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

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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

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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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