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    Famous Television Child Actors Then and Now

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    Famous Television Child Actors Then and Now

    Tanvi Hegde

    Famous For: Son Pari & Shaka Laka Boom Boom

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    tanvi hegde sonpari

    Who doesn’t remember the adorable ‘Frooty’ from the Star Plus’s popular fantasy show Son Pari? Tanvi Hegde, who made her acting debut at the age of 9 opposite Madhuri Dixit in MF Husain’s Gaja Gamini, became a household name in the early 2000s due to the innocence and righteousness of the characters portrayed by her.

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    tanvi hegde sonpari

    Tanvi has been one of the few who has managed to successfully transform from being an adorable child actor to a consummate actor as an adult. In 2016, Tanvi appeared as the female lead in the Marathi psychological drama Athang.

    Avika Gor

    Famous For: Balika Vadhu

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    Avika Gor

    Avika garnered a lot of praise when she made her debut as Anandi in the popular show ‘Balika Vadhu’, at the age of 11 in 2008. The actress then appeared on the popular Sasural Simar Ka, in which she vowed the audience with her portrayal of Roli.

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    Avika Gor
    Avika Gor

    Apart from appearing on popular television shows, Avika has also been active in films. She has appeared in Hindi and Telugu films like Paathshala, Tezz, and Uyyala Jampala.

    Avinash Mukherjee

    Famous For: Balika Vadhu

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    Avinash Mukherjee

    Avinash played the character of Jagya in the popular show Balika Vadhu. Avinash’s innocence and charm made him an instant favourite among audiences.

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    Avinash Mukherjee

    After leaving Balika Vadhu, Avinash was later seen in television shows like Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar.

    Kinshuk Vaidya

    Famous For: Shaka Laka Boom Boom

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    Kinshuk Vaidya

    Sanju and his magic pencil were part of every child’s life that grew up in the early 2000s. The show’s popularity, especially among children, made Kinshuk a known name on television. He also appeared in the children fantasy film Raju Chacha alongside Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Rishi Kapoor.

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    Kinshuk Vaidya

    Kinshuk returned to television playing the role of Aryan on the short-lived show Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka. At present, he plays the role of Aakash Sinha on Woh Apna Sa.

    Shweta Prasad Basu

    Famous For: Makdee and Iqbal

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    Swetha Basu

    Shweta gained a lot of praise and adulation for her role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2002 horror comedy Makdee, in which she co-starred with Shabana Azmi. She won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for her role in the film. Her role in the 2005 critically acclaimed film Iqbal also earned her a lot of appreciation.

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    Swetha Basu
    Swetha Basu

    Shweta’s first starring role came in 2008 Telugu film Kotha Bangaru Lokam, which was a huge commercial success. Shweta co-produced and acted in a short film Interior Café Night, featuring Naseeruddin Shah, which received a lot of praise from critics and audiences. Shweta also appeared in the 2017 smash-hit Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

    Jhanak Shukla

    Famous For: Karishma Ka Karishma and Kal Ho Naa Ho

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    Jhanak Shukla

    Jhanak was first seen playing the human-like robot Karishma in Karishma Ka Karishma, the Indian remake of the popular American science fiction sitcom Small Wonder. She also played the role of Jaya Bachchan’s daughter in Kal Ho Naa Ho, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta.

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    Jhanak-Shukla

    Jhanak decided to take a break from acting and focus on her studies. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Bhavan’s College, Mumbai.

    Ahsaas Channa

    Famous For: Vaastu Shastra and Phoonk

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    Ahsaas Channa
    Ahsaas Channa

    Ahsaas gained popularity when she played the role of Sushmita Sen’s daughter in the 2004 horror film Vaastu Shastra. She appeared as a male character in popular films like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and My Friend Ganesha.

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    Ahsaas Channa

    Ahsaas appeared in Ram Gopal Verma’s popular horror film Phoonk in 2008 and also in its 2010 sequel Phoonk 2. Ahasaaa was also featured in the critically acclaimed 2017 Hindi film Rukh, alongside Manoj Bajpayee.

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