Date of Birth :
June 9, 1949 (age 62)
Birth Place :
Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Father : Prakash Peshawaria
Mother : Prem Peshawaria
Ph.D. In Social Science from the Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
First Indian IPS officer, Kiran Bedi has always been known as a woman of substance and will power. A close associate of Anna, she has played an active role in the entire Jan Lokpal movement. She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970-72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar. In July 1972, she joined the Indian Police Service., she carried out several reforms. She also served as Director General of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development.
In 2007, she took voluntary retirement to undertake newer tasks in life. After retirement, Kiran Bedi launched a new website, www.saferindia.com which aimed at helping people whose complaints were not accepted by the local police. This project is undertaken by the non-profit, voluntary and non-government organization she founded, the India Vision Foundation.
Married to Brij Bedi in 1972, a textile machine manufacturer.
Kiran Bedi is one of the prominent members of the Anna Hazare team which is on a nationwide protest against corruption and is urging the government to enact the LokPal Bill and has conducted numerous protests and demonstrations throughout the country
Awards & Honours :
Honours, Awards and International Recognition