Photos: 20 child artists who became Bollywood stars
Jugal Hansraj was the innocent Rahul in Masoom around whom the movie revolved. Growing up, he starred in 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa' (1994) where he was paired with Urmila Matondkar, who incidentally played his sister in his first film 'Masoom'. His second film was 'Papa Kehte Hai' (1995) opposite Mayuri Kango. He went on to appear in 'Mohabbatein' (2000), 'Salaam Namaste' (2005) and 'Aaja Nachle' (2007). He donned the hats of a writer and director for the 2008 computer-animated film 'Roadside Romeo' featuring voices of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaaved Jaaferi. The film won the National Award for Best Animation film in 2010
Kunal Kemmu was a popular choice as a child artist in the 90s. His work was appreciated in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Raja Hindustani, Bhai and Zakhm
Imran Khan made brief appearances as the child version of Aamir Khan in two of his uncle's early films -- 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' and 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar'
Aftab Shivdasani was one of the orphaned kids in Mr. India and also portrayed Sridevi's little brother in Chaalbaaz
Urmila was 9 when she played the role of Naseeruddin Shah's daughter Pinky in Shekhar Kapur's 1983 classic 'Masoom'
Sanjay Dutt made a brief appearance as the qawwali singer in his father Sunil Dutt's film Reshma Aur Shera
Aamir Khan was seen as one of three brothers in their child avatars in 'Yaadon Ki Baarat'
Kamal Haasan's first role was in the Tamil flick 'Kalathur Kannamma' when he was six
Sridevi made her acting debut at the age of four with the Tamil movie 'Kandan Karunai'
Shashi Kapoor played the younger version of Raj Kapoor in 'Awara'
Tabu played Dev Anand's teenage daughter in the film Hum Naujawan
Hrithik Roshan played Rajinikanth's adopted son Govinda in Bhagwan Dada
Bobby Deol appeared as the young Dharam in Dharam Veer. The grown up character was portrayed by his father Dharmendra
As a child artist, Neetu Singh featured in a number of films, most prominent among them being Do Kaliyaan, in which she played a double role
Padmini Kolhapure played the younger version of Zeenat Aman in Raj Kapoor's Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Raju Shreshtha, who is the voice of Suraj Sharma's character in the Hindi version of Life of Pi, is none other than Master Raju of erstwhile Bollywood films like Parichay, Kitaab and Chitchor
Daisy Irani acted as a child artist in many films in the 50s and 60s. Some of them are Bandish, Jagte Raho, Ek hi Rasta, Musafir, Naya Daur and Dhool Ka Phool
As a kid, Sarika played a boy in some of her movies and was also part of numerous children's films
A popular child actor of the 60s, Sachin Pilgaonkar even won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the 1962 Marathi film Ha Majha Marg Ekla