Kiran Bedi is India’s highest ranking IPS woman officer. She is also a social militant who was born on June 9, 1949 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. She joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in year 1972 and became the very first woman to become an IPS officer and retired in December 2007. Kiran got the Bachelor of Arts degree from the Government College for Women in Amritsar. Then she receives a Master’s degree with the course, Political Science in Punjab University located in Chandigarh. Later, she took up Bachelor of Laws at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Then she got a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences in the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Kiran's popularity increased immensely after she decided to host and judged the popular reality-justice show,
Aap Ki Kachehri
Kiran Ke Saath on STAR Plus channel. This program is based on real-life incidents and conflicts which endow a platform for resolving disputes on consenting individuals. Kiran was also the founder of the India’s NGOs, Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation and the India Visio Foundation. In 1994, she received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for serving the government.
Megan Doneman, an Australian filmmaker has produced a non-fiction film about the life of Kiran Bedi. The title of the film was, Yes Madam, Sir which was screened in several film festivals around the whole world. Her critic was the famous English actress, Dame Helen Lydia Mirren. Kiran attended the screenings of the film that was held in Dubai, Adelaide and Toronto. The film was awarded as the Best Documentary which includes a $100K cash award. Probably, it is the biggest price that was given for a documentary in any of the film festivals in United States. It also got the Social Justice Award with a $2500 cash award.
In 2010, she along with many others formed the IAC or the India Against Corruption, an anti-corruption movement from India. In November 2013, she quits from the IAC. Later, she launched her website, with an aim to help those individuals whose protests are not being acknowledged by the local police.
Kiran was also starred in the inspirational movie, Carve Your Destiny which was directed by
. She received various awards for her outstanding performances and public service such as President’s Gallantry Award, Asia’s Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control, International Woman Award, Pride of India Award, Woman of the Year Award, United Nations Medal, FICCI Award, Pride of Punjab, STAR Parivaar Award, The 9th Annual Academy Award, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service and a lot more.