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Sep 06, 2013 at 10:53am IST

Alia Bhatt, Sridevi, Aamir Khan: Stars before they were famous

New Delhi: Get ready to be shocked and amazed! For we bring to you those photos of popular celebrities - Aamir Khan, Sridevi, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Shashi Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Aditya Narain, Aftab Shivdasani, Imran Khan, Bobby Deol - which were clicked during their childhood. While some stars, who you admire for fashion choices and acting prowess, look exactly the same, a few have undergone a slight change and others defy recognition.

Take a look at the photos to understand how hard stylists work to turn ordinary kids into stars.

It takes even the ardent fans of Sridevi some time to look at her childhood photo and guess who the actor is. Sridevi was barely four when she debuted as a child artist in M.A. Thirumugham's 'Thunaivan'.

One needn't tax his brain to guess the name of the celebrity. Shashi Kapoor had the makings of a superstar from a young age. He began acting in films as a child (in early 1940s). He had appeared in multiple mythological and commercial films such as 'Meena'(1944), 'Tadbir', and 'Bachpan' (1945) with the name Shashiraj.

Yes, that’s Padmini Kolhapure. Having acted like a professional actor even when was a kid, Padmini was on the rise within a few years she joined the showbiz industry. The actress hasn’t changed much.

This one isn’t tricky! Aamir Khan, one of the most bankable Bollywood stars, made his debut as a child artist in 1973 film 'Yaadon Ki Baraat'. Later, he was seen in Ketan Mehta's 'Holi'. Watch his earlier works to know how confident he was with just about everything - body language, expressions, etc.

Who’s that boy? Well, that’s your favoruite singer Aditya Narain. In addition to his singing talent, he wowed all with his determination to perform in a flawless way. He made headlines with his performance in films like 'Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai', 'Pardes' and 'Taal'. But 'Shaapit', his Bollywood debut as an actor in did help him much.

We are certain many expected Aftab Shivdasani to be a successful actor when he grew up. For such was his performance in films like 'Mr India', 'Chalbaaz' and 'Shahenshah'. His charming smile and demeanor worked in his favour. He shot to fame with 'Mast' and 'Kasoor'. He will soon be seen in 'Grand Masti'.

It must have been her innocent face that helped Alia Bhatt grab the attention of filmmakers. She was first seen in Mahesh Bhatt's 1999 film 'Sangharsh' and made her Bollywood debut with 'Student Of The Year'.

Even with an innocent face, and not-so-striking hairdo, Hrithik Roshan managed to exude Bollywood charm back in 80s when he appeared in 'Aap Ke Deewane' and 'Bhagwan Dada'.

Imran Khan enjoyed fame after he essayed the role of young Aamir Khan in 1992 film 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander'. His successful debut in 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' didn’t leave anyone shocked.

Bobby Deol was almost popular when he appeared with his father in the Manmohan Desai directed 'Dharam Veer. It took him a few years to be launched in the industry and become a star in his own right.