Shibani Bedi is an Indian actress and content creator. An online sensation, she is widely known for her character Prabha Didi on Instagram. She is also known for starring in a series of short videos titled “PoV: Your parents found your phone unlocked,” along with Ankush Bahuguna, which went viral on the internet in May 2022.
Shibani Bedi was born on Thursday, 5 June 1986 (age 35 years; as of 2022) in New Delhi, India. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She did her schooling at Manav Sthali School, New Delhi. She pursued a B.A. (Hons.) in philosophy (2004-2007) at Miranda House, Delhi University and PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (2007-2008) at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Shibani’s father’s name is Arvind Bedi.
Her mother’s name is Varsha Bedi.
She has a brother, Palash Bedi.
She is unmarried.
She started her career in May 2008 when she joined The Asian Age as a sub-editor. In August 2008, she started working at New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) as an assistant output editor. Her work in the organization was to edit videos, record voice-overs, and report cultural events in the city. In January 2010, she got promoted to Associate Output Editor at NDTV. In June 2011, she joined India Today Magazine as a senior sub-editor, where used to write feature stories for supplements. Her stories were mostly about celebrity interaction and current affairs. She also used to write and report for their website and edit and re-write news stories. In January 2012, she started working at Hindustan Times as a senior copy editor. She used to report as well as copy edit, rewrite, and structure content. In August 2014, she started working as a chief sub-editor of online entertainment for NDTV Convergence, a subsidiary of NDTV. In February 2015, she started working as the chief content curator at Hindustan Times.
In November 2015, she was hired as the editor for the website Vagabomb, owned by ScoopWhoop Media Pvt Ltd. She also wrote and edited content where feminist stands were pointed out on the website. In August 2016, she started working as a video content and actor consultant at Times Internet. She started working as the chief copy editor at Idiva and also used to write scripts and perform video content on Idiva, MensXp, and Indiatimes.
In 2008, she appeared in the television show Kuch Iss Tara.
Shibani made her debut in 2015 with the Gujjar Hindi film Tau Jhagdu as Mot
Later, she appeared in various Hindi Films like Mantra (2017), Why Cheat India (2019), Bharat (2019), Flight (2021), and Hum Do Hamare Do (2021). She has done small roles in films like Rang De Basanti (2006) and No One Killed Jessica (2011). She has appeared in various short films like Dark Brew (2017), Pride (2018), and Pride _ Love on the Rocks (2019).
She made her digital debut with the YouTube series Baked (2016) in which she played the role of an angry girlfriend.
She has appeared in TV series including Dilliwood (2017) and Dude (2021).
Shibani became popular after she started uploading videos on social media and played the character of Prabha Didi. She posted various videos in collaboration with Ankush Bahuguna. Some of their famous videos are Almost, When You Wanna Lay But You Can’t Say, Couples In Wedding Films, and Types Of Couples During Diwali.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- She has a tattoo on her left arm and ‘Bloody but unowed’ inked on the inside of her right bicep and a tattoo inked on her left arm.
- Since childhood, she was interested in dancing and acting.
- In an interview, she said that she worked in a 9 to 5 job for a few years, but that was never her dream. She wanted to do acting and modelling for which she even joined theatre for a few years. In an interview, she talked about how theatre has changed her life and said,
Acting came as a magical-floating tube in my river-raft kind of life that saved me and kept me afloat in my endless abyss of self doubt and confusion. It has given me shelter and refuge, when I was on the run from being who I am, or trying to figure out my place in the scheme of things. The ability to act has given my angst, sorrow, happiness, desolation, meaninglessness, and energy, a sense of purpose and expression. It has given me the strength to say things that I might never have had the courage or the cockiness to express.”
- In an interview, she said that she worked hard to become an actress and that being an online content creator is not the only thing that has helped her. In the interview, she further said,
I don’t know what particularly works for people to get into OTT platforms and I know that if you are a good actor and you crack an audition, your online presence helps. Channels narrow down to taking you as opposed to a social media celebrity, but as I said there are no rules, sometimes they actually prefer not taking popular faces as long as you are a good actor.”
- In an interview, she said that when she was doing her first film Tau Jhagdu, the name of her character was changed from Chidiya to Moti because she was really fat at that time.