Tuesday, April 19, 2011

6 Bollywood villains lost over the past two decades...

Bollywood has recently lost many of its actors who played brilliant villains over the past two decades. Known for their over-the-top on-screen evil persona, they will be sorely missed.

Ajit
Ajit passed away in 1998 of a cardiac arrest. Ajit immortalized 'Mona darling' and started a popular trend of dialogue delivery, the subject of hundreds of spoofs. He was Bollywood's most suave and well-dressed villain.

Rami Reddy
Rami Reddy passed away on April 14, 2011. In his career of 20 years, Reddy acted in 250 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and Bhojpuri. Reddy started his career as a journalist before entering the film industry.

Mac Mohan
Bollywood's 'Sambha' played the bad guy in many movies in the 70s. He gained immense popularity for his character Sambha he portrayed in Ramesh Sippy's Sholay. He had acted in more than 150 films and had been the most featured villain in Bollywood.

Goga Kapoor
Ravinder Kapoor, popularly known as Goga Kapoor, is best known for playing television's 'Kamsa' in Mahabharata. He played Dinkar Rao in 'Agneepath'.

Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri is perhaps Bollywood's best known villain and his 'Mogambo', his character in 'Mr India' almost became his second name. In 2002, he gave one of his last performances in Rajnikanth's film 'Baba' where he played the role of an evil tantric.

Bob Christo
Bollywood actor Bob Christo, best known for his roles as a villain, died recently. The 72-year-old actor, of Australian origin, was Bollywood's best loved villain of foreign origin.

Nirmal Pandey
Nirmal Pandey will always be remembered for his role 'Vikram Mallah' in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen. He won a Best Actor Valenti award in France for portrayal of a transvestite in 'Daayraa'.