Kurt Russell, Jodie Foster, Christian Bale, Elijah Wood, Natalie Portman, Lacey Chabert, Scarlett Johansson etc. are examples of child actors who rose to stardom as youngsters. And went on to have successful adult acting careers.
Other child actors, such as director Ron Howard, politicians Lech and Jarosaw Kaczyski, and singer Jenny Lewis, have gone on to have successful careers in other industries. You might also remember the names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon etc who rocked their worlds as child actors.
The word “child actor” or “child actress” refers to a youngster who performs on stage, in films, or on television. As well as an adult who began their acting profession as a child. To avoid any misunderstanding, the latter is also referred to as a former child actor. A teenage actor, often known as a teen actor, is a well-known actor who rose to prominence as a teenager.
Some people criticise child actors’ parents for allowing their children to work, feeling that more “regular” hobbies should be the standard throughout their children’s formative years. Others see competitive pressure in every aspect of a child’s life. From sports to the student newspaper to orchestra and band. They believe that the work ethic instilled or talent developed benefits the child.
Let me tell you that the stars you watch today on the T.V, once were the kid faces from where they started out. Be it from Alia Bhatt in Sangharsh or Shahid Kapoor. Or Hrithik Roshan.
Let’s take a glance at some successful Indian actors, who once started as a child!
The Taare Zameen Par protagonist Darsheel Safary’s character Ishaan Awasthi remains imprinted in our memory even after years of the film’s premiere, thanks to none other than superstar Aamir Khan.
Darsheel, now 22, keeps in touch with his former co-actor and coach about practically everything essential in his life, especially his acting profession. He appears to be taking his time right now to figure out his next move rather than rushing into any screenplay he receives. That appears to be the making of a great artist to us! He’s also been involved in theatre.
That we’ve landed to the Greek God of Bollywood and one of the world’s most talented men, let us to give you some background on Hrithik’s life prior to Kaho Na Pyar Hai. Many people, including Sanjay Dutt, are unaware that he starred in the 1980 film Aasha, thanks to his grandfather’s encouragement at the tender age of six.
He later went on to play a significant role in the 1986 film Bhagwan Dada, starring Rajnikanth and Sridevi. He played Rajnikanth’s adopted child in the film, and this may have been the first time he showed off his incredible dance moves!
Her debut was the 2012 film Student Of The Year, and she is now regarded as one of Bollywood’s most talented and well-paid actresses. But did you ever notice that she was a Bollywood child actress who made her debut at the tender age of six in the film Sangharsh? Someone must have stuck to their childhood desire, making us all very pleased!
Alia is no longer the teen girl from SOTY, nor is she the Sangharsh character. She is now critically regarded and has received numerous awards.
Now that social media is well profound in everyone’s home, you might suspect that this ‘lovely boy was actually a girl because he’s one of Bollywood’s most well-known child performers! Isn’t it amazing how versatile it is? Also, congrats on the acting!
She was the buzz of the town among children and adults alike because of her adorableness, as seen in successful films such as Vaastu Shastra, Phoonk, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, My Friend Ganesha, and more. As a teenager, Ahsaas Channa appeared in popular TV shows such as Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, Oye Jassi, and Fanah. For a taste of nostalgia, we’re going to rewatch all of her films.
Aamir Khan made his acting debut as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s 1973 film Yaadon Ki Baarat. His major break came in 1988 when he was cast opposite Juhi Chawla in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Now, this is some incredible on-screen chemistry we cherish to this day.
Young Anjali, the Bollywood child actor who starred in the rom-com Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, is now an adult! Yes, in just a few years, she changed from incredibly cute to super diva-like. She has also appeared in films such as Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega and Badal, in addition to KKHH. Sana Saeed made her acting debut as a mature actor in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, which was a box office hit. She appeared in the film as a supporting character.
You might remember Dhoom 3. And probably familiar with Sahir/Samar, the young youngster. Siddharth originally appeared in a Bournvita commercial before being contacted by the Dhoom 3 casting committee for an audition. This was a watershed moment for the young actress, who went on to play key roles in Indian soap operas.
Siddharth Nigam is well known for portraying Aladdin in the Sab TV drama Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga. Besides that, Siddharth is a gold medalist gymnast! Talk about putting on several hats.
From absorbing every image to every line of speech, the film has cemented a place in our thoughts and hearts. Malvika Raaj did the same with her portrayal of Kareena Kapoor’s younger self, Poo. Malvika went on to appear in Telugu films, which she continues to do at the age of 30.
By the way, she hasn’t aged a day, and other Bollywood child performers haven’t either! Captain Nawab, starring Emraan Hashmi, was released in 2017.
Urmila Matondkar was a well-known child performer. She landed a role at the age of three, which is impressive in and of itself. Urmila’s portrayal as Rinki in the 1983 film Masoom is one of her most memorable from her kid acting days.
Urmila is no longer known for being one of Bollywood’s child stars, and she has a slew of superhit films later in her career, and then going on to become a politician.