The hot Bollywood Actress and television Presenter Mandira bedi does not need an indrouction.Mandira Bedi is an Indian actress, fashion designer,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 first ever daily soap on Indian television.
A native of Mumbai, Mandira Bedi was born on 15 April 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 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, Mumbai.
Mandira was born in a Punjabi-speaking Bombay-based Bedi family on April 15, 1972. Her mom's name is Gita, and her dad's is Verinder. She did her schooling in the Cathedral & John Connon High School, and completed her graduation and post-graduation from St. Xavier's College and Sophia Polytech respectively.
An Aries, she is passionate about live cricket and was thrilled when Sony Television offered her to compère 'Extra Innnings'. Her appearance in a wide array of designer Sarees glamorized the drab male-dominated cricket world which eventually led to a rise in viewer-ship. Cricket-obsessed viewers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries, both male and female, were enchanted with this svelte, fresh-faced, sexy, Saree-clad, and wholesome Indian girl.
Fashion Designer, Satya Paul, designed cricket-themed Sarees, which included one with signatures of cricketers; another one with cricket newspaper headlines; one with animations of players; one with mini flags of cricket participating nations, which are just a few out of the 50 odd ones. Several of these Sarees were auctioned.
Mandira married Bollywood Film Director, Raj Kaushal, quite dramatically on Valentine's Day 1999, and they live in Bandra, Bombay.
She has acted in hubby's movie 'Shaadi Ka Ladoo', and was involved in the filming of 'Dus Kahaniyan'. She likes doing a variety of screen roles, but prefers glamorized dramas. She would love to do negative roles, like the one in 'Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thee', but is told that she does not have a face for it. She has appeared in 'Fame Gurukool', she is the anchor of Set Max's World Cup Cricket 2007, a sitcom 'Papa Ban Gaya Hero' amongst others.
Ever since she turned cricket show anchor, she has hosted over 150 corporate events, shows and awards for companies like Asian Paints, HSBC, Cartier, ICICI bank, ING vysya, Anand Bazaar Patrika Group, Samsung, L&T, Deutsche Bank, BMW, Audi, LG, Canon, Citibank, Diageo, Accenture and Puma. With her involvement in cricket she was named the brand ambassador for the women's cricket team of India in 2004 and 2005 and toured a bit with the women's cricket team and was instrumental in getting them a few sponsorship deals in that period. Her tryst with fashion continued when she was made the brand ambassador and face of Satya Paul's cricket signature line of sarees.
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