(Last Updated on : 28-07-2014)
Kabir Bedi is one of the pioneer Indian actors, who have achieved fame in the International arena. It has been assumed that Kabir Bedi is renowned for his role in the famous television series Sandokan.
The role of Kabir Bedi has also been appreciated as the Prince Omar Rashid in the TV soap opera, namely, The Bold and the Beautiful. In the films also, Kabir Bedi is still being known for the role of Gobinda in Octopussy and also for the films of the James Bond series.
Personal life of kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi was born in a Punjabi Sikh family. He studied at Sherwood College in Nainital
. The life of Kabir Bedi is quite colourful and interesting. Basically from Mumbai Kabir Bedi spent most of his time in London. Kabir Bedi has been married 3 times and has got several children. He was married to the Late Protima Bedi, the Odissi
dancer. Pooja and Siddharth are two children of the couple. Pooja Bedi
later gained fame as an actress in the Hindi film industry. Nowadays, Kabir Bedi's daughter Pooja Bedi earned repute as a magazine or newspaper columnist. Later on, Kabir Bedi tied his knot with Susan Humphreys. She was a fashion designer who had been born in Britain in the year 1950. Presently, Nikki Bedi, the TV and Radio presenter has been the third wife of Kabir Bedi.
Professional life of Kabir Bedi
If one tracks down the film career of Kabir Bedi, one finds it to be quite significant. In fact Kabir Bedi has acted in more than sixty Bollywood movies for over the last three decades. In films like Kuchche Dhaage, Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, and Khoon Bhari Maang, the audiences have seen some of the outstanding performances of Kabir Bedi. In Yalgar, a film directed by Feroz Khan
, Kabir Bedi acted in the role of a ' Mafia Don'. Kabir Bedi has also performed in the Bollywood epic, the Taj Mahal
. It was done under the direction of Akbar
The most remarkable achievement of Kabir Bedi is playing the role of Sandokan, which brought him both fame and prestige. Sandokan is a Robin-Hood-like pirate of Malaysia. It is the brainchild of the Italian author, namely Emilio Salgari. He is starring in Kamagata Maru, the name of the forthcoming film directed by Deepa Mehta. Amitabh Bachchan
and John Abraham
are the co-actors of Kabir Bedi.
Achievements of Kabir Bedi
In the India International Film Convention, Kabir Bedi has been one of the founding members. He has also been associated with several institutes related to entertainment industry. For instance Kabir Bedi has acquired membership of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the British Equity Actors Union (EQUITY) and the Cine Artists Association of India.
In addition, Kabir possesses Mango Movies Pvt Ltd. It is a company that builds up and develops Bollywood and global 'co-productions' to meet the thirst of the audience scattered through out the world.
In nutshell the filmography includes:
Bewafaa Main Hoon Na (April 30, 2004), Mera Shikar (1988),Daaku (1976),
Kismat(February 20, 2004), Asambhav (1984), Manzilen Aur Bhi Hain (1974),
Rudraksh (February 13, 2004), Aakhri Kasam (1979), Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972),
The Hero (April 11, 2003), Thief of Baghdad (1977), Sazaa (1972), Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (August 23, 2002), Daku Aur Mahatma (1977), Anokha Daan (1972)