Mandira Bedi’s Husband Filmmaker Raj Kaushal Dies At 49

Mumbai: Mandira Bedi’s husband, filmmaker Raj Kaushal died on Wednesday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. His funeral was held shortly afterwards.

After the news of Raj Kaushal’s death emerged, several industry personalities including Ronit Roy, Samir Soni and Aashish Chaudhary reached his residence for the funeral. Mandira Bedi was also seen outside her residence, being embraced by Ronit.

Rohit Roy confirmed the news of Raj’s death to PTI, “He passed away today morning, at around 4.30 am at his home. He had a heart attack.” He also shared a post on social media, “One of the nicest guys you could ever have met… and if u were lucky, u could have called him your friend… And just like that, he’s gone, even without saying good bye too numb with grief and shock to react… This is not fair, just not fair… Raj, my friend, my brother… keep spreading the cheer where ever your next abode is…”

Taking to Twitter, actor Tisca Chopra wrote, “Cannot believe #RajKaushal isn’t with us any more .. just so shocking. My hear goes out to @mandybedi and her two lovely kids #RIP our happy smiling Raj.. your gentle soul will be missed.”


Raj has directed movies such as Shaadi Ka Laddoo and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. His last film as director was the 2006 thriller Anthony Kaun Hai? starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt. Apart from direction, Raj had also produced Onir’s 2005 acclaimed drama My Brother… Nikhil starring Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawla.


Raj and Mandira got married in 1999 and had a son Vir in 2011. The couple adopted a daughter, four-year-old Tara in July last year.

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