7 Greatest Dark Roles of Randeep Hooda

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Babloo in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011)

In this film, Hooda plays Babloo, a hitman who becomes romantically involved with a married woman while working for her husband. His performance is marked by a mix of vulnerability and menace, making it one of his standout roles​

Charles Sobhraj in Main Aur Charles (2015)

Hooda takes on the role of the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj. His charismatic and chilling performance captures the enigmatic nature of Sobhraj, making it a memorable depiction of a real-life criminal.

Raja Ravi Varma in Rang Rasiya (2014)

Although not purely a dark role, Hooda’s portrayal of the famous painter Raja Ravi Varma is intense, exploring the artist's controversial life and the societal challenges he faced, showcasing Hooda's ability to delve into complex characters​

Yogi in Laal Rang (2016)

In Laal Rang, Hooda plays Shankar, involved in the illegal blood trade. His performance is noted for its authenticity and the ability to bring a sinister charm to the character, grounding the film in a gritty reality​

Mahabir Bhati in Highway (2014)

Hooda plays Mahabir Bhati, a brooding and intense abductor who kidnaps Veera (played by Alia Bhatt) and gradually reveals his traumatic past. His portrayal earned critical acclaim for its depth and raw emotional powe

ACP Agnel Wilson in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Playing a police officer embroiled in the rise of the Mumbai underworld, Hooda’s role, though supporting, was impactful and showcased his ability to hold his own among a star-studded cast, contributing significantly to the film's critical success

Sarbjit Singh in Sarbjit (2016)

This biographical drama sees Hooda playing Sarbjit Singh, an Indian farmer wrongfully imprisoned in Pakistan. The role required a drastic physical transformation and conveyed the harrowing the dark experience of a man enduring immense suffering and injustice​.

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