Mahendran's new movie Vindhai is releasing this weekend. But, the hero of the film(Mahendran) fondly called as Master Mahendran was a successful child artist. In fact, more successful than he is today.
We come across some supremely talented child artists in our day to day lives, but unfortunately, those cute little performers grow up only to often give up on their stardom.
While a few choose a different career path(which happens rarely) and go unnoticed, many child artists, after winning so many hearts through their performances, find it extremely hard to do the same when they become adults.
But some manage to attain greater heights when they grow up to become full-fledged actors or actresses and this article is precisely about such talents.
If delivering good performances and achieving popularity at a young age is difficult, doing that as a full grown celebrity is harder and not surprisingly many fail when it comes to the latter part.
But these below mentioned celebrities are unique and that's exactly why they were popular then and are supremely popular now.
Check out the below slides to know about those stars who made it big after being a child artist
Kamal Haasan made his first appearance as a child artist in the film Kalathur Kannamma starring Gemini Ganesan and Savitri. He was quite popular back then but his popularity now is something which cannot be described in few words.
Like Kamal Haasan, Sridevi too was a favourite child actress of many. Her debut movie as a kid was Muruga in the year 1967. She has done over 35 films as a small girl in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. She went on to become one of the most popular actress India has ever seen.
Vijay acted in 6 films as a child actor with the first one being Vetri in the year 1984. After making his debut as a hero in the film Naalaiya Theerpu, he is one of the most successful and highest paid Kollywood star today.
Meena was a successful child artist as well. As a kid, she has acted in over 20 movies in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. She then went on to rule Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema at her time, sharing screen space with almost all Superstars of South Indian film industry.
Making her debut as a child actress in Malayalam in the year 1983, Shalini went on to feature in 36 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. She made her debut as a heroine in 1997 and was one of the leading actresses before she married Thala Ajith.
Acting in 10 films as a kid, Simbu impressed one and all with his mature acting when he was only two years old. He is now one of the leading actors in the Tamil film industry. He is also a notable singer and director.
Hansika was a popular child actress in cinema as well as television. Making her debut in 2003, she was one of those adorable kids featuring in the famous Koi Mil Gaya. She is now one of the leading actress in Kollywood as well as in Telugu film industry.