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Amjad Khan:

“Yeh haath hum ko de de Thakur,” few actors could deliver this as terrifyingly brilliant as the great Amjad Khan, himself. Close to 45 years since Sholay, Gabbar Singh, the character portrayed by Khan, lives on as amongst the biggest bad guys ever. Born in Peshawar in 1940, Khan entered films at the age of 11. However, it was Sholay that gave him his career’s biggest hit. In an interview, Khan’s son Shadaab Khan speaks about how, while his father was happy with the huge success that Sholay met with, he regretted the fact that it outshone everything else Khan did in life. “I started at 25 floors and couldn't go any higher because I had started too high,” Khan once said. Apart from Sholay, Khan is known for his role in the 1977 Inkaar, where he plays a kidnapper, as Dilawar in Mukkadar Ka Sikkandar (1978), Ranjit Singh in Satte Pe Satta (1982) and in the critically acclaimed Shatranj Ke Khilari by director Satyajit Ray, where he plays Wajid Ali Shah, King of Awadh.

Bollywood’s 10 most iconic, sinister villains

They are treacherous, evil, murderous and give you the goosebumps every time they come on screen. From their dialogues, their mannerism and idiosyncrasies, to the way they dress up - these villains are suave, creepy and even sometimes funny. The role of a villain has always been the most difficult one - after all, it is all the effort they put in to look evil, that makes the hero look so good. However, over the years, the trend of the typical villain, who often outshone the hero, has diminished, and today a number of leading actors are taking on grey characters, instead.

We take you down memory lane as we remember ten of the most sinister villains in Bollywood. Let us know who your favourite villain of all times is: