Beside the lead actors like Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh and others, few other actors, who were playing negative role were also considered as the main USP of the movies earlier. In classic age of Sandalwood it was KD Nagappa and Ranga, who were the most sought after actors to play the villain role in Kannada movies. Later Kannada film industry saw actor Vajramuni, who was popularly known as 'Natabayankara' and became the one and only actor, who was dare enough to play any challenging role as a villain for few decades. Here are the photos of few Kannada actors, who have impressed us with their acting in the villain role in Kannada films. See the photos of all time best villains of Kannada film industry in the gallery...
Vajramuni stands first in the list of Kannada actors, who were efficient to play villain role in the movies. His combination with Sandalwood's ace actor Dr Rajkumar is still memorable in the minds of Kannada audience.
Beside playing comedian in many movies ace actor Balakrishna was also impressive as an antagonist. His role as Venkatappa Nayaka in Gandada Gudi is still remembered.
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.
Tugudeepa Srinivas, father of Kannada actor Challenging Star Darshan, was also the most sought after villain in Kannada films.
Comedian turned antagonist Musuri Krishnamurthy caught the attention of the cine-goers as 'Connection Kaalappa' in the movie Padavaralli Pandavarau.
In classic age of Sandalwood, South actor Sudarshan was also the most sought after actor to play villain role beside KD Nagappa and Ranga.
Ace actor Dheerendra Gopal was famous for his body language and dialouge delivery.
Versatile actor Sudheer was considered as the all time best baddie of Sandalwood.
Sundarakrishna Urs came to limelight as an antagonist in Rebel Star Ambareesh starrer Tirugu Baana.
MP Shankar gave life to the imaginary character of Go Ru Channabasappa - Bhootaya in the film Bhootayana Maga Ayyu.
Though he is famous as Rebel Star Ambareesh in Kannada film industry, he is still remembered for his role 'Jaleela' in the movie Naagarahaavu.
Lokesh played the role of Ayyu in the Blockbuster film Bhootayanna Maga Ayyu. He had locked horns with Vishnuvardhan.
Gurudutt, the son of Sandalwood's ace music-composer Chi Udayshankar, made his acting debut with antagonist role in the movie Anand, which also marked the on-screen debut of Shivaraj Kumar.
Beside playing supporting roles in many movies, ace actor Shakthi Prasad was also impressive in antagonist role.
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.
Supreme Hero Shashi Kumar played antagonist role in Rebel Star Ambareesh starrer Indrajith.
Rural Star BC Patil played villain role in Vishnuvardhan starrer Nishkarsha and Upendra starrer Kutumba.
South actor Raghuvaran had also become household name in Karnataka by playing villain role in Kannada movies.
Ace actor Dodanna had played villain role in the movies like Sangliana and CBI Shankar.
Actor turned politcian Mukyamantri Chandru has played villain roles in the movies like Chakravyuha, Jwalaamukhi, SP Sangliana and others.
Actor turned producer Jai Jagadeesh played villain role in the movies like Ranadheera, Bandana, Annavra Makallu and others.
Avinash's noted work in the antagonist role was in Dynamic Hero Devaraj starrer Hulia.
Shankar Ashwath, son of Sandalwood's versatile actor KS Ashwath played antagonist in Shivaraj Kumar starrer Annavra Makkalu.
Multilingual actor Harish Raj played antagonist role in the movies like Dhyrya, Om and others.
Multilingual actor Rahul Dev is most sought after actor to play antagonist role in the latest commercial entertainers.
Sonu Sood played antagonist role in Kiccha Sudeep starrer Only Vishnuvardhana.
South actor Sharath Lohitashwa was impressive in the role of Bangalore Don Kotwal Ramchandra in the movie Aa Dinagalu.
Kannada audience have seen Charan Raj in different roles. He played villain role in the movies like Soorappa, Tirupati and others.
Shobraj is known for his villain role in Kannada movies. He is the most sought after actor for the villain role in early 90s.
Presently Ravishankar is the most sought after actor to play antagonist role in Kannada movies.
Kote Prabhakara has played villain role in many movies. His noted work was in Shivaraj Kumar starrer Om.
Ashish Vidyarthi made his Kannada debut with Hattrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar starrer AK 47.
Kishore is famous for his villain role in the movies like Kshana Kshana, Kalarali Hoovagi, Deadly Soma and others.
Adhi Lokesh is famous for his character 'Bidda' in the movie Jogi.
Telugu actor Ajay is famous for his antagonist role in Sarathee and Brindavana.
Ravi Kale made his Kannada debut with Cynaide, in which he essayed the role of Shivarasan. Vamshi and Katharnak are the few other movies of him.
Ramesh Pandit is impressive in the villain role in Kannada movie Aragini.
Neenasam Ashwath came to limelight with the antagonist role in Blockbuster movie Mungaru Male.
Tilak Shekar, who made his debut with Ganda Hendthi And Boyfriend is the all time best baddie of Sandalwood.