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Villains don't always stay villainous, especially when they become popular with the cine-goers. Indeed some of the well known heroic character in Indian films had started their careers on the opposite side of the fence. Here are the list of few actors, who initially started their career by playing antagonists and later made big name as superstars. See the photos of villains, who turned heroes in the photo-gallery...
Rajinikanth, one of the popular face in Indian cinema started his career by playing antagonist in Kannada movies. He was seen in the negative shade in the movies like Katha Sangama, Galaate Samsara and others.
Though he is famous as Rebel Star Ambareesh in Kannada film industry, Ambareesh is still remembered for his Jaleela's character in the movie Naagarahaavu.
Tiger Prabhakar made his acting debut as an antagonist in Kannada movies. He came to limelight as a forest brigand in Dr Rajkumar starrer Gandada Gudi.
Khadeema Kallaru, Chakravyuha and Ramanna Shamanna are the few Kannada movies, which featured Crazy Star V Ravichandran in an antagonist role.
Challenging Star Darshan made his debut as an antagonist in Kannada movie Mahabharatha, which had Vinod Raj in the lead role.
Multi-talented actor Jaggesh played villain role in many of the early Kannada movies like Ranaranga, Yuddha Kanda, Ajay Vijay and others.
Dynamic Hero Devraj started his career by playing antagonist role in early Kannada movies. He played villain role in Yudha Kanda, Dance Raja Dance and others.
Multi-talented personality Prakash Raj played antagonist in many movies. He is the all time favourite baddie for South film makers.
Black Cobra Duniya Vijay played antagonist role in the movies like Ranga SSLC, Sri, Deadly Soma and others. Blockbuster movie Duniya gave him a huge break in his career.
Chandra Chakori, Gowdru, Ayya and Love Story are the few Kannada movies, which featured Diamond Star Srinagara Kitty in the antagonist role.
Kannada actor Yogesh adapted his screen name as Loose Madha Yogesh. The actor played the role of Loose Madha in Duniya.
Producer-director-actor Jai Jagadeesh played antagonist role in Ranadheera, Bandana and others.
Along with Jaggesh, Supreme Hero Shashi Kumar started his career by playing antagonist role in early Kannada movies.
Sai Kumar, who is known as Dialogue King started his career by playing antagonist role in many Telugu movies.
Though he was not successful as a hero, Kishore has played villain role in many movies.
Critically acclaimed actor Avinash started his career by playing antagonist in many movies. He has played the hero role in the many art and award winning movies.
Along with Darshan, Sourav too was seen in the negative role in Mahabharatha. The movie was directed by S Narayan.
Action thriller Nishkarsha and violent family entertainer Kutumba are the movies, which features BC Patil in the negative shade.
Karthik Jayaram aka JK played antagonist in the Sudeep's movies like Only Vishnuvardhana andVaradanayaka. He played lead role in Sandalwood's recent release Just Love.