Date of Birth
11 May 1970, Mumbai, India
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Pooja was born on 11th May 1970 to noted Indian classical danseuse Protima Bedi and international film star Kabir Bedi in Bombay, India. She was brought up very unconventionally and literally allowed to have her own way as a child. It was for this reason that she initially abstained from cigarettes and alcohol.
She starred in Bollywood movies from 1991 through to 1995, as well as featured in a host of commercials and acclaimed campaigns such as tips and toes, Frooti, and the controversial Kamasutra condom campaign She actively campaigns for HIV/ AIDS awareness through celebrity appearances, in print and electronic media, through music videos (bbc and Levi Strauss sponsored)and fund raising events. Other causes supported include Breast cancer awareness, Street children, World vision of India, cry, and Poverty housing with Habitat for Humanity.
She has taken part in theater,(the smash box office hits Carry on Papa, Wow what a girl and a Bengali Jatra).
She published her late mothers memoirs "timepass" with Penguin Books, India and it was on the national top 10 best seller list. Her opinionated thoughts have lent to articles and columns in publications such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, Midday, L'officiel, Marie Claire, The Week etc where she has addressed issues of social and national concern.
She featured on a reality show, Jhalak Dikhlaja on Sony TV 2006, and developed a love for Latin American ballroom dance. She now performs shows all over the world at events and award ceremonies.
She is also a TV host for 'Not Just Page 3", and 'Just Pooja" on Zoom Tv as well as also brand ambassador of Allergan India, and Country Club India Limited,