Mandira Bedi was born in a Punjabi-speaking Bombay-based Bedi family on April 15, 1972. Mandira Bedi did her schooling in the Cathedral & John Connon High School.
Barely had Mandira Bedi started working at Oglivy & Mather Advertising Agency, when she was offered to play a role on the small screen in Shanti. This led her to sign up for ‘Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thee’ also.
An Aries, Mandira Bedi 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.
Mandira Bedi married Bollywood Film Director, Raj Kaushal, quite dramatically on Valentine’s Day 1999, and they live in Bandra, Bombay.
Currently several of the designer Sarees, Mandira Bedi has been seen wearing publicly, are being auctioned.Mandira Bedi is an Indian Bollywood and television actress who is popularly known for playing the lead character in the television serial Shanti(1994) aired on Doordarshan.
Mandira has anchored talent shows like Fame Gurukul, Deal Ya No Deal and Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star aired on star plus. In the 2007 Cricket World Cup group stages, Mandira created a stir in Bangladesh because she crticized their national cricket after it lost to India.
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