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Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Mother’s are known for their unconditional love and sacrifices they do for their children and family. To honour this special person Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the globe on the second Sunday of May. It is to be noted that the observance of Mother’s Day originated in 1907 with the efforts of a devoted daughter, Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia, who conceived the idea of an annual nationwide celebration. The idea was soon given prominence by President Woodrow Wilson who passed a proclamation on May 8, 1914. The mother-son or mother-daughter bond is one of the most explored relationships in Hindi films. Doting mothers, god-fearing mothers, possessive mothers, idealistic mothers, wronged mothers, single mothers, firebrand mothers, stepmothers, conniving mothers to independent mothers – moviegoers have seen them all in the last 100 years of Hindi cinema. On the occasion of Mother's Day, let’s take a look at some of the most iconic mothers to have graced the screens of Indian cinema. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998) was a prolific actress, who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati cinema. Unlike actors who found fame through essaying the role of a loving and a doting mother, Lalita Pawar was better known to play the wicked, scheming mother or the foul mother-in-law. The veteran actress did notable films like Sau Din Saas Ke, Hum Dono, Daag among many others. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Nirupa Roy (4 January 1931 – 13 October 2004) was known for portraying character roles of the Indian mother. She enacted the role of the mother to characters played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. The actor was referred to as the "Queen of Misery" in Hindi film circles and was also regarded as the greatest Mother of all time in Bollywood. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Rakhee, who was born on 15 August 1947 and co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in several films, did not hesitate to take on the role of his mum in films such as Laawaris and Shakti. Later, the actor portrayed the role of a bereaved mother, often at the mercy of villains in films like Baazigar, Khalnayak, Karan Arjun among others. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Born on 14 March 1949, Farida Jalal is known for her comic timings. She portrayed the role of mother in films like Raja Hindustani, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. For DDLJ, Farida Jalal also won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Happy Mother's Day 2019: Iconic mothers who graced screens of Indian cinema

Reema Lagoo (21 June 1958 – 18 May 2017) was best known for her performances as Juhi Chawla's mother in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Salman Khan's mother in Saajan, Maine Pyaar Kiya. Most prominently, she starred in some of the biggest hits in the Bollywood industry including Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Rangeela, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Vaastav: The Reality. (Photo Credit: Twitter)