|Kiran Bedi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1949|
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.
Amritsar, Punjab, India
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.
Retired Police Officer, Politician, Social Activist, Former Tennis Player
- Father – Prakash Lal Peshawaria
- Mother – Prem Lata
- Siblings – Shashi Peshawaria (Older Sister), Reeta Peshawaria (Younger Sister), Anu Peshawaria (Younger Sister)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kiran has dated –
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
Kiran Bedi Facts
- She has won many national tennis championships in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Kiran is reputed as the first female Indian Police Service officer of India.
- She reformed the notorious Tihar Jail in Delhi by introducing positive measures like yoga, Vipassanā meditation, literacy programs, etc. from 1993 to 1995.
- Her life story was portrayed in the award-winning Telugu blockbuster, Karthavyam (1990).
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