Bollywood has become a big industry which has given opportunities to each generation of actors to prove their acting talent.
The film industry has given birth to many child artists who have made it big in their initial films itself. From Shweta Basu in "Makdee" to Darsheel Safary in "Taare Zameen Par", viewers still appreciate their performances.
These child artists have touched millions of hearts with their acting skills and today people remember them with their character names.
Here are few names of famous child characters in Bollywood who are still fresh in everybody's mind.
Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) in Taare Zameen Par
Aamir Khan starrer "Taare Zameen Par" gave such a blockbuster performance that people almost forgot the existence of a big Bollywood star in the film. The heart-rending acting of the main character, Ishaan Awasthi, stole the limelight. His brilliant performance of an innocent boy suffering from dyslexia still has the capacity of being a tear jerker.
Anjali Khanna (Sana Saeed) in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Anjali Khanna (Sana Saaed) is the character of Rahul and Tina's Daughter. The little girl's name actually brings a twist to the story. The film has brought out the daddy's daughter character so perfectly that it is remembered with fondness even today.
Chunni and Munni, twin sisters (Shweta Basu) in Makdee
Shweta Basu Prasad got the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for her character in the film "Makdee". The girl played a double role as Chunni and Munni, the twin sisters and her 'O Pappad Wale Panga na le' song is still fresh in people's mind.
Silent Sardarji (Parzan Dastur) in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Who can forget this little silent sardarji from the film "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"? The little sardar who never talked and spotted mostly at night counting stars on his fingers.
Young Michelle McNally (Ayesha Kapur) in Black
Sanjay Leela Bhansali brought the little star Ayesha Kapur as young Michelle McNally in the film "Black." The little girl mesmerised the audience with her powerful acting of a blind and deaf girl.
Chillar Party group, especially 'Jhangiya' (Naman Jain) in Chillar Party
The national award-winning "Chillar Party" group did set a mark with their talent in the film industry. Especially, the little Jhangiya made the audience laugh with his naughty expressions and witty remarks.
Gia (Jhanak Shukla) in Kal Ho Naa Ho
Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta starrer "Kal Ho Naa Ho" had a pretty little girl as Gia who was Naina's (Zinta) adoptive sister. Her innocent nature and acting skills did manage to melt the viewers' heart.
Biniya (Shreya Sharma) in The Blue Umbrella
The film "The Blue Umbrella" is based on Ruskin Bond's novel which tells the story of a young girl Biniya who manages to get her hands on a blue umbrella. The film won the Golden Lotus award for the Best Children's Film as well.
Baby Sana or Bharti (Fatima Sana Shaikh) in Chachi 420
The cute little daughter, Bharti or Baby Sana of a divorced couple, turned in a stellar performance at a really young age and stole the viewers' hearts. Her few seconds dance on the song 'Macarena' was the limelight in the Kamal Haasan-Tabu starrer "Chachi 420."
Kalam (Harsh Mayar) in I Am Kalam
The character of a young boy named Kalam in the film "I Am Kalam" was impressive enought to get the kid honoured with National Film Award for a Child Artist in 2010.