Who does not know Gabbar Singh, the famous villain from the Sholay movies? Do you remember Ranjeet, the womaniser from films in the 70s, 80s and 90s? Bollywood has seen many villains that the audience grew to hate because of their outstanding performances in negative roles. Their presence on the screen meant the film would have the house and furniture-breaking action scenes.
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With the passing of time, many actors started taking positive roles, went into direction or production, started focusing on their businesses, and sadly, a few have left this world, leaving behind their legacies. Their amazing performances, however, have left a mark on our hearts.
Famous Pairs Of Villains And Their Daughters
Ranjeet And Divyanka Bedi
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Belonging from Amritsar, Punjab, Ranjeet had made a huge name in Bollywood. He has been a villain in over 200 films produced in the Hindi language. He has also worked in Punjabi movies. He is renowned for his roles in Hulchul (1971), Gaddar (1973), Dost Aur Dushman (1971), Dhamkee (1973), Shapath (1984), Aan Aur Shaan (1984), Sarfarosh (1985), etc.
Divyanka Bedi is a fashion designer who has worked with Manish Malhotra, one of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry. She is renowned for designing costumes for Rael Padamsee’s play - Murder On The Menu.
Om Shivpuri And Ritu Shivpuri
This Indian actor was among the greatest villains in the history of Bollywood. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama and has appeared in Namak Haram (1973), Mausam (1975), The Great Gambler (1979), Sholay (1975), Don (1978), Hum Dono (1985), The Burning Train (1980), etc. He died in 1990.
Ritu Shivpuri is a model and an actress who has worked in Kannada and Hindi cinemas. She has worked in the television industry and has appeared in Aankhen (1993), Aar Ya Paar (1997), Bhai Bhai (1997), Lajja (2001), Ik Jind Ik Jaan (2006), Nazar (2019), Vish (2019), etc.
Shakti Kapoor And Shraddha Kapoor
Famous as a comedian and villain in the Hindi film industry, Shakti Kapoor has acted in more than 200 movies. He is known for his roles in movies like Andaz Apna Apna, ChaalBaaz, Raja Babu, Bol Radha Bol, Tohfa, Chup Chup Ke, Hungama, Malamaal Weekly, etc. He has bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Comedian once.
Shraddha Kapoor is a singer and actor in the Hindi film industry. She was featured in the 2016 edition of the 30 under 30 lists of Forbes Asia. She is famous for her roles in Ek Villain (2014), Chhichhore (2019), ABCD 2 (2015), Haider (2014), Saaho (2019), Aashiqui 2 (2013), etc. She also endorses many brands.
Amjad Khan And Ahlam Khan
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He was an actor and director well-known in Indian cinema. Born in 1940, he got into theatres and bagged a role as an 11-year-old in Nazneem (1951). He has won many awards for playing his characters par excellence. He work includes Sholay (1975), Inkaar, Nastik, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Naseeb, Satte Pe Satta, Chambal Ki Kasam, etc.
Ahlam Khan is a theatre artist and has received the Best Actress Award at the Mahindra Awards for Excellence in Theatre (META). She is renowned for giving outstanding performance in ‘Aaj Rang Hai’ by Vijay Naresh and Purva Naresh. She co-founded a theatre banner called Not Quite Theatre and is also into screenwriting.
Kiran Kumar And Srishti Kumar
Kiran Kumar is a well-known name in Bhojpuri, Hindi and Gujarati films. He has attended the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and appeared in many television shows. Some of his famous works include Do Boond Pani (1971), Ghutan, Katha Sagar, Zindagi, Khuda Gawah, Manzil, Miilee, Grihasti, Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar and many others.
Srishti Kumar is a multi-talented daughter of the actor Kiran Kumar. She is a businesswoman and has a successful name in jewellery design, film production, costume design and bar management industries. She had a small role in the TV show Miilee (2005).
Amrish Puri And Namrata Puri
Amrish Puri was and is a popular name in Indian cinema and theatre. He has worked in the Indian and international film industries. He has appeared in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil. His famous character was Mogambo in Mr. India (1987). He died in 2005.
Namrata Puri has a Bachelor’s in Engineering and is a businesswoman. She has a costume brand, and she tactfully uses Instagram for product marketing. She is also a model and has worked in a few films.
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Raj Babbar And Juhi Babbar
Appearing in many Bollywood films, Punjabi movies and TV series, Raj Babbar is trained at the Method School of Acting at the National School of Drama. You might remember him from The Gambler (1995), Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980), Yaarana (1995), etc. He is now a politician and a part of the Indian National Congress.
Following the footsteps of his father, Juhi Babbar became a television and film actress. She has also acted in Punjabi films. She played the role of a housewife in the famous comedy series on TV called Ghar Ki Baat Hai.
There are many star kids who went into acting while many chose a different career path from their parents. Stay tuned with Her Zindagi for more interesting stories.
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