Bollywood’s most memorable onscreen teachers

So, who’s a perfect teacher? Well, as they say, no one can be perfect. But these memorable onscreen teachers have truly set a standard for educators. From inspiring students to never give up to help them with their personal lives, these “soulful” teachers are what every student needs in their growing up years!

Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) – Chak De! India

Inspired by the team’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games,  the film follows Kabir Khan, who has been assigned to coach 16 Indian women and how he leads them to victory.

Debraj Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan) – Black

The film, which draws inspiration from Helen Keller’s life and struggle, revolves around a deaf and blind girl, and her relationship with her teacher, who helped her complete her graduation but later himself develops Alzheimer’s disease.

Anand Kumar (Hrithik Roshan) – Super 30

Based on a true story, Anand Kumar is a mathematician based from Patna, India. The story follows about how he works his way through challenges towards success before running the Super 30 programme, where he teaches poor kids who want to join IITs.

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Naina Mathur (Rani Mukherji) – Hichki

Naina Mathur is an aspiring teacher with Tourette syndrome. Soon, after she lands a teaching job in an elite school, where everyone makes fun of her, she shows how to turn one’s weakness into their biggest strength.

Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) – Taare Zameen Par

The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan, an 8-year-old dyslexic child and his teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh. He attempts to improve Ishaan’s reading and writing by using remedial techniques developed by dyslexia specialists and further develops his interest in his studies and eventually help him improve his grades.

Vidya and Jyoti (Shabana Azmi & Juhi Chawla) – Chalk n Duster (2016)

The film revolves around two teachers Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla), who are teachers at a Mumbai high school. It is their passion for their profession that helps them bond with the student and forms the crux of the story.

Shekhar (Abhi Bhattacharya) – Jagriti

The film is about a spoiled rich kid, Ajay, who is sent away to a boarding school by his uncle. The boarding school is run by Shekhar, who is known for his unorthodox teaching methods. He educates the students about how to become good citizens first.

Ravi masterji (Jeetendra) – Parichay

Ravi is asked to home tutor five mischevious kids. The kids misbehave with every teacher that enters their household and forces them to run away. The story follows how Ravi succeeds in reforming them.

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