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Ranjeet in 2013
Born Gopal Bedi
(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 69)
Jandiala Guru, Amritsar, Punjab
Nationality Indian
Other names Ranjeet
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–present

Gopal Bedi (popularly known by screen name Ranjeet (Punjabi: ਰਣਜੀਤ), and also known as Goli) 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 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, non-smoker and teetotaller. [5]

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, Zalim the character name was Ranjeet.




  • Ghazab Tamasha (1992)


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