- Anand Raj
Born and brought up in Puducherry, Tamil film actor Anand Raj, known for portraying negative roles in several films will be playing a don in the upcoming action comedy film Action Jackson. This will also mark his Bollywood debut, for which he went through a year of intense training and lost about 12 kilos, to sport a certain look, that director Prabhudeva expected of him.
Another Kollywood actor, Sathyaraj, who began his career with villainous roles, played the main antagonist in the action-comedy film Chennai Express, as the headman of the local mafia and Deepika’s dominant father. This also marked his entry into the Bollywood film industry. Currently, the film is the second highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide and third in India. Apart from his film career, Sathyaraj is also a famous media personality and has been quite vocal about issues like the water rights in Tamil Nadu.
- Prakash Raj
Highly popular in the South Indian Film Industry, Prakash Raj is an Indian film actor, producer, director as well as a television presenter. He has played negative roles in various Bollywood films, including Wanted (2009), Singham (2011) and Dabangg 2 (2012). Due to his fluency in diverse Indian languages, like Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English, Prakash Raj has become one of the most sought after actors in India.
Veteran south Indian actor Raghuvaran became famous for portraying villain roles predominantly in Tamil films. Even though he died an untimely death at the age of 49 due to his habit of excessive alcohol consumption, Raghuvaran managed to act in over 200 Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. Izzatdaar (1990), Rakshak (1995), Hitler (1998) and Lal Baadshah (1999) are some of the Hindi films in which he portrayed the role of a villain.
- Rami Reddy
Known for his negative roles, Rami Reddy was popular in Telugu cinema. However, he failed to become a successful director or producer. Before entering the film industry, Reddy worked as a journalist. He acted in over 250 films, in languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bhojpuri. He played the role of a villain in the Bollywood action film titled Pratibandh.