Here are 7 Bollywood Celebrities Who Started Off As Child Actors
1. Shahid Kapoor
He started off as the adorable ‘Complan boy’, then went on to feature in a music video for the ‘Aryans’ with Hrishita Bhatt and then paved his way to stardom.
2. Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia also happened to feature in the same advertisement as Shahid Kapoor, she was the ‘Complan girl’. Armed with an adorable smile and pigtails, Ayesha was the cutest kid on the block. Remember the Falguni Pathak video? Wasn’t she precious?
3. Urmila Matondkar
She is every bit the Bollywood diva but she started off her illustrious career as a child actor in Kalyug and then had her breakthrough role in Shekhar Kapur’s Masoom.
4. Imran Khan
With Uncle Aamir by his side, we aren’t surprised that Imran was bitten by the Bollywood bug early in life. He appeared in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) as a child artist, both times playing the role of a young Aamir Khan.
The first female superstar of Bollywood started her career as a child actor at the age of four in Tamil movie Thunaivan playing the role of young Muruga. Baby Sridevi's performance in Poombatta won her the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Kandan Karunai, Nam Naadu, Prarthanai, Babu, Vasantha Maaligai are the most notable films of her career as a child artiste. In 1975, Sridevi debuted in Bollywood with Julie, where she played younger sister to the protagonist Lakshmi.
6. Kunal Khemu
Kunal made his debut as a child actor appearing in the Doordarshan TV series Gul Gulshan Gulfaam. He made his film debut with Mahesh Bhatt's movie 'Sir', starring Naseeruddin Shah and Pooja Bhatt. He went on to star as a child artist in many movies such as Raja Hindustani, Zakhm, Bhai and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.
7. Sana Saeed
Everyone remembers Sana as the young, vivacious Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but it didn’t come easy. Sana was chosen among two hundered other children to play the role. She next appeared as a child artist in critically and commercially successful films Badal and Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega. Saeed also hosted the famous kids program Fox Kids telecasted on Star Plus in which she played the role of Chatur Chachi.
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