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6 famous ‘Maa’ of Bollywood

By Glory Dwarkesh
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Mothers share a unique and unbreakable bond with their children. She is a source of strength, spirit, and affection for them and her priceless love is something everyone yearns for.

In Bollywood, some faces have become synonymous with the word ‘maa’. This Mother’s Day, we bring to you some of the popular mothers of B-town, who have portrayed the role of mothers with perfection.

  1. Nirupa Roy
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Nirupa Roy is the first face that comes to mind when anyone mentions ‘maa’ in Bollywood. Best known for her motherly persona, she is mostly remembered for her role as Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in Deewar, Besharam, Suhaag, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Mard.

  1. Nargis
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The versatile actress Nargis is known for her excellent acting skills and fondly remembered for her role in Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, as the mother of actors Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt. In the iconic movie, despite the hardships she faces as a single mother in a village, she lives up to the ideals of a traditional Indian woman and sets a goddess-like image.

  1. Rakhi Gulzar
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Bollywood actress Rakhee Gulzar has played the role of a mother in a couple of movies. She is mostly remembered as mother of Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff in Ram Lakhan, and Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Arjun. It was because of her famous dialogue,” Mere Karan-Arjun aayenge”,  the movie is fondly remembered for.


  1. Reema Lagoo
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The popular face of ‘maa’ in the 90s and early 2000, Reema Lagoo has played this role with finesse. Her role of a strong, supportive, and affectionate mother of SRK in Kal Ho Na Ho has earned her much applause. She is also very famous for portraying Madhuri Dixit’s mother in the super hit film, Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

  1. Fareeda Jalal
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Evergreen beauty, Fareeda Jalal is one of those actors who fit well in every role they play. Best remembered for her role as Kajol’s mother in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and its heart-touching dialogues, she is an epitome of the loving and friendly definition of a mother for a daughter. Her dialogue,” Jab ladki jawaan ho jaati hai na toh maa uski maa nahi rehti, sehali ban jaati hai “, won hearts all over the country.

  1. Kirron Kher
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A theatre personality and a dynamic face in the Bollywood industry, Kirron Kher is an elegant actor. Her role as a motherly figure in movies like Om Shanti Om, Devdas, Main Hoon Na, Veer-Zaara, and Dostana have been loved by audiences. As Dostana was the first mainstream film to explore homosexuality in India, and how Indian parents deal with it, her role practically expresses a mother’s concerns when she discovers her son’s sexual orientation. Her acting received much appreciation in the movie.