Kiran Bedi Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Kiran Bedi Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthJune 9, 1949
Zodiac SignGemini
Hair ColorBlack

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, retired police officer, social activist, and tennis player who became well-renowned as the first woman IPS officer in 1972. Moreover, she began serving as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from May 2016. She has more than 13 million followers on Twitter, more than 1 million followers on Instagram, more than 3 million followers on Facebook, and more than 100k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Kiran Peshawariya

Nick Name

Crane Bedi

Dr. Kiran Bedi as seen in 2017
Dr. Kiran Bedi as seen in 2017 (Prabu Kanna / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Amritsar, Punjab, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Kiran attended Sacred Heart Convent School in Amritsar. In 1968, she graduated from Government College for Women with a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in English.

Additionally, she has an M.A. degree in Political Science from Panjab University, a Law degree from Delhi University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Social Sciences at IIT Delhi.

Occupation

Retired Police Officer, Politician, Social Activist, Former Tennis Player

Family

  • Father – Prakash Lal Peshawaria
  • Mother – Prem Lata
  • Siblings – Shashi Peshawaria (Older Sister), Reeta Peshawaria (Younger Sister), Anu Peshawaria (Younger Sister)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kiran has dated –

  1. Brij Bedi (1972-2016) – Kiran married tennis player Brij Bedi on March 9, 1972. They welcomed daughter Saina Bedi (born as Sukriti) in September 1975. The couple lived separately but were married until Brij’s death in January 2016.
Kiran Bedi leading a cycle rally on International Women's Day in 2018
Kiran Bedi leading a cycle rally on International Women’s Day in 2018 (Prabu Kanna / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Husky voice

Kiran Bedi posing with Malcolm Johnson in Geneva in 2016
Kiran Bedi posing with Malcolm Johnson in Geneva in 2016 (ITU Pictures / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Kiran Bedi Facts

  1. She has won many national tennis championships in the 1960s and 1970s.
  2. Kiran is reputed as the first female Indian Police Service officer of India.
  3. She reformed the notorious Tihar Jail in Delhi by introducing positive measures like yoga, Vipassanā meditation, literacy programs, etc. from 1993 to 1995.
  4. Her life story was portrayed in the award-winning Telugu blockbuster, Karthavyam (1990).

Featured Image by Prabu Kanna / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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