Sunny Deol as Govind in Damini (1993)

Sunny Deol in Damini

Well, all of us know that Sunny Deol as an Action Hero since he is the son of the great Heman of Bollywood, Dharmendra. Despite that, he is also known for his dialogues and most importantly the intensity behind the dialogues. And, the real impact of such brilliance was witnessed in the film Damini, where he played a mere supporting actor against the main lead played Meenakshi Sheshadri and Rishi Kapoor. Damini is one of the best Court Room Drama Film in Bollywood. His famous dialogues such as “Dhai Kilo Ka Haath” and “Tareekh Pe Tareekh” is still considered as one of the best dialogues in the history of Bollywood. Being introduced in the final part of the film, he creates a huge impact that is remembered today as one of his best performances in Bollywood cinema.

Utpal Dutt as Bhavani Shankar in Gol Maal (1979)

Utpal Dutt in Golmaal

Over the years, Golmaal has earned its fame as one of the best comedy films of all time. The film’s title track has also earned a cult following among the mass to accuse someone of mischief. Although the main lead is played by Amol Palekar, it was Utpal Dutt’s character in the film as Bhawani Shankar that steals the show. The only reason being the strength and boldness of his character in the film, even though the central attraction of the film was Amol Palekar, who plays dual identity of Ram Prasad Sharma and Laxman Prasad Sharma.

Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh in Sholay (1975)

Amjad Khan best actor in Sholay

There’s no doubt that Sholay is one of the legendary films of Bollywood that is also rated as the No.1 film among the list of the Top 100 films ever produced in India by Timeout. Well, almost each and every character in the film, whether it’s the classic binding displayed by Jay and Veeru, Thakur who lost both his hands or the evergreen Basanti. However, it was Gabbar Singh portrayed by Amjad Khan, which also happened to be his debut film, created history. There’s no reason to give explanations about the greatness of this iconic character because if you are true FilmyKeeday, you already know.

Amrish Puri as Mogambo in Mr. India (1987)

Mogambo in Mr India Amrish Puri

Another such great iconic character in a villainous role is Mogambo in the 1990 Sci-Fi superhero film Mr. India. Mogambo was played by none other than the veteran actor Amrish Puri, whose iconic punch line in the movie that says, “Mogambo Khush Hua” is famous even today. At the mention of this film, this line from Mogambo is what comes to everybody’s mind. Even though, Mr. India was India’s first Hindi superhero film, the main highlight of the film was the first supervillain of the film Mogambo.

Amrita Singh in 2 States (2014)

Amrita Singh in 2 States

Well, Amrita Singh was one of the top actresses of her time before she bid goodbye to the film industry. However, she is back again for her second innings and I would simply that she has emerged as an actor she used to be over the years. Her portrayal of a Punjabi mother in the romantic comedy 2 States says it all. The finesse and the realistic approach of a typical Punjabi mother can be witnessed throughout the film and I don’t think anybody else could have been a perfect fit for the film if it wasn’t her.

Irrfan Khan as Ranvijay Singh in Haasil (2003)

Irrfan Khan in haasil

Honestly speaking, Irrfan Khan is no more a second fiddle actor in the newly released movies. He has developed into a mainstream actor playing lead roles and garnering accolades not just nationally but internationally as well. It was his performance in the 2003 film Haasil, where he played Ranvijay Singh, a ruthless student leader who manipulates the main lead of the film played by Jimmy Shergill and frames him in a murder case, in order to marry Aniruddha’s girlfriend Niharika, portrayed by Hrishita Bhatt. The cunning and ruthless character also earn him a Filmfare Award for Best Villain that year.

Rajpal Yadav as Bandya in Chup Chup Ke (2006)

Rajpal Yadav in Chup Chup ke Comedy

Chup Chup ke had a multi-star cast consisting of actors such as Paresh Rawal, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Shakti Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Manoj Joshi and  several others. However, the character Bandya played by Rajpal Yadav was undoubtedly the best of all. He makes this huge impact with his innocent humor and excellent comic timing when Bandya and Jeetu, played by Shahid Kapoor, are employed as servants in a huge Gujarati family. The language barrier and his dumb behavior invite a series of comical events that makes you laugh non-stop till the end of the movie. This was one of those films, where the main lead in the film had nothing to do much and was literally quiet during most part of the film.

Richa Chadda as Bholi Punjaban in Fukrey (2013)

Richa Chadha in Fukrey

If you have already watched this movie, then you must already know why Richa Chadda as Bholi Punjaban deserves to be on the list. Well, Fukrey is about four young guys united to make some easy money, but find themselves involved in a drug scandal. However, the main attraction of the film is Bholi Punjaban, a female gangster, who helps them in making some easy money by investing some of hers initially. Her carefree and Bindass attitude in addition to her Delhi accent is simply mind blowing and truly takes away the limelight from the others who share longer screen presence than hers.

Your Turn!

We Know, Bollywood is a big industry and we have huge numbers of films and characters. If you have some different list or if you think someone is missing in this list, then suggest more supporting character roles in the comment section.

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.