Top 5 Most Popular Villains in Bollywood 2023

Movies are considered incomplete without villains and they play a very important role in movies. They are also very popular in the Bollywood industry like Heros and makers prefer to cast them in most of their movies.

In Bollywood, Amjad Khan is still known for his role as Gabbar in the movie Sholay (1995), Amrish Puri for the role of Mogambo in Mar India (1987), and Danny Dengzongpa for the role of Kancha China in Agneepath (1990).

Yeah, There are many villain characters who are no more in this world but the audience still remembers them.

Here we are sharing information about the most popular Bollywood villains of 2023.

1- Manoj Bajpai

Born on 23 April 1969, this actor is at top of the list of Bollywood villains. He has played negative roles in many Bollywood movies including Satya (1998), Raajneeti (2010), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), and more.

He adapts himself to every character given by the filmmakers and when his movie is about to come, the audience becomes very excited.

In a few years, he has also worked on a web series for the OTT Platform, in which Amazon Prime’s original show The Family Man is his very popular series.


2- Prakash Raj

He was born on 26 March 1965 in Bangalore, Karnataka and after working in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam movies, he first appeared in a negative role in the Bollywood movie Khakee (2004), directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

Then Prakash played the role of a villain in many Bollywood movies including Wanted (2009), Singham (2011), Dabangg 2 (2012), Policegiri (2013), and many more.

Apart from the actor, he is also a film producer, director, and politician.

Prakash Raj

3- Ashutosh Rana

His full name is Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra and he was born on 10 November 1967 in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, India. In 1995, Ashutosh started his acting career with DD National Television’s serial Swabhiman.

After working in a few more serials, he appeared in Govind Nihalani’s Directed Bollywood Movie Sanidhan (1996) and continued to work in Bollywood movies.

He was widely appreciated for his role as a villain in the movie Sangharsh (1999). Ashutosh has appeared as the villain in many Bollywood movies including Seeme Kalyug (2005), Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004), Zila Ghaziabad (2013), Desi Katte (2014), and many more.

Some of his movies are going to be released soon in which he is in a negative role.

Ashutosh Rana

4- Rahul Dev

His full name is Rahul Dev Kaushal and was born on 27 September 1968 in New Delhi, India. He started his acting career as a villain in Padam Kumar’s Directed Bollywood Movie Champion (2000) and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award but did not win.

He has played the role of a villain in more than 100 movies including Aashiq (2001), Indian (2001), Footpath (2003), Aan: Men at Work (2004), Kidnap (2008), Dishoom (2016), and many more.

He is also very famous as a villain in the South Indian film industry.

Rahul Dev

5- Sonu Sood

Sonu was born on 30 July 1973 in Moga, Punjab, India and often he keeps helping helpless people. During Kovid-19 in India, he helped the destitute people a lot and many movie fans consider him as their real-life hero more than the big actors of Bollywood.

After working in Tamil and Telugu movies, he played the important role in the Bollywood movie Shaheed-E-Azam (2002) and then appeared in many Indian movies.

Sonu Sood’s personality as a villain is loved by the audience and his action was seen in Dabangg (2010), Shootout at Wadala (2012), Simmba (2018), and more movies. He has also played the role of a villain in the Hollywood movie Kung Fu Yoga (2017).


Sonu Sood