7 Inspirational Characters In Bollywood Movies

There are some movies that can change one’s life owing to the inspirational protagonist characters. The characters will encourage you to sit up, look at how can you improve the situations around you, roll your sleeves and act on it. We have listed seven inspirational characters from Bollywood movies.

By Saurav Ray

Jun 21, 2018  Updated On : Aug 25, 2018

How many times you’ve entered into a theatre to get your dose of entertainment but came out inspired and pumped up? Do you remember when was the last time you felt inspiration gushing out of you after watching a movie? Agreed there are not many movies to make you feel you so.


But, there are a few flicks with strong inspirational characters that will motivate you to look beyond the surface, challenge the status quo, think outside the box and do something meaningful for yourself and the society.


The list of such characters is listed below.


Akshay Kumar as Laxmikant Chauhan in ‘Pad Man



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Did you know that the character of Laxmikant Chauhan is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who manufactured low-cost sanitary pads? Laxmikant Chauhan is shown as the caring, affectionate and loving husband, who is deeply worried after knowing that his wife uses an unhygienic cloth during her periods and is not willing to use sanitary pads as they can’t afford it every time. He decides to create a machine that would make sanitary pads at much cheaper costs and can be affordable by financially weaker section. He succeeds in making a pad the manufacturing machine and gets honored and cash rewards for his invention.


Shah Rukh Khan as Mohan Bhargava in ‘Swades’



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SRK’s Mohan Bhargava character is based on Ravi Kuchimanchi, a non-resident Indian, who came to India from the US and developed a pedal power generator to generate electricity. Mohan Bhargava, a project manager in NASA, visits India in search of his nanny to take her back to the US with him. Although he finds his nanny, he comes across the hardships of the people of his country. Upon seeing the hardships, he decides to stay in the village and work for the development of the people.


Ranbir Kapoor as Harpreet Singh Bedi in ‘Rocket Singh’



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This character is not only lauded for his entrepreneurial talent, but also the interpersonal skills that helped him to become a successful entrepreneur.


A fresh B.Com graduate, with average grades and no work experience, Harpreet Singh Bedi manages to bag a job at a computer hardware firm as an ordinary salesman owing to his passion, dedication and soft skills. However, his honesty and straightforwardness earned him ridicule and abuses from his boss and colleagues. He starts to operate a parallel business with some co-workers in the firm, without the knowledge of his boss. After several setbacks, he succeeds in the end.


Shahrukh Khan as Kabir Khan in ‘Chak De! India’



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King Khan delivered one of his best performances by playing Kabir Khan, Indian hockey captain who gets tainted as a traitor after India lost a crucial match to Pakistan. Scarred by the allegations, he decides to coach the Indian women’s hockey team for World Cup. Despite several hurdles and barriers, he manages to build a strong team that wins gold in the tournament.


Anushka Sharma as Shruti Kakkar in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat



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Beneath the exterior of a bubbly, chirpy regular girl from Delhi, lies a sorted and ambitious entrepreneur who teams up with an extraverted, happy-go-lucky guy to create a successful wedding planning company. The journey from assistant wedding coordinators to wedding planners isn’t easy for the duo, their professional relationship gets affected because of some personal misunderstandings and they part ways to create their individual wedding planning firms. However, they can’t replicate the success of their partnership days with their solo ventures and they team up again.


Abhishek Bachchan as Gurukant Desai in ‘Guru’



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The character of Gurukant Desai is loosely inspired from the life story of Reliance Industries founder Dhirubhai Ambani. Gurukant Desai is an ambitious villager who goes to Bombay, after a stint in Turkey, to do cloth trading in the late 50s. With his sharp business acumen and networking skills, he goes on to become the biggest business magnate in the Indian history.


Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Dashrath Manjhi in ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man



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An obscure laborer in a small hilly hamlet, Dashrath Manjhi was living blissfully with his wife. One day his pregnant wife fell while trying to cross the rocky mountain and succumbed to her injuries after giving birth to a girl. Devastated over his wife’s demise, he worked persistently for 22 years to carve a road through the mountain.


Rani Mukerji as Shivani Shivaji Roy in ‘Mardaani



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Ever wondered how a female version of Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills in the 2008 movie ‘Taken’ will look like? You gotta watch ‘Mardaani’ to find out the character of Shivani Shivaji Roy, a dedicated and brave police officer, who does everything she can to rescue an orphaned girl from the clutches of child traffickers.


Feeling low? These above-listed characters in Bollywood movies will perk you up and inspire you to level up your game.

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