Qualities to Pick from Ideal On-screen Daughter-in-laws

Have you ever come across a strange demand of becoming a bahu like Renuka Shahane or Tabu? Are you often compared to a reel life daughter-in-law in your in-laws’ house? Mother-in-laws often dream of a bahu like Pooja in Hum Aapke Hain Koun who is warm-hearted and compassionate. They consider her character as a benchmark for an ideal bahu. So, we bring to you five ideal on-screen daughter-in-laws from Bollywood, which every mother-in-law wishes to have.
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Renuka Shahane

Renuka as Pooja in Hum Aapke Hain Koun is the first name that comes to our mind, when talking about ideal on-screen bahus. Her caring and loving nature won everyone’s heart in her family. So much so that her brother-in-law, Prem (Salman Khan), confided in her his secret love affair. Moreover, be it the family members or the housekeeping staff, she respected everyone and helped them in every possible way. Renuka's role as an ideal daughter-in-law made her a much loved character in every Indian household. 


Tabu, as Sadhna, set new standards for an ideal daughter-in-law in Hum Saath Saath Hain. Her simple and docile nature overawed the audience. Even though she knew that her husband Vivek (Mohnish Behl) was disabled, she accepted him wholeheartedly and stood beside him through thick and thin. She faced the brunt of her mother-in-law owing to property issues and played a significant role in reuniting the family post the dispute. Her character portrays grace and compassion.


Kajol is one actress who can pull off any role with grace. Her role as Anjali Raichand in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is just one of her masterpieces. Despite facing a rejection from her in-laws, she continued to respect and worship them. She never instigated her husband against his parents even though he was thrown out the house post their marriage. 

Priyanka Chopra

In Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s Waqt: The Race Against Time, Priyanka Chopra was seen in a whole new avatar. Adding one more feather to her cap, she played the role of a dutiful daughter-in-law, Pooja. Her husband Aditya Thakur (Akshay Kumar), was thrown out of the house by his father (Amitabh Bachchan) so that he could stand on his own feet. She tried to mend the ties between her husband and her father-in-law, Ishwarchand Thakur and was even successful in bridging the gap between the two. 

Rani Mukerji

This bong actress gave an incredible performance in Ravi Chopra’s Baabul. Be it in good or rough times, her character Malvika, always stood by her family and performed all the duties of an ideal daughter-in-law. Post the death of her husband (Salman Khan), she left no stone unturned to bring her in-laws’ life back to normal. The ease with which Rani connected to her character was incredible.

We are sure that a blend of all these qualities will definitely make you win over your mother-in-law’s heart and turn you into an ideal bahu.


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