Kiran Bedi

Social activist, Organization founder

1949 –

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Who is Kiran Bedi?

Kiran Bedi is an Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service officer. Bedi joined the police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS. Bedi held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007. Bedi was the host and judge of the popular TV series "Aap Ki Kachehri", which is based on real-life disputes and provides a platform for settling disputes between consenting parties.

She has also founded two NGOs in India: the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994. Bedi was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service.

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Born
Jun 9, 1949
Amritsar
Also known as
  • Kiran Peshawaria
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Delhi
    Law
    ( - 1988)
  • Master's Degree, Panjab University, Chandigarh
    Political Science
    (1968 - 1970)
  • PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Social science
    ( - 1993)
Lived in
  • Chandigarh
  • Amritsar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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