Monica Bedi (born 18 January 1975, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab) is an actress and television presenter. She debuted in Hindi films in the mid-1990s. She is well known after participating in Bigg Boss 2 and also for playing a negative character in Star Plus’ Saraswatichandra from 2013-2014.
Bedi was born to Dr. Prem Kumar Bedi and Shakuntala Bedi in 1975 in the village Chabbewal, district Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Her parents moved to Drammen, Norway in 1979. At the end of her under-graduation in India, she joined Oxford University, United Kingdom for reading literature; simultaneously, her acting education got completed at Delhi University in 1995.
In September 2002, Bedi and Abu Salem were arrested and served jail sentence in Portugal for entering the country on forged documents. In 2006, an Indian Court convicted Bedi for procuring a passport on a fictitious name. In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld her conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served.