Over the years of a century, Bollywood film industry has given a lot of super stars, actresses, villains and the number is going on and on. Besides these super stars, there are special roles in films played by child actors, which cannot be subdued due to their innocent and natural way to present themselves. Here is a list of Best roles by child actors in Bollywood films.
Darsheel in Taare Zameen Par (2007)
This Bollywood film is directed by Aamir Khan, starring Darsheel Safary and Aamir Khan in lead roles coupled with Tanay Chheda, Tisca Chopra, and Vipin Sharma. The story of the film depicts sharing a special bond between a teacher and his student suffering from dyslexia and aids him to beat his disability. Darsheel plays the role of a child with a great aplomb, who is continuously cursed by his parents for not delivering the performance up to the mark. The film won the Filmfare Best Film Award for the year 2008. It was also India’s official entry for the 2009 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film.
Shafiq Syed in Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Salaam Bombay! is a film directed by the cult director Mira Nair. The film stars Shafiq Syed in the lead role and depicts the day-to-day life of street children of Bombay. Shafiq as Chaipu performed very well in the role of a street kid poising his innocence and strength in its natural way. The film also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Unfortunately this award winning film actor is an auto rickshaw driver in Bangalore now.
Master Shams in Thanks Maa (2009)
Thanks Maa is the directorial debut of Irfan Kamal, starring Master Shams Patel, Master Salman and the whole lot of child actors. The story of the film deals with the issue of child abandonment in the Indian sub-continent. Master Shams performs beautifully coupled with his cronies and puts easy to feel for the plight of the children which is never imagined by the people of above poverty line. The film has won many International awards and Master Shams won national award for this film in Best Child Actor Category.
Harshaali Malhotra in Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the latest and the biggest hit of superstar Salman Khan, is a Bollywood film directed by Kabir Khan. The film stars Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The story of the film mainly focuses on the cross border problems and the relationship between the mute girl and a true helping man. The role of the child artist Harshali as a mute girl steals the show and she is really adorable. Besides this, her on-screen chemistry with star actor Salman is mind-blowing.
Harsh Mayar in I Am Kalam (2010)
This Bollywood film is directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The film stars Gulshan Grover, Harsh Mayar, and Hussan Saad. The story of the film revolves around an indigent boy, Chhotu who is motivated by the life of the ex-President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and forms a dubious and uneven friendship with the charming son of a nobleman. The film has acknowledged a number of awards and recognitions.