Teachers' Day: When Bollywood actors took up teaching

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On Teachers Day, lets go back in time and have a look at Bollywood actors who have immortalised avatars of educationists onscreen. (Stills) On Teachers Day, lets go back in time and have a look at Bollywood actors who have immortalised avatars of educationists onscreen. (Stills)
SummaryOn Teachers Day, lets go back in time and have a look at Bollywood actors who have immortalised avatars of educationists onscreen.

Teaching is that profession, which gives birth to all other professions. With today being Teachers Day, lets go back in time and have a look at Bollywood actors who have immortalised avatars of educationists onscreen.

Amitabh Bachchan: Big B has is well remembered for his act as the strict and no-nonsense Narayan Shankar in Mohabbatein. While in Black, he played an eccentric Debraj Sahai who gives new meaning of life to a deaf, blind and mute girl.
The actor reprised the role of a teacher once again in Prakash Kha's Aarakshan, where he fought to bring about a change in the educational system.

Shah Rukh Khan: Bollywood’s 'Badshaah' Shah Rukh played a music teacher with a strong belief in love in Mohabbatein. The actor later took on a completely never-before-seen avatar when he reprised the role of a tough and inspiring hockey coach in Chak De India!.

Aamir Khan: Aamir Khan is well remembered for his sensitive and loveable character Ram Shankar Nikhubh in directorial debut Taare Zameen Par. The film shows how a teacher goes beyond his job to connect with a child who suffers from dyslexia and help him make sense of his world.

Rishi Kapoor: In Student of the Year, Rishi Kapoor essays the role of a college dean who in the end is not afraid to admit when he’s wrong.

Naseeruddin Shah: The highly talented Naseeruddin received acclaim for his performance as the fun teacher, Amar Verma in Sir. Naseeruddin Shah played a teacher who knew the balance between fun and study time with his students.
In award winning Iqbal, Naseeruddin Shah once again played a former cricketer Mohit, who puts his heart and soul into training a deaf and mute boy to fulfil his dream of playing for his country.

Sushmita Sen: Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen added zing to the very portrayal of teachers onscreen in Main Hoon Na.

Playing the role of a college chemistry professor, Sushmita has her students smitten as she strutted in her chiffon saris and low-cut blouses.

Shahid Kapoor: Shahid Kapoor was seen playing the role of music teacher, Rahul Udyavar in Paathshala. His performance of a teacher who is able to unify with his students received appreciation.

Boman Irani: After having played a strict medical college dean in Munnabhai M.B.B.S., Boman Irani took on the role of an ambitious college dean Viru Sahastrabudhhe in 3 Idiots.

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