Mohini Bhardwaj was born on September 29, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Bhardwaj was a member of the 2004 USA Olympic team where she won a silver medal in the women's artistic gymnastics team competition. Bhardwaj attended UCLA where she competed for the Bruins gymnastics team winning several individuals titles and being named an All-American four times. Actress Pamela Anderson helped support Bhardwaj's gymnastics career after learning of Bhardwaj struggles to make ends meet. Bhardwaj retired from competitive gymnastics in 2005 and now works as a coach at Acrovision Sports Center in Bend, Oregon.
Bhardwaj married Jeff Barry and they welcomed a son in 2009.