Chhoti Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was one of the most iconic characters in Hindi cinema for a decade or so. Everyone knew her – the determined 10-year-old on a mission to reunite her dad with his college flame. Sana Saeed portrayed her to such perfection that when she returned as Tanya Israni in Student of The Year, we got quite the shock of our lives. The 29-year-old was then seen in Fugly and Caught in the Web.
(Credits: A scene from KKHH/SOTY)
Like Saeed, there have been other child stars who became fixtures in our lives at some point in time. Where are they now?
Arguably one of the most recognised faces on Indian television at the start of the century, Kinshuk Vaidya shot to fame with his portrayal of Sanju in Shaka Laka Boom Boom. The 27-year-old was later seen in Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka and is currently acting in Woh Apna Sa.
(Credits: A scene from Shaka Laka Boom Boom/Kinshuk Vaidya on Instagram)
“Tussi ja rahe ho” – Parzaan Dastur had one dialogue in the entire film (KKHH) but stole the thunder from under some very high noses. Dastur was also seen in the iconic Dhara Oil (Jalebi) advertisement. The 26-year-old was then seen in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Mohabbatein, Zubeidaa, K3G, Break Ke Baad and Pocket Mummy.
(Credits: A scene from KKHH/Parzaan Dastur on Instagram)
Do you guys remember Krish from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham? Well, he got hot. Jibraan Khan went from “mooommmm, take a chill pill” to Zaddy real quick.
(Credits: A scene from K3G/Jibraan Khan on Instagram)
Darsheel Safary stole our hearts with his sensitive portrayal of Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi in Taare Zameen Par. The 21-year-old was then seen in Bumm Bumm Bole, Midnight’s Children and Yeh Hai Aashiqui-Sun Yaar Try Maar.
(Credits: A scene from Taare Zameen Par/Darsheel Safary on Instagram)