Veteran actor, Kabir Bedi has been a part of the film industry for more than five decades. He has worked in numerous films and television shows with A-listers. But do you know Kabir had lived as a Buddhist monk when he was a child? Yes, you read that right! In an old interview, the actor had revealed that since his mother was a Buddhist nun, initially, he was ordained to be a monk and that he had lived in a monastery when he was 10 years old.
Speaking with Hindustan Times in 2013, Kabir said because his mother was a Buddhist nun, his head was shaved at a young age, and he was put in a room to make him live a life of a monk. The senior star was quoted as saying, “My mother was a Buddhist nun in Tibet for the last 15 years of her life. I was also ordained a monk in Burma when I was 10. I spent a few months in a monastery as well. My head was shaved, and I was put in a room, had to wear a robe, roam the streets with a bowl to get donations of food from people, and meditate for certain hours in the day. I spent the summer that year as a Buddhist monk.”
In 2021, Kabir released his memoir, ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor’ wherein he poured his heart out and even spoke about his four marriages and affair with Parveen Babi. In an interview, the actor had revealed that all his ex-wives have been his good friends.
On the work front, the 77-year-old actor, who made his Bollywood debut with the film, Hulchal in 1971, has acted in over 60 Indian films. Kabir Bedi is now making his Kannada debut with Sudhir Attavar's film 'Kari Haida? Koragajja'. He would be seen essaying the role of a King in the movie and he is hopeful that the rest of the world will discover the beauty of the film.
He was last seen in Samantha Ruth Prabhu starrer 'Shaakuntalam' where he essayed the role of ancient sage Kashyapa.