Bollywood has given us a few courtroom-dramas in the recent years. Pink, Jolly LLB, Shahid, and many more. Normally, it is the lawyers who are remembered. Some actors even reprise their roles as judges.

Saurabh Shukla‘s act in Jolly LLB won him the National Award and he reprised his role in the sequel. His dialogues are memorable in both the parts. We can’t really imagine the movie without his presence.

Here are some of the most memorable judges in Bollywood.

1. D K Sapru

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He played a righteous judge in movies like Prem Pujari, Hulchul. He worked as a character actor for over 3 decades.

2. S.M. Zaheer

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He is a very familiar face, isn’t he? Along with television serials, he has also worked in movies like Zubeida and more recently Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. He played the role of a judge in Yash Chopra’s ‘Veer Zaara‘.

3. Prithviraj Kapoor


Awaara starred three generations of the Kapoor family, Prithviraj Kapoor played the judge in his son, Raj Kapoor‘s movie ‘Awaara’.

4. Deewan Basheswarnath Kapoor


In Awaara, when Prithviraj Kapoor’s character comes to the witness stand, his father, Deewan Basheswarnath Kapoor is seen playing the judge.

5. Iftekar


‘Insaaf Ke Tarazu’ saw the cop of Bollywood Iftekar as a judge for Zeenat Aman’s character’s case in the movie.

6. Ashok Kumar

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Ashok Kumar played a judge in movies like Uljhan, Begunnah, Do Bhai, etc.

7. Saurabh Shukla

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Saurabh Shukla’s portrayal of the judge in the Jolly LLB series has been a memorable one.

How many of the names did you know?