List of Top 10 Criminals In The History Of India

Top 10 Criminals

Top 10 Criminals: A culture where most people either uphold themselves or ruin themselves. A culture of crime. Once you entered the world of Crime there is no coming back from there even if one wants to. particularly Mumbai which is also known as “City of Dreams” is where most of the criminal gets exposure.

Talking about a criminal who is now become a gangster is a thing. Every criminal who now holds a thick textbook like the criminal record was once just a normal human.  Well, there are two things you can’t change. First, history and second, crime.

List of top 10 criminals in the history of India.


If you haven’t heard this name all this while after living in India for ages, where were you? Dawood is the founder of D-company with a rank of no.3 in the list of world’s most deadly criminal.

The rumor says that he has close relation with al-Qaeda and knew Osma Bin Laden personally. There were many speculations of him living under the protection of ISI which stands for Inter-Service Intelligence in Pakistan.

This news got on rage when few high profile ISI officers appeared in his daughter’s, marriage with the son of a Pakistani Cricketer. He was involved in the 2008 Terrorist attack in Mumbai, as well as the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai Bombing. He is on number 1st in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


If you have ever heard of Sanjay Dutt having relations with a terrorist than probably he is the one. He is considered to be the one who supplied weapons to Sanjay Dutt. He also wanted to kill Sanjay Dutt and order his men to kill him wherever they see him.

According to the reports he has extorted money from actors and also has invested in film production. He is wanted for crimes like murder, extorting money and many other crimes. Reports say that he has killed actress Manisha Koirala’s Personal assistance.

Rumors says that his men have also killed Gulshan Kumar the owner of T-series music. Interestingly Abu Salem is a film fanatic.

About his personal profile, his father was a lawyer. As they say, criminals are not born as criminals. Well, after meddling in a number of career Salem tried everything from being a taxi driver to real estate agent but, found his calling in the world of crime. He soon came into association with Dawood Ibrahim. He is on number 2nd in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


There were many criminals who were suspected behind the 1993 Mumbai Bombing, among many Tiger Menon was one of the prime suspects.

However, there is a story behind his nickname being “Tiger” he got this name after he beat the police in a car chase near about at a speed of over 1000 km/hr. thrilling but, true and of course police couldn’t catch him.

Also, a film named Black Friday was a depiction of Tiger Menon’s terrorist’s agendas. He is on number 3rd in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


Chhota Rajan was one of the men who worked under Dawood Ibrahim but, sooner things got to change when they drifted apart and becomes arch-rivals.

Mugging up in the splits their men were allegedly shot by one another. According to a report, Chota Rajan once grabbed one of Dawood men and beat him up to death. Out of this scenario, Dawood attempted to kill Chhota Rajan but failed. He is on number 4th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


Haji Mastan is definitely a criminal but, not a terrifying gangster or terrorist. If rules over Mumbai for more than 20 long years but never fought with anyone.

According to a story he once governs enough money from smuggling that he began producing films. He was a film fanatic and had relations with many famous celebrity stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Firoz Khan and many more to count on.

An interesting fact about Haji Mastan is, that he was so obsessed with the actress Madhubala that he married Sona, his wife only because she was a look-alike of Madhubala.

Films like Deewar and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai is based on Haji Matan. He is on number 5th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


Well, most of his records say that he is mad over threatening Bollywood stars like Director and producer Karan Johar, Actor Akshay Kumar, Rakesh Kumar and lately was in news for threatening Shahrukh Khan.

Nothing much in specific to reveal about himself apart from the fact that he used to work under Chhota Rajan.

According to rumors he had plans to kill Director Mahesh Bhatt and instructed his men to fire outside actor Shahrukh Khan’s office. He is on number 6th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.

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Well, criminals are also humans and can serve humanity in their own way. despite being and feared gangster of Mumbai he used to help the needy ones and fed poor people.

His career started as a porter and ended on being a gangster. Before completely establishing himself he uses to work with Haji Mastan. He is on number 7th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


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Kareem Lala

The Indian Mafia. Yes, you heard it right. Karim Lala is known to be the original don of Mumbai. He was born in Afghanistan in 1911.

He moved to India and made a powerful gang of Pathans with the Afghani migrants. Apart from all his crime and terror, he is one of those gangsters who helps needy and poor people.

The crime that he was mostly involved was smuggling of ornaments, extortion, gambling, etc. He is on number 8th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


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Chhota Shakeel

Well, the name probably does not go along with his bomb personality. A close adjutant of Dawood Ibrahim who is also his upper head (boss).

Chhota Shakeel is dynamic in his own way. once he got arrested by a customs officer for smuggling goods. Nevertheless, he superintends to escape by diving right into the sea through a window. Daring gangster of all the time I guess, he came back with his men demanded the officer to return his goods. With a threat to throw the officer right into the sea. He is on number 9th in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


He is one of the Dawood members who efficiently handled his cricket betting racket. According to a report, Shetty was murdered by Chhota Rajan’s hitmen and they have been paid a fortune to sum-up the job. Later on, the news that his murderers that are Chhota Rajan tribes were arrested in UAE. He is on the last position in the list of Top 10 Criminals.


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