The unforgettable (Un)teacher teachers on screen

While committed teachers are revered, teachers who break rules continue to soar in popularity and there are some who are so annoying that you would like to forget as a bad dream. Here are some onscreen (Un)teacher teachers whom we secretly love.

Main Hoon Na – Miss Chandni

Considered as the hottest teacher in the history of Bollywood, Main Hoon Na’s Miss Chandni has set the bar high for all Chemistry teachers. Beautiful, and equally talented, Miss Chandni and her chiffon sarees have become an icon in their own right.


Elizabeth Halsey – Bad Teacher

Elizabeth Halsey, played by Cameron Diaz is a lazy, gold-digging, drug-abusing teacher who hates children and her only aim in life is to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.


Raj Aryan Malhotra – Mohabbatein

Who can ever forget Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Raj Aryan Malhotra? The ever-charming Raj is the violin teacher of Gurukul and his only motive in life is to help three students Sameer, Vicky and Karan win the hearts of the girls they are in love with. Imagine your teacher helping you with your love life rather than finding the answer to ‘Y’ and ‘X’.


Miss Braganza – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

The English professor of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Miss Braganza is what every student’s dreams are made of. Her dialogue from the movie, wherein she asks her students, Pyaar kya hota hai? (What is love?) while teaching Romeo Juliet is one of the most iconic Bollywood dialogues ever written.


Annalise Keating – How To Get Away With Murder

Annalise Keating is a high-profile criminal defense attorney and law professor at Middleton University. An alcoholic, she chooses five of her students to work with her but things take a bad turn as they get in the middle of a murder case. But thanks to Annalise, she is always there to save her students from murders and blame it on outsiders.


Ross Geller – F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

A professor at New York University, Ross Geller gets romantically involved with his student, who was at least 10 years younger as well as a colleague! The best thing about Prof. Geller is that he was mostly late to class and would enter 5 mins before the class ended.


Babubhai Verma /Khadoos – Stanley Ka Dabba

Played by Amole Gupte, Babubhai Verma is a ravenous Hindi teacher whose only desire in life is to eat the tiffin brought by his students. Most of his class lecture constitutes of asking what his students what they have brought for lunch and he has a poor reputation among his colleagues for his inconsiderate gluttony.

Walter White – Breaking Bad

An American neo-Western crime drama television series, the protagonist Walter White is a struggling and depressed high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with stage-3 lung cancer. With the help of his former student Jesse Pinkman and his vast knowledge about chemicals, he starts producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.


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