Bollywood has been known to glorify the role of mothers in movies, be it the motherly instinct of Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham or the famous dialogue “Mere Paas Maa Hai “from the movie deewar, Bollywood has never disappointed in expressing the emotions of a mother.
Let’s take a look at few actresses who played the role of mothers in their movies:
1 Richa Chadda:
She too everybody by a storm when she first appeared as a mother in Gangs of Wasseypur. She has made a mark for herself in mainstream Bollywood with her amazing performances. In the Anurag Kashyap directed movie gangs of Wasseypur, Richa Chadda plays the mother to Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
2 Nargis Dutt:
She is known as the mother of all mother in Bollywood. Played the mother supreme in Mother India, one of the most proclaimed movies of Bollywood. The movie shows the struggle of a mother with two kids and raised single handedly. She played the role of the mother at the age of 26.
3 Shefali Shah:
She is known to be cast in motherly roles in most of the movies she has acted in. At the age of 32 she had played the role of Akshay Kumar’s Mother in the movie Waqt.
4 Rakhee Gulzar:
Rakhee apart from being a fabulous actor, she is also known as one of the greatest on-screen mothers. She has played the role of mother in several movies and has also played the mother to her husband Amitabh Bachchan in Kasme Vaade.
5 Supriya Karnik:
Supriya Karnik is another actress who didn’t think age could stop her from portraying the role of a mother. She was just 26 when she played the character of a mother in Subhash Ghai’s Yaadien released in 2001 and in the movie welcome she played the role of Akshay Kumar’s Aunty.
6 Nirupa Roy:
She is known as the Bollywood’s most popular mother and has majorly played the roles of mother in all her movies. Movies like Maa, Mard, Do Bigha Zamin, Deewar, Gumraah, Suhaag, Amar Akbar Anthony and Mukaddar Ka Sikandar.
7 Lalita Pawar:
She is known for her evil mother roles in many movies. She has played the role of a mother in misery and mother with ulterior material motive. She is known for movies like Anari, Sujata, Anand, Aurat, Mr. & Mrs. 55 and others.
8 Reema Lagoo:
She was one of the most versatile actresses and also one of the most favorite female character actors of Bollywood. She was always the role model of mothers in Bollywood. Played the role of mother in movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Vastav, Judwaa, Kuch Kuch Hota hai and many more.
9 Jaya Bachchan:
She is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood. She married Amitabh Bachhan after they fell in love after Sholay. She is known to play the role of mother in movies like Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho and she has been loved in the role.
10 Ratna Pathak Shah:
She is the mother of the idealistic society and she has always portrayed the role of a mother who is futuristic and adheres to the modern mother ideals. She has acted in Mubarakan, Kapoor and Sons, Gol Maal and many more as mother.