Ranjeet Bedi (born Gopal Bedi; 12 September 1941) popularly known simply as Ranjeet, is an Indian actor and film director born in Jandiala Guru near Amritsar (Punjab), best known to work in Bollywood.[1][2][3] He has played mostly character roles, with roles as the villain dominating his over 200 Hindi films. Ranjeet played a positive character throughout on the TV series Aisa Des Hai Mera.[4] He has also worked in a number of Punjabi films such as Rab Ne Banayian Jodiyan and Man Jeete Jag Jeet.[5]

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Ranjeet in May 2019
Gopal Bedi

(1941-09-12) 12 September 1941 (age 80)
Other namesRanjeet Bedi
Years active1970–2019
Spouse(s)Aloka Bedi
Children2 Devyanka Bedi & Jeeva


Ranjeet's real name is Gopal Bedi. Besides acting in over 200 Hindi movies, he has also done a television serial Aisa Des Hai Mera and Punjabi films. He shot to fame after playing a negative role in the film Sharmeelee. Sunil Dutt had recommended his name after liking his performance in Sawan Bhadon and Reshma Aur Shera. Ranjeet had come to Mumbai to play the lead role in Zindagi Ki Rahen, which was shelved. He went ahead to establish himself as a leading villain in the seventies and early eighties. In personal life, he is a vegetarian and non-smoker.[4]







  1. ^ Singh, Nonika (1999) "Ranjeet's triple love Archived 5 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine", Tribune India, 26 March 1999, retrieved 2010-08-24
  2. ^ Sharma, Vinay S. (2006) "Skeletons in the cupboard? Archived 3 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine", Times of India, 13 March 2006, retrieved 2010-08-24
  3. ^ "Down memory lane with screen baddie Ranjeet Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine", Oneindia.in, 11 June 2009, retrieved 2010-08-24
  4. ^ a b KRISHANGI SINGH (16 October 2014). "Much feared, much applauded". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 November 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Ranjeet: After my first negative character, I was thrown out of my house". The Indian Express. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "I want my son to be a hero onscreen: Ranjeet". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Ranjeet as the new villain in 'Trideviyaan' - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 January 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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