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.
Pooja Bedi was born in Bombay on 11 May 1970 to a noted Indian Classical danseuse, the late Protima Bedi and film star Kabir Bedi. She made her film debut with Jag Mundhra`s film Vishkanya. She also went on to act in her most memorable movie till date Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar with Aamir Khan. She starred in a few more films like Lootere and Aatank Hi Aatank. She has also made her mark as a television chat show host Not Just Page 3 which was later renamed Just Pooja. She has two children, daughter Aalia and son Omar, from her previous marriage to Farhan Furniturewalla.
Pooja Bedi`s zodiac sign is Taurus and her ruling number is 6. Her lucky days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The planet Venus governs this number and those born under it are sympathetic, gentle and determined. She belongs to the Earth sign and that is what makes her so sensible and grounded. She is not the type to be angry all the time but her stubbornness may sometimes make her angry with someone who disturbs her peace.
The year 2011 shows signs of being favourable for Pooja as things finally fall into their proper place after some chaos. The first half of the year will be excellent for her financially. Around the mid year she will be presented with some excellent professional opportunities. Relationships will be stronger and bonds deeper in her personal life this year. Travel may form an important feature of her life this year especially towards the end of the year. The planets favour her this year and will also bring out the best in her.