Siddharth Bedi (1971-1997) was the son of the Indian actor Kabir Bedi and Kabir’s first wife Protima Bedi. In the 1990s, he was detected with schizophrenia (a mental disorder), and in 1997, due to his ill mental health, Siddharth committed suicide. Hindustan Times
Siddharth Bedi was born on Sunday, 10 January 1971 (age 26 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
He did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh. Later, he pursued his graduation from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with honours. Hindustan Times
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Siddharth belongs to a Sikh Khatri family. YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta
Parents & Siblings
His father, Kabir Bedi, is an Indian actor. His mother, Protima Bedi, is a former Indian model and Odissi dancer. His elder sister, Pooja Bedi, is an Indian actress, columnist, and TV show host.
He was unmarried.
His niece, Aalia Furniturewalla aka Alaya F is an actress.
In his twenties, he was detected with a serious mental disorder named schizophrenia. After suffering from the disorder for a few years, he committed suicide in 1997. Hindustan Times In an interview, while talking about Siddharth, his father, Kabir Bedi said,
Siddharth was a very brilliant young man… He was exceptional in his abilities, and then suddenly, one day, he couldn’t think. We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong, and for three years, we battled these unknown ghosts, and eventually he had this extremely violent breakout in the streets of Montreal, and it took eight policemen to nail him down. And then, the doctors in Montreal finally diagnosed him as schizophrenic.”
In a blog, Pooja Bedi shared her memories with her brother. She wrote,
I miss my brother Siddharth deeply. We were inseparable as kids. Same school, same friends, same room. We travelled together, fought, laughed and loved each other madly. His being diagnosed with schizophrenia and his suicide in 1997 left my life changed forever. He was a, sensitive, caring, gentle and witty person.. The void of his death and subsequently my mother’s death in 1998 is something I can never fill.”
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