Ranjeet born on 12 November 1946 is an actor in Indian films and television, born in Jandiala Guru near Amritsar (Punjab). He has played mostly character roles, with roles as the villain dominating his over 300 Hindi films. Ranjeet’s real name is Gopal Bedi. Besides acting in Hindi movies, he has also done a television serial Aisa Des Hai Mera and Punjabi films. He shot to fame after playing a negative role in the film Sharmeelee. Sunil Dutt had recommended his name after liking his performance in Sawan Bhadon and Reshma Aur Shera. Ranjeet had come to Mumbai to play the lead role in Zindagi Ki Rahen, which was shelved. He went ahead to establish himself as a leading villain in the seventies and early eighties.