The Bad, the mean, and the scary. Bollywood’s villains have almost always had a certain eccentricity to them, apart from the ferocity they portray. Which is why, 9 times out of 10, the villains have usually made a much greater impact on us than the hero.

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These are our hand-picked list of the top X iconic Bollywood villains of yesteryear who struck fear and intrigue into everyone’s hearts!

1. Gabbar Singh – Sholay

Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh, the biggest bad of the big bads!

“Arre oh Samba, kitne aadmi the?”

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2. Mogambo – Mr. India

Amrish Puri as Mogambo is one villain who does NOT need an introduction!

Mogambo khush hua

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3. Crime Master Gogo – Andaz Apna Apna

One of the few terrifying but hilarious villains of Bollywood, Shakti Kapoor rocked the role of the bumbling Gogo!

Aankhen nikaal kar gotiyan khelunga

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4. Bad Man – Ram Lakhan

In a movie with Bollywood’s biggest villains, Gulshan Grover shone in his role and earned a cult following for the villain!

Bad Man

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5. Shakaal – Shaan

Maybe an inspiration for Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, Kulbhushan Kharbanda gave us one of the best villains of Bollywood, Shakaal!

Shakaal ke haath mein jitne patte hote hai, utne hi patte uski aasteen mein bhi hote hai

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6. Dr. Dang – Karma

Anupam Kher gave us the terrifying psychotic villain, Doctor Dang, cementing his role as one of the scariest Bollywood villains of all time!

Iss thapad ki goonj abhi tak merey kaanon mein hai

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7. Bulla – Gunda

Finally, we come to Bulla, the best Bollywood villain of all time! Okay, this is a joke, but Bulla, played by Mukesh Rishi, was one of the most entertaining villains of all time! Just listen to his dialogues!

Mere naam hai bulla, rakhta hu main khulla

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So who is YOUR favorite Bollywood villain of all time? Do let us know in the comments!

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