|Years active 1933–1984|
Died 1984, Mumbai
Name Rajinder Bedi
|Full Name Rajinder Singh Bedi|
Born September 1, 1915 (1915-09-01) Sialkot, Punjab, British India
Occupation Novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter,
Awards 1959 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award:Madhumati (1958) 1971 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award:Satyakam (1969) 1965 Sahitya Akademi Award
Books I Take this Woman, Ordained by Fate
Children Narendra Bedi, Rajkumar Bedi
Movies Dastak, Madhumati, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Garam Coat, Abhimaan
Similar People Narendra Bedi, Bimal Roy, Rehana Sultan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Ritwik Ghatak
Parents Seva Dai, Hira Singh Bedi
Toote huye khwabon ne shri rajinder singh bedi a tribute on his centenary 2015
Rajinder Singh Bedi (Punjabi: ਰਾਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੇਦੀ, Urdu: راجندر سنگھ بیدی, Hindi: राजिंदर सिंह बेदी ; September 1, 1915 – 1984) was an Urdu writer of the progressive writers' movement and a playwright, who later became a Hindi film director, screenwriter and dialogue writer.
- Toote huye khwabon ne shri rajinder singh bedi a tribute on his centenary 2015
- Dr rajinder singh bedi interviewed by ndtv
- Early life
- Literary awards
- Work on Rajinder Singh Bedi
As a screenwriter and dialogue writer, he is best known for Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films Abhimaan, Anupama and Satyakam; and Bimal Roy's Madhumati. As a director he is known for Dastak (1970), starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rehana Sultan and Phagun (1973), starring Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Jaya Bhaduri and Vijay Arora.
Bedi is considered one of the leading 20th century progressive writers of Urdu fiction, and one of the most prominent Urdu fiction writers. He is most known for "disturbing" Partition of India tales.
Dr rajinder singh bedi interviewed by ndtv
Bedi was born in village Dalleki in Sialkot district, Punjab, now in Pakistan, to Hira Singh Bedi and Seva Dai. He spent his early years in Lahore, where he received his education in Urdu, as it was common to most Punjabi families, though he never graduated from a college.
His first collection of short stories, Daan-O-Daam (The Catch), featuring his prominent story "Garam Coat" (Warm Coat) was published in 1940. In 1942, he published his second collection of short stories, Grehan (The Eclipse).
In 1943, he joined Maheshwari Films, a small Lahore film studio, although after one and half years he returned to All India Radio and was posted to Jammu, where he worked until 1947, and became the Director of Jammu and Kashmir Broadcasting Service. By the time of Partition Rajinder Singh Bedi had published numerous more short stories, and had made a name for himself as a prolific writer. His Urdu novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, translated into English as I Take This Woman, received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965. The book was later translated into Hindi, Kashmiri and Bengali.
His later collections of short stories were Kokh Jali and Apne Dukh Mujhe Dedo and a collection of plays, Saat Khel.
After the partition of India in 1947, he moved to Bombay, and started working with D. D. Kashyap and got his first screen credit for dialogue, in the 1949 film Badi Bahen, although he received greater recognition for his second film Daag, a 1952 film.
In 1954, he joined with Amar Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali and others to create a new company called Cine Cooperative. In 1955, it produced its first film, Garam Coat. Based on Bedi's short story Garam Coat, starring Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy, and directed by Aman Kumar, the film gave Bedi the chance to write an entire screenplay.
Their second film, Rangoli (1962), starring Kishore Kumar, Vyjayantimala, and Durga Khote, was also directed by Amar Kumar.
He continued to display his range in dialogue writing styles in many classic Hindi films, starting with Sohrab Modi's Mirza Ghalib (1954), Bimal Roy's Devdas (1955), and Madhumati (1958); Amar Kumar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films, Anuradha (1960), Anupama (1966), Satyakam (1969) and Abhimaan (1973).
He made his directorial debut with Hindi classic Dastak (1970), starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rehana Sultan, with music by Madan Mohan, and in the following decade he directed three more films: Phagun (1973), Nawab Sahib (1978) and Aankhin Dekhi (1978).
His novella Ek Chadar Maili Si was made into a film in Pakistan, Mutthi Bhar Chawal (1978) and later in India, as Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986).
His son Narender Bedi was also a film director and the maker of films including Jawani Diwani (1972), Benaam (1974), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), and Sanam Teri Kasam (1982). He died in 1982, a few years after Bedi's wife. Thereafter, Bedi's health consistently deteriorated. He suffered paralysis in 1982 and died in Bombay two years later.
His short story 'Lajwanti' was made into a telefilm, by Neena Gupta in 2006.
In his memory, the Government of Punjab has started a "Rajinder Singh Bedi Award" in the field of Urdu Literature.