Kabir Bedi

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Kabir Bedi (born 16 January 1946) is an internationally acclaimed Indian television and film actor. His film and television career has spanned across India, the United States and many European countries. He is noted for his role as Emperor Shah Jahan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story. He is best known in Europe for playing the pirate Sandokan in mini TV series and for his role as the villainous Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy. He is very popular in Italy in particular, and is fluent in Italian.

Kabir Bedi is still based in India and lives in Mumbai.

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Biography

Early life

Kabir Bedi was one of three children born into a Punjabi Sikh family in India that had devoted itself to India's fight for independence from British colonial rule. His mother, Freda Bedi, later converted to Tibetan Buddhism.[1] His father, Baba Pyare Lal Bedi, was an author and philosopher from the Sikh faith, his clan found its roots with the first Sikh Guru.[2]

Kabir Bedi did his schooling at Sherwood College, Nainital.

Personal life

Bedi married three times and has three children, Pooja, Siddharth and Adam. He was married to Protima Bedi, an Odissi dancer, and their daughter Pooja Bedi grew up to be an actress in Hindi films. She is now a magazine/newspaper columnist[dated info]. Their son, Siddharth, who went to University in the USA, had a long history of schizophrenia and committed suicide in 1997 at the age of 26.

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