Thanks to the story-tellers and casting directors, most of the soap operasare being anchored towards their success on the power-packed performances of their child actors. The diversity of roles being essayed by them is incredible. And, everything is not very subtle and smooth for these young talents, they have to maintain a balance between the shoots and their studies.
This list is about ten such television child actors in reverse chronological order. Have a look.
10. Ashnoor Kaur
The career of this 12 year old actress have spawned many soap opera in very little time. From ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ to ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’, from ‘Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev’ to ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’, and from ‘Mahabharat’ to ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain’, there is some thing very optimistic herself which propels every big daily soap to make her a part of their shows. She regards acting as her passion, and dreams of becoming an actress like ‘Deepika Padukone’, someday.
9. Roshni Walia
Born in Allahabad, she began her career with television commercials. She has earned many fans owing to her impressive acting skills. Her first television role was in Life OK’s ‘Main Lakshmi Tere Aaangan Ki’. Besides, she has also played lead roles in ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap’ and ‘Yeh Vaada Reha’.
8. Sadhil Kapoor
The mischievous Bal Ganesha of Life OK’s mythological series ‘Devon Ke Dev…. Mahadev’, Sadhil Kapoor was the most adept kid to play him. And, reports suggested that the crew members cried for three days when his part on the show was over. Currently, he is seen on Disney Channel talk show ‘Captain Tiao’.
7. Dev Joshi
Born and brought up in Gujarat, Dev Joshi has been a stage performer since his childhood. He appears in SAB TV’s titular role as‘Baal Veer’ and has enacted in over 20 Gujarati films. Renowned for being focused and dedicated at whatever he does, the young actor wishes to play a lead role or a villain in a South Indian movie. Well,
6. Amrita Mukherjee
This 9 year old is often dubbed as one the cutest child actor on Indian television. Shortly after her inclusion in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ on Sony TV, the TRPs escalated, despite previously, the show was already inked with names as such Ram Kapoor and Sankshi Tanvar.
5. Faisal Khan
Unlike most of the child actors who have appeared on this list, Faisal Khan, to say the least, was least affluent and with limited means. Anyways, nothing held him back, and after showcasing his impeccable dance moves to the entire nation, he made a display of his knack in acting skills too. He played the young Maharana Pratap in Sony TV’s historical drama and won awards for his performance.
4. Shivansh Kotia
Shivansh started his career with Sab TV’s ‘Mrs. Tendulkar’. Thereafter, he did a number of soap operas, but he shone playing the super-cute Naksh Singhaniya a.k.a. Duggu of Star Plus’ beloved show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain’. Besides, he played Sridevi’s character’s son in the film ‘English Vinglish’, and has also made appearances in Krrish 3 and Boss.
3. Siddharth Nigam
His self-assured performances will give you goosebumps. Having gained recognition playing the titular role of the young emperor in ‘Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’, he has a certain spark about himself which truly did justice with the role. Starting his career from a Bournvita commercial and then bestowed with the opportunity to play the younger Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3, the journey of this prodigy wonder boy is nothing short of spectacular.
2. Spandan Chaturvedi
She played the lead in Star Plus ‘Veera’ when she was 4, and stole away the hearts of the viewers with her enigmatic screen presence. Presently, she is playing the lead role of ‘Chakor’ in Colors TV ‘Udaan’, for which she has received huge praise and acclaim form critics and viewers alike. Though, she is too young to understand the essence of the sensitive topic of bonded labor she has been essaying with her role, the day she will do, she couldn’t be more proud of herself.
1. Ruhanika Dhawan
The very adorable and candid Ruhanika made her television debut at the age of four with Zee TV’s ‘Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein’. Presently, she appears in Balaji Telefilms’ show ‘Yeh Hain Mohabbatein’ on Star Plus. Besides winning hearts ,she has won awards too in the category of most promising child actor. Moreover, she has walked the ramp as a showstopper for a fashion show, made a cameo in Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’, and bagged a role in Sunny Deol’s production ‘Ghayal Once Again’.