Bollywood at a certain period of time defined the way we looked at Babuji’s. Babuji or dad played a major role in the film, providing it the much needed turn or sometimes brought about the base of the movie.
Some grace and mesmerize us with their presence till date; while some have departed us leaving behind unforgettable performances. We salute these men, and hope to see more of them in the coming years.
As we turn to look at more than 100 years of Bollywood, a number of names float over through the pages of history. A few memorable of them are shared with in this article.
The most famous and popularly known as Babuji. He came to this industry as a television actor and then he played that awesome and self esteem role of a father in the film “Main Ne Pyaar Kiya”. And then later on he played many important roles in Suraj Bajratiya’s family drama movies like Hum Aapke hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain. And now as we all know we see him playing roles of babuji in TV serials. He was the most popular on Facebook and there were many tolls about him playing the role of typical Indian father with customs, beliefs and religion. But he took those tolls frankly and continued playing the roles of the famous Babuji.
Indian actor famously known for the character he played in the movie “Mr.India” as Mogambo. He played many roles as father in Yash Raj production. His most popular role is in “Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge” as Kajol’s father, the self esteem with family values and the strictest like as many Indian fathers. He mainly played the villainous roles in movies like Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom. He died in the year 2005 due to cerebral haemorrhage.
Indian actor who is most popularly known as Shakaal from the film Shaan. He has done many versatile roles in many Indian and also foreign films. His played many roles of a father in movies like Joh Jeeta wahi Sikandar were he played a role of a sports addicted father, where he played an emotional father and a very supportive father also. He played a orthodox father in the movie Aloo chat. Jodha Akbaar he played a main role as father of Jodha whom she got married to Akbaar, and as we know how successful the film was.
Indian actor who is not only known in Bollywood but also in Hollywood. He is known for some awesome roles in movies like “Bend it like Beckham” a strict Punjabi father who doesn’t want his daughter to play football with boys and the recent one Silver Linings Playbook playing the role of a doctor, the film even won the Oscar in 2013. He also starred in the most famous movie in Indian cinema” Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” As ShahRukh Khan’s father, the rich NRI who came to India to get his son and daughter in law . He is a versatile and method actor.
Indian actor who was the most prominent playing the roles of father in Bollywood films in the era of 70’s and 80’s. He acted in many movies like Agent Vinod (1977), Pandit Aur Pathan, Aafat and Ram Bharose. He was the first Indian Actor to discuss about Bhojpuri Film Industry with Indian President Rajendra Prasad. He produced his first Bhojpuri film Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962), Hussain was known for his role in the hit Bhojpuri film Balam Pardesia in the late 1970’s. He played the role of father to many famous and well known Indian actors like Amitabh Bachhan.
One of the most popular face in Bollywood industry. He is a stage actor and director in Parallel cinema. He has won many awards including National Awards for 3 times. The government of India has awarded him with the both Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Awards for the contribution in Indian cinema. He played many father figure roles in films like “Zindagi Milegi Na dobara” , “Main Hoon Naa”, “Masoom “ and many more. But the famous role he played as a father figure is in “Masoom” for which he won the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor.
Indian actor who is another versatile and methodical actor. He has won many awards including national awards too. He is also awarded by the Indian government the Padma Shri award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. He also played many father figure roles in film such as “Oh My God” as the disable lawyer, Fool and Final, Chup Chup Ke and many more. He also popular in Hollywood. He has acted in films like “My Son the Fanatic, East is East, The Parole Officer, City Of Joy and also Wolf.
These talented actors have not only revolutionised the part of Indian Dad’s but have also over the years brought life to the storyline of more numerous films.