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.

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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! 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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