Happy Father's Day: Meet 12 inspiring & endearing fathers of Bollywood

Bollywood movies have always depicted relationships in best of the way, dealing with intricacies of complex human relations in a delicate manner, thereby winning our hearts. One such relation that we have witnessed is of a father on screen, who like a mother can go any extent for the happiness of his offspring. So as we celebrate Father's Day today lets meet 12 most inspiring & endearing fathers of Bollywood without much ado. 

A still from KUNWARA BAAP

KUNWARA BAAP - Though the movie was an adaptation of Chaplin's The Kid, the Indianization of story was perfect. It was first of its kind endearing poignant father -son relationship film in Bollywood , made way back in 1974. Directed by Mehmood , he played the role of a KUNWARA Baap, a rickshaw driver who adopts the abandoned baby and raises like his own kid. His heart changes when he discovers that the baby is inflicted by polio and decides to take his utmost care. He even lets his handicapped son participate in the race and makes him win it.

A still from RISHTEY

RISHTEY - A father who goes all out for his son
This was mishmash of movies like KUNWARA BAAP, AKELE HUM AKELE TUM, RAJA HINDUSTANI, BOXER, etc. The film revolved around a hardworking father Anil Kapoor who lives only for his handicapped son and willing to fight any battle whether in court or fist fight, to keep his son with him. Anil encourages his handicapped son to participate in the race

A still from WAQT

WAQT/ HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA - Dad is your best friend
What more do you need when you can find your best friend in your dad! Just like how cool Amitabh Bachchan was to Akshay Kumar in WAQT & Kenny Desai to Varun Dhawan in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA.

A still from BAGHBAN

BAGHBAN - You don't need blood relation to prove your love for your father
In BAGHBAN, Salman Khan was an adopted son, but the amount of respect & love he had for his parents, Amitabh Bachchan & Hema Malini proved that you don't need to be related by blood to thank your parents and shower them with lots of love & respect.

A still from DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE (Businessofcinema.com)

DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE - Father goes out of his way to make sure the son gets the love of his life
To get the love of your life, the most you need is your family's support. In DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE, Anupam Kher went out of his way to help his son, Shah Rukh Khan get his dulhania, Kajol. He travelled all the way to Punjab from abroad to ensure his son doesn't lose the love of his life to somebody else


AKELE HUM AKELE TUM - When your father made sure he can be a perfect mother too
We think about the best songs on fathers in Bollywood and the song ‘Tu mera dil tu meri jaan oh I love you daddy' ought to come to our mind! In AKELE HUM AKELE TUM, Aamir Khan was a single parent to his son in the film and made sure he was the perfect mother & father to his little one.


YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI - Dad gives wings to the dreams
Everyone has some dreams and wants to fulfill them. And what can be better when your dad is the one giving wing to your dream to fly? Exactly how Farooq Sheikh supported Ranbir Kapoor in YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI achieving his dream of travelling all over the world. YJHD may have explored a lot of relationships, but the father-son relation that was also highlighted made the film even loveable. And let us admit, though the scenes were few, we've loved all the scenes where Farooq & Ranbir were together?

A still from HEYY BABYY

HEYY BABYY - When the daughter turns you into a nice man
Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh & Fardeen Khan were shown as flirts, who didn't take relationships seriously in HEYY BABYY. With the entry of little ‘Angel' in their life, everything changed for them! Though initially they hated her, they gradually just couldn't do without her. She was the one, who changed her three fathers into responsible man with a loving & caring heart.

A still from DIL DHADAKNE DO

DIL DHADAKNE DO - Father becomes the life boat
Anil Kapoor must have been a selfish person initially in DIL DHADAKNE DO, but eventually, he turns out to be the loving & caring father to his children, Priyanka Chopra & Ranveer Singh. Didn't we all love the scenes when he almost punches Rahul Bose for misbehaving with Priyanka and when he goes against the cruise authorities & becomes the life boat to Ranveer, who jumped off the cruise to go and get his love back?

A still from JAB PYAAR KISISE HOTA HAI (Youtube.com)

JAB PYAAR KISISE HOTA HAI - A father who prefers his son over the love of his life
He may be on one of the most eligible bachelors in town but in his movies, we have already seen Salman Khan playing daddy like in the above mentioned movie, wherein he is ready to lose the love of his life for his illegitimate kid.

A still from HUM SAATH SAATH HAIN (Netflix.com)

HUM SAATH SAATH HAIN - A sanskari father who imparts good sanskars to his sons
This is another Sooraj Barjatya film where Alok Nath played the role of a sanskari father and won the hearts.

A still from DANGAL

DANGAL - A Haryanvi father who treats & trains his daughters like sons
The best father daughter relationship on screen seen in recent times and last but not the least, lead by Aamir Khan - DANGAL is one of the most powerful acting showcase seen in recent years. Aamir as strict disciplinary yet concerned father was lauded by all wherein he treats and trains his 6 daughters like sons. Indeed a best example for an ideal father.