10 Most Popular Villains in Bollywood 2022

Bollywood Villains

Bollywood actors have a huge fan following across the world especially superstars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and others.

There is no denying that the Bollywood industry is running because of these actors (Box Office stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, and others). But to make any film complete, we need an actress and a villain.

Bollywood movies are incomplete without a villain. They’re mean, they’re bad, they’re scary, they can sometimes make you cringe. In not more, some actors have received as much love as the lead actor in the film. Here is presenting the list of the top 10 most popular villains in Bollywood. These actors have received huge praise for negative roles.


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1- Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj is a massive star in the South Indian film industry. In Bollywood, this versatile actor is best known for the negative roles in Salman Khan’s Wanted (2009) and Ajay Devgn’s Singham (2011). Gani Bhai in Wanted and Jaikanth Shikre in Singham are among the most popular characters played by him.

26 March 1965 born Prakash Raj may be a reel life villain but in real life, he is a social person who works for charitable organizations and welfare of the society.

2- Gulshan Grover

Gulshan Grover

Veteran actor Gulshan Grover has completed almost four decades in Bollywood and still, the audience hasn’t hot over his villainous image. Also known as the Bad Man, Gulshan and regarded as one of the Most Popular Villains in Bollywood of all time. Gulshan has worked in around 400 films. In most of them, he played a negative character.

Gulshan Grover was born on 21 September 1955 in New Delhi, India. Movies like Sadma (1983), Veerana (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Sir (1993), Bullet Raja (2013) features Gulshan as a deadly villain.

3- Manoj Bajpai

Manoj Bajpai

Manoj Bajpai is one of the most versatile actors in the industry. He is equally good as an antagonist and protagonist. 23 April 1969 born this method actor worked very during the struggling days. Manoj is now regarded as the best in the industry when it comes to powerful roles.

Manoj played a gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s crime-thriller Satya (1998). It turned out his proved to be a breakthrough performance and won him several accolades including National Award for best supporting actor, Filmfare critics award for best actor. He is known for negative roles in Kaun (1999), Aks (2001), Road (2002), Veer-Zaara (2004), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Baaghi 2 (2018).

4- Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy started acting career in 1992 as a lead actor but gained fame as a TV actor and a villain in Bollywood films. 11 October 1965 born, this handsome actor is very popular as a lead actor on TV and villain in Bollywood films.

The actor plays supporting and negative roles in movies. Ronit is best known for negative roles in movies like Boss (2013), Ugly (2014), Guddu Rangeela (2015), Dongari ka Raja (2016), Kaabil (2017) and Udaan (2010).

5- Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood is a very popular actor in South Indian films. In Bollywood, he plays supporting and negative roles, but his antagonist image has earned him more success in the industry. He is one of the fittest and handsome villains in the industry.

Dabangg (2010), R.. Rajkumar (2013) and Simmba (2018) features him as a deadly villain. In all these, he manages to impress the audience despite the presence of big stars.

6- Rahul Dev

Rahul Dev

One of the Most Popular Villains in Bollywood, Rahul Dev also appears in Tamil-Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia and Punjabi films. His toned body, dangerous look, and brilliant acting make a deadly combo.

His negative roles in Sunny Deol’s Champion (2000), Bolly Deol’s Bardaasht (2004) to Dishoom (2016) earned him big fan following and fame.

7- Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra well known by his stage name Ashutosh Rana was born on 10 November 1967 in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh. The actor has completed almost 25 years in the industry. He appears in TV serials and Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies.

Ashutosh has been one of the most versatile villains in Bollywood for over two decades now.  He has won best villain Filmfare award for Dushman (1999) and Sangharsh (2000). Haasil (2003), Kalyug (2005), Awarapan (2007), Dirty Politics (2015), Shorgul (2016) are other popular films as his villainous characters.

8- Freddy Daruwala

Freddy Daruwala

A tall and handsome young age villain Freddy Daruwala was last seen as an antagonist in Salman Khan’s action thriller Race 3. Freddy is best-known for playing a sharp villain in Akshay Kumar’s action crime film Holiday (2014).

9- Nikitin Dheer

Nikitin Dheer

17 March 1980 born tall, dashing Nikitin Dheer made acting debut with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar (2008) where he played a supporting role alongside Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Nikitin earned fame and success through Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s action drama Chennai Express (2013). He has worked as a villain in Salman Khan’s super hit films like Dabangg 2 and Ready.

10- Tahir Raj Bhasin

Tahir Raj Bhasin

Tahir Raj Bhasin is the youngest among these most popular villains in Bollywood. Tahir made his Bollywood debut as a villain in Mardaani (2014). He played a young sharp, skilled human trafficking kingpin. Tahir received superb reviews for his performance and won several awards as well. He continued his terrific performance as a villain in John Abraham’s Force 2.



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