Kabir Bedi

Profession: Supporting Actor , Actor, Guest Appearance
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  • Also Know as :- Kabir Bedi
  • Profession:- Supporting Actor , Actor, Guest Appearance
  • Gender :- male
  • Birthdate:- 16 Jan 1946
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1971
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Kabir Bedi became immortal with his Hollywood connection When Kabir was struggling with insignificant films in Bollywood he was approached by an Italian filmmaker Sergio Sollima, who was making an Italian TV serial Sandokan for European Television. The serial protagonist Sandokan was an Asian prince-turned-pirate who revolts for the freedom of the country. The director was thus looking for an Indian actor, preferably tall, dashing and with bread. Incidentally Kabir Bedi’s Kuchhe Dhaage had just released and Bedi was being applauded for his menacing role of a bandit opposite Bollywood star Vinod Khanna. In addition, Kabir Bedi was winning rave reviews in media about his ruthless role of King Tughlaq. Hence Sergio Sollima, had not much problem signing Bedi for his TV serial in lead role because Bedi was fluent in speaking Italian language too and his personality suited Sandokan’s character to a perfect ‘T’! The serial was released on European TV in 1976. It was just a six part serial but it became a huge hit globally and made Kabir Bedi an International star. Soon Kabir Bedi was flooded by many International TV serials like The Bold and the Beautiful, Vivere, Dynasty, Murder, She Wrote, Magnum, P.I., Hunter, Knight Rider and Highlander: The Series etc. Kabir Bedi became a favorite of Hollywood after he appeared in James Bond film Octopussy. His role of villain's henchman Gobinda became quite famous. His other international films include Columbia Pictures' The Beast of War, Andata Ritorno etc. Kabir Bedi thus became immortal thanks to his Hollywood connection; otherwise Bollywood had ruined his career!

Kabir Bedi came close to theatre at school His father Baba Pyare Lal Singh Bedi, was a Punjabi Sikh and his mother Freda Bedi, was a Britisher but she came to India and became a Gandhian. Both his parents even served jail during Independence revolution. Hence young Kabir was highly patriotic and ardent fan of Gandhiji. Kabir Bedi did his schooling from Delhi Public Boarding School. It was hear he developed passion for theatre and even won prizes and recognition for his acting. Unlike other children who complain about boarding school, Kabir, in contrast, credits his schooling days in boarding as most beneficial as it helped him in developing his interpersonal relationships. It taught him to be self sufficient and confident. For further studies Kabir went to St. Stephens College at Delhi. Kabir Bedi asserts that he owes a lot to St. Stephens because the college exposed him to the countries best teachers and intellectuals. He was member of Debating Society and Social Work Society hence the college sharpened his wit, poise and skills which made him a confident man. It also boosted his general knowledge and verbal communication.

Kabir Bedi has had a scandalous love life Tall and exceptionally handsome Kabir Bedi had a scandalous love life. His love life is studded with many women entering his life and Bedi wedded four times! His first marriage was with famous model and Odissi dancer by profession Protima Bedi who like Kabir Bedi was a bold and broad minded lady. She had once even clicked her nude picture on a beach, a trend unfamiliar in the late 60! Bedi was bowled over by her curvy figure and her daringly wild behavior. The duo married in 1968 and had two children but Kabir Bedi had got bored in the relationship and had got close to Bollywood actress Parveen Babi. Their union became a cause of conflict between Bedi and Protima and in 1973 they divorced. Kabir Bedi married to Nikki Moolgaoker, a British television and radio presenter. They married in 1992 and their relation lasted till 2005. They had no children. Kabir Bedi married third time to British born fashion designer, Susan Humphreys. They have a son Adam who appeared in Bollywood thriller movie Hello? Kaun Hai! Despite failures in love, Kabir Bedi continued his faith in marriage and stunned everybody, including his daughter, actress Pooja Bedi, when he married his girl friend Parveen Dusanj, on his birthday bash on January 16, 2016 at the age of 70! Surprisingly Kabir Bedi invited all his Ex-Wives to attend his fourth marriage!!

Kabir Bedi began his career in advertising While studying at St. Stephen, Kabir had joined Lintas Advertising agency to earn and learn. His Guru at Lintas was the great English Theatre legend Alyque Padamsee and under him Kabir Bedi did many memorable English plays like William Shakespeare's Othello and Girish Karnad’s most successful play Tughlaq, which was adapted by Alyque Padamsee in English and played brilliantly by Kabir Bedi. Film legend O.P.Ralhan discovered Kabir Bedi The play was a huge success and many top film director and producers used to throng Kabir Bedi’s show Tughlaq and one among them was filmmaker O.P.Ralhan, the filmmaker who made Dharmendra, a star with his film Phool Aur Pather and Rajendra Kumar Mr. Jubilee with his film Talash, India’s First Most Expensive Film! O.P.Ralhan had discovered bold and sexy Zeenat Aman at Miss India contest and was looking for an equally dashing and debonair actor, which he found in Kabir Bedi. Thus O.P.Ralhan launched both Kabir Bedi and Zeenat Aman in his suspense thriller Hulchul (1971). Bollywood ruined the talent of Kabir Bedi In the early 70’s Kabir Bedi had a very poor career. In his 16 years in Bollywood from 1971 to 1987 Kabir Bedi did almost 20 films and just two were hits. The hit films were Kuchhe Dhaage (1973) and Nagin (1976) rest all the films were miserable flops likes Rakhi Aur Hathkadi; Sazaa; Daaku; Bullet; Daku Aur Mahatma; The Thief of Baghdad. Hence dejected Kabir Bedi went to Hollywood. Rakesh Roshan revived Kabir Bedi’s career in Bollywood In the 80’s Rakesh Roshan revived Kabir Bedi’s career by giving him a tailor made role in his film Khoon Bhari Maang. The movie was a hit and opened new doors for Bedi. But Bedi was cautious this time and did only those films that exploited his talent to the hilt. Some of his good roles are in films like Yalgaar, Kshatriya, Main Hoon Na, Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, Dilwale, Mohenjo Daro

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