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Bollywood is known for its vast genres such as comedy, romance, drama, melodrama, and musical. But topping the list are romantic and family dramas. We have seen movies where the mothers are depicted overcoming obstacles to bring up their children. The characters of mothers’ in movies are more complex and decisive. We also have many songs and dialogues dedicated to mothers. But very few films or dialogues are about fathers.

Also, while the theme of single mothers became quite common in Bollywood, movies based on single fathers in comparison were scarce. However, things took a turn and we do have some amazing movies that have showcased single fathers taking up the role of both.


Today we connect to the characters of fathers in a movie. Mainly on fathers’ who are single but doing a good job of raising their kids on the big screen. These fathers are sometimes shown as overprotective and some as doting. Some are accidental fathers but bond with their children in a unique and loving manner. There have been some movies on single fathers who won over the audience with their unique portrayal of fathers.

Here is the list of Bollywood movies that capture the essence of being a Single father:

Shah Rukh Khan-Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Shah Rukh Khan won hearts as a single father who looks after his motherless daughter and takes care of all her needs. He is a fun father who is not only is much involved in his daughters day to day activities. But is also extremely protective of her They have a healthy, heart-warming relationship, and even though Anjali misses having a mother, Rahul makes sure she knows she has a father who loves her unconditionally.

Anupam Kher-Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge


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Anupam Kher played Shah Rukh Khan’s father in the iconic romantic drama. He is seen as a father who is also his son’s best friend. The bond the two share is enviable. Rich, Eccentric and poetic, Dharamvir Malhotra was a perfect father to Shahrukh Khan’s Raj.

Kamal Haasan in Chachi 420


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Kamal Haasan plays a father who will go to the end of the world for his children. The actor gave an award-winning performance as he disguises himself as a woman to win back his estranged wife and daughters back.

Ajay Devgn-Main Aisa Hi Hoon

Ajay Devgn is usually seen bashing the villains in a cop avatar or an avenger. But this movie changed the concept that viewers had about him. The actor is seen as a mentally challenged man who is hell-bent on taking care of his daughter against all odds.

Amitabh Bachchan-Piku

Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a Bhashkor a single ageing but eccentric parent. He is shown as a complex character who is trying to raise his daughter Piku as an independent person. As a father, he is also worried that his daughter might leave him so is manipulative and often twists his words to make her feel guilty. But in the end, it is love that bonds the two and that bond is a strong one.

Saif Ali Khan-Jawaani Jaaneman

Saif as Jaswinder aka Jazz is a 40-year-old who loves to avoid responsibility and spends time at parties and hookups. A young woman enters his life and gives him a big shock. She informs him that he is her father. Jaz is worried as he has no parental feelings but things change and the reluctant father finally tries, to be there for his daughter through thick and thin.

 Irrfan Khan-Angrezi Medium


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Champak is a doting father who will go to any length for his daughter. He decides to fulfil his daughters dreams of studying abroad. To do so he undergoes difficult situations but ends up fulfilling the dream that his daughter has. Both go through some misunderstandings but manage to tide over their issues and find their way back to each other.

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