Millennials grew up watching TV. Our entire childhoods, we kept coming across child actors like Sanju from Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Frooty from SonPari and Rajat Tokas in and as Prithviraj Chauhan. Though we enjoyed watching these shows and their re-runs, has anyone ever wondered where these famous child actors are today? What are they up to? Let’s look at these famous child stars then and now.
1. Malvika Raaj - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)
Malvika portrayed the younger version of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character in K3G. After K3G she was last seen in Jayadev (2017), a telugu movie. She is supposed to make her debut in Squad in 2020.
2. Jhanak Shukla - Karishma Ka Karishma
Child actress Jhanak Shukla of Karishma Ka Karishma fame also played numerous roles as a child actor and was one of the famous child stars of 90s. She even appeared in Kal Ho Na Ho (2003). Nowadays she’s busy with her Youtube channel.
3. Parzaan Dastur - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
The little Sardaar boy who pecked Kajol in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai grew up to be a charmer. He is now an assistant director.
4. Darsheel Safary - Taare Zameen Par (2008)
After making a dream debut in Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par, Darsheel fell off the radar despite appearing in a few movies here and there. He’s been busy with theatre since his college days.
5. Sana Saeed - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
The child actress that played the daughter of SRK and Rani Mukerji in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Sana Saeed, transitioned to television post her stint in KKHH. Later on, she played a supporting role in Student Of The Year (2012). She also participated in Fear Factor and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
6. Pooja Ruparel - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The sensible and practical younger sister of Kajol from DDLJ, Pooja Ruparel appeared in a few movies post her most memorable performance. She’s a singer and a comedian now.
7. Siddharth Nigam - Dhoom 3
Siddharth Nigam, the boy who played the younger version of Aamir Khan’s characters (double role) in Dhoom 3 is now 19 and boy did puberty hit him hard! He’s a looker now! He stars in and as Aladdin, a Sab TV show.
8. Rajat Tokas - Prithviraj Chauhan
Rajat Tokas of Prithviraj Chauhan fame kept on taking up lead roles in historical dramas post his successful portrayal of a young Prithviraj Chauhan. He has also appeared in the hit Ekta Kapoor show Naagin.
9. Tanvi Hegde - Son Pari
Tanvi Hegde, the girl who played the lead in Son Pari also appeared in close to 150 advertisements. Post her iconic role, she has appeared in a few Hindi as well as Marathi movies.
10. Kinshuk Vaidya - Shaka Laka Boom Boom
The boy wonder from Shaka Laka Boom Boom went missing from the telly scene for a few years until he started appearing in mainstream serials a few years ago and reclaimed his fame just like his old days.