Kiran Bedi


Name Kiran Bedi
Place of birth Amritsar , 1949
Family Dad        : Prakash
Mom       : Prem Peshawaria
Sisters    : Shashi(settled in Canada), Reeta (Tennis player,writer),Anu(Tennis player)
Husband  : Shri Brij Bedi, a Textile Engineer in Amritsar.
Daughter : Saina Bedi
    • School  Sacred Heart School , Amritsar


    • Graduation English (Hons.) Government College for Women, Amritsar.
    • Masters in Political Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh (Topped   the University).
    • Law Degree � Delhi University, New Delhi
    • Ph.D  I.I.T., Delhi (Department of Social Sciences) on `Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence’.
    • Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship to write about the work done at Tihar Jail during my tenure as IG (Prisons)


  • Joined Indian Police Service in 1972 (the first woman in India to do so).
  • as Deputy Inspector General (Range) Mizoram.
  • Inspector General of Prisons, of Tihar Jails, Delhi.
  •  Special Secretary to the Lt. Governor of Delhi
  • Joint Commissioner with Delhi Police.
  • Inspector General of Police, Chandigarh.
  • Joint Commissioner of Police (Training), Delhi Police
Other interests Been a National Junior and Senior Tennis Champion and  Asian Tennis Champion.
Community work Regd. (1994)
Books about her
  • “What Went Wrong?”.collection of The fortnightly column written by Kiran Bedi
  • The Motivating Bediby Kiran Bedi
  • It’s Always Possible-by Kiran
  • I  Dare! biography of kiran Bedi by Parmesh Dangwal
  • Kiran Bedi � The Kindly Baton,  by Dr Meenakshi Saksena,
  • It is Always Possible-By Kiran Bedi
  • “Government@net” by Sandeep Srivastava and Parminder Jeet Singh
  • President’s Gallantry Award, 1979
  • Woman of the Year Award 1980 
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1994
  • Lion of the Year, 1995
  • Pride of India, 1999
  • Bharat Gaurav Award, 1999
  • And a lot more……
  • Placed in the 5th  position amongst “Ten Most Admired Indians” as per an exclusive Opinion Poll amongst a list of 100 eminent Indians conducted jointly by  “The Week” dated 10 September 2000.
  • Voted 1st  amongst  “Ten Most Admired Women”   through a nation-wide TN Sofres Mode Poll and published in  “The Week” in its issue dated 15 September 2002
  • To address International Police Chiefs Conference (1992), USA.

  • To attend National Prayer Breakfast with the President of USA in 1995.

  • To attend United Nations WomenConference at BEIJING (1995)

  • Invited to address Prison Governors Association, Annual Conference at Buxton, U.K. March 2000.

  • And a lot more…..

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