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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.
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. 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. She has two children, a daughter Aalia Furniturewalla born in 1997 and son Omar Ebrahim, born in 2000. Bedi and Farhan divorced in 2003.
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.
She appeared in plays such as Carry On Papa, Wow What a Girl and A Bengali Jatra.
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. Her other films include Lootere (1993) and Aatank Hi Aatank (1995).
In 2000, she complied and edited Timepass, the memoirs of her mother Protima Bedi. 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. In 2000, she had a public tiff with Amitabh Bachchan.
List of works
|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|
|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|
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