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From Kamolika to Kalavati, meet the hottest, meanest vamps of Indian television

Ananya Bhowmik | Mar 03, 2017, 23:13 IST
From Kamolika to Kalavati, meet the hottest, meanest vamps of Indian television
Urvashi Dholakia aka Kamolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay not only was the most popular villain but also the most stylish one. Her ever-changing hairdos, dramatic makeup, designer blouses and statement jewellery definitely made her a trendsetter in the era.
No daily soap can be successful without a scheming, plotting mischievous vamp. Well, no other industry can ever produce such iconic villains like the ones we saw on Indian television. While we stressed over their strategic game plans to ruin the protagonist’s happiness, we love them for their idiosyncratic style.
Be it their patented make up or dressing style, Indian TV vamps are iconic in every possible angle. We hate to love the way those glamorous evil queens— Urvashi Dholakia, Kamya Punjabi, Shweta Kawatra— sizzled on the small screen in their signature devious looks.

From blingy bindis to funky hairstyles, these stylish actors were trendsetters. Be it Sindoora’s sari draping style or Jigyasa’s oversized bindis, their unique style fetched them a dedicated fan base.

Allow us to take you for a nostalgic ride with glimpses of some of the hottest negative characters on television till date.


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  • Mandira Bedi aka Mandira2 of 9
    Mandira Bedi aka Mandira
    One of the most hated vamps of the daily soap realm, Mandira Bedi played a stylish villain onscreen in subtle suits in Kyunki Saas Bhi Bahu Thi.
  • Shweta Kawatra aka Pallavi and Esha3 of 9
    Shweta Kawatra aka Pallavi and Esha
    Shweta Kawatra shone in both Kksusum and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as negative characters Pallavi and Esha, respectively. We definitely adored her impressive hairstyles and bindis.
  • Sudha Chandran aka Ramola4 of 9
    Sudha Chandran aka Ramola
    Ramola in Kahiin kisi Roz was a total trendsetter with her iconic bindis, beautiful sarees and glam makeup. Sudha Chandran definitely played the most stylish saas ever in the telly world.
  • Kamya Punjabi aka Sindoora5 of 9
    Kamya Punjabi aka Sindoora
    Kamya Punjabi's killer attitude and Sindoora's unique style of draping saris in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann received huge admiration from her fans.
  • Reshmi Desai aka Tapasaya6 of 9
    Reshmi Desai aka Tapasaya
    Reshmi Desai reassured the phrase "Looks can be deceiving." As Tapasaya in Uttaran, she was the beautiful villain with an envious wardrobe filled with chic blouses and adorable jhumkas.
  • Aashka Goradia aka Kalavati7 of 9
    Aashka Goradia aka Kalavati
    Aashka Goradia looks hot and glam in Naagin 2 as Kalavati. Be it her headgears or jewellery, Aashka's style is spot on.
  • Ashwini Kaleskar aka Jigyasa Walia8 of 9
    Ashwini Kaleskar aka Jigyasa Walia
    No one can forget Jigyasa's oversized bindis and gorgeous saris in Kasamh Se. Ashwini Kaleskar still remains one of the most iconic villains of all time.
  • Anita Hassanandani aka Shagun9 of 9
    Anita Hassanandani aka Shagun
    Anita Hassanandani definitely styled up the negative role of Shagun in Ye Hai Mohabbatein. Hot blouses, pretty saris, trendy hairstyles, she is the perfect modern chic vamp of TV.