Bollywood villains who were praised more than heroes

Bollywood is known for its hero-villain fight! We believe, goodness only can kill the evil deeds and that’s why we have fine actors in B-town who are always praised and liked by our audience but the cherry in this superfluously iced cake of comic-capered have been the villains. With ludicrous costumes, ridiculously placed eye patches and that faux, big, black mole, yellow, badly formed tooth continually painted with tobacco juices, the omnipresent scars displaying that the man displaying it off had earned them in his hard tumble, and dialogues to match.

Our cine villains have been comic con artistes pretty a long way eliminated from the villains in our actual life. But some villains have given incredible performances on screen. Here is the list of actors who terrified the role of villains on the screens.

  1. Ranveer Singh as Allaudin Khilji

Ranveer Singh as Allaudin Khilji

Ranveer Singh is one of the fine actors that Bollywood has given us. He gives his 100% performance in his every role. Started with Band Baja Baraat and did exceptionally well in Padmavat. He nailed the character of Allaudin Khilji, he was active, maniac and devilish. Although the movie was multi-storey Ranveer Singh took all the limelight!

  1. Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Mehra in darr

Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Mehra in darr

“Tu hai meri Kirannnn…”

Who does not remember this epic movie? Shah Rukh Khan is known for his romance in movies be it Mohabbatein, Kuch Kuch hota hai, Kabhi Kushi Kabhi gham. But the secret is out now, Shah Rukh Khan always loved to play anti-heroes characters. He has played the same roles in Don, Bazigar, Anjaam and of course Darr! He was also exceptionally good in Darr, he was the best choice for the character.

  1. Mukesh Rishi as Bulla in Gunda

Mukesh Rishi as Bulla in Gunda

Mukesh Rishi one of the known villain of our bollywood industry but his personality and acting in Gunda is still underrated. He was creepy, evil, dirty, dangerous. The audience was terrified to see Bhulla in Gunda.

  1. Ashutosh Rana as Lajja in Sangarsh

Ashutosh Rana as Lajja in Sangarsh

Now this one is my favourite! Ashutosh Rana as Lajja is one the terrifying villain in the history of Bollywood. One may experience Goosebumps while watching his acting. He was hell evil and also faced many challenges portraying this character.

  1. Prashant Narayan as Dheeraj in Murder 2

Prashant Narayan as Dheeraj in Murder 2

Remember the guy who used to kill girls to fulfil his devotional needs? Yes, yes, he is the same guy! Murder 2 is a blockbuster, and one of the reason is Prashant Narayan. He also won screen award for the best actor in negative role.

  1. Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena in Agneepath

Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena in Agneepath

Though Sanjay Dutt is known for his rowdy looks but he killed his role in Agneepath. His bald look with no eyebrows still will run a chill in the spine. He was evil and cringe.

  1. Kajol as Esha in Gupt

Kajol as Esha in Gupt

We can’t miss her! When she signed for this movie, she was at the peak of her career and mostly women look for glamorous role when they are in that position but Kajol took this role and gave a fantastic performance in Gupt. She broke all the stereotypes and played negative role which was also praised by the audience.

  1. Ajmad Khan as Gabbar in Sholay

Ajmad Khan as Gabbar in Sholay

I don’t think I have to state much else. That is his Magnum Opus. Performing nearby settled entertainers like Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra was a troublesome assignment, yet Amjad Khan played this job splendidly. This is by a long shot the best reprobate created by Bollywood films.We still hear mothers telling their children, “So jao varna Gabbar ajayga”.

  1. Saif Ali khan as Tyagi in Omkara

Saif Ali khan as Tyagi in Omkara

Vishal Bharadwaj said when he started composing this, he needed to compose a character That would challenge Gabbar Singh’s notable status. Also, whom did he sign? Saif Ali Khan. The character is an adjustment of Iago from ‘Othello’ was situated in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, and Saif did his part by giving a notable performance that will be remembered for years.


These ‘bad men’ increased more prominence than heroes. Being a reprobate and a saint involves a decision by the executive of the film. Be that as it may, what separates them from the rest is their acting and deep understanding of the character.