Most Popular Villains in Bollywood

Hindi films are always incomplete without a negative role. Villains in Bollywood play an important part and also adds up masala in the whole story. Mostly these villains are underrated but their impact on the whole movie is powerful.

Many actors are known for playing bad guys in films. Also, these Villains have given some breathtakingly amazing performances. Besides this, some of their dialogues are still used and remembered. So, let’s take a look at all these badass villains whose contributions have made some B-Town films super hit.

List of Mostly Praised Villains in Bollywood:

  • Amrish Puri
amrish puri
Amrish puri

Sadly this amazing actor is no more with us. However, he is always remembered for his iconic role in Mr.India as Mogambo. Amrish Puri is considered as one of the most credible villains in Bollywood. His husky masculine voice and fierce look on the silver screen has always done wonders.  Amrish Puri proved to be the finest actor of the Hindi Cinema through every character he got. His negative appearances were so strong that many times the attention would not go on the Protagonist in the movie.

  • Ranveer Singh

Surprisingly even actor Ranveer Singh grabs a place under the list of most popular villains in Bollywood. With only one role Ranveer managed to raise the bars high for all the villains. Ranveer’s acting in ‘Padmaavat’ as Alauddin Khilji is worth saluting. From his killer expressions to his body language the actor completely transformed himself into that badass Avatar. His entire presence took the limelight and kept the audience engaged with the story.

  • Anupam Kher
anupam kher
Anupam kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has not been a part of many negative roles. Even so, his name lies in the most popular Villains in Bollywood. The reason behind this is, his amazing acting as Dr.Dang in the 1986 movie Karma. His character as a scientist and a terrorist in the movie made the story interesting. Anupam’s angry looks and his revengeful dialogues grabbed many eyeballs. Apart from Karma, he is also known for his ruthless role in the movie Chaalbaaz.

  • Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor

He mostly essayed the character of a Rapist in the movies. Without any doubt, such roles receive hate from the audience. Still, if we look through the performance perspective then, Shakti has always done justice to his negative role. 

Villains in Bollywood Vicious Roles Deserve Appreciation:

  • Gulshan Grover 
gulshan grover
gulshan grover

When it comes to villains in Bollywood, Gulshan Grover definitely steals the place. Gushan has done a negative role in many films but his character as ‘Kesariya Valeti’ in Ram Lakhan made him turned a superstar. Besides this, the way he plays dirty minds in the films are worth watching.

  • Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana

His ferocious looks make him one of the most popular villains in Bollywood. Seeing his vicious side in the 1998 film Dushman can scare anyone. Ashutosh played the role of a psychotic serial killer in the film and, gave many goosebumps with his mind-blowing expressions. Besides this, his role as Lajja Shankar Pandey in 1999 Sangharsh is also the best one.

  • Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj surely deserves the title under the most popular villains in Bollywood. His performance in Wanted and Singham are the most celebrated one. His dialogue “Aali re alai…. maajhi bar alai” is also very famous and used a lot. Apart from Bollywood Prakash Raj is also play Villain in South Indian films. His dialogues make his character powerful and crucial in the film. The cleverness he showcases on a big screen suits him well and, is also liked by the viewers.

  • Prem Chopra
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Prem Chopra

His most famous dialogue is “Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra,” from 1973 film Bobby. Prem had set a high level for all the Villains in Bollywood. From the dialogues to his wicked expressions, all made him a star. Also, he could have played lead actor but chose the Villain as his forte. Apart from Bobby, Prem Chopra’s role in Waris (1969) and Do Jasoos (1975) can not be forgotten. People always enjoy seeing him as a bad guy in movies. 

Gabbar: The most Iconic negative role ever

  • Amjad Khan
amjad khan
Amjad khan

How can we forget the iconic Gabbar from the Blockbuster movie Sholay (1975)? His performance as a decoit in Sholay made him gain immense popularity within a night. Not only this but, his character as Gabbar also plays a key role in the success of Sholay. His dialogue ‘Kitne aadmi the?’ is still many people’s favorite. Along with Sholay his role as ‘Zoravar’ in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar also received a lot of praise. 

There are also many other Villains in Bollywood who people like to see. However, they are the ones who have been extraordinary and beyond expectations. Let’s see whether in the future there will be anyone who can replace them or be as good as they have been.


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