Friday, January 20th, 2023

Without a doubt, South Indian movies are great, and we all love South Indian films. The action-packed screenplay, storyline, and dialogues of South Indian movies always leave an impression in our hearts. To make any movie successful, the villain also plays an important role. Tollywood cinema has some of the best villain actors that leave us speechless with their performances. This year, we have received some great Telugu movies, and their star performance was good. Here is the list of the Top 10 Tollywood Villains in 2022. 

1. Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj is one of the best actors in South Indian cinema, known for his work in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam films. He mostly appears as an antagonist and has won several awards, including five National Film Awards, eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and five Filmfare Awards South. His recent work includes K.G.F: Chapter 2, Major, Attack, and Rashtra Kavach Om.

2. Jagapathi Babu

Veeramachaneni Jagapathi Rao Chowdary, known by his stage name Jagapathi Babu, mainly works in Telugu cinema. He is also known for his work in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam cinema and has won several awards, including seven state Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards. He recently appeared in films such as Radhe Shyam, Hero, Ghani, Akhanda, Lakshya, and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

3. Nassar

Nassar is an Indian actor, director, politician, producer, and dubbing artist who primarily works in Telugu and Tamil cinema. He started his acting career in the film Kalyana Agathigal in a supporting role. His Telugu films include Athadu, Pokiri, Golimaar, Shakthi, Dookudu, and Businessman. Apart from south Indian films, he acted in numerous Hindi language films.

4. Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood is an Indian actor, film producer, model, and humanitarian who mainly works in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada cinema. He is one of the most successful actors in South Indian cinema and won several awards, including a State Nandi Award for Best Villain and an Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role. He appeared in critically acclaimed movies like Dabangg, Dookudu, Happy New Year, Devi, and Kurukshetra.

5. Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati is an Indian actor and producer known for his work in Tollywood cinema. He first appeared in the Telugu film Leader and won the Filmfare award for Best Male Debut. He starred in the blockbuster film Baahubali 1 and 2 as Bhallaladeva. His other work includes Bheemla Nayak, Kaadan, Rudramadevi, and Nene Raju Nene Mantri.

6. Mukesh Rishi

Mukesh Rishi began his career as an antagonist and established himself as a leading actor. He is an Indian actor and film producer who mainly works in Hindi and Telugu cinema with Malayalam, Punjabi, and Tamil films. His recent films include Khiladi, Vakeel Saab, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, and Maharshi.

7. Kota Srinivasa Rao

Kota Srinivasa Rao is well-known for his character roles and worked in over 750 films. He mainly works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre and has won several accolades, including nine state Nandi Awards and a South Indian International Movie Award. His notable films are S/O Satyamurthy, Attarintiki Daredi, Rakta Charitra, and Leader.

8. Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi is an Indian actor cum motivational speaker who mainly works in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and Malayalam cinema. He is known for his antagonist and character roles and has won National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He appeared in films like Varudu, Baadshah, Kick 2, Hero 420, and Sher.

9. Pradeep Rawat

Pradeep Rawat is an Indian actor known for his villainous roles and mainly works in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil films. He made his first appearance in the Hindi television series Mahabharat as Ashwatthama. He appeared in films like Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Sarrainodu, and Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu.

10. Sampath Raj

Sampath Raj is known for his negative roles and mainly works in Telugu and Tamil cinema. He appeared in various films and has won several awards, including a Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Villain and a Nandi Award for Best Villain. His recent films include Bangarraju, Aarattu, Check, Jersey, and Bheeshma.


You cannot miss movies of these top 10 Villains of Tollywood cinema.