Today, India is celebrating teachers day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the most popular teacher and our first vice president, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Many teachers are remembered on this day including the great Chanakya who taught political methods to Chandragupta Maurya, the iconic Rabindranath Tagore who laid the foundation of a unique form of teaching at Shantiniketan, and the country’s beloved Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who served as India’s eleventh President.
Apart from that world famous scientists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein are deeply remembered as teachers.
Our Bollywood industry has a great history, and we have excellent teachers who turned into actors after they became popular. In fact, they did regular jobs just like us, and that includes ‘teaching.’
1. Akshay Kumar
Bollywood film industry’s superstar Akshay Kumar who is famous for his many action movies.
The 49-year-old actor was once a martial arts teacher in Mumbai before stepping into his Bollywood career. It was one of his students who advised him to go for modeling.
2. Nandita Das
Motivation director cum actor, Nandita Das is famous for her power pack performances in her career. After completing her Master’s degree in Delhi School of Social Work, Ms. Das started teaching in Rishi Valley School, and she did for a long time.
The 47-year-old director who is currently busy shooting ‘Manto,’ continued her teaching with theatre side by side.
3. Kader Khan
Indian film director, actor, script and dialogue writer, and comedian, Kader Khan was a professor of Civil Engineering at Mumbai’s M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Byculla.
4. Balraj Sahni
Star Balraj Sahni, did a double masters degree in English, one from Punjab University (PU) Aand another one from Lahore University along with a Bachelor’s degree in Hindi.
In the late 1930s, Balraj came from Rawalpindi to Bengal to join Visva-Bharati University founded by Rabindranath Tagore as a Hindi and English teacher.
5. Tom Alter
Bollywood star Tom Alter was a cricket coach in Haryana’s St. Thomas school, Jagadhri before making it big into the film industry.
Wish you a happy teachers day…