From unrealistic love stories to hilarious comedy, Bollywood movies have so much to offer. In every movie, we might be smitten by our heroes, but it is often the villain who becomes unforgettable, isn’t it? Our Hindi cinema is incomplete without devils here we mention some Bollywood Iconic villains, that make our films even more thrilling.
- Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh (Sholay):
The evergreen Gabbar Singh is one of the most famous Bollywood villains of all times. With the famous dialogue, “Kitne aadmi they?” This character became iconic for Indian viewers and have been mimicked by Bollywood lovers. Lacking total empathy in his character ‘Gabbar Singh’ from Sholay 1975, Amjad Khan’s fantastic performance as the dacoit leader shot him to overnight fame.
- Gulshan Grover as Kesariya Valeti (Ram Lakhan):
Gulshan Grover terrorised many of his co-stars on-screen, often attacking them with a knife or axe. Grover’s boorish character ‘Kesariya Valeti’ in Ram Lakhan (1989) enhanced his marvellous “badman” dialogue and image. He delivered an accomplished performance for his “dirty mind” role in Mohra (1994). Other notable characters include ‘Natwar Shah’ from Aankhen (1993) and ‘Chhappan Tikli a.k.a. Jimmy’ in Sir (1993).
- Prem Chopra as Prem Chopra (Bobby):
Prem Chopra’s spiteful impact combined with his unique style of dialogues made him look more hazardous on the big screen. He is one of the best actors in a negative role. He added a new dimension to his dirty-minded roles with the famous dialogues: “Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra,” in Bobby 1973. His devious acts and greedy desires for money were quite noticeable in Waris 1969 and Do Jasoos 1975.
- Danny Denzongpa as Kaancha (Agneepath):
Danny Denzongpa made his mark as a villain in movies such as Hum 1991 and Ghatak 1996. However, it was the role of ‘Kancha Cheena’ in Agneepath 1990, which defined his fashionable villainous personality. With his slick back hair and cool sunglasses in Agneepath, Danny recited the stylish dialogue: “Bohat dino baad Ek Hindustani machli hamare samundar mein dikhai diya.”
- Amrish Puri as Mogambo (Mr India):
Amrish Puri was played the most famous villain of 80s Bollywood movie Mr India in 1987. With his husky masculine voice, horrifying appearance, sadistic nature and fierce eyes, he became the synonyms with the actor. His acting power and famous dialogue: “Mogambo Khush Hua,” in the popular hit of Bollywood, elevated his status to new heights.
- Prakash Raj as Jaikant Shikre (Singham):
Prakash Raj acted as a villain in quite a few films, including Wanted 2009. The superb ‘Jaikant’ in Singham 2012 is by far his most celebrated performance. In the Rohit Shetty directorial, he entertained as a cunning villain famously quoting: “Aali re alai… maajhi bar alai.”
- Shatrughan Sinha as Chhenu (Mere Apne):
Shatrughan Sinha did a tremendous job in Mere Apne (1971). With the famous dialogue of the same, “Usse Keh dena Chhenu aayaa tha” sets his career in the late 90s.
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Shakaal (Shaan):
Inspired by the James Bond Movies, Khulbhushan Kharbanda played the westernised villain ‘Shakaal’ in Shaan 1980. His military style jacket still looks so trendy. With a cheeky on-screen smile, Kulbhushan Delivered sophisticated dialogues such as “Yeh zahreeli gas dheere dheere mehfil ko aur rangeen banati rahegi”. He also performed villainous roles in Bulandi 1981 and Prem Rog 1982.