17-year-old Bindi Irwin is an international award-winning wildlife conservationist and celebrity who has inherited her father's passion for wildlife and wild places. Born to Wildlife Warriors Steve and Terri Irwin, Bindi was quite literally born on television!
By the age of 9, Bindi had appeared on numerous American chat-shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Oprah and Larry King Live.
In 2007, Bindi launched her clothing range, Bindi Wear International, in Las Vegas, and that same year she was awarded two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Fave Aussie and Biggest Greenie. Also in 2005, Bindi launched her very own TV show, Bindi the Jungle Girl. Bindi won an Emmy in 2008 and was nominated for an Emmy again in 2009.
Known for singing alongside The Crocmen and Jungle Girls, Bindi has performed at special events such as 'G'Day USA' at the Music Centre in LA and the New York City Centre in 2007. In 2008, Bindi won a Logie for 'Most popular new female talent' and in 2009 she was nominated for an ARIA (Australian Record Industry Award).
Both Bindi & Robert Irwin were awarded the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Biggest Greenies in 2009. They accepted this award together and dedicated it to their father Steve, and the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
Bindi has co-created a range of books called Bindi Wildlife Adventures which have been launched in Australia, New Zealand in 2010 and the US in 2011.
Released in early 2010, Bindi played the lead-role in her first full-length feature film, Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove and starred in her first cinema release film Return to Nim's Island in 2013!
2013 marked a huge year for Bindi, with the additional launch of two new television shows, Bindi's Bootcamp and Steve Irwin's Wildlife Warriors - the latter of which she starred alongside Terri and Robert, with the series nominated for a 2013 TV Week Logie Award. Bindi was also nominated for a Logie for Most Popular Female Television Presenter that same year.
In 2014, Bindi was awarded the prestigious Australian Geographic Society’s Young Conservationist of the Year, an honour that she dedicated to her dad.
In 2015, Bindi, Robert and Terri accepted a Queensland Greats Award on behalf of Steve and continue to carry on in his footsteps through work at Australia Zoo and around the world.
Later in 2015, Bindi was a contestant on the hit ABC TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the USA where she captivated audiences with her heartfelt performances alongside dance partner Derek Hough. Her inspirational story and natural talent on the dance floor earned her the Mirrorball trophy, taking out the champion spot and propelling her back into the spotlight globally.
Bindi has dedicated her life to wildlife conservation and inspiring the next generation to make a difference in the world. She is a strong believer in the empowerment of the next generation and looks forward to spreading this message through her international filming work.
The past year of my life has brought much adventure, excitement and happiness and now this month I celebrated another milestone of 17 years on this earth. I was blessed to celebrate my 17th birthday with everyone who came to visit Australia Zoo...
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