Kiran Bedi


“I take is in stride, Although I feel content with all that I have, I have never rested on my past laurels, simply as I feel that there is a lot of look ahead and the grand finale is yet to come.” - Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi, Ph.D, is India’s first and highest ranking (retired in 2007) woman officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her experience and expertise include more than 35 years of tough, innovative and welfare policing.

Truly an iconic Figure, She was the first Indian woman to join the Indian Police Services. Born on June 9, 1949 at Amritsar in Punjab, She is one of the most renowned police officers, who have put in their wholehearted effort in serving the society. Recently she is playing a prominent role with Anna in His Crusade against Corruption and Lokpal Bill.

She has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She has represented India at the United Nations, and in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues.

She has also been a National and an Asian Tennis champion.

Recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize), and several other decorations, Dr. Bedi is an author of several books, anchors radio and television shows and is a columnist with leading newspapers and magazines. She is a sought after speaker on social, professional and leadership issues.

She is the founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation, which reach out to over 10,000 beneficiaries daily, in the areas of drug abuse treatment, schooling for children of prisoners, in addition to education, training, counseling, and health care to the urban and rural poor.

Kiran Bedi has been voted as India's most admired woman and fifth amongst all Indians.