Kabir Bedi is an international actor, celebrity presenter, producer, writer, a Knight of the Italian Republic and a voting member of the Oscars Academy. He has blazed new trails by having simultaneous careers on 3 continents in film, television and theatre, in multiple languages.
Among his many avatars, Kabir also spent 5 years in advertising with multinationals, Lowe Lintas and Ogilvy & Mather, creating landmark commercials as their film chief.
The theme of risk and responsibility has been central to Kabir’s life. He went from a secure job in a corporate world and took the path less travelled into the unpredictable world of performing arts. (Film, TV and Theatre.)
He credits his international success to responsible risk-taking. Keeping alive a career on 3 continents has been Kabir’s biggest achievement. Moving strategically between Bollywood, Hollywood, Pinewood and Europe he has kept his brand alive by learning to recognize the right opportunities at the right time. As he says, “Opportunities don’t come with a marching brass bands, you have to learn how to recognize them. Your survival depends on it.”
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After his early successes, which made him a star in Europe, he chose not to rest on his laurels, pushing further west to make a mark in Hollywood. He played the villain in the James Bond film, ‘Octopussy’, acted in over a dozen of US T.V series including the ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ watched in 146 countries. At the same time his Bollywood career has endured for decades.
He shares the many lessons he has learnt, his failures, how he overcame them and his triumphs.