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9 Memorable Indian Child actors From Bollywood & TV –Then and Now

Indian acting industry is booming with tremendous talent. What’s more startling in this is the young guns, famous Indian child actors who have stolen our hearts then in late 90s and are all set to burn big screen now. We are here recollecting some of the memorable Indian child artists from Bollywood & TV who vanish for some time after making viewers stunned from their acting skills, and stealing the show from the lead stars, in big films.

While Avika Gor got the world talking with her cuteness in Balika Vadhu, Fatima Sana Shaikh in ‘Chachi 420’ took the industry by a storm with her innocent look. And it’s not just about girls in the industry, some male child actors are also there who have won our hearts with their performances too! Let’s check them out and have a look on Bollywood child stars then and now pictures and their life story.

  1. Fatima Sana Shaikh- Bharti in ‘Chachi 420’


The little girl who played the role of Bharti- Tabu and Kamal Haasan’s daughter in Chachi 420 (1997) is now all grown up and has proved her skills by playing Aamir Khan’s daughter in the film Dangal.

Fatima Sana Shaikh- Bharti in ‘Chachi 420’

Fatima Sana Shaikh has come a long way since then and now by getting casted in the most anticipated film of Mr. Perfectionist. She in the film played the role of Geeta Phogat.

  1. Avinash Mukherjee- Jagya from ‘Balika Vadhu’

Avinash Mukherjee- Jagya from ‘Balika Vadhu’

Avinash Mukherjee, the cutest and adorable, better remembered as Jagya from Balika Vadhu, is a handsome hunk now. This 17-year-old has been casted in to be a part of Ekta Kapoor’s show, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar.

  1. Arjan Aujla- Sameer in ‘My Name is Khan’

Do you remember the boy who played the role of Sameer in the film ‘My Name Is Khan'(2010)? How does that Bollywood TV child star look then and now?

Arjan Aujla- Sameer in ‘My Name is Khan’

Arjan Aujla (his real life name) has played the on screen son of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in the movie. As a Bollywood child actor, he mesmerized us then with his acting. He choked our throat with tears with the way he acted then and now has turned an enigmatic model now.

  1. Tanvi- Fruity of Son Pari

Tanvi- Fruity of Son Pari then and now

All the child actors of Indian serials and films are far more glamorous from then to now. Remember Fruity of ‘Son pari’? Tanvi Hegde started her career as a child artist then in Bollywood movies and television series and got tremendous fame for character Fruity from Son Pari. She is currently trying her hands at Bollywood and planning to showcase her skills once again on big screen.

  1. Malvika Raj- Baby POOH in ‘Kabhie Khusi Kabhie Ghum’


No one can forget the charming and stylish Malvika Raaj, who once played the role of young Kareena- Pooh in Karan Johar’s hit film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. She is a hot and glamorous model now. The film gained her huge accolades but for short term as she opted for modeling as her career afterwards.

  1. Kinshuk Vaidya- Shaka laka Boom Boom

Kinshuk Vaidya- Shaka laka Boom Boom

If you have seen the TV serials from the 90s then you must be aware of Sanju and his famous magic pencil in ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’, which lasted for almost four seasons. Kinshuk Vaidya is all grown up and has made his comeback after more than a decade with the TV series ‘Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka’. He is playing the lead role of Aryan Sethia and looks stunning as a television actor now.

  1. Sana Saeed- Baby Anjali in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’

Sana Saeed then and now

Ever thought of that baby Anjali in KKHH? She was Sana Saeed who is known as a very cute kiddo- Bollywood actor then and now several years later was seen as a hot babe in ‘Student of the Year’.

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  1. Avika Gor- Anandi of Balika Vadhu

Everyone in the industry very well knows the little Anandi from Balika Vadhu and everybody knows where she is spreading her acting charms. Avika Gor started as child artist then and now she is seen as a beautiful gorgeous actor in the TV serials.

Avika Gor- Anandi of Balika Vadhu
She has made her debut in Tollywood in movie ‘Uyyala Jampala’. She is also set make her debut in Kannada cinema, with actor-director Kishan Shrikanth. She has done some ramp shows for Gini and Jonny as well.

  1. Shweta Basu Prasad- The ‘Makdee’ girl

After winning National Award glory and acclaims as a child artist, Shweta Basu Prasad vanished from the industry for quite a long period. However, she has made her power-packed comeback on Television with Balaji Telefilm’s historical saga Chandra Nandini.

Shweta Basu Prasad then and now

Recently, she has been appreciated for playing the role of Varun Dhawan’s bhabhi Urmila in the much anticipated film ’Badrinath Ki Dulhania’.

Well… the list does not end here as there are so many memorable Indian child artists who have made their stunning performances as kiddo then and now startling as young lads and lasses to the industry.  These are just a handful of them.

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