Monday, May 13, 2013

Bollywood's most Popular onscreen Mothers

"For decades, Bollywood has doted on its mothers and now we pay a tribute to the most famous mothers in the history of Hindi cinema." 

Lalita Pawar

The most sought after, yet the most dreaded mother of all time in the industry was Lalita Pawar, who has the longest innings spanning from the silent era of 1920s to 1990s with more than 300 films to her credit. She played mother in films like Dahej, Thokar, Mr. And Mrs.1955, Khandaan, Shri 420, Pocket Maar, Nau Do Gyarah, Asha, Parwarish, Sujata, Guest House, Anari, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Sasural, Junglee, Hum Dono, Grihasti, Bluff Master, Sangam, Kohra, Khandaan and Love in Tokyo.

 Durga Khote

She essayed a wide variety of roles in a career span of over 50 years. Her portrayal of Jodhabai, the queen of Mughal Emperor Akbar, torn between duty towards her husband and love for her son Salim in film is most memorable.

 Dina Pathak

One of the most powerful mothers onscreen, Dina Pathak has proved her talent in over 100 movies, more notable amongst them being, Satyakam, Sat Hindustani, Sacha Jhoota, Jal Bin Machli Nritya Bin Bijlee, Koshish, Avishkar, Charitraheen, Anari, Mausam, Chitchor, Dream Girl, Kitab, Gol Maal, Thodisi Bewafai, Umrao Jaan, Prem Rog, Arth, Arpan, Jhoothi, Aankhen, Sabse Bada Khilari, Yarana, Pardes, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Tum Bin, Devdas (Bhuwans mother) and Pinjar.

 Farida Jalal

Be it Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Farida has belted out one typical mother performances after another with a consistency that very few have displayed in the industry. She win the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

 Kamini Kaushal

She played a strong role as Bhagat Singh's mother in Manoj Kumars Shaheed (1965). The appreciation she received ensured that Kamini became a fixture as the mother figure in a string of 1970s Manoj Kumar starrers films like Poorab Pascham, Shor, Roti Kapda Aur Makan, Sanyasi and Dus Numbri.

 Kirron Kher

The most graceful looking mother that our film industry ever got is Kirron Kher. She was seen in films like Devdas, Veer Zara, Om Shanti Om, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Apne and Dostana.

Jaya Bachchan

She is one lady who has potrayed different kind of roles in her career but her motherly figure in her character makes her stand above the rest. She played mother in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum, Hazaar Chorasia Ki Maa, Kal Ho Na Ho, Fiza and Laga Chunari Mein Daag.


The mother of all Bollywood mothers, of course, was Nargis in Mother India. In the film, she raised her two sons single-handedly while also working in the fields and fending off the evil intentions of the landowner.

 Rakhi Gulzar 

She played the most challeging role of her career by essaying Amitabh Bachchan's mother role in Shakti opposite Dilip Kumar, who played the father. Her important films in which she played mother include Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Soldier, Badshah, Ek Rishta, Khalnayak and Ram Lakhan for which she win the Filmfare award.

 Reema Lagoo

With her typical motherly looks and Indian features, Reema easily slipped into the mother roles in the film industry. After Maine Pyar Kiya, she played the mother in practically all of Rajshri Production films.

 Smita Jayakar

Her role as Aishwarya Rai's mother in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam gave her a good possition in the industry. She was seen in films such as Pardes, Prem Aggan, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani.

 Wahida Rehman

She has played mother and grandmother roles in film like Om Jai Jagadish, Water, Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6.

Nirupa Roy

Amitabh Bachchan's most favourite mother onscreen has always been Nirupa Roy and after playing his mother in Deewar, a story about a sacrificing single mother and her two sons, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, this mother sure became the most popular mother of Bollywood. Her other films as Amitabh's mother were Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Suhaag, Mard and Lal Badshah.

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