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Ten coolest dads

Ten coolest dads

Step aside mums! It’s Father’s Day on June 21, and it’s the dads’ turn in the spotlight for being their awesome, geeky, life-hacking, superhero selves day in and day out

By &rohit Nair (Senior Features Writer)

Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 4:14 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:50 PM

Dress up like your son’s favourite action figure? Sure! Let the little princess dress you up, paint your nails and take you to her tea party? You bet! Stalk you on Facebook so that boys don’t harass you? Liam Neeson’s epic Taken monologue memorised! Dads are always there to protect you and get you out of a sticky situation.

David Beckham:

Famous for trolling and photobombing his son Brooklyn on Instagram, David Beckham is the perfect blend of prankster and doting dad to four very lucky kids — Romeo, Harper, Cruz and, of course, Brooklyn. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s pretty much the word in men’s style.

Jamie Oliver:

The parent who wants the best for your kids, in terms of what they eat, is probably going to insist on the same for his. He’s a hands-on dad who’s just as busy in the kitchen as with changing diapers. Also, he gets creativity points for naming his girls Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela and Petal Blossom Rainbow and his son Buddy Bear Maurice.

Brad Pitt:

He takes care of six kids — Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Knox and Vivienne — with wife Angelina Jolie. Wrap your head around that for a second. But even though he has publicly admitted that he barely gets sleep, he loves his kids way too much to let a little thing like that get in the way!

Ben Affleck:

He may be the new Batman, but Ben Affleck is no playboy when it comes to family. Apparently, he’s really into the everyday dad stuff — taking his daughters Violet and Seraphina and son Samuel to the park, baseball games and the like. We wonder if they even know that their dad is a movie star.

Will Smith:

The goofy, wise-cracking, rapping prince of Bel-Air has matured into one of the best Hollywood dads ever. His two kids — Jaden and Willow — with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and his son, Trey, from a previous marriage, are the lights of his life and he pulls out all the stops to let them know so.

Hugh Jackman:

This dashing Aussie loves his adopted kids Oscar and Ava to no end, even reading some of his scripts to them for approval. When he’s not filming, producing or helping with his many charitable causes, he takes the kids camping in the great outdoors — the family’s favourite activity.

Matthew McConaughey:

He may have been known for his party-boy lifestyle, but the proud papa of Levi, Livingston and Vida Alves McConaughey is well-settled into his role as a dad. And, as the founder of the Just Keep Livin Foundation that helps teens lead active and healthy lives, you can be sure the kids will be all right.

Shah Rukh Khan:

‘King Khan’ is not just the king of Bollywood, but also the king of his kids’ hearts. One of the most doting fathers in the industry, he even does movies for his kids — Aryan, Suhana and AbRam — like the spectacular flop Ra.One.

Barack Obama:

From jetsetting to international meetings with world leaders to press conferences in the White House, President Obama may be busy, but not too busy to spend time with his daughters Malia and Sasha. This is what he has to say about dads: “[Dads] are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.”

Mahesh Bhupati:

Indian tennis ace dotes on his daughter Sara probably even more than his wife Lara Dutta does and is often seen babysitting when the family’s out on holiday. Now that’s an ace dad!  





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