Top 5 Highest-Paid Child Artists In India

All around the globe, everyone for once thinks about becoming an actor as a child, and here are some of them from India who has lived their dreams in childhood and is the highest-paid child artist in India.

Harshsaali Malhotra


Harshsaali Malhotra was born in Mumbai on June 3, 2008. She began her acting career at an early age with Kabir Khan’s movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan where she played a lead role, sharing the screen with actors like Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Her role of “Munni”, a Pakistani girl who visits India but gets lost in India and later meets the Pawan Chaturvedi, which was played by Salman Khan, earned her massive popularity. Her mute performance was praised by everyone.

She was one among the five thousand kids who had auditioned for the role. This character got her into the nominations Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and she is the youngest one to get nominated for this award; she also won the Screen Sward for Best Child Artist. She was nominated for many awards and also won many.

Harshsaali Malhotra was also seen in the television daily show Qubool Hai and Laut Aao Trisha; along with that she, is into the commercial advertising of Fair & Lovely, HDFC Bank, Horlicks, and many more including a few commercial advertisements in Pakistan. Harshsaali Malhotra has a net worth of $11 million and she is one of the highest-paid child artists in India. 

Sara Arjun

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Sara Arjun was born in 2006. Even before the age of six, she appeared in many commercial advertisements and short films. She gained attraction from the movie called Deiva Thirumagal, in which she played the role of a mature six-year-old kid whose father is mentally challenged. Sara Arjun was praised for her phenomenal acting by film critics. The movie Deiva Thirumagal opened the doors for her and she signed many other movies of different languages like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu as well as Malayalam. She won the hearts of the audience with her acting and innocence.

She was also seen in the Hindi supernatural movie Ek Thi Daayan in 2013 which was produced by Ekta Kapoor and Sara played the role of the lead’s younger sister Misha. Sara Arjun is the daughter of actor Raj Arjun who has appeared in the movies like Thalaivii, Dear Comrade, and Secret Superstar. She was also nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Tamil Child Artist and won the Vijay Award for Best Child Artist. Sara Arjun has a net worth of $5 million. She has also shared the screen with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the movie Jazbaa.

Harsh Mayar

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Harsh Mayar was born in 1998 on March 22. He was seen in a very famous movie called “I am Kalaam”. He started his acting career in the year 2005 at an early age when he was just eight. He joined a stage show troop as his parents could not afford the fees of the acting class. Harsh Mayar used to do stage shows and after that, he started giving the auditions for acting, singing, and dancing.

He almost gave 180 auditions and after that, he got the role in the movie “Chillar Party” but due to some injuries, he could not continue with the movie. After few months he received a call for the audition and after the audition, he got the call for the selection in the movie “I am Kalaam”. Harsh Mayar worked with the veteran actor Gulshan Grover and for his performance in the movie he has won many awards both national and international. He won the award for best child artist at the 58th National Film Festival.

In 2012, he appeared in another movie names Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid. He was last seen in the movie Hichki where he shared the screen with Rani Mukherji. Harsh Mayar has a net worth of $1.5 million. 

Mikhail Gandhi

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Mikhail Gandhi is that boy whom we often see in the advertisements of kinder joy and lifebuoy soap. He also played the role of childhood Sachin in the biopic of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Mikhail was praised by the critics for his to- the- point acting in the movie and for the same movie he was selected out of 300 kids.

Later, he was also seen in the Telugu movies called Hello in 2017 and Bharath Ane Nenu in 2018. He started his career in 2016 with the movie Supreme in the Telugu language. He got the opportunity to work in the movies like Typewriter, His Story, Oliver, and Mentalhood. Mikhail Gandhi was also seen in many of the Sri Lankan advertisements. He was born in 2010 on July 10. 

Divya Chadwal

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Divya Chadwal is known for her phenomenal acting, despite just being a little kid. She has got her place in the audience’s heart for the performances she delivered. The twist of her innocence and smile steals everyone’s heart and she rules it. She came into the talks for her acting in the role of Tiya Malhotra for the television serial “Oye Jassie”; she perfectly portrayed the character to the audience.

Divya Chadwal made her debut in the acting industry with the movie “Pizza” which was a thriller movie. Later she appeared in the Sajid Nadiadwala’s movie called “Kick” starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, where Divya played the role of Jhumki, who suffered from cancer. After that she got the lead role of Naomi in the movie “Rocky Handsome” and she shared the screen with John Abraham, it was an action drama movie. Divya Chadwal charges around Rs25,000 per shoot. 

Everyone is talented in their ways but these kids have found a way to explore the talents inside them and are using it. At the time when we do not even know what is earning money, some kids are earning a good amount of money from the hard work and talent, which is a motivation for everyone that you should follow your passion and you can do anything at any age.

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