KABIR BEDI Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Kabir Bedi was born on January 16, 1946 into a Punjabi Khatri-Sikh family in Mumbai (India).


He married three times with numerous children. He was married to the late Protima Bedi, an Odissi dancer, and their daughter Pooja Bedi was an actress in Hindi films and now is a magazinenewspaper columnist. Their son Siddarth who had been doing well at University in the USA had a long history of schizophrenia and tragically committed suicide in 1997 at the age of 26.


As his marriage with Protima began to break up he started a relationship with the late Parveen Babi. They never married. He later was married to British born fashion designer Susan Humphreys (born in 1950) but this marriage also ended in divorce.He was also linked with Sonu Walia, a former Miss India.


Bedi has acted in over 60 Bollywood films, with starring roles in Kuchche Dhaage, Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, and Khoon Bhari Maang. He also played a Mafia Don in Feroz Khan’s Yalgar.


In the James Bond film Octopussy, he played Gobinda, the villain who battled Roger Moore from start to finish. In Europe, his greatest success was the title role in “Sandokan”, a record-breaking Italian-German-French television series, the saga of a romantic Asian pirate and freedom fighter during British colonial times. Many also saw Bedi as Prince Omar in the TV series


He is currently starring in Deepa Mehta’s next film, Kamagata Maru with Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham.