|Kabir Bedi Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2¾ in|
|Date of Birth||January 16, 1946|
Kabir Bedi is an Indian actor, television presenter, writer, voiceover artist, and speaker who has established himself as an international artist working in India, the United States, and European countries (especially Italy) in film, television, and theatre. He is known for playing Sanjay Verma in the Indian action thriller film Khoon Bhari Maang, Emperor Shah Jahan in the Indian historical drama film Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, Gobinda in the British spy film Octopussy, and Sandokan in the Italian 6-part television miniseries Sandokan. Kabir Bedi’s film credits also include Hulchal, Kuchhe Dhaage, Ishq Ishq Ishq, The Black Corsair, The Thief of Baghdad, 40 Days of Musa Dagh, Kurbaan, Aatank Hi Aatank, The Return of Sandokan, The Lost Empire, Kranti, Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, Main Hoon Na, Mohenjo Daro, and Dilwale.
Kabir Singh Bedi
Lahore, Punjab, British India (later: Punjab, Pakistan)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kabir Bedi studied at Sherwood College in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Then, he attended St. Stephen’s College in Delhi.
Actor, Television Presenter, Writer, Speaker, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Baba Pyare Lal Singh Bedi (Author, Philosopher)
- Mother – Freda Bedi (February 5, 1911 – March 26, 1977) (Journalist, English teacher at a women’s college in Lahore)
- Siblings – Ranga Bedi (Older Brother) (Tea Planter), Gulhima Bedi (Younger Sister) (Professor)
- Others – Nellie (Maternal Grandmother), Aalia Furniturewalla aka Alaya F (Granddaughter) (Actor), Omar Furniturewalla (Grandson)
Kabir Bedi has been signed with –
- C.D.A. Studio Di Nardo S.r.l., Talent Agency, Rome, Italy
- Bling Entertainment, India
6 ft 2¾ in or 190 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kabir Bedi has dated –
- Persis Khambatta
- Protima Gauri (1969-1974) – He got married to model-turned-Odissi-dancer Protima Gauri in 1969 and they were blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Pooja Bedi (b. May 11, 1970) and a son named Siddharth Bedi. Protima Gauri and Kabir Bedi separated in 1974. Their son Siddharth was diagnosed with schizophrenia and died by suicide at the age of 26 in 1997.
- Parveen Babi – Kabir Bedi was once romantically involved with actor and model Parveen Babi.
- Susan-Humphreys (1980-1990) – In 1980, he married British-born fashion designer Susan Humphreys and the duo has a son named Adam Bedi. The couple divorced in 1990.
- Nikki Bedi (1992-2005) – From 1992 to 2005, Kabir was married to British television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi.
- Parveen Dosanjh (2005-Present) – He started going out with British-born producer Parveen Dosanjh in the year 2005 and they tied the knot a day before his 70th birthday in 2016.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Asian and White)
Kabir Bedi is of Punjabi Khatri Sikh descent on his father’s side and has British roots on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
He has been a part of advertisements for brands such as Apollo Tyres, Jindal Panther, Yamaha, DHL, Tanishq, and Parle.
Kabir Bedi Facts
- His mother became the first Western woman to take ordination in Tibetan Buddhism.
- Kabir Bedi was officially knighted on June 2, 2010, by the decree of the President of the Italian Republic and was bestowed the title of “Cavaliere” (Knight) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
- He is well-versed in Hindi, English, and Italian.
- He has supported the anti-Government struggle in Myanmar and has served as an official ambassador of the Burma Campaign UK.
- In 2021, Kabir Bedi started appearing as a contestant on the 6th season of the Italian reality television series Grande Fratello VIP. He was evicted on Day 162.
- Kabir Bedi has been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which is responsible for presenting the Oscar awards).
- In May 2023, Bedi revealed that due to his beard, he got a role in an Italian film as the Italian producers were touring India and were seeking an actor with a beard.
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