Teachers are a big part of our formative years and this Teachers' Day, our telly actors salute those who have guided them through life.
Ankit Siwach currently seen in Rishton Ka Chakravyuh
All the teachers have been an integral part of my life. Starting from my first and lifelong teachers, my grandparents and parents have taught me the meaning of living a worthy life. They taught me how to always stay grounded. I learnt so much from all my teachers in school. I can't name a specific person, I have always loved all my teachers, who taught me in school and college.
It's difficult to find a favorite teacher when you yourself aren't a very good student. As a kid, you tend to love and respect the teacher who has been kind and understanding towards your problems and excuses. I still remember, we used to have these half an hour extra classes in English in school. Senior students were assigned to a group of 5-6 young students for this and they would teach us. I remember this young, beautiful and nicely dressed senior, with two braids on each side, always looking out for me. The groups would get shuffled every week, but somehow she would always try to have me in her group. This happened for the entire winter that year and the next year I left the school. Later when I grew up a little, I recalled the entire thing and realized that I was an introvert and had major issues communicating with new students every week. It was very difficult for me to have a conversation in any language, let alone English. She had that figured out already, so after every shuffle, she would come looking for me so that she can take me back to her group. I remember she once told me that I resemble her younger brother, who was as shy as me. Once I was little older I went back to school to look for her but couldn't find anything about her and what I regret is that I had even forgotten her name. I think she taught me a lot of things just by being a good soul.
My favourite teacher in school was our director Mrs. Urmil Bakshi, who was also our English teacher. The best thing I learned from her was how she controlled and managed our school. She inspired me to follow my dreams. Whatever I am today is because of her. I have learned to be independent and persistent because of her. I really respect her a lot.
My favourite teacher was my art teacher Mrs. Pendse. Not many people know but I was a very quiet kid in school. In fact, I was like Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par. I never interacted much with anyone but she discovered that I sketch and encouraged me come out of my shell.
When I was in the first year of my college, I was doing a travel and tourism course. There was this teacher, Pushpita, who was very fond of me. She was pretty young and was always kind and nice to me. She found me cute. She used to give me notes personally. I remember a day when I did not feel like taking down notes and I lied to her, saying that a dumbbell fell on my arm. She wrote the notes for me in class that day. It was because of her that I developed an interest in the subject and became a very good student.
Mrs. Francis was my favourite teacher. She taught me Maths and I used to even take tuitions from her. She was a wonderful teacher. She had four dogs which made me overcome my fear of dogs as well. I learned a lot from her. The way she conducted herself, the way she taught with so much kindness...She was strict but in a motherly way. I still remember her and her house in Chembur.
Rohit Purohit last seen in Razia Sultan
My favorite teacher in the school was my music teacher, Pushpa Dubey. She was the one who got me interested in music and really encouraged me to pursue it. My father has also taught me a lot. He taught me all about work ethics and how you should behave where you are working. I learnt how to be committed to my work from him.Neha Saxena