Protima Bedi

Indian Model
Born Oct 12, 1948

Protima Gauri Bedi was an Indian model turned Odissi exponent. In 1990, she established 'Nrityagram', a dance village near Bangalore.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Protima Bedi.


1948 Birth Born on October 12, 1948.
1953 4 Years Old In 1953, her family moved to Goa, and in 1957 to Bombay. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old …  She married Kabir in 1969 and had two children - Pooja Bedi and Siddharth Bedi.
1974 25 Years Old In 1974, she came into the news for streaking during the daytime for the launch of the Bollywood magazine, Cineblitz at Juhu Beach in Bombay.
1975 26 Years Old In August 1975, at the age of 26, an Odissi dance recital completely changed her life when she ran into the Bhulabhai Memorial Institute by chance, and saw two young dancers giving an Odissi performance. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old After her separation from Kabir Bedi in 1978, she was looking for an anchor and she found it in her dance. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old Meanwhile, in 1992, she appeared in Pamela Rooks's English film, Miss Beatty's Children. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Protima's son Siddarth who was suffering from schizophrenia, committed suicide in July 1997, while he was studying in North Carolina, this changed the course of her life irrevocably, as in early 1998, she announced her retirement and changed her name to Protima Gauri, soon she started travelling in the Himalayan region, starting with Leh.


1998 50 Years Old Died on August 18, 1998.
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