Sanjeet Bedi: His five on screen avatars

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2015 17:29 IST

Actor Sanjeet Bedi, who passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday following a brain ailment, was one of televisions most promising youngsters. Fondly remembered as Dr Omi from Sanjeevani, Bedi worked with some of the biggest names in the TV industry.

From Smriti Irani to Jennifer Winget, Karan Singh Grover and more, Sanjeet shared screen space with all of them. Most of his serials were Balaji productions.

We take a look at his journey in on the small screen.

Dr Omi

His most popular character was Dr Omi from Sanjeevani (2002-05). The show traced the journey of four medical interns (Juhi, Rahul, Simran and Omi) from internship at Sanjeevani hospital to creating a niche for themselves in the profession.

Advocate Mahesh Bajaj

Sanjeet played Advocate Mahesh Bajaj (earlier essayed by Amar Upadhyay) in Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001-2008). His character was negative and was part of the manipulative plans against Prerna, the lead of the show played by Shweta Tiwari.


Sanjeet played Vikranth, again a character with negative shades in Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka (2006-07). The popular soap was a romantic comedy with Sanjeeda Sheikh playing the lead, Nimmo - a fun-loving and confident girl from a typical middle-class family. Nimmo loved Vikranth but Vikranth was interested in her sister.


Sanjeet was also seen in Smriti Irani's Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasman (2006-07). He played a small role of Munna, one of the many boys who stay in the 'basti'. The show was about mill workers who lost their jobs and how Uma (Smriti Irani) motivates them to get new jobs.

Shailendra Sareen

Sanjeet played the role of Shailendra in Jaane Kya Baat Huyi (2008-09). The show traced the turmoils of Shailendra's marriage with Aradhna as he has a series of extra-marital affairs.

Which one's your favourite character played by Sanjeet Bedi? Tell us in the comment box below.

Friends remember Sanjeet

Co-star Mihir Mishra remembers him fondly and says, "Sanjeet was the first friend I made when I joined the industry 15 years ago. He is the reason that I married Manini as he introduced us. I have many fond memories of him and this news is too shocking. He was a good friend and full of life. We were supposed to meet recently but we couldn’t make it. May his soul rest in peace."

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