Kiran Bedi

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Stage Name:
Kiran Bedi

Crane Bedi

Real Name:
Kiran Peshawaria

Civil Servant, Politician


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Kiran Bedi is an retired IPS Officer, Social Activist, Former Tennis Player and Politician. Kiran Bedi is born on 9 June 1949 in Amritsar and her real age is 71 years
10 months

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Politician, Civil Servant

Name Kiran Bedi
Real Name Kiran Peshawaria
Pet / Nick Name Crane Bedi
Sex Female
Nationality Indian
Profession Politician, Civil Servant (retired IPS)
Origin Amritsar, Punjab

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Kiran Bedi Age (Current) 73 years, 2 month, 29 days
Date Of Birth (DOB) 06/09/1949 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)
Birthplace Amritsar, Punjab
Zodiac Sign GEMINI
Star Sign (Nakshatra) Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or Dead Alive
Date Of Death (DOD) (M/D/Y)
After Death Timeline Not Applicable


73 years, 2 month, 29 days, 12 hours, 5 minutes, 22 seconds.
26753 Total days.
- On December 5, 2022


Relationship Status: Not Known
Marital Status: Not Sure

Girlfriend/Boyfriend(s) :

Not Officially announced Yet

Spouse (Wife or Husban:

No Update

Kids: Don’t Know

Father: Yet To Update
Mother: Yet To Update
Sister(s): Not Known
Brother(s): Not Known

Father, Mother, Family Details

Father Prakash Lal Peshawaria (Textile Businessman)
Mother Prem Lata
No. Of. Brothers 0
No. Of. Sisters 3
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Shashi, Reeta Peshawariya (Tennis Player, Writer), Anu (Tennis Player)

Family Photos and Details

Father – Prakash Lal Peshawaria (Textile Businessman)

Mother – Prem Lata

Kiran Bedi with her parents

Brother – None

Sisters – Shashi, Reeta Peshawariya (Tennis Player, Writer), Anu (Tennis Player)

Kiran Bedi with her sisters

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Kiran Bedi Relationship Status Engaged
Interested In Not Known
Marital Status Married
Marital Type Not Sure
Spouse Husband – Brij Bedi (Tennis Player); died in 2016 of cardiac arrest

Affairs/Boyfriends – Brij Bedi (Tennis Player)

Wedding Details

Kiran Bedi’s Wedding Date 03/09/1972
Together Timeline – Not Applicable
Divorce Date
Separated Timeline – Not Applicable

Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids 0
No.Of. Female Kids 1

Kids Details

Daughter – Sukriti (Saina) (born in September 1975)

Son – None

Kiran Bedi with her daughter, Sukriti

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Religion Hindu
Kiran Bedi’s Caste Father – Not Known
Mother – Same As Fathers
Community Not Known
Mother Tongue Not Revealed Yet
Languages Known English, Hindi, Punjabi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / Origin Amritsar, Punjab
Home Town Amritsar, Punjab
Kiran Bedi’s Current City New Delhi
Address 56, First Floor, Uday Park, New Delhi-110049

Education, Qualification

School Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar (1954)
College Government College for Women, Amritsar Panjab University, Chandigarh Delhi University, New Delhi IIT, Delhi
Kiran Bedi’s Qualification BA (Hons. in English) (1968) MA (Political Science) Law Degree from Delhi University (1988) PhD (Social Sciences) (1993)
Other Education Notes Not Known

Personal Details:

DOB (m/d/y):
September 6, 1949
Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar, Punjab
Mother Tongue:
Not Revealed Yet
Languages Known:
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Birth Star:
Star Unknown
Not Known
No Hobbies Revealed Yet


56, First Floor, Uday Park, New Delhi-110049

Educational Details:

Under Graduate
School: Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar (1954)
College: Government College for Women, Amritsar Panjab University, Chandigarh Delhi University, New Delhi IIT, Delhi

Physical Traits & Appearance:

Kiran Bedi Height In Feet:
Body Measurements:

Not Known

Body Type:
Skin Tone:
Very Fair
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Eye Color:

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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body Type Slim
Body Measurements Not Known
Zero Size N/A

Face Properties

Face Shape Oval
Eye Colour Black Eyes
Nose Type Sharp
Hair Colour Black
Hair Length Medium Length
Dimple Status No
Beard N/A


Nature Conscientiousness
Character Good Human
Positive Kind, Honesty
Negative Not Known


Not Known (Approx.)
Not Filled Yet (Approx.)
Does Smoke?
Not Sure
Drinks Alcohol?
Not Known

Yet To Update


Life Style

Does Kiran Bedi, Consume Alcohol? No
Does Kiran Bedi, Smoke Cigarettes? No
Will Drive? Yes
Is Kiran Bedi, Swims? Yes
Is Kiran Bedi, Yoga Practitioner? Not Sure Yet
Does Gym? Yes
Is Kiran Bedi, a Jogger? Yes
Eating Habit? Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Kiran Bedi’s Hobbies Photography, Travelling
Food Continental, South Indian
Music Ghazals, Indian classical
Sports Tennis
  • Her hobbies include playing Lawn Tennis, photography, travelling, reading, and writing.
Kiran Bedi playing Lawn Tennis
  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • Kiran was inspired by the civil servants at the Amritsar’s Service Club to join the Indian Civil Services. She even met her future husband, Raj Bedi, at the service club in Amritsar.
  • Tennis is said to be the reason behind Bedi’s short hair. According to her, the long hair didn’t feel comfortable while playing the sport.
  • Bedi was offered “Asian Jyoti” for meticulously managing the traffic during the Asian Games, but, she refused to take the award and asked the authorities to present the award to the entire traffic police unit.
  • While Kiran was working as the SP of the traffic department of Goa, her 7-year-old daughter, who had been suffering from the Nephritic Syndrome since the age of three, was seriously ill. At that time, Kiran took the privilege leave for the first time in her decade-long career to look after her daughter who was undergoing treatment at the AIIMS in Delhi.
  • While Bedi was placed as the Deputy Inspector General in Mizoram, she completed a major part of her PhD. She even started penning-down her autobiography.
  • Her Vision Foundation, which was established with the purpose of Police and Prison reforms in 1994 has been awarded the “Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award” by the United Nations.
  • Bedi was one of the founders of the IAC (India Against Corruption) along with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare.
Kiran Bedi with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare
  • Kiran is counted among the police officers who have taken a very few leaves during their tenure.
  • She owns a Maruti 800 Model 1985 with the Regn. No. DBB239.
  • Bedi resides at 56, First Floor, Uday Park, New Delhi.
  • In 2008, she hosted the court show “Aap Ki Kacheri” which was based on the real-life disputes of the public.
Kiran Bedi hosting a Television Show

Gossips, Controversies

  • In 1983, while Kiran was serving as the SP of Goa, she attracted controversy by informally inaugurating the Zauri Bridge for the public. This informal inauguration irked many politicians.
  • Kiran also fell into the controversy when she went on leave to look after her ailing daughter, Sukriti. Although she applied for a leave which was recommended by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) but the leave was not officially sanctioned by the government of Goa. Pratapsingh Rane, the Chief Minister of Goa also declared her absconding and absent without leave.
  • Bedi was condemned for ordering a lathi charge on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assembly at the Red Fort.
  • In 1988, Kiran had a clash with the lawyers of Delhi as she produced a person named Rajesh Agnihotri handcuffed in the court. The person was later recognised as a lawyer practising at the Tis Hazari Court. Kiran then had to face the wrath of the lawyers as a lawyer couldn’t be handcuffed even if he was involved in a serious crime.
  • In 1992, Kiran again attracted controversy when her daughter, Sukriti, applied for a seat in the Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, under a quota for Mizoram residents. The students of Mizoram then started a protest against the allocation on the pretext that she was a non-Mizo. Later, Bedi had to leave Mizoram for this reason.
  • While Bedi was working as the Inspector General (IG) of Tihar Jail, her superiors accused her of diminishing prison’s security for her personal glory.
  • In 1993, The Supreme Court of India warned her for ignoring its directives for giving medical attention to an under-trial prisoner.
  • In 1994, Kiran faced the envy from the Delhi Government when Bedi was invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C by the US President, Bill Clinton. Delhi Government refused her to accept the invitation. In 1995, she was again invited by Bill Clinton and the Delhi Government again refused her to accept the invitation. It was then, that she published a newsletter in the New York Times; criticising some of her superiors for inculcating jealousy for her meteoric rise in the governance.
  • Kiran was condemned for providing a typewriter to the notorious criminal, Charles Sobhraj, who was imprisoned at the Tihar Jail. As per the jail’s manual, a typewriter is included in the list of the prohibited items.
  • On 26 November 2011, a case was registered against her in the crime branch of the Delhi Police for improper use of funds meant for the NGOs. The case was registered based on the complaint filed by a Delhi-based lawyer, Devinder Singh Chauhan.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Kiran Bedi’s Salary Salary (as the Governor of Puducherry) 3.5 lakh (as in 2018)
Assets Movable : Banka Balance Worth 2.5 Crore (approx.), Jewellery – A pair of ear tops weighing 5 gm worth 27 thousand. Immovable : 4.76 acre agricultural land worth more than 1 Crore in Village Mirawadi, Taluka Daund Distt. Pune, Maharashtra, 2 acre agricultural land worth more than 50 lakh at Village Siwana, Sub Distt. Bhondsi, Gurgaon, Haryana, 5113 sq.ft industrial plot worth more than 30 lakh at Industrial Development Colony Amritsar, 1938 sq.ft residential flat worth more than 4 Crore (First Floor, 56, Uday Park, New Delhi), 1414 sq.ft residential flat worth more than 1 Crore (Flat No.301, Janki Co-op Group Housing Society, Plot No.7, Sector-22, Dwarka, New Delhi), 3229 sq.ft residential flat worth more than 1 Crore (F-07, Plot No.01, P-7, Builders Area Greater Noida Dist. Gautam Budh nagar, Uttar Pradesh)
Net Worth 11 Crore (as in 2014)

Movable and Immovable Assets

Car Collection – Maruti 800 (Regn. No. DBB239) Model 1985

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite Actor Not Known
Favourite Actresses Not Known
Favourite Film(s) Not Known
Favourite Director(s) Don’t Know
Favourite Food Not Known
Favourite Drink Not Known
Favourite Fruit Not Known
Preferred Outfit Not Known
Preferred Perfume Not Known
Favourite Destination(s) Not Known
Kiran Bedi’s Favourite Colour Not Known
Favourite Musician Not Revealed Yet
Favourite Singer(s) No Such
Favourite Song(s) Not Known
Favourite Sport(s) Lawn Tennis


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Tennis Career

Kiran started her career as a tennis player in 1964 by participating in the national junior lawn tennis championship at Gymkhana in Delhi. Subsequently, she won several tennis championships including, “Junior National Lawn Tennis Championship” (1966), “All-India Intervarsity Tennis Title” (1968), “Northern India Lawn Tennis Championship” (1970, and “National Women’s Lawn Tennis Championship” (1976). She was also a part of the Indian Team which won the “Lionel Fonseka Memorial Trophy” against Sri Lanka in 1973.

Kiran Bedi playing Tennis

Civil Services Career

Kiran was inducted into the Indian Police Service in 1972. She started her police training at Mussoorie’s National Academy of Administration. After the foundation course, she further went for the 9 months training at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. She was the only women in the batch of 80 men and was allocated to the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories) cadre.

Kiran Bedi leading The Delhi Police Contingent

Her first posting was to the Chanakyapuri subdivision of Delhi where she became the first women to lead the all-male contingent of the Delhi Police at the Republic Day Parade in 1975.

Kiran Bedi leading the Republic Day Parade in 1975

In 1978 there were clashes between the Akali Sikhs and Nirankaris. On 15th November 1978, when a group of Nirankari’s collided with the Akali Sikhs near India Gate in Delhi, Bedi deployed a platoon to stop the protestors and prevent violence. She was honoured with the Police Medal for Gallantry by the Indian President in October 1980.

Kiran Bedi being honoured with the Police Medal for Gallantry

In 1979, Kiran was posted to West District of Delhi and there were not enough officers to control the high volumes of crime. Bedi helped reduce the crime in the district by recruiting civilian volunteers in nearby villages, running night patrolling by the civilians and armed policemen, installing the complaint boxes in all the wards, and implementing an open door policy to allow citizens to reach her directly for any complaint. In October 1981, when Kiran was made the DCP (Traffic) of Delhi, she skillfully handled the traffic crises which was caused by the 1982 Asian Games. She coordinated with the Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking, Municipal Corporation, and Development Authority of Delhi to ensure the smooth flow of traffic. Bedi also introduced policies like replacing challans with spot fines for erratic motorists and towing of the improperly parked vehicles. Bedi arranged a fund for traffic guidance materials and educational material worth ₹3,500,000 with the help of sponsors. She introduced four wheelers for the first time to the inspectors working in the traffic unit of the Delhi Police. Kiran acquired the name ‘Crane Bedi’ during her tenure for her unbiased implementation of traffic laws and towing away the then Prime Minister, Indra Gandhi’s, ambassador car for a parking violation.

Kiran Bedi impounded the PMO car

In 1983, she was transferred to Goa for a term of 3 years. It is believed that some senior officers including Indira Gandhi’s aides R. K. Dhawan and Yashpal Kapoor were behind her transfer. In 1986, while she was serving as the DCP of the North District of Delhi, she initiated many detox centres to overcome the drug menace. Before she was transferred to a new post, Bedi, along with a few police officers institutionalized the detox centres as “Navjyoti Police Foundation for Correction, De-addiction and Rehabilitation” and became the General Secretary of the foundation.

Kiran Bedi’s Navjyoti Police Foundation

In 1980, she attracted the ire of the lawyers when she ordered to strike lathi-charge at lawyers and further handcuffed a lawyer, Rajesh Agnihotri, which further enraged the lawyers. Following which the lawyers organised a strike and as a result, the Delhi High Court constituted the Wadhwa Commission to investigate the matter. Kiran was transferred to Mizoram as the Deputy Inspector General (Range) after the Wadhwa Commission censured her.

Kiran Bedi in Mizoram

In 1993, While Bedi was appointed as the Inspector General (IG) to the Delhi Prisons, she introduced various reforms to the Tihar Jail including Vipassana and Yoga sessions in the prison, and vocational training for prisoners. She has been awarded “Ramon Magsaysay Award” and the “Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship” for bringing these improvements.

Kiran Bedi practising Yoga with the inmates of Tihar Jail

Political Career

Kiran entered the politics in 2015 after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Kiran Bedi with Narendra Modi

After joining the party, she was projected as BJP’s Chief Minister candidate for the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. She, however, lost the election to the AAP candidate, SK Bagga, by a margin of 2277 votes from the Krishna Nagar constituency. On 22 May 2016, Bedi was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

Major Designations Held

  • Sub-Divisional Police Officer at the Chanakyapuri Police Station in New Delhi (1975)
  • DCP Delhi’s West District (1979)
  • DCP (Traffic) Delhi (1981)
  • SP (Traffic) Goa (1983)
  • Deputy Commandant- Railway Protection Force in New Delhi (1984)
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Industrial Development (1984)
  • DCP of Delhi’s North District (1986)
  • Deputy Director (Operations) in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Delhi (1988)
  • Deputy Inspector General (Range), Mizoram (1990)
  • Inspector General (IG) of the Delhi Prisons (1993)
  • Additional Commissioner (policy and planning) at the Police Academy, Delhi (1995)
  • Joint Commissioner of Police of Delhi Police (1996)
  • Special Commissioner (Intelligence) of the Delhi Police (1997)
  • Inspector-General of Police in Chandigarh (1999)
  • Appointed the United Nations Civilian Police Adviser (2003)
  • Director General, Home Guards (2005)
  • Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (2007)

Honors, Awards

  • NCC Cadet Officer Award (1968)
  • President’s Police Medal for Gallantry for her role in preventing violence during Akali-Nirankari clashes (1979)
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service (1994)
Kiran Bedi receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award
  • Lion of the Year by Lions Club (1995)
  • United Nations Medal for outstanding service (2004)
  • Mother Teresa Memorial National Award for Social Justice by All India Christian Council for reforms in prison and penal systems (2005)
  • Most Admired Woman in the Country by The Week Magazine (2006)
  • L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Award for social impact (2014)

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Kiran Bedi with her husband, Brij Bedi

Kiran Bedi in her young age
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