Kabir Bedi began his career in Indian theatre and then moved on to Hindi films. He is the only international actor from India to have originated from Bollywood, worked in Hollywood, and become a big star in Europe.
An internationally acclaimed Indian actor with over 60 Bollywood films and hits like “Khoon Bhari Maang”, “Kurbaan” and “Main Hoon Na”. He is well-recognized for his role of Emperor Shah Jahan in “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story”.
Popularly recognized in the West for his role as a villainous ‘Gobinda’ in the James Bond film, “Octopussy”, Kabir also played a pivotal role in the Columbia Pictures’ “The Beast of War”, a film on the Russian war in Afghanistan. He is best known in Europe for playing a Pirate in “Sandokan”, a popular TV mini- series. He also starred in “The Bold and the Beautiful”, the second most watched television show in the world.
He has won numerous film, advertising and popularity awards across Europe and India. By decree of the President of the Italian Republic of 2 June 2010, Kabir Bedi was officially knighted. He received the highest ranking civilian honour of the Italian Republic and was bestowed the title of “Cavaliere” (Knight) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.