Bollywood’s ‘sanskari Babuji’ Alok Nath, who rose to fame with films like Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Pardes and many others, has turned 62 today. Alok Nath in his so far career has acted in more than 200 films & he made sure that the true beauty and values of Indian culture are conveyed to make generation aware how to celebrate Indian values and culture in true spirit.
We’ve listed five roles of the actor, which earned him the title of ‘sanskari babuji’.
Maine Pyaar Kiya-
His character Karan was a committed friend and a loving father. After seeing his friend insult his daughter, he decides to give the friend a taste of his own medicine by trying to belittle his son Prem (Salman Khan). But the father’s heart melts soon and he brings the estranged couple together. While it was a short role for Alok, he truly rocked the babuji emotions in this film.
Hum Saath Saath Hain-
Alok as the father in this Sooraj Barjatya film gave parenting goals to every father during the 90s. His three sons Mohnish Behl, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan were walking moral science lessons and as they rightly maintained, it was all because of their babuji.
If doing one emotional challenging role was not enough, Alok Nath pulled off two similar roles – first in Shahid Kapoor-Amrita Rao starrer Vivah and then in TV show Bidaai. On one hand, he had a beautiful niece who grew up like his shadow, and on the other hand, his daughter faced discrimination for being on the darker side. Babuji in both projects was left miserable trying to find a balance between the two girls.
Alok Nath played a righteous and soft-spoken father who fiercely safeguards the dignity of his daughter. The scene where he draws the sword on Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) will always remain one of the highlights of the film.
Hum Aapke Hai Koun-
Kailashnath, who has no children of his own, brings up his nephews Prem and Rajesh like a loving father and even turns out to be the perfect father-in-law. While he does falter a bit in the sanskar barometer trying to flirt with his samdhan, his babuji persona remains unfazed in the film.