Rakesh Bedi

  • Actor

Jan 01, 1956  in Delhi, India

Also Known as: Rakesh Kanshi Ram Bedi, Rakkesh Bedi, R. Bedi

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Best remembered for playing the role of Dilruba in DD Metro's comedy series Shrimaan Shrimati, Rakesh Bedi is an Indian film, stage, and television actor who has been a part of the entertainment industry for close to four decades. Born and raised in New Delhi, Rakesh started participating in Mono Acting competition, which sparked his interest in acting. He then went on to work with New Delhi's theatre group Pierrot's Troupe, following which he enrolled himself at the Film and Television Institute of India. In 1979, he made his debut with Hamare Tumhare, playing a supporting role in the Sanjeev Kumar-starrer movie.

Best known for playing supporting roles, mainly comic, Rakesh has movies like Chashme Buddoor, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Pyaar Mein Sauda Nahin, Saath Saath, Ek Jaan Hai Hum, and Sohni Mahiwal to his credit. In 1984, he made his first television appearance with Doordarshan's show Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, following which he featured in shows like Zabaan Sambhalke, Yes Boss, Sumit Sambhal Lega, and Qubool Hai. Some of his other work is seen in movies like Chamatkar, Junoon, Dulaara, Hero No. 1, Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Deewane Huye Paagal, Marigold, and Game Over.
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He is an Indian film, stage and television actor. He is most known for his comedy roles in films such as Chashme Buddoor (1981), the television series, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Shrimaan Shrimati(1995) and Yes Boss (1999-2009). Bedi started his film career as a supporting actor in the 1979 film Hamare Tumhare, starring Sanjeev Kumar, and then went on to act in over 150 films and several TV serials.[1] Some of his most memorable roles were in the 1981 film Chashme Buddoor with Farooq Shaikh, Ek Duuje Ke Liye and Ravi Baswani[2] and in the TV sitcoms Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Yes Boss and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), written by Sharad Joshi and directed by Kundan Shah.[3] He had a significant role in Gulzar's Mere Apne and has acted in a number of Punjabi movies, including Main Tu Assi Tussi.