Monica Bedi was born to Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala on 18th January 1975, her parents migrated to Norway when she was 10 months old. They run a garment store in Norway. Bedi started her career with ‘Suraksha’ in 1995. In September 2002, she was arrested along with Abu Salem by the Lisbon police for entering Portugal with forged documents. After years of legal battle, they were deported to India in November 11, 2005, after India promised Portugal that Salem would not receive death sentence. On 29 September 2006, an Indian Court convicted Monica Bedi for passport forgery. CBI had filed a case against Bedi under section 420 (cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and section 12 of the Passport Act for procuring a passport on a fictitious name. Bedi was acquitted of all criminal charges by a Bhopal court on July 16 2007 due to lack of evidence against her. Yet another case for possessing a passport from Hyderabad on forged documents in the name of Sana Malik is pending in a Hyderabad court. The Hyderabad Court however denied her bail in the case as she failed to produce her original passport. Monica said she lost her passport in Dubai. On July 25 2007 she was released from the Chanchalguda Central Jail and was received by her father Prem Kumar Bedi. She said that she planned to make a comeback to films and claimed to be getting offers from both Bollywood and the Telugu film industry. However to get into the showbiz again she tried to gain public sympathy and ventured into the controversial show ‘Bigg Boss’, where she was linked with another inmate of the house and controversial figure Rahul Mahajan. On 17th Aug 2000, Bedi was ushered into the Bigg Boss Season 2 as one of the 14 contestants in the second season of the Indian version of Big Brother. She was evicted from Bigg Boss house on 5th Sept. Monica then appeared on ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ and was paired with Javed Sanadi, she was eliminated in round 6 although her improvement was highly appreciated by the judges and she regarded the show as a new beginning of her life and career.
Date of Birth : 18 January 1975
Place of Birth : Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India