From helping them find their goals in life, to guiding them through their difficulties, this Teachers Day, TV actors talk about their mentors.
Vikas Verma: My favorite teacher in school was Kamal ji sir. He was so positive and his teachings were so rare. Plus, his looks were to die for. His way of teaching was so different that we would all wait for his period to come excitedly.
Avinash Mishra: My favorite teacher is Miss Rashmeet, she used to teach accounts in school and she knew that I always wanted to be an actor. I was always supported and motivated by her. In school, so many people used to laugh at my aims but she always had faith in me and my dream.
Angad Hasija: I have been lucky that all my teachers in my school in Chandigarh liked me and I liked all my teachers. I was the most simple and innocent child in the class. I was always inclined towards arts and drawing so my teachers liked me.
Shashank Vyas: There is no particular person in my life who is my teacher. I commit mistakes and I learn from it. My gut feeling is my teacher and I follow my heart. I have my own set of problems and nobody is going to face them on my behalf. So you fall and get up and grow in life.
Ansh Bagri: Shiamak Davar is my favorite teacher he taught me to dance really well. He taught me things about life and he was there to guide me in my problems. A teacher is one who teaches you to face any problem in life and he helped me whenever I needed any help.
Rohitashv Gour: My favorite teacher at my college was AD Arora sir. I had taken up nonmedical science but I failed and then I took Arts. A D Arora was the one who shaped my career. My father had made me take up science and he taught me physics. He always told me that I should be doing arts and not science and that I was an artist and not someone who would become a scientist. He made my father understand and convinced him to involve me in dramatics and let me pursue acting. He also made me aware of NSD and also guided me through my theatre career. This won’t be a big deal if I said that whatever I am today is because of him, I am still in touch with him. He has been my true guru in real sense.
Mreenal Deshraj: I don’t have anyone who I treat like my teacher. Life is my teacher and with time I have learned so much. I take all the good qualities from people I know, somewhere I learn from each and everybody. I read I watch, I talk and I learn from each and everybody. I don’t have anybody special. I learn from people I meet. I appreciate everybody and learn from them. I don’t have an idol particularly, everybody has flaws and I try to take the positive points from people.
Atul Verma: So, if I will talk about my life, my father is that one person who is still like a teacher to me. In our childhood, we always felt that our parents stop us from doing so many things. We always think that why do others get to do things and we are not allowed to them. But somehow, my father used to make me understand that the advantages and disadvantages of certain things that are good or bad for me and usually the things he didn’t allow me, ended up being bad. So, I always listened to him and took his guidance. Even today, as he has the experience of his whole life, I listen to him. He has always helped me come out of my worst situations. He has always taught me to not get too excited and too low in your joy and sorrows always keep a mental balance and stay positive and kind as you don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
Munisha Khatwani: I don’t have any favorite teacher as such. For me, my teacher has been in life. There’s no particular person who has taught me. Life has taught me everything. I think life has been the biggest school and college for me. Education, for me, is just a piece of paper. The experiences are more important, it’s how you are and behave in real life. That shows your proper education.
Amal Sehrawat: My favorite teacher in my school days was the housekeeping staff of my school. Whenever I felt tired or didn’t want to participate in studies or activities due to exertion, I used to get inspired by observing them. They came before us in school, left after us and worked harder than us, without any complaints and always had a constant smile on their faces. Till date, when I feel exhausted I take my motivation from them.
Zuber K Khan: My favorite teachers were those I had in school. In school, I had one teacher, who initially taunted me so much, but later on, she was the one who has suggested me to go into modeling and acting. Her name is Mrs. Bharadawaaj Ma’am. She was the oldest in the school and was very strict too! But those words of her I took it in my heart forever.