Angad Bedi

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Angad Bedi
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Bedi at the Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards in 2019
Born
Angad Singh Bedi

(1983-02-06) 6 February 1983 (age 38)[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2004—present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2018)
Children1
Parent(s)Bishan Singh Bedi (father)

Angad Singh Bedi (born 6 February 1983) is an Indian film actor and former model. He made his debut with Kaya Taran in 2004, an adaptation of a Malayalam short story by N. S. Madhavan, Vanmarangal Veezhumpol (When the Big Trees Fall). He has done the film F.A.L.T.U in 2011 and known for his roles in Pink (2016), Dear Zindagi (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).

Early life[edit]

Bedi was born to former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi. Angad Bedi has one elder sister, Neha, and two older half-siblings from Bishan's previous marriage – a half-sister named Gillinder and a half-brother named Gavasinder.[2] He played cricket up to Under-19 level for Delhi. He studied at Gyan Bharati School, Saket, New Delhi and graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.[3][2] Subsequently, he began a career in modelling, and ventured into acting.[4]

Career[edit]

Bedi started his career with the film Kaya Taran, directed by Sashi Kumar in 2004.[5] The film was set against the backdrop of 2002 Gujarat riots against Muslims and 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The film won the Aravindan Puraskaram, given to the best maiden film-maker, for 2004[6] and Bedi's performance in the film was appreciated.[7]

In 2005, he appeared in a cooking show called Cook Na Kaho on Star One as a host. He hosted Extraaa Innings T20 in 2010, a show telecasted in between the match sessions during the Indian Premier League (IPL) along with Ayushmann Khurrana. He appeared as a contestant in Season 3 of Colors' show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. He also hosted the first season of the reality television show Emotional Atyachar on UTV Bindass before being replaced by Pravesh Rana.

He returned to Bollywood in 2011 with the film F.A.L.T.U, directed by Remo D'Souza. Angad is best known for his performances in works such as Ungli (2014) and PINK (2016).[8][9] He was also seen In Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan.[10]

In 2017 he starred as lead in Amazon original series series Inside Edge.[11][12]

He was also a part of the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, the biopic of the Indian Air Force Pilot Gunjan Saxena, where he played the role of her brother as well as the film Soorma, the biopic of Sandeep Singh, the former captain of the Indian Hockey Team, where he played the role of his brother as well.

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Bedi got arrested in a case of allegedly consuming drugs at a rave party at a Suburban Juhu Hotel. He tested positive along with 85 others for the consumption of cannabis and ecstasy[13] and was later released on bail.[14]

Angad Bedi began dating Neha Dhupia while he was in a relationship with Nora Fatehi. Neha eventually got pregnant and the couple decided to get married 3 months into the pregnancy in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on 10 May 2018. The couple have a daughter born on 18 November 2018.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2004 Kaya Taran Preet
2011 F.A.L.T.U Niranjan "Nanj" Nair
2013 Rangeelay Ricky Punjabi language film [16]
2014 Ungli Kalim
2016 Pink Rajveer Singh
Dear Zindagi Sid
2017 Tiger Zinda Hai Namit Khanna
2018 Soorma Bikramjeet Singh
2019 The Zoya Factor Robin Rawal
2020 Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Anshuman Saxena Netflix release due to COVID

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Cook Na Kaho Host [17]
2010 Extraaa Innings T20 Host
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant season 3
2011 Emotional Atyachar Host season 1
2016 24 Dhruv Awasthi [18]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 - Present Inside Edge Arvind Vashishth
2019 The Verdict - State vs. Nanavati Karl Jamshed Khandalavala
TBD Mum Bhai Bhaskar Shetty filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi age and date of birth: All details about the celebrity couple". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "PHOTO: Angad Bedi wishes father Bishan Singh Bedi on birthday". 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Yuvraj Singh bats for Angad Bedi's new movie - Times of India".
  4. ^ "Quick 5 with Angad Bedi".
  5. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Books". www.tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Sashi Kumar". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Angad Bedi does well in Kaya Taran". Rediff. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  8. ^ Rodricks, Allan Moses (16 September 2016). "Angad Singh Bedi: 'Pink is the new black'". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Pink is actually for the men: Angad Bedi". 16 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Angad Bedi to get trained under a professional trainer for Tiger Zinda Hai". Bollywood Hungama. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Angad Bedi reveals he got inspired from MS Dhoni for his role in 'Inside Edge'". Daily News and Analysis. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  12. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (15 July 2017). "Hope someone casts Richa Chadha with me in a film: Angad Bedi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Rave Party: TV Actress Among 86 Tested Positive for Drugs". outlookindia.com. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  14. ^ Jun 26, PTI / Updated; 2012; Ist, 21:26. "Juhu rave party: Fashion designer, cricketer's son seek bail | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are wife and husband now". The Hindustan Times. 10 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Love gets complicated". Hindustan Times. 18 May 2013.
  17. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". www.tribuneindia.com.
  18. ^ "Angad Bedi takes inspiration from the book 'The Power' for his role in 24: Season 2". The Times of India.

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