Monica Bedi (born 18 January 1975) is an Indian actress.



Early life
Bedi is daughter of Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala and was born on January 18, 1975 in a village named Chabbewal in the district Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Her parents migrated to Norway when she was 10 months old. They run a garment store in Norway. She has a brother (Bobby Bedi). She went to school in Norway. Monica returned to India from Norway at the age of 18 and entered Bollywood.

Career
Bedi started her career with Suraksha in 1995

Bigg Boss (Season 2)
On 17 August 2008 (telecast date), 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 5 September (telecast date)

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3)
Monica 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.


Desi Girl
Monica was a contestant on NDTV Imagine's Desi Girl reality show. She was the 4th girl to get eliminated due to the conflict caused by the villagers if she stayed.

Jail sentence
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 on 11 November 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 16 July 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 25 July 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. Upon her release from the prison, she moved back to her village, Chabbewal in district Hoshiarpur, Punjab and stayed there for a few months.

Filmography
In Kannada Nannaseya hoove-1999 (Co starred with Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh)
In Telugu Tajmahal (Co starred with Srikanth) Sivayya (Co starred with Rajasekhar)


In Hindi
* Suraksha - 1995
* Jaanam Samjha Karo - 1999
* Jodi No. 1 - 2001
* Pyaar Ishq aur Mohabbat - 2001
* Tirchhi Topiwale - 1998
* Kaala Samrajya - 1999

Music Albums By Monica Bedi
* Ek Onkaar

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