Today is the Teachers’ Day and I would like to salute those who have taught not only in the movies but also those who’ve watched them playing legendary roles.

Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par


Probably the best role of a teacher, a Bollywood actor has accomplished. Aamir played a teacher so beautifully that it displayed all the qualities and dedication that you would want from your mentor. He played the art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh who befriends and helps a child suffering from dyslexia to understand and overcome his problems.

Amitabh Bachchan in Black

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Amitabh is no doubt, the best actor people have seen in the history of Indian cinema. He played a teacher in the movie Black where his only student is a blind girl. Bachchan plays Debraj Sahai who is alcoholic but feels that he has some magic powers to help the handicapped.

Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De India


Shah Rukh did a fabulous job in the sports-based movie as the coach and a mentor for the Indian women’s hockey team, rising the otherwise minnows to the level of the world champions. He definitely had a point to prove in the movie.

Sushmita Sen
in Main Hoon Na

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Sushmita played a role having a different reason to be in this list from the others. She portrays a sexy Chemistry teacher Chandini in the movie, dominated by her co-star SRK. But then, Sen succeeds in coloring the image of teachers with her transparent sarees and low-cut blouses!

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