Children are our gateway to the future and are often much smarter than they’re given credit for. World Children’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to promote and celebrate children’s rights. Since the dawn of cinema, there are child actors who have gone on to become phenomenal performers in their adulthood like Daniel Radcliffe and Aamir Khan. This Universal Children’s Day, let’s take a look at the child actors who completely stole the show with their talent.
Sunny Pawar in Lion (2016):
At 8 years old, Sunny played the role of Saroo in Lion and attended the Oscars that year with his father. From the beginning till the very end, Sunny played the part so beautifully that it will be impossible to not have tears in your eyes, as you watch the young chap get torn away from his family. Sunny was selected from over 2000 children when auditioned for the role at the very young age of 5. Coming from humble beginnings, Sunny Pawar who learned acting from watching television, has already proved his mettle as an actor at the age of 8.
Noah Wiseman in The Babadook (2014):
It is hard to sit through a horror movie as scary and terrifying as The Babadook with your eyes wide open, the whole time. It can only harder at the age of 6. Noah Wiseman played Samuel in the Australian horror movie and perfectly captured the sheer terror of knowing that there’s something watching you as you sleep. His phenomenal acting made the movie much better than it already was.
Jacob Tremblay in Wonder (2017):
Wonder is a story that teaches you the heavy, complex characteristics of loyalty, kindness, and empathy. Jacob Tremblay at the age of 10, playing Auggie Pullman taught us these aspects beautifully and effortlessly. Playing alongside seasoned actors like Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, Tremblay stole the spotlight each time he was on screen.
Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit (2019):
It could be a surprise to know that Jojo Rabbit was Roman Griffin Davis’ first movie at the age of 10. In this dark comedy surrounding the Nazi reign, Davis beautifully portrays the innocence that goes into believing Nazi propaganda at such a young age, before you’re met with harsh truths that disprove your beliefs and your idol.
Inayat Verma in Ludo (2020):
In Anurag Basu’s latest dark comedy Ludo, there is an array of established, talented actors like Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sanya Malhotra, and Abhishek Bachchan. And yet, among these giants of the industry, little Inayat has made her place with her amazing acting and perfect comedic timing. Through the movie, the bond she forms with Abhishek Bachchan and the innocent questions she asked that are followed by a bossy quip, make each scene she is in a treat to watch on its own.
(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)