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Posted on 9 May 2017

12 Baller Moms In Indian Movies And Television That You Need To Look Up To

Every mom is baller but these ones deserve a special shoutout.

1. Sivagami in Bāhubalī

AA Films

She is a Q.U.E.E.N. She literally cuts people down while taking the newborn king in her arms to safety. She then walks through a river, with the baby held over her head and drowns in it to protect him. She is as baller as it gets.

2. Dr. Vidya in Paa

Reliance Big Pictures

She is a strong-willed single mom who takes on the world and raises her son, born out of wedlock, after the father abandons them for his political career. She dedicates her life to being a fierce career woman along with being an amazing mother.

3. Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish

Eros International

Her husband thinks she's "born to make laddoos". Her kids judge her for not being fluent in English. Shashi combats a shit ton of folks shaming her by taking up English-speaking tuitions and also teaches her husband a lesson about their marriage being one of "equals".

4. Chanda in Nil Battey Sannata

Eros International

While working as a house help, she pursues her dream of getting an education when she sees her daughter taking the privilege of education for granted. As she does so, she inspires her and the rest of us.

5. Dhankor Baa in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Eros International

She is the courageous matriarch who means business. She is unfuckwithable and nobody can order her around. She is obviously #personalgoals.

6. Rani Kapoor in Dostana

Dharma Productions

She is a conservative Punjabi woman raised to believe that homosexuality is a sin, so she is distraught upon finding out about her son's love for another man. But she decides to put her son's happiness above her archaic understanding of love and that makes her a role model.

7. Savitri Rathore in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Aamir Khan Production

She is the cool mom. She guides a young adult navigating the complexities of life. She gets it. She's her son's confidante. She raises him to be a decent human being and not the "macho man" his Rajput legacy demands him to be.

8. Dolly in Vicky Donor

Eros Entertainment

She loves her son. She loves her mother-in-law and she loves whiskey. Don't you want to be her when you grow up?

9. Meera Deshmukh in Drishyam

Panorama Studios

She's a no-nonsense cop out to find her son's murderer and bring them to justice. As a grieving mother she has moments of weakness, but as a professional police officer doing her job, she is tough and relentless.

10. Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai v.s. Sarabhai

Star One

She is on this list primarily because of the A+ sass she's delivered on the show. Maya has a strong sense of self and she won't have anyone else call the shots. A true badass to look up to.

11. Jennifer Kapur in Kal Ho Naa Ho

Dharma Productions

As a single mother in America, she runs her own restaurant and provides not only for her own kids but also for her adoptive daughter from her husband's extra-marital affair. She is calmly fierce for leading her life as a role model to her entire fam.

12. Tulsi Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi


She shoots her asshole son in the head after finding out that he raped his wife. Need I add more?

In the lead-up to Mother's Day, join us in celebrating our moms all week. Because our ammas, ammis, mammas, and mums deserve way more than just a day. #MaaWeek

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