Happy Teacher's Day! Bollywood's Best Teachers

Rashmi Daryanani , 05 Sep 2012
Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen

The student-teacher relationship in Bollywood has been well explored – in some films it takes the center focus (Black), while in others it provides the backdrop for the story. We’ve all had some great teachers in our lives, so to celebrate Teacher’s Day let’s have a look at 5 of Bollywood’s best teachers in recent times.

1. The Teacher That Made a Difference: Ram Shankar Nikumbh from Taare Zameen Par.

When we look back on our lives, most of us can pinpoint that one teacher who had the greatest impact on our lives, and who (at least in some way) shaped the persons we are today. For Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par), that teacher would be Aamir Khan‘s character.

Special mention: Debraj Sahai from Black.

2. The Hot Teacher (female): Chandni Chopra from Main Hoon Na.

You know the type: the kind that leaves most of the boys tongue-tied with her stunning beauty (or in Shah Rukh Khan‘s case the complete opposite). Sushmita‘s character ditched the stuffy, boring teacher look and oozed femininity and grace instead.

Special mention: Ms. Braganza (aha) from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

3. The Hot Teacher (male): Rahul Prakash Udyavar from Paathshaala.

Again, you know the type – the kind of teacher who becomes the object of all the girls’ daydreams, thanks to the adorable smile and effortless charm. Can someone say, distraction?!

4. The Life Lessons Teacher: Raj Aryan from Mohabbatein.

Some teachers will teach you things above and beyond the constraints of the classroom walls – and for the boys at Gurukul, Shah Rukh Khan‘s character taught them everything from music to eternal love to following your heart.

5. The Authoritarian Teacher: Viru “Virus” Sahastrabudhhe from 3 Idiots.

We all had that one teacher in school who would scare the crap out of us, but who we’d still always make fun of given the opportunity. Boman Irani‘s Virus from 3 Idiots fits that bill perfectly.

Share with us any of your Bollywood picks… or even better, tell us about a real life teacher who had an impact in your life!

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