Born in India and brought up in Norway, Monica Bedi is a Bollywood actress and ex-girlfriend of gangster Abu Salem. He used his influence in Bollywood to get her acting roles in Bollywood productions. Their companionship was an example of the underworld-filmdom nexus between Mumbai and Bollywood.
Surakshaa, Ashique Mastaane, Pyar Ishq aur Mohabbat, Jaanam Samjha Karo, and Jodi No. 1 are some of her more popular films.
Although Bedi had grown up in Norway, she is not a Norwegian citizen. On 2005, her application for a residence permit was rejected by the Norwegian immigration authorities.