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Kiran Bedi Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 11, 2019

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Short Biography

Kiran Bedi was born on 09-06-1949 in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. She is an Indian IPS Officer, Activist, Tennis Player, Politician & Author.

Other Name: Kiran Peshawaria
Other Professions: Activist Tennis Player Politician Author

Kiran Bedi Complete Bio & Career

Kiran Bedi is the first woman to enter the Indian Police Services. She is a retired IPS Officer, former tennis player, politician and social activist. She is currently Puducherry's Lieutenant Governor. She took voluntary retirement in 2007 after giving services to police in 35 years as Bureau of Police Research and Development.  In 1966 she became the national junior tennis champion and won many different titles and state level and national championships. She served in Delhi, Goa, Chandigarh, and Mizoram.
In 1979 she won presidents police medal. She launched Navjyoti India Foundation against drug abuse. She is the second child of Prakash Lal and Prem Lata including her three sisters. She started her elementary schooling in Sacred Heart Convent School. After 9th standard, she joined Cambridge College to study science. She did B.A. Honours in English and did master’s in Political Science. In 1988, she obtained the law degree at IIT Delhi. After training at Mount Abu in Rajasthan with 80 men she became first woman IPS officer. Her first posting was in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. She was very strict and determined and crimes almost came to an end in her region.
There are many documentaries and biographies based on her like Kartavyam, Doing Time, Kannada Kiran Bedi and Dare! Kiran Bedi. She was made the chief ministerial candidate by BJP in the 2015 Delhi assembly elections. She, however failed to win her seat itself and the party too lost badly in the elections.

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Kiran Bedi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Prakashlal Peshawariya and Prem Lata. She has 3 sisters named Shashi, Reeta Peshawariya, and Anu. She was married to Birj Bedi from 1972 till his death in 2016. The couple together had a daughter named Sukriti (Saina) Bedi.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Amritsar
Nationality Indian
Religion Sikh
Address New Delhi, India
School Sacred Hearts Convent School, Amritsar
College Government College For Women, Amritsar
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Delhi University, New Delhi
IIT Delhi, Delhi
Qualification B.A (Hons) English, M.A Political Science, LL.B., and Ph.D.
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Lawn Tennis
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actor Ranbir Kapoor

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kiran Bedi

  • Kiran Bedi began her career as a lecturer in Political Science at a college in Amritsar.
  • She earned the nickname 'Crane Bedi' for her frequent use of cranes to tow away wrongly parked cars, which did not spare even the car of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • Kiran Bedi was also a tennis champion. She has won Asian Lawn Tennis Championship held in 1972, All India Interstate Women's Lawn Tennis Championship and many other zonal and state level tournaments.
  • Kiran Bedi has authored more than 12 books. These are about her experiences at Tihar jail, our country and the issue of corruption, leadership, and governance, etc.

Kiran Bedi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

74 years, 11months, 9 days old age Kiran Bedi will turn 75 on 09 June, 2024. Only 21 days, 9 hours,50 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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