Pooja Bedi was born in Mumbai on 11 May 1970. Pooja Bedi is the child of the late Indian classical dancer Protima and international film star Kabir Bedi. Pooja Bedi was brought up in a bohemian progressive artistic  environment. Bedi was given the Buddhist name Karma Saraswati by the Karmapa. Pooja Bedi changed her name to Noorjehan upon marrying Farhan Furniturewalla whom Pooja Bedi met in 1990. Pooja Bedi has two children, daughter Aalia born in 1997 and son Omar, born in 2000. Pooja Bedi and Furniturewalla divorced in 2002. Pooja Bedi loves water sports, chess, reading and travelling.

Pooja Bedi received her basic education at Besant Montessori in Mumbai and later the acclaimed Lawrence School, Sanawar. Pooja Bedi was a member of the debating team, the hockey team, the basketball team and the swimming team. Pooja was an exceptionally bright student and was permitted to sign the school Book of Honour.

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