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Pooja Bedi (born 11 May 1970) is a former Bollywood actress, television talk show host. She is the daughter of actor Kabir Bedi and the late Protima Bedi. Pooja was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in its (season 5) in 2011.

Biography

Pooja Bedi was born in Mumbai to the late Indian classical dancer Protima and film star Kabir Bedi. She was brought up in what she calls a bohemian progressive artistic environment.[1] She received her basic education at Besant Montessori in Mumbai and then at Lawrence School, Sanawar.

Bedi married Guetta Ebrahim Furniturewalla whom she met in 1990.[1] She has two children, a daughter Aalia Furniturewalla born in 1997 and son Omar Ebrahim, born in 2000.[citation needed] Bedi and Farhan divorced in 2003.[citation needed]

Career

From 1991 to 1994, Bedi worked in Bollywood films, has appeared in many commercials and campaigns. She is remembered for the Kama Sutra condom campaign which she endorsed and used as a vehicle to raise awareness of AIDS.[citation needed]

She appeared in plays such as Carry On Papa, Wow What a Girl and A Bengali Jatra.[citation needed]

She made her film debut with Jag Mundhra's film Vishkanya (1991). She went on to act in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) with Aamir Khan for which she earned a nomination in the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1993.[citation needed] Her other films include Lootere (1993) and Aatank Hi Aatank (1995).[citation needed]

In 2000, she complied and edited Timepass, the memoirs of her mother Protima Bedi.[citation needed] She has been a columnist with the Times of India, the Hindustan Times, and MiD DAY newspapers, and has written articles for numerous publications, including L'officiel, Femina and The Week.[citation needed] In 2000, she had a public tiff with Amitabh Bachchan.[2]

In 2011, Bedi was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in its (season 5) in 2011 which was aired on Colors TV.

List of works

Film

Film Title Role Director
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar Supporting Actress Mansoor Khan
Lootere Supporting Actress Dharmesh Darshan
Vishkanya Lead Actress Jagmohan Mundhra
Aatank Hi Aatank Guest Appearance Dilip Shankar
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee Supporting Actress Mahesh Bhatt
Chittamma Mogudu (Telugu) Supporting Actress Co-starring Mohan Babu
Shakti (Telugu) Supporting Actress Meher Ramesh

Television

Show Role Channel
Not Just Page 3 Anchor Zoom TV
Just Pooja Anchor Zoom TV
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 Celebrity contestant Sony TV
Heartbeat Celebrity contestant Star TV
Mum Tum Aur Hum Celebrity contestant (won) Star TV
Jodi Kamaal Ki Celebrity contestant (won) Star TV
Nach Baliye 3 Celebrity contestant Star TV
Bigg Boss 2– Aakhiri Salam Host Colors TV
Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Celebrity contestant Colors TV
Maa Exchange Celebrity contestant Sony TV
Bigg Boss 5 Celebrity contestant Colors

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sawhney, Anubha (1 June 2003). Pooja Bedi: The siege within. The Times of India. Retrieved on 20 September 2011.
  2. Vivek Fernandes (17 May 2000). 'Why is the man such a grump?'. Rediff.com. Retrieved on 20 September 2011.

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