Rajat Tokas first appeared in the popular show called 'Prthviraj Chauhan' where he played the younger version of the warrior prince. The actor got instant fame thanks to his role and even won a few awards. At the age of 15 Rajat Tokas was being considered as the next big thing on TV. The actor now plays the lead role in 'Jodha Akbar'.
Child? Adolescent? Adult? Here are some of the well known faces of television and films who were forced to grow up a bit too soon thanks to their profession.
Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Aali Bhatt played the bratty school kid in Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year'. The actress was 18 and fresh out of school when she began working on the film.
Hansika Motwani first appeared on small screen in shows like 'Kyunki..Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi', 'Shaka Laka Boom Boom' and played Hirthik Roshan's friend in 'Koi Mil Gaya'. Then five years later, in 2007 when Motwani was all of 16, she romanced Himesh Reshamiya in 'Aap Ka Suroor'. The actress is now a popular face in South cinema. She is 22 now.
TV actress Pooja Gaur was all of 16 when she started appearing popular show 'Kitani Mohabbat Hia'. The lady then went on to play the lead role in 'Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya'.
Prachi Desai was all of 16 when Ekta Kapoor launched her 'Kasamh Se' where she got to romance a much older Ram Kapoor. The actress became a household name soon after and made her debut in 'Rock On!!' opposite Frahan Akhtar in 2008.
When Avika Gor appeared in 'Balik Vadhu' the audience adored her. For a 12 year old, Avika was a gifted actress who made the show very popular. When the show to a time leap, Avika was replaced for she was still considered young. But the lady soon started playing the second lead in 'Sasural Simar Ka' where she plays a married woman even though in reality she was all of 15!
Avika's co-star in 'Balika Vadhu' was also replaced for similar reasons. But the actor is now seen playing the antagonist in a show called 'Sanskar Dharohar Apno Ki'.
Urmila Matondkar was already a well known child actor who made her debut as an adult in 'Narsimha' when she was 15 years old.
Karisma Kapoor left school mid way to pursue a career in films. She made her debut in 1991 in 'Prem Qaidi' when was all of 16 years of age.
Just like Karisma, Rani Mukerji never completed her schooling. Owing to financial problems at home, Rani decided to work in films when she was only 16 years old and made her debut in 'Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat'.
Coming from a film family, acting in movies was a natural choice for Aamir Khan. The actor who appeared as a child artist in uncle Nasir Hussain's 'Yaadon Ki Baarat' made his debut as a lead in Ketan Mehta's 'Holi' when he was 19 years old.
TV actress Sara Khan shot to stardom with a daily soap called 'Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai'. Born in 1989, Sara was 17 years old when her show started in 2007. The actress played the role of a married woman in the show which ran on small screen for three years.