Mandira Bedi wears many hats. Over the years, she has reinvented herself from being the lead actress of the iconic TV series "Shanti" to hosting ICC Cricket World Cup for five years, and from being a fashion designer to a fitness icon who inspires fans with workout videos on social media, besides playing strong women on the screen.
The 48-year-old multitalented personality has now headlined for making an addition to her family.
Mandira adopted a baby girl named Tara who joined the clan in July. Sharing a family portrait on Instagram, she wrote, “She has come to us Like a blessing from above Our little girl, Tara. Four years and a bit with eyes that sparkle like stars Sister to her Vir Welcoming her home with open arms and pure love grateful, thankful blessed Tara Bedi Kaushal Became a part of our family on 28th July 2020.”
Back in 2019, Bedi said society always judges a woman if she has a successful career after marriage and motherhood.
The actress, who has a 9-year-old son Vir, said: "Living in Indian society, as a woman you tend to face several stereotypes. When I decided to delay my pregnancy due to work commitments, it was the most difficult decision I had to make. I was looked at differently, and people perceived me as a woman who is career-oriented. You would think that is a good trait to have, but our society thinks differently of a married woman. In fact, even after my child was born, I was always divided between my personal and professional lives."
Mandira, who is married to filmmaker Raj Kaushal for two decades now, mentioned that while facing the struggle in her career was not easy, her constant support system made her deal with all obstacles.
"My only relief was my husband who supported me a lot through this phase and does till date. He takes care of our son so that I can manage my shoots. I think my message to every married woman is to believe in yourself and your capabilities, rather than focusing on societal beliefs and norms. My career has made me into the person I am today. I have struggled and carved my niche in the entertainment industry and I feel very proud of it," shared Mandira.
Besides Mandira, other B-town divas who have adopted girls include Sushmita Sen, Raveena Tandon, and Sunny Leone among others.