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Ranjeet in May 2019
Gopal Bedi

(1942-11-12) 12 November 1942 (age 76)
Other namesRanjeet
Years active1970–present

Gopal Bedi (popularly known by his screen name Ranjeet; born 12 November 1942) is an actor in Indian films and television, born in Jandiala Guru near Amritsar (Punjab).[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.


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]

In more than 25 films, like Bandhe Haath, Aamir Garib, Haath Ki Safai, Himlay Se Ooncha, Doti Lota Aur Chapati, Gumraah, Bundalbaaz, Dharam Veer, Chalta Purza, Bhookh, Rakhi Ki Saugandh, Namak Halal, Takkar, Teesri Ankh, Humse Hai Zamana, Shapath, Jagir, Geraftar, Meri Zaban, Zimmedar and Zalim, the character's name was Ranjeet.




  • Ghazab Tamasha (1992)



  1. ^ Singh, Nonika (1999) "Ranjeet's triple love", Tribune India, 26 March 1999, retrieved 2010-08-24
  2. ^ Sharma, Vinay S. (2006) "Skeletons in the cupboard?", Times of India, 13 March 2006, retrieved 2010-08-24
  3. ^ "Down memory lane with screen baddie Ranjeet", Oneindia.in, 11 June 2009, retrieved 2010-08-24
  4. ^ a b KRISHANGI SINGH. "Much feared, much applauded". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "I want my son to be a hero onscreen: Ranjeet". The Times of India.

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