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On Children’s Day, here’s looking at the childhood photos of Bollywood stars and sharing stories of their growing up years
Big B has fond memories of his childhood days. “I have never been told by my parents that I was a horrible child. I have heard good things. But we always got into trouble — we had fights in school and came back home with bad reports,” he said in an interview. earlier.
The actor was born in Mumbai to filmmaker Tahir Hussain, a film producer and Zeenat Hussain. The eldest of four siblings, Aamir had a rather filmy childhood as he made his Bollywood debut as a child actor. He appeared in a song from the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). He debuted as a hero with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). ANUSHKA SHARMA
She was born and bought up in Bangalore until she moved base to Mumbai to try her luck with modelling. “I wanted to be in films but didn’t want anyone to taunt my parents. So I was a topper in school and college,” she’s quoted as saying.
The son of an army man, Akshay Kumar has often spoken about his tough upbringing. “My dad would wake me up at 5am and take me for a jog. I was always early to bed and early to rise. I was brought up in an army way,” he was quoted as saying earlier.
Known to be Bollywood’s bad boy, Khan, who has siblings Arbaaz and Sohail too, says they had a fun-filled childhood. In an interview Salman has said that as children, all three brothers would take the blame if any one of them got pulled up for a mischief.
The son of filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik came into Bollywood as a child actor. The actor suffered from a stuttering problem in his childhood. “For oral tests at school, I used to bunk school, I used to fall sick, I used to break my hand,” he has said earlier.
Before she made her debut with Boom in 2003, she started modelling at the age of 14 and worked in London for 3 years. Though not much is known about her childhood, it is learnt that Kat wanted to become famous and that’s why she took up modelling.
From Bareily to Boston, PeeCee is the face of small-town girl making it big. “I come from a middle-class family. Despite that, my parents gave me an opportunity to be whoever I wanted to be,” she has said earlier.
KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN
The younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor literally grew up on a film set. The actor’s older sister Karisma Kapoor was one of her biggest inspirations. As a kid Bebo is known to have said, “I am going to be an actress. I am dying to grow up.”
Daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone, Dippy was a statelevel badminton player. “I’d wake up at about 5am, go for training, go to school, return and go to play again. Life was pretty simple,” she has said earlier.