Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi
  • Founder and Secretary-General
    India Vision Foundation

Master's and Doctorate degrees in Law. Nehru Fellow. India's first and highest-ranking woman officer joining the Indian Police Service in 1972. More than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management. Police Adviser to the UN Secretary-General, Department of Peace Keeping Operations, UN, New York. Represented India at forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms, and women's issues. Anchors radio and television shows. Columnist. Founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation, which reach out to thousands of underserved children, women and men in the areas of education, vocational skills, environment, counselling and healthcare. In the vanguard of India Against Corruption, a nationwide movement. Author of numerous books, including autobiography, I Dare. National and Asian tennis champion. Recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award and other decorations.