In pictures: 12 child artistes who turned into beautiful divas
Alia Bhatt: She played the role of the little Preity Zinta in the 1999 crime thriller 'Sangharsh', when she was just six. Alia made a promising debut in 'Student Of The Year' (2012) and other hit movies like '2 States', 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'
Hansika Motwani: She played Hrithik Roshan's little friend in 'Koi... Mil Gaya' (2003) and also portrayed a 10-year-old rape survivor in 'Jaago' (2004). Three years later, she made her Bollywood debut as the female lead in 'Aap Ka Surroor'
Sana Saeed: She played the role of Tanya Israni in 'Student Of The Year' (2012), but is still more famous for her portrayal of SRK's adorable daughter Anjali in 'Kuch Kuch Hota 'Hai' (1998). Sana has also featured in television soaps like 'Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na' and 'Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki', and was part of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' (season 6)
Pooja Ruparel: Best remembered as Chutki from 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' (1995), she is part of Anil Kapoor's desi version of the international series '24' on Colors. The actress, who is also into modelling and theatre, essays a pivotal role in the TV series
Ayesha Takia:Remember the little girl who appeared on our TV screens during the early 90's and proclaimed "I am Complan Girl?" She was none other than Ayesha Takia. Today, she looks as stunning as anyone in B-Town
Urmila Matondkar: She was lovable as Pinky, the elder daughter of Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah in the classic 'Masoom' (1983). A decade or so later, she took Bollywood by storm, playing the sensuous diva in 'Rangeela' (1995)
Ankita Jhaveri: The original 'Rasna' girl has gone on to become a popular star down south, having worked in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films
Konkona Sen Sharma: She first faced the camera as a four-year old in the 1983 Bengali film 'Indira', which starred her mother Aparna Sen. Today, she is among the most critically-acclaimed actresses of Bollywood
Amrita Prakash: As a child artist, she made her mark as Milli in 'Tum Bin' (2001) and in the Malayalam film 'Manjupoloru Penkutti' (2004). As a grown-up artist, her first proper role was in the TV show 'Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai' (2008) as Sanskriti Thakral. She has also anchored reality shows
Malvika Raaj: The girl who played the young Kareena Kapoor in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' (2001), was a Femina Miss India contestant in 2010, and is now a full-time model and has also been a national level football player
Tabu: She played Dev Anand's teenage daughter in the film 'Hum Naujawan' (1985), and went on to become a highly rated actress of the 90's and 2000's
Shruti Haasan: The barely visible figure on the left is indeed that of Kamal Haasan's daughter. She had a brief role in her father's controversial 2000 film 'Hey Ram', as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's daughter. Shruti Haasan made her debut as a lead actress in 'Luck' (2009) and has done films in Bollywood as well as South Indian film industry