Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(January 16, 1946–     ): Tall, deep-voiced veteran Indian actor who portrayed Gobinda, bodyguard and chief henchman of Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) in Octopussy.

A native of Lahore, Punjab, Bedi made his film debut in director Surendra Mohan’s Seema (1971). He made his English language debut opposite Bond players Britt Ekland and Lana Wood in James Polakof’s Satan’s Mistress (1982), followed by the warmly received war drama Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982), in which Bedi starred as Armenian resistance leader Gabriel Bagradian. Since Octopussy, Bedi has worked constantly in Bollywood films, as well as such international titles as The Beast of War (1988, released in the US as The Beast), Beyond Justice (1991), and The Broken Key (2017).


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