It’s always challenging to make kids perform because they might not get the nuances of the characters right. But there are some child artist who were so popular that they were repeated in many movies.
On Children’s Day, we take a look at five such child stars who shone bright in Bollywood in their younger days.
Whether it was his ‘Rajnikant’ act in Raja Hindustani or powerful vengeance characters, Kunal was a favourite of every producer. His expressive face, cute smile and nimble-footedness made his a child sensation. Even though he is a good actor, he has not been able to recreate that magic in his adulthood. Well, fingers still crossed!
Who can forget the light-eyed boy who was the central figure in Maasoom? He was truly innocent and adorably cute. With his green-blue eyes and statuesque personality, it was only a matter of time till he became a Bollywood heartthrob. But the handsome actor couldn’t match up to the success of his kiddy days. What a loss to Bollywood, no?
If you are from the 80s, you’d have definitely seen Baby Guddu aka Shahinda Baig on hoardings, in commercials and movies. Her wide smile and cute demeanour made her a popular child star. Last heard, the actress had relocated to Dubai.
Perhaps the most famous child artist to ever make an appearance on the big screen, Junior Mehmood made our movies-watching an exciting experience. His perfect comic timing and crazy dance movies made him an overnight sensation. Even though he tried his hands at a couple of roles as an adult, it just didn’t have the charm of his junior days.
Another famous kid whose face sold movies, Master Raju was a must-have factor in family dramas. His signature hairstyle and dialogue delivery made him a hit with the audiences. Even though he failed to live it up as an adult in Bollywood, his legendary childhood roles would always be remembered.
Can you think of any other names? Let us know!