When it comes to striking black tikas/tilaks on the forehead, a black kurta/shirt and a belt around the waist loaded with bullets, you know who it is! Well, yes, you guessed it right! It is the cliched portrayal of Dakuu or a Dacoit or a Bandit in Hindi Cinema, who are always seen threatening the villagers with their terror.

Here we present to you some of the famous of Dakuus/Dacoits/Bandits of Hindi cinema:

Sunil Dutt As Birju In Mother India (1957)

Sunil Dutt in a still from movie 'Mother India (1957)'
Sunil Dutt in a still from movie ‘Mother India (1957)’

Pran As Raka In Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Dilip Kumar As Gungaram AKA Gunga In Gunga Jumna (1961)

Dilip Kumar in a still from movie 'Gunga Jumna (1961)'
Dilip Kumar in a still from movie ‘Gunga Jumna (1961)’

Vinod Khanna As Jabbar Singh In Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971)

Vinod Khanna As Thakur Lakhan Singh In Kuchhe Dhaage (1973)

Dharmendra As Chhote Thakur Ranjeet Singh In Patthar Aur Payal (1974)

Amjad Khan As Gabbar Singh In Sholay (1975)

Amitabh Bachchan As Jeeva In Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978)

Sunil Dutt As Birju In Daaku Aur Jawan (1978)

Daaku Aur Jawan (1978) Movie Poster
Daaku Aur Jawan (1978) Movie Poster

Sunny Deol As Arjun Yadav In Dacait (1987)

Sunny Deol in a still from movie 'Dacait (1987)'
Sunny Deol in a still from movie ‘Dacait (1987)’

Amrish Puri As Sher ‘Shera’ Singh In Loha (1987)

Sridevi As Durga In Sherni (1988)

Sridevi in a still from movie 'Sherni (1988)'
Sridevi in a still from movie ‘Sherni (1988)’

Seema Biswas As Phoolan Devi In Bandit Queen (1994)

Seema Biswas in a still from movie 'Bandit Queen (1994)'
Seema Biswas in a still from movie ‘Bandit Queen (1994)’

Mukesh Tiwari As Jageera In China Gate (1998)

Irrfan Khan As Paan Singh In Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Sunil Dutt As Thakur Jarnail Singh In Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)

Vinod Khanna As Mangal Singh In Aakhri Daku (1978)

Vinod Khanna in a still from movie 'Aakhri Daku (1978)'
Vinod Khanna in a still from movie ‘Aakhri Daku (1978)’

Sunil Dutt As Raja Thakur In Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974)

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