Today, on Teachers’ Day, these TV actors talk about who have been the biggest and most influential teachers in their lives.
For me, the biggest teacher has always been time because, I guess time, teaches us everything, right from patience, persistence and how to deal with life. Life is special and you get it only once, so you need to learn how to make it worthwhile.
My father has been my biggest teacher. Not only did he teach me how to lead a well-balanced life, he also taught me right from wrong. During my childhood, I always wanted to drive cars and was fascinated by people who drove big cars. I was never allowed to do so because I didn’t have a driving license at that time. I was stopped by my father, who always taught me to play by the rules.
Sara Arfeen Khan
I have too many teachers in life. My first teacher is my mother. She brought me up taught me and taught me all that there is to know about art. I learnt all about dancing, singing, drawing from her. I used to wonder why she would put me in so many classes but I owe my creativity to her. I salute her… she has taught me kindness; how to be polite, gratitude and the value of contribution, through her example. My second teacher is my husband. He has taught me how to be strong, and how to use my mental strength. I have learnt how to take everything with a pinch of salt and how to conduct myself with grace, even in the face of adversity. In your life, unless your mind is not strong, you really can’t overcome challenges. My third teacher is Pravin aunty. She taught me all about religion. She helped me read and understand the Quran.
I have had two amazing teachers; one would be my sister, who is an example of an exemplary human being, and the other would be my ex-partner. My sister is the most positive and strong individual that I know. I have learned how to live life the right way, looking at her. My ex taught me how it’s important to value and love yourself.
The biggest teacher in my life is my grandfather Chandrashekhar ji. He has taught me a lot about acting and being humble. Though he was a big star, it’s amazing to see how he handled everything, his PR skills and how he maintained relationships throughout his career. I really look up to him for that.
My favorite teacher in school was my chemistry teacher. Her name is Rekha. The best thing I could have learned from her is to be sincere about studies. However, she was much more than that, she was fun and some of my most memorable days have been spent with her.
My mother is my real teacher. She has brought me up with such great values and whatever I am today, is because of her. She has always inspired me to never give up, which has been my most valued lesson so far.
If I have to talk about teachers who made a difference in my life, then I will have to talk about my father. He has been a true inspiration for me. Seeing him lead a valuable life, has taught me so much.
Time is the real teacher in life and it teaches you so much. Times teaches you the value of each second. Other than this, I have also learnt so much from Mrs. Deepa Bhargav. She taught me all about patience and I can never forget the way she used to have a big smile on her face every time I would see her. I have learned to be happy and face every situation with a smiling face, from her. I can never repay the debts of gratitude, I owe, to Mrs. Bhargav.
The teacher outside school is my father who is no more, he passed away last year. But I will never forget the struggle that he went through. He was a very humble, down-to-earth person. He helped everyone selflessly and that is the thing that I learned from him. That thing comes from inside you. I also learned discipline from him which has helped me a lot.
We wish all teachers, a Very Happy Teacher’s Day.