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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.
From 1991 to 1994, Bedi worked in Bollywood films, and appeared in many commercials and campaigns. She is best remembered for the Kamasutra condom campaign which she endorsed and used as a vehicle to raise awareness of AIDS.
She appeared in plays such as Carry On Papa, Wow What a Girl and A Bengali Jatra.Pooja made her film debut with Jag Mundhra's 1991 film Vishkanya. She went on to act in her most popular film to date, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) with Aamir Khan and appeared in a few more films such as Lootere (1993) and Aatank Hi Aatank (1995).
In 2000, she complied and edited Timepass, the memoirs of her mother Protima Bedi. She has been a columnist with the Times of India, the Hindustan Times, and MiD DAY newspapers, and has written articles for numerous publications, including L'officiel, Femina and The Week. In 2000 she had a very public tiff with Amitabh Bachchan.
She has hosted celebrity talk shows since 2004, one of which, formerly titled Not just Page 3 was later known as Just Pooja. It was broadcast on zOOm. This show went on to win multiple awards.
In 2007, she participated in Jhalak Dikhlaja on Sony Entertainment Television and has since taken up Latin American ballroom dancing. She later performed with her choreographer/partner Hanif Hilal at events and functions all across the globe. She took part in Nach Baliye (Season 3) on Star Plus and Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors channel. She hosted the Saturday special episode of Bigg Boss season 2 where she interviewed the evicted contestants.
In 2010, she participated in Maa Exchange, the Indian version of "Wife Swap" on Sony Entertainment Television.She has been a brand ambassador for Kaya Skin Clinic, Allergan India and the Country Club (CCIL India). She is currently seen in Bigg Boss Season 5.