From Lalita Pawar To Dina Pathak, Here Are 15 Most Iconic Mothers Onscreen Of Bollywood!

Jyotis |Jun 24, 2019

Here are 15 great women of India film industry including Farida Jalal, Rohini Hattangadi, Nutan Bahl among others.

Nirupa Roy

She was mostly known for her character roles portraying as the Indian mother. Within her 50-year acting career, she acted in more than 275 films. She was called the “Queen of Misery” in the Hindi film career.

Nirupta Roy
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Lalita Pawar

Her popular screen image was of an envious, jealous and vampish mother. Within seventy years of her career, she acted in the number of seven hundred with various type of films.

Lalita Pawar
Image: DNA India

Dina Pathak

She was a well-known Hindi and Marathi cinema actress. She was much-remembered as the portrayal of a no-nonsense and dictatorial matriarch laying down strict rules in the household.

Dina Pathak
Image: imdb.com

Raakhee Gulzar

She is a former Indian film actress who has primarily appeared in both Hindi and Bengali films. In four decades of acting, she played various roles, usually the strong character ones as the elderly widow mother.

Rakhee Gulzar
Image: Women's Web

Anjana Mumtaz

The actress is a popular actress associated with Hindi and Gujarati movies. She has portrayed numerous mother roles in many 80s - 90s Bollywood films.

Anjana Mumtaz
Image: Bharat Student

Nargis

She was regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. In a career that spanned three decades, Nargis appeared in numerous films. Her best-known role was that of Radha in the Mother India, which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Nargis
Image: Medium

Achala Sachdev

She was an Indian film actress who appeared in classic films of Bollywood. She was from Peshawar who started her career as a child actor. She later became known for mother and grandmother roles in Hindi films.

Achala Sachdev
Image: Medium

Waheeda Rehman

As first Rehman was known as leading lady roles from the 1950s till the early 1970s but then she became known for playing elderly mother and grandmother roles in films.

Waheeda Rehman
Image: pinterest

Jaya Bachchan

After an 18-year-gap of film appearance, she returned and started playing the roles as a mother in many movies, one of which she received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

Jaya Bachchan
Image:  Jaya Bachchan

Leela Chitnis

She was a famous actress in the Indian film industry, active from the 1930s to 1980s. She started her career as a romantic lead, but she is best remembered for her later roles playing a virtuous and upright mother to leading stars.

Leela Chitnis
Image: Medium

Kirron Kher

For years, Kirron Kher is known as a perfect on-screen mom, who understands, cares and be humorous nor strict at the same time.

Kirron Kher
Image: Kirron Kher's Twitter

Nutan Bahl

Whenever talk about the iconic Bollywood mother, the first actress comes to people’s minds would be Nutan. She is regarded as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema who has given some unforgettable performances.

Nutan Bahl
Image: Theinstapic

Rohini Hattangadi

Rohini Hattangadi played the mother, and even the grandmother sometimes. She was mostly offered character roles in mainstream Hindi cinema after her portrayal in Gandhi.

Rohini Hattangadi
Image: marathistars.com

Farida Jalal

Not only successful in numerous shows on Indian television but also she a household name for portraying characters as mothers and strong female in the 1990s and the early 2000s.

Farida Jalal
Image: Times of India

Reema Lagoo

The actress started her acting career in the Hindi and Marathi theatre, after which she became widely known for playing motherly roles in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Reema Lagoo
Image: India TV

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