Before there were stars, there were strange kids!

Did today’s stars already have that spark that set them apart when they were children? Ritika Saxena lists the celebrities who metamorphosed from gawky kids to gorgeous adults.Bollywood

We’ve all gone through the phase where we think we looked like little ugly ducklings during our childhood. But, can you imagine what our “stars” from Bollywood looked like as kids? Were they as pretty? Or did they have an unfortunate phase too? Find out for yourself!

Priyanka Chopra

The “Exotic” star: That’s what she is to us now. But as a kid, err, maybe not?


Fact: While the industry calls her by the name ‘Piggy Chops’ (A name given by her co-star Abhishek Bachchan during the filming of Bluff Master), at home this girl is called ‘Sunshine’ or ‘Mimi’.

Salman Khan

So, as is visible, he was always shirtless. OK, almost. Just thought it would be wrong not to have his current shirtless picture too!


Fact: Did you know Salman Khan is an excellent artist? His paintings have sold for up to Rs. 1 crore!

Shilpa Shetty

Doesn’t she make your heart bounce? Yoga does do you good. And Shilpa Shetty is proof. This uber sexy star once looked like this.


Fact: A little known fact is that sisters, Shilpa and Shamita Shetty, are the first pair of sisters to appear on-screen together in the history of Bollywood.

Saif Ali Khan

The “Chote Nawab” of the industry was very, umm, (how do we put this)  plain  as a kid and definitely not “WOW!” Well all that changed swiftly! See what I mean?

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Fact: Saif Ali Khan was originally born Sajid Ali Khan.

Kajol Mukherjee

The “Family Drama Blockbusters” queen. One of India’s most successful commercial actresses looked the least bit glamorous as a kid. One thing that has definitely not gone, however, is the spark in her eyes!


Fact: Kajol, most popularly known for her role in Diwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, jointly holds the record for winning the maximum (5 times) number of Filmfare Award for Best Actress, with none other than her maternal aunt Nutan.

Karisma & Kareena Kapoor

The Kapoor sisters looked nothing like they do today. Don’t you still have fond memories of  Karisma’s unibrow? The younger one though, Kareena, was a size 0 even then.


Fact: Green eyes are not new to the Kapoor family. Karisma Kapoor is the first woman and the fifth generation in the Kapoor clan to have green eyes. On a totally unrelated not, did you know Kareena’s closest friends in the industry are Amrita Arora and Esha Deol?

Hrithik Roshan

Yes. This “Greek God” features on this list too. Broke quite a few hearts, didn’t I? Wow. Puberty has really done a lot of things right for this man here!

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Fact: Did you know that while assisting his father Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik did all the odd jobs, like serving tea to the actors on set and he also sometimes mopped the floor

Bipasha Basu

The Bengali siren. The “Beedi” item song. Her fitness DVD and the thought of loving yourself, was umm, required, if we may say so.


Fact: She was fondly called  ‘Lady Goonda’ at school as everyone was scared of her short and commanding personality.


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