Villains are a part of every film industry. Almost every film, particularly masala ones, are incomplete without the baddie. And some baddies perform so well that they become immortalized in the hearts of the audiences. Bollywood has produced a plethora of such iconic villains. So good were they in playing negative characters that the audiences often felt that they were genuinely bad persons in real life. In reality, they are as simple as anyone of us with a family to die for.
1. Gulshan Grover and Kashish Grover
Gulshan Grover, the Badman, has always been so good that many felt he was a really nasty person. But he was once a happily married man! His first wife was Filomina Grover (1998-2001). The marriage did not last long and soon after his divorce with Filomina, Grover tied the knot with Kashish Grover which, too, ended in 2002.
2. Prakash Raj and Pony Verma
He is one of the most talented actors of all time and best known for his villainous turns. His Singham and Dabangg 2 were awesome. Prakash Raj’s first marriage was to Lalita Kumari, which did not last long and they got separated in 2009. In 2010, he tied knot with Pony Verma, a choreographer.
3. Ronit Roy and Neelam Singh
Ronit Roy was a popular face on TV before he transformed into a Bollywood villain in films like Kaabil, Shootout at Wadala, Dongari Ka Raja and many more. He is married to Neelam Singh, and together they have three beautiful kids which makes their lives even more beautiful.
4. Sonu Sood and Sonali
A very well-known face who played negative roles in Bollywood and Telugu movies such as Dabangg and Shootout at Wadala. He is married to Sonali, who wants to stay away from limelight. Together they have beautiful sons.
5. Danny Denzongpa and Gawa Denzongpa
Danny was one of the most famous villains of the 1990s. He is counted among the greatest actors of Hindi cinema and appeared in more than 190 films. Danny is married to the beautiful Gava Denzongpa. They stay in Mumbai with their two children.
6. Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure
Shakti Kapoor is among the best in every role, be it comedy or villainous. In his reel life he has appeared in more than 700 movies. In real life, he is happily married to his beautiful wife Shivangi Kapoor. Together they have two beautiful children – Siddhant Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
7. Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat
A multi-talented actor who at times made us go ROFL with his comedy and shocked us with his extremely vicious acts as villain. Paresh Rawal has entertained us with movies like Dilwale, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Paagal and Hera Pheri. He is married to Swaroop Sampat, a former Miss India, and has two sons.
8. Vindu Dara Singh and Dina Umarova
Vindu Dara Singh, the son of late Dara Singh, made a name for himself playing roles with negative shades. Though not as popular as the others in this list, he has still managed a decent fan-following. Vindu is married to Dina Umarova, a professional model. But before Dina, Vindu was married to actress Farah – the sister of Tabu. Vindu has a daughter with Dina, who trains in gymnastics in Russia.
9. Ranjeet and Naazneen
Another character who reminds us of our old times, Ranjeet has played roles in over 200 Hindi films and most of it were villainous only. He got married in 1986 to Aloka Bedi and they have two beautiful kids.
10. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anjali Siddiqui
Who would have thought about coming from scratch and becoming one of the most versatile actors of all time. And Nawazuddin has given his best shot to every character he is ever assigned to and to be very honest he could adapt himself to any role. He is married to Anjali Siddiqui and they have a beautiful daughter, Shora, On his 41st birthday, Nawaz was blessed with a son.
11. Ashutosh Rana and Renuka Shahane
Ashutosh Rana is one of the most prominent villains of Hindi cinema. He struck fear in the hearts of moviegoers and took home awards for his role in Dushman. But the man is actually a gentleman in real life. He is married to Renuka Shahane, the popular TV and film actress of the 1990s. They have two sons.