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.