Bedi : Career
Bedi is a multi-talented woman and put her hand in different fields like modelling, acting, fashion designing and cricket match hosting. She started her career as an actress in Doordarshan channel’s serial ‘Shanti’ in 1994. People loved her in the role of Shanti, an aspiring journalist. The serial was hit and developed a cult status among TV viewers.
She further worked in soap opera such as ‘Aurat’, ‘Dushman’ and ‘CID’. Her most memorable performance in later days came in ‘Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. In this serial, she played the role of Mandira Kapadia.
Bedi made her acting debut with the 1995 movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. She appeared in the small role of Preeti Singh. She further worked in few movies like ‘Badal’, ‘Shaadi Ki Laddoo’ and ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’.
Caption: Mandira Bedi hosting cricket match
Being a big fan of cricket, Bedi seized the opportunity to host cricket matches with the both hands, when got an offer from Sony Television. She hosted ICC Cricket World Cups in the years 2003 and 2007 and the Champions Trophies in the year 2004 and 2007. Also, she was part of IPL season 2 & 3.
Bedi proved herself as a fashion designer during Lakme Fashion Week 2014 with her exclusive saree collection. In 2013, she launched her signature Sari store.
Caption: Mandira Bedi with Virat Kohli
Mandira Bedi : Controversies
Bedi became the center of controversy during the finals in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. She faced much criticism for her saree, in which Indian flag was in the folds of her saree below her knee and near her foot. She apologized to all Indians in the media for this incidence.
Mandira Bedi : Net Worth and Life Style
Mandira is one of the famous personality in India. She excelled in whatever fields, she chooses to do. Her husband is a wealthy filmmaker. Although, there is no official report about her earning, it is certain that her net worth must be in million rupees.
Bedi made her fortune from modelling, acting, match hosting and business. She endorses many brands like Asian Paints and Vinod Intelligent Cookware. She is a vegan and her favorite foods are Chinese, chocolates and khus-khus salad.
Bedi is avid social media user and regularly post her picture in Instagram. We can see her having a gala time with her family and friends. She likes to styled herself in a designer dress. She is often seen in relaxing in lavish holiday destination.