Indian cine-MA is almost incomplete without ‘MA’, all time hit dialogue from the movie Dewar, “Mere Paas Maa hai” the most beloved and instantly used One liner that our generations has got used to.Thanks to the many Mothers who played iconic roles to bring out most of the Bollywood, the movies, and their grace would have never been the same without the cult characters played by the wonderful actresses.
Here we list few of the evergreen and all time favorite Ma’s of the Bollywood. Find out the legendary actress who gave their life to Bollywood and take it to another level with their unmatched acting talent
Top Mothers of Bollywood
1. Achla Sachdev
She is most remembered for featuring the hit song “Ae Meri Zohra jabeen” and some of the last motherly roles that she played were in ‘DDLJ’ (Kajol’s Grand mother) & ‘K3G’ (Amitabh’s mother). But she came in long before these movies were made. She starred in more than 250 films during her career and some of her memorable films include ‘Arzoo’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ etc. Although, sadly, she passed away recently due to a long illness, she sure has left a legacy of her own.
2. Nirupa Roy
She must have played as the mother of almost all the superstars of 70’s and 80’s.She became the dearest of all after she played the role of Amitabh Bachchan in Dewaar.Her other great movies as Amitabh’s mother were Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Suhaag, Mard and one last time in Lal Badshah.
3. Reema Lagoo
Somewhere in the ’80s Nirupa Roy made way for Reema Lagoo. With her typical middle-class Indian features, Reema Lagoo easily slipped into the mother roles. After Maine Pyar Kiya, Reema Lagoo played the mother in practically all of Rajshri films. And during the time she wasn’t playing a mom to Salman Khan, she was playing a mom to Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt… and every other man in Bollywood who refused to grow up.
4. Jaya Bachchan
We think if Jaya Bachchan was a little older, she could have well filled up the vacuum Nirupa Roy left. Think of it, as a mother she has moped much, much more than anyone in this list. Playing the woman caught between her son and her husband, Jaya Bachchan perhaps often portrays the classic Catch-22 situation that most moms face today. And boy how much she mopes. So simply for that, Jaya Bachchan is one of our top 10 Bollywood moms.
5. Farida Jalal
she has got to be the cutest maa ever. She has played the role of the mother with aplomb in lots of famous movies like ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ etc. Her bubbly attitude is what sets her apart from the usual crying & moping on-screen mothers.
6. Zohra Sehgal
She is the oldest mother of them all. She is so old that she played Amitabh’s mother. She recently turned 100 and has a long legacy of films in her kitty. She has a distinct style of acting that is well-remembered by everybody. She has acted in movies like ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘K3G’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ to name a few.
7. Leela Mishra
Mostly famous as the Mousi ji from the Epic blockbuster SHOLEY, Leela ji ruled the hearts of fans in more than 150 movies including the hits like Chitralekha, Khamoshi, Vish Kanya, Ghunghat, Anmol Ghadi, Bahar, Awara, Daag, Teen Batti Char Rasta, Shikast, Ladki and many more.
The unforgettable Dialogue from Karan Arjun “Mere Karan Arjun aayenge” still is as fresh as it was in the 90’s just because the way Rakhee delivered it. She had been very natural when playing the role of mother and that is why she is one of the most beloved mothers of all time.
9. Dina Pathak
The only women who made the 1980’s hit film Khoobsurat look much more Khoobsurat, the credit goes to Dina Pathak for her effortless acting as a strict and authoritarian mother and the main highlight of the movie.Dina Pathak has proved her talent in over 100 movies since 60s, 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 Khiladi, Yarana, Pardes, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Tum Bin, Devdas (Bhuwans mother), Bollywood/Hollywood and Pinjar.
10. Kirron Kher
The most glamorous and fashionable Mother of current times, that’s reason enough for her to be in this list. Cheer for Kirron Kher. To name a few, he appeared in Devdas, Veer Zara, Om Shanti Om, KANK, Apne and many more.