Bollywood actors have a huge fan following across the world especially lead actors Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan to young ones Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao are iconic actors.
But some skilled, fitness freak, dashing villains in Bollywood are more popular than other lead actors. Here’s the list of top ten most popular villains in Bollywood equally loved as main protagonists. Some of the veteran actors like Prakash Raj, Gulshan Grover, Manoj Bajpai, Ronit Roy are versatile but highly praised for their negative roles.
1- Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj is a massive star in South India and now every north Indian movie lover knows 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 most popular characters played by him.
26 March 1965 born Prakash Raj is a reel life villain but real life hero regarded as the most loved villain of this time because of his social work and stand against wrong happens across the country.
2- Gulshan Grover
Veteran actor Gulshan Grover has completed almost four decades in Bollywood and still, his villainous roles craze isn’t over and also preferred Bad Man in the industry. Including a few positive roles, he has worked in around 400 films and regarded as one of the Most Popular Villains in Bollywood of all time.
Gulshan Grover was born on 21 September 1955 in New Delhi, India. Not only creepy villain in films he is such a handsome hunk personality off-screen too. Sadma (1983), Veerana (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Sir (1993), Bullet Raja (2013) are best of his villainous films.
3- Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai is equally fit for antagonist, protagonist and critically acclaimed for both. 23 April 1969 born this method actor worked so hard during the struggling time and now does 5-6 films in one year.
Manoj Bajpai raised through Ram Gopal Varma’s crime-thriller Satya Satya (1998) where he played a gangster and won National Award, best 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 started acting career in 1992 as a lead actor but gained fame as TV actor and a creepy villain in Bollywood films. 11 October 1965 born this handsome actor is very popular as a lead actor on TV and dangerous villain in Hindi film.
The actor plays supporting and negative roles in movies but best known for negative ones in Boss (2013), Ugly (2014), Guddu Rangeela (2015), Dongari ka Raja (2016), Kaabil (2017).
5- Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood is a very popular actor in South Indian films to Bollywood, plays supporting and negative roles in the films but his antagonist image earned more success in the industry. He is one of the fittest and handsome villains of the current time.
30 July 1973 born Sonu Sood crossed 44 but still looks so young. Salman Khan’s action crime Dabangg (2010) made him so popular where he played the main antagonist Chhedi Singh.
6- Rahul Dev
Rahul Dev is one of the Most Popular Villains in Bollywood also appears in Tamil-Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia and Punjabi films. His toned body, dangerous look, and brilliant acting make a deadly combo.
27 September 1968 born Rahul Dev will reach 50 this year, look at his looks. His negative roles in Sunny Deol’s Champion (2000), Bolly Deol’s Bardaasht (2004) to Dishoom (2016) earned so fame to him.
7- 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, appears in TV serials and Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies.
The actor won Best Villain AwardDushman (1999), Sangharsh (2000) by Filmfare. Haasil (2003), Kalyug (2005), Awarapan (2007), Dirty Politics (2015), Shorgul (2016) are other popular films as his villainous characters.
8- Freddy Daruwala
A tall and handsome young age villain Freddy Daruwala is the main antagonist in Salman Khan’s much-awaited racing thriller Race 3. Before he has gained so fame through playing sleeper cell’s head in Akshay Kumar’s action crime film Holiday (2014).
9- 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 along with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai but earned fame and success through Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s action drama Chennai Express (2013).
10- Tahir Raj Bhasin
Tahir Raj Bhasin is youngest among these Most Popular Villains in Bollywood. The actor critically acclaimed in debut film Mardaani (2014) and now he is the first choice of several filmmakers. 21 April 1987 born this villain is so handsome and skilled.