By Sulagna Chatterjee

From the father who wouldn’t let his daughter live her life, to the father who’s too chilled out, Bollywood has given us a plethora of amazing on-screen fathers. They are those who often make us feel, “Wow, that’s my dad!” and then a few who make us feel, “Thank God that’s not my dad!”. But nonetheless, the make us feel some sort of overwhelming emotions through their effortless acting.

On the occasion of Fathers’ Day, The India Diaries brings to you a list of on-screen Bollywood dads whom the audience has loved in their various characters.

Amrish Puri

The ultimate father of the 90s – Amrish Puri will always be known for Jaa Simran Jaa, Jee Le Apni Zindagi. From a strict and cold-hearted father to a change-of-heart at the end of the movie, he indeed made us feel angry, upset, disappointed yet happy through Dilwaale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Anupam Kher

He flirted with Mrs. Braganza, yes! But he also allowed Raj to live his life and go for the Euro-Trip where he’s ultimately meet the love of his life. He’s a mixture of sugar, spice and everything nice. His awe-striking performance in Daddy truly showed the strong relationship between a father and a daughter.

Amitabh Bachchan

He was disowned by his kids in Baghban, and he disowned Rahul in K3G (Sigh, circle of life!) but all was well in the end. Amitabh Bachchan is the finest actor in the industry, and his conviction as an on-screen father is clearly seen in all his movies. Be it his anger, or his overflowing love for his children, it is all done in the classiest manner.

Alok Nath

The saamuhik father of Bollywood, it’s a known fact that he’s the Babuji one wouldn’t forget. He has done more kanyadaans that you know, and you’ve loved him throughout – from Hum Saath Saath Hai to his TV shows.

Kader Khan

He has always been known for his unconventional choices in movies. He believes in choosing movies where his character is nothing like he has done before. As a father, Khan has won hearts, and is one of the most popular ones. In Haseena Maan Jaayegi, his role made the audience truly feel for him!

These were our top 5 on-screen fathers! If you have more to add, drop them in the comments below!