An ultimate showdown of TV's most iconic moms. Can you survive them all?

Every Indian serial is incomplete without the quintessential character of a mother. Some of these television mothers have had such an impactful presence that it is impossible to imagine the show without their witty one-liners. On this Mother’s day, let’s take a look back at some of the most iconic dialogues from our favourite TV mothers.

1. Kokila Modi : Sath Nibhana Sathiya

Rupal Patel as Kokila Modi was a sensation to say the least. Her stern and witty character of Gopi’s mother-in-law will remain unforgettable for years.

Kokila Modi from Gopi Bahu
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2. Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Ratna Pathak Shah’s portrayal of the sarcastic and status-obsessed Maya Sarabhai is as iconic as it can possibly get! 

Maya Sarabhai from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
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3. Nani in Shararat

It’s almost impossible to forget Farida Jalal’s role as the sassy ‘nani’ who enjoyed playing pranks on her son-in-law and always managed to save the day with her magic. 

Farida Jalal as Nani in Shararat
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4. Baa in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Sudha Shivpuri as Baa or the ‘Sabse badi sadasya of Virani parivaar’ will always have a special place in our hearts.

Baa from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
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5. Sandhya from Diya aur Baati hum

Deepika Singh’s heroic and aspirational character as Sandhya is what made the show stand the test of time and emerge as a cult favorite.

Sandhya Bindni
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6. Ishita from Ye Hai Mohabbatein

Divyanka Tripathi’s empowering portrayal of a single mother has resonated with millions of women in India making ‘Ishita’ a household name.

Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
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7. Bhabho : Diya Aur Baati Hum

Neelu as Bhabho was an instant hit when the show released and continues to surprise us with her stern yet loving character.

Bhabho from Diya Aur Baati Hum
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8. Daya from Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma

This list would be incomplete without Disha Vakani’s portrayal of everyone’s favourite Garba-enthusiast, Daya Ben.

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