Pooja bedi Biography:
Pooja Bedi was born on 11 May 1970 in Mumbai,Maharastra,India. she is a former Bollywood actress and currently a television talk show host. She is the daughter of actor Kabir Bedi. She has also participated in Bigg Boss 5 and was voted out on 26th of November.Early life:Pooja Bedi was born in Mumbai,Maharastra, India 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 Farhan Ebrahim whom she met in 1990.She has two children, a daughter Aalia born in 1997 and a son Omar, born in 2000. Bedi and Ebrahim divorced in 2003
Bedi is the Chairperson of the charitable organization The Grassroots Foundation. The foundation’s objectives and activities include poverty housing, livelihood skills programs, education, farming reforms and water harvesting. Pooja Bedi recently was evicted from Big Boss Season 5 through a popular vote.
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 1991 film Vishkanya. 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.
She has hosted celebrity talk shows since 2004, one of which, formerly titled Not just Page 3 was later known as Just Pooja. It was broadcast on zOOm. This show went on to win multiple awards.
In 2007, she participated in Jhalak Dikhlaja on Sony Entertainment Television and has since taken up Latin American ballroom dancing. She later performed with her choreographer/partner Hanif Hilal at events and functions all across the globe. She took part in Nach Baliye (Season 3) on Star Plus and Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors channel. She hosted the Saturday special episode of Bigg Boss season 2 where she interviewed the evicted contestants.
In 2010, she participated in Maa Exchange, the Indian version of “Wife Swap” on Sony Entertainment Television.
She has been a brand ambassador for Kaya Skin Clinic, Allergan India and the Country Club (CCIL India). She is currently a relationship counsellor with her column “Heart Chakra” in the Times of India, and also with her column in Femina, an Indian women’s magazine. She also writes a monthly column for the magazine Men’s Health.
Advertisments of Pooja Bedi:KamaSutra condoms
Tips and Toes
Nisha Jamwal couture
Kaya Skin Clinic
HIV/AIDS music video
Haath se Haath Milaa (HIV/AIDS awareness)
Filmography:Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar -Supporting Actress
Lootere – Supporting Actress
Vishkanya -Lead Actress
Aatank Hi Aatank -Guest Appearance
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee -Supporting Actress
Chittemma Mogudu (Telugu)- Supporting Actress
Shakti -Supporting Actress
Wow What a Girl -Lead role
Carry on Papa -Lead actress
Adalate Nirobh Sakshi (Bengali Jatra)
Television Programmes:Not Just Page 3 – Anchor – Zoom TV
Just Pooja – Anchor – Zoom TV
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – 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 – Celebrity contestant – Star TV
Bigg Boss (Season 2) – Aakhiri Salam Host – Colors
Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi – Celebrity contestant- Colors
Maa Exchange- Celebrity contestant – Sony TV
Big Boss 5 – Celebrity contestant – Colors
Hosting:Narayan Infinity – Compère – Launch of township
Casa Estebana – Compère – Launch of luxurious villas
Swatch – Host: Who wants to be a swatchonnaire
Ernst and Young – Host
ICI dulux paints – Host and Performer
Laadli media awards – Host
Gant Clothing – Host and guest list
Teachers awards – 2006 – Host
Teachers awards – 2007 – Host
Teachers awards -2009 – Host
Indo American chamber of Commerce -Compère – Ashley Judd AIDS/HIV Awareness event
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