Narendra Bedi

Narendra Bedi (1937-1982) was a Bollywood director and son of the writer Rajinder Singh Bedi. He is most known for hits movies like Jawani Diwani (1972) starring Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bhaduri, Rajesh Khanna starrers Bandhan and Maha Chor , and Amitabh Bachchan starrers Benaam (1974) and Adalat (1977) and the comedy film Rafoo Chakkar.[2][3]

Narendra Bedi
Born1937 (1937)
Died(aged -1983–-1982)
Years active1965 - 2004
Notable work
Maha Chor
Jawani Diwani
Rafoo Chakkar
Children3, including Rajat Bedi (son)
Manek Bedi (son)
Ila Bedi Dutta (daughter)

Personal lifeEdit

Narendra Bedi was the son of famous Urdu writer and screenwriter Rajinder Singh Bedi. He received a degree in Arts from University of Mumbai,[4] and thereafter started his career by joining the film production team of G. P. Sippy, who later produced Bedi's debut film, Bandhan (1969), starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz.[3]

His films were either in romantic comedy genre like that of Jawani Diwani, Dil Diwana, Rafoo Chakkar, Sanam Teri Kasam or were of action genre like Maha Chor, Khotey Sikkay, and had music by R.D. Burman. His film Sanam Teri Kasam fetched R.D.Burman his very first Filmfare Best Music Director Award.[5] His only flops in his career as directors were Dil Diwana, Kacche Heere and Aakhri Sangarsh.[6]


  1. ^ "Narendra Bedi". Theiapolis. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ Kiran Kumar (2014). Movie Magic. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-4828-2234-2.
  3. ^ a b Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9.
  4. ^ then University of Bombay
  5. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  6. ^ Shakti Shetty (25 June 2012). "Behind every successful hero is a woman with a pen". Mid DAY. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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