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South Indian Actresses Who Started As Child Actors!

Then vs Now!

The South Indian film industry boasts some of the finest actors in the world, many of whom have proven their talent time and again. Among them are several celebrities who were born with the star quality, and began acting from a very young age, entertaining audiences with their incredible performances. Here are five such actors who were successful child artists in their early years.

 

Shalini:

Shalini, a talented actress in the South Indian film industry, began her career as a child actor in Malayalam cinema. She acted in an impressive 36 films during her childhood. Shalini’s breakthrough role came in the Tamil film “Raja Chinna Roja,” which was the first-ever animation-integrated film in Tamil. Later, she debuted as a heroine in the Tamil film “Kadhalukku Mariyadhai,” which was a huge success and made her a popular actress in the industry. Although she decided to quit the industry after her marriage, Shalini’s contributions to the South Indian film industry remain unforgettable.

Hansika Motwani:

Hansika Motwani, a well-known actress in the South Indian film industry, started her career as a child artist in television. She appeared in several blockbuster films and series during her childhood, including “Koi Mil Gaya,” “Aabra Ka Daabra,” “Jaago,” and “Hum Kaun Hai?”. Her remarkable performances in these television series and feature films made her a popular child star. Hansika’s talent and hard work have taken her to great heights, and she continues to be a celebrated actress in the South Indian film industry.

Nithya Menon:

Nithya Menen, a talented actress in the South Indian film industry, was born to Malayali parents in Bangalore. She made her on-screen debut at the age of ten in the Indian English language film “The Monkey Who Knew Too Much” in 1998. In the movie, she portrayed Tabu’s younger sister. Nithya’s acting skills caught the attention of the industry, and she was later seen in the Hindi soap “Choti Maa – Ek Anokha Bandhan,” which was adapted from a popular Tamil serial called “Chitti.” With her impressive performances, Nithya has made a mark in the South Indian film industry and is regarded as one of the finest actresses in recent times.

Keerthy Suresh: 

Keerthy Suresh, a renowned actress in the South Indian film industry, began her cine career as a child artist. Her father, Suresh Kumar, is a well-known producer in the Malayalam film industry, which gave Keerthy an early start in her acting career. She acted in three Malayalam movies as a child artist in the early 2000s – “Pilots,” “Achaneyanenikkishtam,” and “Kuberan.” Keerthy’s dedication and hard work have taken her to great heights in the South Indian film industry, and she has received several accolades for her remarkable performances.

Manjima Mohan:

Manjima Mohan, a talented actress in the South Indian film industry, began her acting career as a leading child artist in the Malayalam film industry in the early 2000s. She gained immense popularity among Malayali audiences after hosting a television call-in show for kids called “Hai Kids” on Surya TV for three years. After an 11-year hiatus, Manjima made her debut as a lead actress in the Malayalam movie “Oru Vadakkan Selfie.” Her performance was highly appreciated, and she subsequently starred in several successful films in the South Indian film industry.

Shamlee

Shamlee is the sister of actress Shalini and the sister-in-law of actor Ajith Kumar. She started her career as a child artist and won the National Film Award, Tamil Nadu State Film Award, Kerala State Film Award, and Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Artist. She is known for her role Anjali in Tamil movie Anjali, for which she won an National Film Award. She made her debut as an lead actress in Tamil film Veera Sivaji with Vikram Prabhu. She made a movie in Telugu and Malayalam as lead actress but she shifted her focus on being an artist and now she is an artist who have exhibited her own shows, 

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