Fathers-in-law We Love

There’s so much written about the best dads in Bollywood films and TV shows, and how certain actors have made that role their own. However, most of the times, the fathers-in-law go unnoticed. Yes, at times, they have been menacing and plotted against their child’s better half, but in many Hindi movies and serials, the father-in-law has proved to be supportive and endearing. On World Father-in-law Day, let’s look at the most entertaining, loving, and funny, on-screen fathers-in-law in Bollywood films and Indian television serials.

Balraj Kapoor in Baabul Father-in-law

Which father-in-law would push his widowed daughter-in-law to remarry after his son’s death? Well, the patriarch, Balraj Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan), in Ravi Chopra’s Baabul did. 

Kailash Nath in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!Father-in-law

Apart from being a loving father figure, Kailash Nath in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was also a wonderful father-in-law. He was always full of praise for his daughter-in-law, played by Renuka Shahane. Alok Nath’s exceptional performance made the character all the more lovable.

Harischandra in VivahFather-in-law

After his to-be daughter-in-law was hospitalized with severe burn injuries, Harischandra, made sure she got the best treatment. He also gave her a suitcase full of jewelry rather than asking for dowry. Every girl would love to have a father-in-law like him!

Indravardhan Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Father-in-law

Not once did Indravardhan Sarabhai support his wife, Maya, when she passed snide remarks about their daughter-in-law, Monisha. In fact, he was always the friendliest one in the family. Satish Shah’s comic timing made Indravardhan one of the most-loved characters on TV. We’re glad that the show is finally coming back as a web series.

Dharamveer Singh in Balika Vadhu

Father-in-lawWhen Dharamveer Singh’s son left his wife for another woman, Singh decided to stand by his daughter-in-law. He disowned his son and let his daughter-in-law start life afresh. The regressive Indian TV shows definitely need more fathers-in-law like him.