20 child artists who became Bollywood stars

Updated: Jul 26, 2019, 09:48 | Nikita Wagh
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    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 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.

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    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.

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    Aftab Shivdasani was one of the orphaned kids in Mr. India and also portrayed Sridevi's little brother in Chaalbaaz.

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    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.

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    Sridevi made her acting debut at the age of four with the Tamil movie Kandan Karunai as Lord Murugan.

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    Padmini Kolhapure played the younger version of Zeenat Aman in Raj Kapoor's 1978 classic Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

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    Urmila Matondkar was 9 when she played the role of Naseeruddin Shah's daughter Pinky in Shekhar Kapur's 1983 classic Masoom.

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    Imran Khan made brief appearances as the child version of Aamir Khan in two of his uncle's early films -- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992).

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    Sanjay Dutt made a brief appearance as the qawwali singer in his father Sunil Dutt's film Reshma Aur Shera (1971).

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    Aamir Khan was seen as one of three brothers in their child avatars in Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973).

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    Kamal Haasan's first role was in the Tamil flick Kalathur Kannamma (1959) when he was six.

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    Shashi Kapoor played the younger version of Raj Kapoor in Awara (1951).

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    Tabu played Dev Anand's teenage daughter in the film Hum Naujawan (1985).

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    Hrithik Roshan played Rajinikanth's adopted son Govinda in Bhagwan Dada (1986).

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    Bobby Deol appeared as the young Dharam in Dharam Veer (1977). The adult character was portrayed by his father Dharmendra.

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    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 (1972), Kitaab (1977) and Chitchor (1976).

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    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.

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    As a kid, Sarika played a boy in some of her movies and was also part of numerous children's films.

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    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.

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    Sana Saeed, who made her debut as Tanya in Student Of The Year, played the adorable Anjali, Shah Rukh Khan's daughter in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1988).

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About The Gallery

It's Jugal Hansraj's 47th birthday today. The Mohabbatein actor began his acting career in filmdom as a child artiste with Masoom (1983). As he turns a year older, we look back at other Bollywood stars who appeared in movies when they were kids

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