In Pics: From Alia Bhatt to Bobby Deol - Child actors in cinema: Then and Now
From Joey King to Alia Bhatt, here are some of our favourite celebrities who made debut on big screens as child actors. Let’s look at them, then and now.
Do you remember the adorable Ben, Ross’ son in the F.R.I.E.N.D.S TV series? The role was played by Cole Sprouse in the epic show, which features Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Sprouse was recently seen playing Jughead in the Netflix series Riverdale.
Joey King was 11 years old when she appeared in Crazy Stupid Love. She played the role of Molly in the film. Joey King played Tessa in The In Between. She has done many other significant roles in different series and films since.
Ahsaas was 4 years old when she started acting in Bollywood films. She played the role of Arjun Saran, Shah Rukh’s son in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. She is now one of the busiest actors in the industry, who found her fame in OTT space. She was recently seen in Kota Factory's season 2.
Aftab Shivadasani worked as a child artist in Anil Kapoor starring Mr. India, where he played the role of an orphan in the movie. He was last seen in Hotstar series Special Ops 1.5 in 2021, alongside Kay Kay Menon.
Bobby Deol also worked as a child artist in Dharam Veer, where he played the younger self of his father, Dharmendra. He was last seen in the web film, Love Hostel. The actor made a comeback with MX Player series Ashram.
Sana Saeed played the role of Anjali Khanna in the 1998 movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji. She also made appearances as a child actor in film, Badal and Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega. She was then seen in another Dharma Productions, Student Of the Year in 2012.
Aditya Narayan played the role of a young Kabir in Salman Khan-Twinkle Khanna’s film, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai in 1998. He made his Bollywood debut as a lead actor in Shaapit. The singer is now predominantly known for his hosting skills on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and other reality shows.
Alia Bhatt played the younger self of Preity Zinta in Sangharsh in 1999. Her last movie, Gangubai Kathiawadi was released recently. She has been heaping praises for her performance as the gangster Gangubai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film.
Last Updated: 02.57 PM, Apr 26, 2022