Monday, October 10th, 2016


We have seen them as child artists and it’s indeed a pleasure to see them as grown up stars by pursuing their filmi career. Well, here is a list of 20 child artists who have now grown up to stars.

Shriya Sharma


The childlike charisma of Shriya Sharma is still intact. We have seen her in many films wherein she shared screenspace with Salman Khan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu, Suriya etc. And now she has grown up to be the female lead of the Akhil Akkineni starrer Nirmala Convent. Way to go Shriya!

Manjima Mohan


Remember the sweet kid from the Mollywood flicks such as Priyam, Madhuranombarakkaattu etc? Yes it is none other than Manjima Mohan. This cute child artist debuted as lead actress in the Malayalam movie Oru Vadakkan Selfie after 11 years.

Nithya Menen


Many may not know that this beautiful actress was a child artist initially. She debuted with the Englihs flick Hanuman. And now she is one of the happening actresses of South Indian film industry. She has acted in all the south Indian languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.



Also called as Baby Sanusha, this sprightly girl was initially seen as a child artist in Mollywood films. Now she has acted in many Malayalam films including Zachariyude Garbhinikal, Vettah etc.

Indrajith Sukumaran


Many may not know that Indrajith essayed the younger version of Mohanlal in the 1986 movie Padayani. Then as he grew up he starred in several Malayalam films including Double Barrel, Kohinoor, Amar Akbar Anthony etc.



Late Jishnu appeared as a child artist in the Malayalam movie Kilipatt and later featured in the blockbuster movie Nammal. After Nammal he went on to do many films.

Kavya Madhavan


This talented actress of Malayalam cinema also appeared as a child artist in the flick Pookalam Varavayi. Later we all know that she acted in several successful Malayalam films and became one of the famous faces of Mollywood.

Teja Sajja


For the ardent movie buff of Telugu films Teja Sajja is a known face since he has acted in over 50 films as a child artist. Vasantham, Yuvaraju, Tagore etc. are some of his films as a child artist. He is now all set to try his luck as a lead actor.

'Akhil Akkineni'


Who can forget the cute little kid in the Telugu movie Sisindri? After winning hearts with his cuteness as a child artist Akhil worked as a lead artist 2015 movie Akhil.

Chakri Toleti


Chakri Toleti made his debut in acting with the superhit Kamalhaasan starrer Sagara Sangamam. He was a child artist then. Now he is an acclaimed director; he directed movies like Unnaipol Oruvan and Billa 2.

Sri Divya

Sridivya is one of the happening faces of Tamil cinema now. But do you know that she acted as a child artist in Telugu films like Yuvaraaju, Hanuman Junction etc?

Avika Gor

This childhood artist of Chinnari Pellikuthuru (Maa TV) is now all grown up and she acted in the Telugu movie Uyalla Jampala after she grew up. Before she acted in some Hindi movies too.

'Sweta Basu Prasad'


Having started her career in Hindi films, she was seen as a child artist in Bollywood films and tv series. Makdee was the film which won her the National Award as the Best Child Artist. Later she starred in Telugu and Tamil films.

Divya Nagesh


Remember the girl in  the fantasy Telugu movie Arundhati? She played the younger version of Arundhati. Now she is seen in Telugu and Tamil films.

Hansika Motwani


Hansika Motwani is one of the most happening actresses of Kollywood. And this sweet girl was a child artist in the Hrithik Roshan starrer Koi….Mil Gaya.

'Suhani Kaitla'


Suhani acted in various Telugu films including Manasantha Nuvve, Anandamanandamaye etc.  as child artist. She has also acted in Tamil and Hindi films.  


Sandadi Sandi and Arya is a couple of Telugu films that this attractive girl started her film career with. She was a child artist at that time. Then she debuted as a lead artist in the Telugu movie Love You Bangaram  and now is seen in Tamil and Telugu movies.

'Aakash  Puri'


Aakash Puri is the son of famous Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh. Earlier he had essayed the younger version of actors like Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan. He made his debut as a lead hero in the Telugu movie Andhra Pori.

'Niveda Thomas'


Many may not know that this talented young artist of Tamil flick Papanasam fame was a child artist. She started her film career with the Malayalam film Uthara. Now she is one of the happening young stars of Tollywood thanks to the movie Gentleman.

Nazriya Nazim

This bubbly star of Mollywood and Kollywood made her debut as a child artist in the Malayalam movie Palunku. Now she has earned name by acting in some famous Malayalam and Tamil movies.



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