Since many years, Bollywood has gone through various versatile actors and actresses who have performed in an outstanding manner. Bollywood has seen various memorable roles which have been played by child actors. With the passage of time, many actors stayed in this line while others took up another profession. Let’s have a look at Bollywood actresses as a child then and now:
- Sana Saaed
Sana Saeed is better known as little Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Her role got her to fame and she was later on seen in various other films like Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega and Badal as a child actor. Later on she was seen in Student of the Year, Fugly and will be seen in upcoming movie Munna Michael.
- Tanvi Hegde
Tanvi Hegde is more popularly known as Frooti from a very well-known children’s TV show Frooti. She was also seen in another popular children’s show Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She started her career when was 3 years old and had won Rasna Baby contest. She also did movies like Champion, Rahul, Pitaah and Viruddh that starred Amitabh Bachchan. 10 years after Viruddh she was seen in a 2015 Marathi film Dhurandhar Bhatawdekar.
- Malvika Raaj
The girl who played the role of young Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam is the granddaughter of well-known actor Jagdish Raj and daughter of film-maker Bobby Raj. She was also seen in the movie Shikaar in 2000. Post this, she participated in 2010’s Femina Miss India contest. Currently she is a full-time model.
- Jhanak Shukla
Better known as Jia from ‘Kal Ho Na Ho”, the cute little girl who was also seen in the show “Karishma Ka Karishma” is all grown up now. She is now 22 years old and has left film industry to complete her studies.
- Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani was seen as a child artist in lots of films including Koi Mil Gaya where she shared the screen space with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan. Once cute and bubbly Hansika is now a gorgeous lady aged 26 and is gradually climbing the ladder of success in Tollywood.
- Ayesha Kapoor
‘Black’ is Rani Mukherji’s one of the best films. However Ayesha Kapoor who portrayed young Rani in the movie is currently 22 years old and a student of Columbia University. She was 10 when she did Black and she is now open to film offers.
- Pooja Ruparel
Pooja Ruparel would be best remembered as Kajol’s younger sister in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. She had also done King Uncle in 1993 that starred Jackie Shroff and Shah Rukh Khan. Cute Pooja is now a very beautiful woman and was last seen in X: Past is Present in 2014.
- Shweta Bhanu Prasad
Shweta Bhanu Prasad started as a child artist at the age of 11 in the movie Makdee where she played a dual role of Chunni and Munni. She continued to act in films like Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi, Iqbal and Darna Zaroorihai. Recently she is seen in the serial Chandra Nandini which is telecaster on Star Plus.