Rakesh Bedi

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Rakesh Bedi
Rakesh Bedi.jpg
Bedi at Zee Rishtey Awards 2010
Born (1954-12-01) 1 December 1954 (age 66)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1979-Present
Spouse(s)Aradhana Bedi

Rakesh Bedi (born 1 December 1954) is an Indian film, stage and television actor. He is majorly known for his comedy roles in films such as Mera Damaad, Chashme Buddoor (1981), the television series like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995) and Yes Boss (1999–2009).

Early life, education and family[edit]

Bedi completed his studies in Delhi. His father Madan Gopal Bedi used to work with Indian Airlines. While Bedi was in school, he used to participate in Mono Acting competitions. Bedi has also worked with the New Delhi theatre group Pierrot's Troupe and studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.[1]

Rakesh Bedi is married to Aradhana Bedi; and is father to Ridhima Bedi and Ritika Bedi.[2]

Career[edit]

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 and Ravi Baswani[3] and Ek Duuje Ke Liye directed by K. Balachander and in the TV sitcoms Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Yes Boss (1999-2009) as Mohan Srivastava, his one of best role and he is much appreciated for this and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), written by Sharad Joshi and directed by Kundan Shah.[4]

He hosted Science with BrainCafé, a science show on ZeeQ, and continues doing theatre in Mumbai.[1] Notably, he played 24 different characters in Vijay Tendulkar's popular one-man play Massage.[5] In 2012, he appeared on his first television drama daily soap, Shubh Vivah.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Hamare Tumhare[7] Sunil
Ahsaas Harry
1980 Bulundi Pawan Bakhri,College Student
1981 Chashme Buddoor Omi
Ek Duuje Ke Liye Chakravarty 'Chakram'
1982 Anmol Sitaare
Saath Saath Rakesh
Yeh Vaada Raha Gogi (Vikram's friend)
Teesri Aankh
Teri Kasam Tony's Friend (who invited Dolly to attend the concert)
Apna Bana Lo Hindle
Pyaar Mein Sauda Nahin
1983 Lovers Fatty
Painter Babu Saajan (Shyam's Friend)
Kalaakaar Chander
Do Gulab
Ek Jaan Hain Hum Mothu
1984 Sohni Mahiwal Salamat
Anand Aur Anand Ravi
Phulwari Pyare
Hum Hain Lajawaab Marorimal Karodimal Thakkatram Makhanwala a.k.a. 'M.G.M.'
1985 Aaj Ka Daur Vinod
Mera Damad Ravi
Jaan Ki Baazi Police Constable Tendulkar
Ram Teri Ganga Maili Piyush
1986 Duty
Saveray Wali Gaadi Prasad
Naseeb Apna Apna Deepak
Dharm Adhikari Lallu
Asli Naqli Sub-Insp. Chamanlal (uncredited)
Main Balwan
1987 Jawab Hum Denge Constable Sher Singh
Dadagiri Roshan B. Singh
Hawalaat Police Constable Handa
Marte Dam Tak
Param Dharam
1988 Shoorveer Natwar (Natwarlal's Son)
Jungle Ki Beti
Ek Hi Maqsad Stage Actor Preetam
Pyaar Mohabbat
Hatya Restaurant Owner
Parbat Ke Us Paar
1989 Naqab Hamza
Kahan Hai Kanoon Government peon
Meri Zabaan Gone
Main Tera Dushman Police Constable Chustiram
Anjaane Rishte Kapil Mohan
Bahurani Shrikanth Choudhury (Madhuri's brother)-(uncredited)
1990 Naaka Bandi Tularam
Amavas Ki Raat
Izzatdaar
Azaad Desh Ke Gulam Daulatram/Havaldar Kulkarni
Police Public Lallulal
Awwal Number TV-spectator in Office with Typewriter
Apmaan Ki Aag Vasu
1991 Jungle Beauty
Pyar Bhara Dil Prakash
Numbri Aadmi Rakesh
Swarg Jaisaa Ghar
Banjaran Sarju
Benaam Badsha Ganpat's nephew
Afsana Pyar Ka Rakesh
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Private Detective
1992 Abhi Abhi College Student
Aaja Meri Jaan Bataklal
Heer Ranjha Lutan
Yudhpath David
Chamatkar Moti
Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj Govind Ahuja (Guddu)
Junoon Himanshu
Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare Pandit Aladdin Jagat Mama
1993 Hasti Changu
Tirangaa Khabrilal
Insaniyat Ke Devta Dholakia
Aankhen Gulshan Kapoor a.k.a. 'Gullu' (uncredited}
Aashiq Awara Gulu .
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Gyani's assistant
Gardish
Hum Hain Kamaal Ke Constable Heera
Aadmi Usmaan
1994 Deewana Sanam
Dilbar Gujariya
Mohabbat Ki Arzoo Anna's assistant
Hanste Khelte Om
Gangster
Zid Pyare Singh
Dulaara Murari Lal
Sholay Aur Toofan
Insaniyat Dead Body (Driver)
Betaaj Badshah Bachchu Lahiri (dance instructor)
Cheetah Lacchoo
Kranti Kshetra
Rakhwale Ahimsa
Aao Pyar Karen Pandit Kashiram
Zaalim Rakesh
Mr. Azaad Police Constable Khotey
Teesra Kaun? Khoka Ganguly
1995 Aaj Ka Maseeha
Ghar Ka Kanoon
Pyar Karnewale Kabhi Kam Na Honge
Vartmaan
Mera Damad Ravi
God and Gun
Bewafa Sanam Prisoner Inmate No. 204
Paappi Devataa
Paappi Farishtey
Takkar Convict Kaku
1996 Daanveer Kalyan's servant
Vishwasghaat Police Constable Lepatakde
Vijeta Madanlal (uncredited)
Megha College student (uncredited)
Vishwasghaat Havaldar Lepatakde
Saajan Chale Sasural Hotel Waiter
Diljale Rajasaheb's Son
1997 Nirnayak
Aakhri Sanghursh
Mere Sapno Ki Rani Gate-crasher
Hero No. 1 Sharma
Bhai Bhai Constable (uncredited)
Suraj Byare Singh/Makhan
Yes Boss Bahadur (watchman)
Vishwavidhaata Johnny
Betaabi Peon at Dayal College
Tarazu Doing Balm Advertisment on Television
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi Ram Babu
1998 Dildaara Dharamveer
Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi
Laash
Phool Bane Patthar Police Constable Chunnu
Mohabbat Aur Jung Saajan
Gharwali Baharwali Chopra
Hatya Kaand
Tirchhi Topiwale
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Makkan (watchman)
Prem Aggan Hiralal
1999 Jaalsaaz
Chandaal Aatma
Manchala
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Salim (driver)
Phool Aur Aag Police Constable Gopi
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin
2000 Glamour Girl Saxena
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Photographer
Baaghi
Hadh Kar Di Aapne Mr. Chelaramani
Aaghaaz Dilip Roy
Beti No. 1 Bachalal
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya Balu (Mohit's Friend)
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Tiklu
Uljhan Shyam
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Vaid ji
Ittefaq Constable Pandit
Deewaanapan Raju (the guide)
Meri Adaalat Natwar
2002 Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Inspector Chaman Lal
Be-Lagaam Banarasi Babu with Tanveer Zaidi
Yeh Mohabbat Hai Chacha
Om Jai Jagadish Ram Prasad a.k.a. 'RP'
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Murari's opponent
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins...
Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji Poptallal
Raja Bhaiya Dr. Chandula Chatterjee
2004 Suno Sasurjee Mrs. Gunkari's Advocate
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Ghodbole
2005 Vaada Advocate Saxena
Deewane Huye Paagal Gullu Mulchandani
The Film Music Director Pappi Da
2006 Rehguzar Big B
Mere Jeevan Saathi Mac
Jigyaasa Ashok Kumar Shaayar
Tom, Dick, and Harry Happy Singh
Phir Hera Pheri
Sarhad Paar Dhola Singh
2007 Main Rony Aur Jony
Good Boy, Bad Boy Mr. Prem Malhotra
Marigold Manoj Sharma
2008 Don Muthu Swami Shikharchand
Khallballi: Fun Unlimited
2009 Jai Veeru Motel Manager
Anubhav Film Producer
Aagey Se Right Police Commisioner Digvijay Mathur
Love Ka Taddka Jhula Ramani
2010 The Camp Jarnail Singh
Prem Kaa Game Roopchand Rathod
2011 Naughty @ 40 Dayashankar
Chaloo Tunnaswami
One Room Kitchen Gujrati Broker Marathi film
2012 Delhi Eye
Kevi Rite Jaish Daulatram Chainani Gujarati film
Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai Monty
2013 Rabba Main Kya Karoon Sneha's Father
2014 Dil Ka Sauda
2015 Downtown Car Salesman
Thoda Luft Thoda Ishq Boss
Chehere: A Modern Day Classic Chef,Cook
Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat
Hum Sab Ullu Hain Harshal Mehta
2016 Chipku
2017 Muskurahatien Prof Tharaki
Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai
Game Over Seth Girdharilal
2018 Rashtraputra Dr.Daruwala
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike[8] Pakistani Intelligence Officer
Triple Seat Marathi film
2020 Sab Kushal Mangal Kamta Prasad
Indoo Ki Jawani Prem
Coolie No. 1 Driver

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984-1985 Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi Raja[9]
1992-93 Yeh Duniya Ghazab Ki Nihal
1993–94 Zabaan Sambhalke[10] Paploo
1994-99 Shrimaan Shrimati Dilruba Jarnail Singh Khurana[7]
1995 Rahat Rakesh
1996 All The Best Thief
1998–1999 Jaane Bhi Do Paro[11]
1998-2001 Hum Sab Ek Hain Mohan Khachroo
1999-2009 Yes Boss Mohan Srivastava
1999-2000 Gubbare
2007 F.I.R. Various Characters
2010 Ring Wrong Ring Late Dinanath Chouhan
2015-2016 Sumit Sambhal Lega Satbir Ahluwalia
2015–present Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai![10] Bhoorey Lal
2016 Khidki Boss of Aloknath Tripathi
2016–2017 Y.A.R.O Ka Tashan Professor Govardhan Aggarwal
2020- Present Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Boss of Taarak Mehta

For Doordarshan 1 Guniram 2 Samjhe Piaro Telefilm Tara (TV series) Dany Koka

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Film Title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Dumbo Danny DeVito Max Medici Hindi English 2019 2019

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Serial Outcome
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Yes Boss Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A perfect comic timing". Deccan Herald. 17 February 2013. Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Uri is a hit!". Rediff.com. 17 January 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Farooque Sheikh wishes 'Chashme Baddoor' team all the best". The Times of india. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original on 27 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. ^ "The buffoon gives a social 'massage'. Henna Rakheja". Deccan Herald. 19 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  5. ^ "One-man show". 15 February 2013. Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Rakesh Bedi gets 'serious' for Shubh Vivah". Hindustan Times. 9 February 2012. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Sanjeev Kumar's greatness lay in the fact that he never tried to impress people, says Rakesh Bedi". Hindustan Times. 21 September 2018. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Theatre was and will remain my first love: Rakesh Bedi". Hindustan Times. 23 July 2018. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Oberoi Films wins 'Yeh Jo Hain Zindagi' rights legal battle". Indian Television Dot Com. 30 August 2001. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Rakesh Bedi: Humour changes its pace with time but good humour remains timeless". National Herald. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Tribuneindia... Film and tv". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2020.

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