Monica Bedi started her career as an actress in Bollywood films during the mid-nineties
Monica Bedi forayed into Telugu filmdom with 'Taj Mahal' which was directed by the legendary D Rama Naidu
During the 90s she acted in several Bollywood films opposite some of Bollywood's leading actors
However, Monica Bedi has stayed away from Bollywood for a long time now. The reason? Her personal life became a matter of national interest
Right at the peak of the career, Monica Bedi was rumoured to be in a relationship with underworld don and gangster Abu Salem. She and Abu both ran away and were absconding for a long time
Monica Bedi and Abu Salem were arrested in Portugal and deported to India
Even though Abu Salem is still serving time, Monica Bedi was acquitted and is leading a life away from crime and the underworld
Apart from Hindi, Monica Bedi has also acted in a few regional films. Her debut vehicle in Bollywood was 'Surakhsha'. She has also starred in the film 'Jodi No 1' with Sanjay Dutt and Govinda
In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld Monica Bedi's conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served
Monica Bedi even did a stint on the reality show 'Bigg Boss' in its second season. It was during this show that fellow inmate Rahul Mahajan expressed an interest in pursuing a romantic relationship with her
However, nothing materialised between Monica Bedi and Rahul Mahajan. Monica, was also a part of the dance-reality show 'Jhalakk Dikhhla Jaa'
Today Monica Bedi is a part of the glamour world, but has not found the same adulation and fame that she had in the 1990s
Monica Bedi, revealed in an interview that her mother suffered a paralytic attack when she was in jail, but today she has helped her mum get back on her feet and ensures that she follows a healthy routine
Monica Bedi has also tried her hand at doing television shows. This picture was taken at the airport, when she bumped into veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty
Monica Bedi, who has roots in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, has also worked in Punjabi films
Monica Bedi captioned this image, "Lazy morning selfie. Lemme sleep (sic)
Monica Bedi wrote the following regarding this post, "When I feel about wearing something ethnic (sic)"
A fitness fanatic, Monica Bedi posted the picture of her working out at the gym. She wrote, "For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about an inner happiness and an overall well-being (sic)"
We think Monica Bedi has totally nailed the airport look!
Monica Bedi has led a a controversial life, but now her imprisonment and affair with gangster Abu Salem are all behind her and she is hoping to start her new innings in showbiz