Actor-villain Ranjeet Singh is well known for his acting skills. The iconic baddie of the ’70s and ’80s, Ranjeet, garnered fame by doing infamy scenes on screen. He has a weird record of doing 350 rape scenes in the films. He is said to have directed two films in the 90s, “Ghazab Tamasha” and “Kaaranama”.
His real name is Gopal Bedi, besides acting in Hindi films, he has appeared in a television serial “Aisa Des Hai Mera” and Punjabi films. He was a good football goalkeeper during his college days.
Ranjeet wanted to join the AirForce and was training at the National Defence Academy, but he was dismissed after he fell in love with the trainer’s daughter. It was this rebuttal that pushed him into films.
Ranjeet came across Ranjit Singh (Ronnie) in Rajasthan and became his good friend. Ronnie knew someone from the film industry, and he advised Ranjeet to work in Hindi Cinema.
Ranjit lied to his mother and reached Mumbai. After arriving in Mumbai, Ronnie introduced him to many people in the film industry. He became familiar with several people in the film industry.
Ranjeet had to wait for a long time to make his debut in ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ and ‘Sawan Bhadou’. His intensity, tenacity, hard work, grit and determination towards his passion paid off when he became a leading villain in the seventies and early eighties.
He has almost completed 50 years in the film industry. Now, Ranjeet seldom appears in movies but he still has that villainous charm in his acting that can compel millions of people to see him in the films.
Ranjeet Singh appeared in Housefull 2 directed by Sajid Khan. Ranjeet says that he never got the number of compliments that he got in Housefull 2 for his acting skills. Despite being extremely talented and one of the most famous villains of the 70’s, Ranjeet did not receive any major awards.
“I wasn’t good-looking like the heroes. But I had a good physique being a goalkeeper. I was like a panther,” beams the 60-plus who’s called Goli by friends. “My producers repeated me. I enjoyed my work,” says Ranjeet.
It is said that Ranjeet has never hurt a fly in his entire life but he ruthlessly treated women on screen. The actor is a staunch vegetarian, and he never drinks and smokes.
When his family members got to know about his role in the films, they began to cry and got angry with him. Although he never did positive roles, people loved him more as a villain. Women and girls used to hate him in a negative role, but he is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors at present.