There are actors in every industry who have been introduced to the field of Cinema at a very young age. And we ended up being very fond of their presence and acting on screen. They have grown up give some sensational movies. Let us recollect few of those stars who have started out as child actors
1. Shalini Kumar
Shalini made her debut in Malayalam as a child actor and continued to act as a child in 36 films. She played an important role in the film Raja Chinna Roja which was the first animation integrated film in Tamil. She debuted as a heroine in Tamil with Kadhalukku Mariyadhai and was one of popular actress of those days.
2. Kamal Haasan
He worked as a child artist in several Tamil movies. Not many are aware that Kamal Haasan even won the prestigious President's Gold Medal for his performance in Kalathur Jannamma at the age of four. He now, is the most inspirational actor for he chooses to experiment with his movies and most of them are the ones that are great hits.
3. Nitya Menon
Born in Bangalore to Malayali parents, Nithya Menen appeared on screen for the first time when she was ten years old. She was a part of an Indian English language film, The Monkey Who Knew Too Much in 1998 where she played Tabu’s younger sister. She later acted in a Hindi soap Choti Maa – Ek Anokha Bandhan which was an adaptation of a popular Tamil serial, Chitti.
Sridevi started her career as a child artist at the age of four, playing the role of a daughter in many of the films of legendary actors Shivaji and MGR. Her cute performance as Lord Muruga in the film Muruga was loved by all and soon she became one of the favourite child actor.
Shamli popularly known as baby Shamli was appreciated for her performance as the mentally challenged child in the film Anjali. She also received the National award for the best child artist for the film. After acting in few films as a child artist she went on to Singapore to pursue her studies.
6. Ajith Kumar
Like his wife, Shalini, Thala Ajith Kumar also started as a child artist. We was first seen in Suresh and Nadia Moidu starrer En Veedu En Kanavar. He was spotted as the boy dragging the cycle along with a girl in a particular scene from the film.
Vijay started off as a child actor and has acted mainly in his father’s films. He acted in the film Vetri.
Silambarasan the elder son of the actor-director T.Rajendran, inherited the passion towards film industry from his father. As a child actor he mainly concentrated on his father’s films. His song ‘I am a little star aavene superstar’ was liked by everyone mainly for his dance steps and cute expression.
9. Hansika Motwani
Hansika was a popular child actress in Bollywood. She appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hritik Roshan. She received the favourite child actor award for her memorable performance in the serial Shaka laka Bhoom Bhoom
Mahendran has acted in over 100 films as a child actor and has twice received the National award for the best child actor.