Mandira was born in a Punjabi-speaking Bombay-based Bedi family on April15, 1972. Her mom's name is Gita, and her dad's is Verinder. She didher schooling in the Cathedral & John Connon High School, and completedher graduation and post-graduation from St. Xavier's College and SophiaPolytech respectively.
Barely had she started working at Oglivy & Mather Advertising Agency,when she was offered to play a role on the small screen in Shanti. Thisled her to sign up for 'Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thee' also. An Aries, she is passionate about live cricket and was thrilled whenSony Television offered her to compère 'Extra Innnings'. Her appearancein a wide array of designer Sarees glamorized the drab male-dominatedcricket world which eventually led to a rise in viewer-ship. Cricket-obsessed viewers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and othercountries, both male and female, were enchanted with this svelte,fresh-faced, sexy, Saree-clad, and wholesome Indian girl.
Fashion Designer, Satya Paul, designed cricket-themed Sarees, whichincluded one with signatures of cricketers; another one with cricketnewspaper headlines; one with animations of players; one with miniflags of cricket participating nations, which are just a few out of the50 odd ones. Several of these Sarees were auctioned. Mandira married Bollywood Film Director, Raj Kaushal, quite dramaticallyon Valentine's Day 1999, and they live in Bandra, Bombay. She has acted in hubby's movie 'Shaadi Ka Ladoo', and was involved inthe filming of 'Dus Kahaniyan'. She likes doing a variety of screenroles, but prefers glamorized dramas.
She would love to do negativeroles, like the one in 'Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thee', but is toldthat she does not have a face for it. She has appeared in 'FameGurukool', she is the anchor of Set Max's World Cup Cricket 2007, asitcom 'Papa Ban Gaya Hero' amongst others. She became the mother of a baby boy on Father's Day June 19, 2011 atLilavati Hospital, Mumbai at 11:01am. The child, named Vir, weighedapproximately 6lbs. .
|1||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||1995||as Preeti Singh|
|2||42 Kms.||2009||as Sanjana|
|4||Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife||2005||as Renuka Joshi|
|5||Driving Miss Palmen||2000||as Daphne Dekkers|
|6||Dus Kahaniyaan||2007||as Pooja (segment "Matrimony")|
|8||Meerabai Not Out||2008||as Meera A. Achrekar|
|9||Naam Gum Jaayega||2005||as Nalini Sen|
|10||Shaadi Ka Laddoo||2004||as Tara|
|11||24||2013||as Nikita Rai|
|12||Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann||2010||as Herself|
|14||Deal Ya No Deal||2005||as Herself - Host|
|15||Indian Premier League||2008||as Herself - UK Studio Presenter|
|16||Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi...||2000||as Dr. Mandira 'Mona' Kapadia|
|17||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||2004||as Cookie Sharma|