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Born Omkar Nath Dhar, Jeevan ran away from home at the age of 18. He came to Bombay with just Rs 26 in his pocket, to pursue his dream of becoming an actor – something that his grandfather, the Governor of Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan, looked down upon. His decision paid off, however, as Jeevan went on to become one of the most feared bad guys of the 60s and 70s. Jeevan was known for his versatility in playing villain roles – he could play the rural, village villain, and the urban, suave villain with equal ease. Robert in Amar Akbar Anthony and Heera in Johny Mera Naam are among his most memorable roles.

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: