Angad Bedi: Journey from a cricketer's son to an established actor

Feb 06, 2019, 20:00 IST
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    Born on February 6, 1983, Angad Bedi is the son of noted Indian cricketer, Bishan Singh Bedi. A true Delhite, Angad finished his schooling from Gyan Bharati School, Delhi and graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. (All photos/Angad Bedi's Instagram account)

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    Angad Bedi, known for his soft-spoken and calm demeanour, is said to be close to his mother, who happens to be the second wife of Bishan Singh Bedi.

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    This picture of Bishan Singh Bedi bears a strong resemblance to Angad. Don't you think so?

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    Angad Bedi was not only an athlete during his teenage years but he even played professionally and participated in the prestigious Ranji Trophy tournament at the age of 16.

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    Angad Bedi, however, did not pursue a career in cricket. He started off as a model and took up a job of an emcee. He made his acting debut with film - Kaya Taran in 2004. Angad worked on the small screen as the host of Extraaa Innings T20 in 2010, and hosted Cook Na Kaho as well as participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 3).

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    We bet you didn't know that Angad was originally meant to be cast in Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkummar Rao's Kai Po Che owing to his great knowledge of cricket. Not just that, the actor was almost about to do Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela. However, things didn't work out and Angad ended up denying the projects.

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    Angad Bedi made his out-an-out Bollywood film debut with F.A.L.T.U, which also starred Jackky Bhagnani and Riteish Deshmukh.

    Pictured: Angad Bedi played Namit Khanna - the bomb defusing expert in Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai.

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    But before that, Angad Bedi became a household name as he hosted Extra Innings, a talk show held during the time of Indian Premier League (IPL). 

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    After F.A.L.T.U., Angad Bedi also starred in yet another multi-starrer Ungli, which featured Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. However, the film didn't do well at the Box Office, neither did any good for the actor's career.

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    However, in 2016, Angad Bedi appeared in critically acclaimed film Pink. It was Shoojit Sircar's production Pink, which saw him play the misogynistic Rajveer Singh, that changed the course of his career, landing him a chance in projects like web-series Inside Edge and Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai and many more.

    Pictured: Angad Bedi with his Pink co-star Amitabh Bachchan.

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    Angad Bedi, who is considered one of the most good-looking men in India, got accolades for his role in Inside Edge. He played the captain of a cricket team who goes through a lot of turmoil.

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    After Pink, Angad Bedi was seen in a brief role in Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan's Dear Zindagi. Post which, he appeared in Tiger Zinda Hai and Soorma.

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    Diljit Dosanjh starrer Soorma was entirely based on the life and struggles of Sandeep Singh which was played by Diljit Dosanjh whereas Angad Bedi played the character of Sandeep's elder brother Bikramjeet Singh.

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    On the personal front, Angad Bedi was earlier rumoured to be dating former Bigg Boss contestant Nora Fatehi, who, coincidentally, celebrates her birthday February 6 as well. Angad Bedi and Nora Fatehi were said to be dating since 2016 for almost a year and a half.

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    The two are spotted together several times and she was usually seen hanging out with his friends - read - Yuvraj Singh and wife Hazel Keech.

    Pictured: Angad Bedi with Hazel Keech and Nora Fatehi party together.

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    Nora and Angad have even walked the ramp together at the Amazon Fashion Week, which sparked rumours that the two are making it official. However, Nora dismissed the rumours saying, the latter is her best friend. While Nora said, "Angad is my best friend and we understand each other well," when IANS asked Angad about their link-up reports, he quickly reacted, "I don't want to comment on that."

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    Angad Bedi and Nora Fatehi had even posted a picture of themselves with his mother, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Atul Kasbekar sparking rumours that they could be tying the knot. However, destiny had its own plans!

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    In 2018, Angad Bedi took the tinsel town by surprise when he and his best friend Neha Dhupia exchanged vows in a private ceremony in New Delhi. Neha and Angad wanted a very intimate ceremony, and so there was not much buzz about it. A few months later, Angad and Neha surprised everyone, yet again, when they announced that they are expecting their first child.

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    Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia are proud parents of baby Mehr Dhupia Bedi. Angad says he is glad that they have "blessings not only from my parents or Neha's parents but also the blessing of Almighty who has put us through this beautiful phase". "It's all about timing and I felt the time was right for both Neha and me to start a family... whenever I used to think of settling down, I couldn't think of anyone else but Neha," he said.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Angad Bedi.

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Angad Bedi, who is well known for his role in the film 'Pink' and 'Inside Edge', turned 36 today. Here's a look at the actor's personal and professional life through a pictorial journey.

 

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