|Full Name||Monica Bedi|
|Profession||Actress and Television Presenter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 59 kg
in Pounds- 130 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Hair Colour||Dyed Brown|
|Date of Birth||18 January 1976|
|Age (as in 2017)||41 Years|
|Birth Place||Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Hometown||Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India|
|College/ University||Oxford University, United Kingdom|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. in Acting|
|Debut||Film (Hindi): Surakshaa (1995)
Film (Telugu): Taj Mahal (1995)
Film (Bengali): Jabab Dihi (1998)
Film (Kannada): Nannaseya Hoove (1999)
Film (Tamil): Devadasiyin Kathai (2011)
Film (Nepali): Parichaya (2012)
Film (Punjabi): Sirphire (2012)
TV: Saraswatichandra (2013)
|Family||Father- Prem Kumar Bedi (Doctor)
Mother- Shakuntala Bedi
Brother- Bobby Bedi
Sister- Not Known
|Favourite Actor||Salman Khan|
|Favourite Musician||Lata Mangeshkar|
|Favourite Director||Yash Chopra|
|Favourite Food||Crabs, fish|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Abu Salem (Gangster)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Monica Bedi
- Does Monica Bedi smoke: Not Known
- Does Monica Bedi drink alcohol: Not Known
- She was just three when her parents had moved to Drammen, Norway in 1979. Though his father used to practice as a doctor in India, he has now been running a cloth shop in Norway along with Monica’s brother.
- After completing her under graduation, she moved to United Kindom in 1992, where she studied Literature at the Oxford University. She simultaneously pursued her acting education from Delhi University which got completed in 1995.
- In 2002, Monica along with her partner Abu Salem was arrested in Portugal on the charges of entering the country on forged documents. An Indian Court in 2006 convicted her for getting a Passport issued having a fictitious name “Fouzia from Bhopal” printed on it. The judgment of the lower court was upheld by the Supreme Court of India in November 2010, but her jail term was reduced to the period she had served till then.
- She wrote a letter to Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, in November 2004, in which she revealed that she was introduced to Abu Salem as “Arsalan Ali” during a stage show in Dubai. He was supposedly a businessman from Pakistan. It took her quite a lot of time to discover that the one with whom she shared her life was a married gangster and also had a child. She also had confided to him that how the producer Mukesh Duggal used and abused her to land her some filming project. The producer was later shot dead by her underworld partner. But it was more than late that she could step back from the relationship she had with one of the gangsters who moved Mumbai in 1993.
- She appeared as one of the contestants in the season 2 of Bigg Boss, an Indian TV reality show. Bedi remained in the show till third out of the total 14 weeks before she was eliminated because of public voting.
- If reports are to be believed, Abu Salem landed her a big project, Jodi No.1 which was directed by David Dhawan. The film had starred some of the most renowned actors like Sanjay Dutt, Twinkle Khanna, and Govinda. Sanjay Dutt was unhappy with getting a film partner in the name of Monica and had decided to quit the film when just a “polite threat” from Salem changed his mind. Dutt was ordered to not hold Monica too firmly during the romantic scenes. This spine-chilling ultimatum of Salem was more than enough to make everyone alert on the shooting sets.
- Monica was one of the prominent contestants of the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Season 3) premiered on Sony TV in early 2009.