Waking up at 7 in the morning is one thing which most of us have dreaded during our childhood, especially in the phase of our lives when we had to get our hair and uniform neatly, pack the bags according to the time table and head to the school for good 6 hours of our day. Most of the people including me, have given numerous excuses to avoid going to the place which actually prepares us for the future. However, there are few who have attended the boring lectures with utmost dedication, all due to a few teachers who came up with innovative techniques to make their classes interesting.
Much like the teachers who have become an essential part of our real life, a handful of Bollywood on-screen teachers have etched a special place in our heart and will continue to do so. From Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par to Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na, have a look at the actors who chose to essay the character of a teacher on-screen. (Also Read: Teachers Day Special: Kunal Jaisingh, Suyyash Rai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Piyush Sahdev talk of the value of a good guru)
Archana Puran Singh as Miss Briganza in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Archana Puran Singh’s character of Miss Briganza from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was one who flirted with the principal of the college, Anupam Kher and got a perfect definition of love and friendship from her student Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan).
Aamir Khan as Ram Shankar Nikumbh in Taare Zameen Par
Aamir Khan’s potrayal in Taare Zameen Par, that of a caring and helpful mentor to his dyslexic student, Ishaan, won him applause from fans and critics alike.
Shah Rukh Khan as Raj Aryan Malhotra in Mohabbatein
Shah Rukh Khan’s stint in Mohabbatein as a music teacher who also helped his students tackle their love-life problems from his past experience, is still fresh in our mind.
Boman Irani as Virus in 3 Idiots
Virus from 3 Idiots was the one who was disliked by almost all the students in his institute. Boman Irani’s character which initially seemed to be harsh, turned out be of a teacher who is good at heart.
Sushmita Sen as Chandni in Main Hoon Na
Sush’s character potrayal of Chandni, a chemistry teacher, in Main Hoon Na, was equivalent to that of a teacher who is every guy’s crush in the school.
Rani Mukerji as Naina Mathur in Hichki
Rani Mukerji’s character from her last film, Hichki, was an exceptional one. Naina Mathur who suffered from Tourette Syndrome, faced rejection from her students initially, but turned her biggest weakness into strength, eventually earning due respect from them.
Well, these are our favourites. Let us know which actor’s portrayal as a teacher has won your heart by tweeting to us @bollywood_life.