Anokhi Buzz / Anokhi DIY / Entertainment & Gossip / 15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Child Actors

15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Child Actors

Anokhi Buzz Anokhi DIY Entertainment & Gossip Jun 29, 2016

Celebs earn their fame and fortune throughout their adult careers, but some got a head start in showbiz from as early as six years old.

Check out these 15 celebs you'll be surprised to learn were ahead of the game.

1. Aamir Khan

Photo Credit:
Khan is one of Indian cinema's most celebrated stars and is known for films like Dhoom 3, 3 Idiots, Ghajini, and Taare Zameen Par. He was about eight years old when he first appeared on screen in the 1973 classic Yaadon Ki Barat.

2. Paul Walker

Photo Credit:

Everyone knows Walker from the Fast and Furious franchise, but he first started acting at just 12 years old. As a child actor, Walker starred in TV shows like Charles In ChargeHighway to Heaven and Who's The Boss. He made his film debut in 1986 film Monster in the Closet.
3. Sridevi

Photo Credit:
Considered the first female superstar of Indian cinema, Sridevi kicked off her career at the age of four in the Tamil movie Thunaivan
4. Kate Winslet

Photo Credit:

Oscar winner Winslet will forever be Rose from Titanic, but she started acting at the age seven on the British stage until the mid-'90s. She appeared in her first film, Heavenly Creatures, in 1994.

5. Urmila Matondkar

Photo Credit:

Urmila started off as a child actress in the 1977 film Karm, followed by roles in the 1980 films Zaakol and Kalyug. At the age of nine, she appeared in the 1983 film Masoom.

6. Christian Bale

Photo Credit:
Bale has quite a few films under his belt now, but his first major film was at the age of 13, Steven Spielberg‘s 1987 Empire of the Sun. 

7. Scarlett Johansson

Photo Credits:,

The Girl Next Door's Johannson first made an appearance on the big screen at nine years old in the 1994 film North.

8. Hrithik Roshan

Photo Credit:

Bollywood star Roshan started his career in Indian cinema at the age of six. He had several roles in 1980s films like Aap Ke Deewane and Bhagwaan Dada


9. Ryan Reynolds

Photo Credits:,

Reynolds has played everything from the tough guy to the goofball, but his acting debut was at the age of 12 on YTV's Hillside.

10. Helen Hunt

Photo Credits:,

Known for the TV sitcom Mad About You and the film As Good as It Gets, Hunt's first appeared at the age of nine in the 1973 TV movie Pioneer Woman.

11. Laurence Fishburne

Photo Credits:,

Known for his unforgettable role as Morpheus in 1999's The Matrix, Fishburne started acting at the age 12. He made his film debut at age 13 in 1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me.

12. Amanda Seyfried

Photo Credits:,

Known for her roles in Mean Girls and Mamma Mia!, Seyfried broke into acting at the age of 15 on soap operas As The World Turns in 2000 and All My Children in 2002.

13. Imran Khan

Photo Credit:

Following in the footsteps of his uncle, Aamir Khan, the younger Khan appeared as a child actor at the age of five in 1988's Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and later on in 1992's Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander.


14. Elijah Wood

Photo Credit:

Known for his role as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Wood had his acting debut at the age of eight in 1989's Back to the Future II.

15. Alia Bhatt

Photo Credit:

Known for Student of the Year (or the fact that she's filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter), Bhatt made her acting debut in 1999 at the age of six in Sangharsh, where she played a young Preity Zinta.
Main Image Photo Credits:,,
Nomaan Khan

Nomaan Khan


After spending some time in a completely different field, Nomaan decided to drop it all and switch to Mohawk College to pursue his longtime interest in the world of Journalism. His experience working in multimedia platforms has helped him develop exceptional skills in thinking on his feet, being ...


Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter for all of the latest news, articles, and videos delivered directly to your inbox each day!