actor who is a household name in this country
is the dashing and debonair Kabir Bedi whose
talent won recognition even in far - off
Italy when he starred as a swashbuckling
adventurer in the film 'Sandokan' and, more
recently as the suave yet gentle, Prince Omar
in 'The Bold and the Beautiful'!
Amitabh, he established himself as an actor
of merit even while at school. In his role as
Mark Antony in the play 'Julius Caesar' in
1961 his performance has been described as
'one marked by sincerity and nobility' and
like Amitabh he won the Kendal Cup for
dramatics for his portrayal of Mark Antony.
also made forays in to the world of writing
and for his pains and obvious linguistic
abilities, he won an English prize in class
10 and also first prize for his essay
'Religion is the opium of the people.'
Earlier he was commended for his essay 'South
Africa and the Commonwealth.' We find that he
was a guest writer in a literary effort, a
magazine which seems to have met a speedy
end, as no other evidence of its existence
can be found.
proved to be a good debater and in 1961 he
was the assistant secretary of the debating
was also an athlete of great promise, winning
places in the 100 metre hurdles, high jumps
and the marathons.