Paresh Rawal: Before turning full-time comedian with Hera Pheri, Rawal featured in numerous negative roles one after the other, some of which were interspersed with crude humour
Iconic dialogue: Teja main hoon... mark idhar hai
Danny Denzongpa: A complete natural on-screen, Danny made even playing the baddie look glamorous. Iconic dialogue: Apna Ussool Kehta Hai Har Galati Ki Saza Maut Hai... Sirf Maut
Ajit: If blink-and-miss characters like Mona and Lily attained unprecedented fame, Ajit is the one to thank. There was never a more suave baddie in Hindi cinema.
Iconic dialogue: Sara Shehar Mujhe Loin Ke Naam Se Janata Hai
Gulshan Grover: In the 90s, he was so good as the baddie that he earned the sobriquet Bad Man, which was actually a popular dialogue from his film Ram Lakhan
Iconic dialogue: Bad Man!
Shakti Kapoor: Like Paresh Rawal, Shakti also popular for playing negative roles, and was in equal demand for the malicious roles
Iconic dialogue: Aaaooo Lolita
Amjad Khan: In a way, it's sad that Amjad will forever be remembered as the dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh. He did many more brilliant negative acts, but his Sholay act, especially the iconic dialogue 'Kitne Aadmi The', has been etched in memory forever
Iconic dialogue: Gabbar ke taap se tumhe ek hi aadmi bacha sakta hai... khud Gabbar
Amrish Puri: For two decades, he spelled terror in Bollywood. Everything bad he did had a larger than life feel to it
Iconic dialogue: Mogambo Khush Hua
Prem Chopra: He was lecherous, conniving and outright ruthless.
Iconic dialogue: (no prizes for guess) Prem Naam Hain Mera, Prem Chopra
Kulbhushan Kharbanda: The otherwise genial actor shocked everyone playing the unimaginably wicked Shakaal in Shaan and did a brilliant job at the same.
Iconic dialogue: Ajeeb Janwar Hai, Kitna Bhi Khaye Bhukha Hi Rehta Hai
Pran: Arguably the best villain of all-time, Pran's USP was his venomous expression in his eyes and his unmatched dialogue delivery. He was probably among the first negative guys to add a dash of humour to wickedness.
Iconic dialogue: Shatale, Shatale, Mera Bhi Samay Aayega (Kashmir Ki Kali)
Sadashiv Amrapurkar: For an actor of his talent, he was grossly under-utilised in Bollywood Ardh Satya and Sadak are prime examples of his humongous capability.
Iconic dialogue: Mai Aadha Mard Hun Aur Aadhi Aurat
Jeevan: He was the go to man for filmmakers in the 60s and 70s when it came to villainous roles. Like his name, he infused life into his characters
Iconic dialogue: Itni achi cheez bhagwaan ke liye chod doon? Kabhi nahin!
Prem Nath: He played the speechless villain in Karz and pulled it off like only a genius could. Prem Nath's other notable negative acts were in Teesri Manzil, Dharmatma and Kaali Charan.
Iconic dialogue: Main Roz Kanoon Banata Hoon Aur Roz Todhta Hoon - (Dharmatma)
Kanhaiyalal: When he is seen taking advantage of a helpless Nargis in Mother India, audiences seethe with anger. Such was the supreme command Kanhaiyalal had over his acting
Anupam Kher: Although he did various negative roles at the peak of his career, Kher is most remembered as the dreaded terrorist Dr. Michael Dang from Karma.
Iconic dialogue: Dr Dang Ko Aaj Pehli Baar Kisine Thapar Mara Hai - First Time - Iss Thapar Ki Goonj Suni Tumne
Ranjeet: He gave the otherwise ignored sidekicks a standing in Bollywood. Ranjeet often played the womaniser, and the viewers loved to hate him
Kader Khan: This multi-talented Khan has done all kinds of roles - outright negative, bad man with funny shades and the henchman - and has rarely disappointed
Iconic dialogue: Zindagi ka agar sahi lufz uthana hai na ... toh maut se khelo
On Paresh Rawal's birthday, we pay tribute to the Bollywood actors who have inspired fear and awe in minds of audiences over the years...