7 Indian Actors Who Played Villains in Hollywood Films

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Kabir Bedi - Octopussy (1983)

Bedi portrayed a major antagonist, Gobinda, in this popular James Bond film. As Kamal Khan's most loyal henchman, Bedi's character duels with 007 (portrayed by Roger Moore) several times before eventually falling to his death.

Amrish Puri - Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)

Amrish Puri in his terrifying portrayal of Mola Ram, a Thuggee priest who performs human sacrifice rites, received mass appreciation as one of the best Hollywood villains ever and even Steven Spielberg proclaimed that Puri was his "favourite villain".

Aishwarya Rai - Pink Panther 2 (2009)

Aishwarya Rai plays the main antagonist in the second film of this beloved comedy-mystery franchise starring Steve Martin. Her depiction of Sonia Solandres, an international thief posing as a criminology expert was delightfully beguiling.

Irrfan Khan - The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The beloved actor played the role of Dr. Rajith Ratha, a high-level scientist who worked at the evil Oscorp as the supervisor of Dr. Curt Connors (The Lizard), in the popular Spider-Man movie series helmed by Andrew Garfield.

Priyanka Chopra - Baywatch (2017)

The international superstar showed her ability to depict shades of grey in her characters through her role as Victoria Leeds, the antagonist to The Rock's protagonist, in this action-comedy flick based on the eponymous 90s TV show.

Randeep Hooda - Extraction (2020)

Randeep Hooda executed stunning action sequences as Saju Rav, the head of security for the Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr., sparring against Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in this adrenaline packed Netflix original directed by the Russo brothers.

Dhanush - The Gray Man (2022)

The South Indian megastar made his blockbuster English language debut in the Russo brothers' action thriller as Avik San, a Tamilian killing machine and hired assassin who beats the living daylights out of Ryan Gosling's character.

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Indian Actors Who Worked In Hollywood Films