Have you ever been shocked by the miraculous transformation of a former schoolmate when you saw them years later?
Well, such miraculous transformations have also happened in the case of some of the most popular actresses in Indian cinema. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how some of these big-screen hotties looked when they were young.
We’ve compiled a list of the top ten most unbelievable transformations from child stars once called “ugly ducklings” to being “drop-dead gorgeous” leading actresses who now grace the fantasies of millions of men!
Some of these incredible transformations will leave you at a loss for words. Also, wait till the end to know who takes the first spot. We’re sure you’ll be shocked to see who comes first!
Click next and glance through these stunning images and see for yourself!
10. Ayesha Takia
09. Sana Saeed
If you don’t know already, Sana Saeed is the child star who played young Anjali, the daughter of SRK’s character Rahul in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, at just 10 years old. Young Sana Saeed only managed to star in two more films until she returned again in 2012’s Student Of The Year. However, her incredible transformation immediately caught the eyes of many. Her bold photoshoots flaunting her bikini body have since gone viral on the internet.
Can you guess who’s next on the list? You’d be surprised!
08. Malavika Raj
Malavika Raj is the child star who portrayed the younger self of Kareena Kapoor’s character Pooja in the blockbuster, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. However, despite the success of the film, Malavika did not pursue films post this debut and completely disappeared from showbiz.
But Malavika has recently returned to the big screen as a leading lady in Nilesh Sahay’s action thriller Squad, and her transformation is nothing less than shocking.
Next on the list is probably one of the sexiest actresses ever to grace Indian Cinema. Can you guess who it is?
07. Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar has forever been seen as a sex symbol, ever since her bold appearance in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1995 romance drama Rangeela alongside Jackie Shroff. However, Urmila had her film debut much earlier as a child star in the 1980 Marathi film Zaakol. Her transformation from a child artist to a sex symbol is quite astonishing. In fact, director Ram Gopal Varma admits that he was mesmerized by Urmila’s beauty, from face to figure, and so are we!
Thought Urmila’s transformation was incredible? You probably didn’t have a clue that the next actress was even a child star!
06. Nithya Menen
Did you know that the Mission Mangal and Breathe: Into The Shadows star, Nithya Menen, debuted as a child actress before she became the bombshell that she is today? Although Nithya Menen doesn’t do raunchy photoshoots, dance in item numbers, or flaunt a bikini body, the fact is that she doesn’t need to show some skin to get our hearts beating. There’s no doubt that she is one of the hottest actresses on the block!
Wasn’t that one hell of a hot transformation? The next one is even better!
Surprise, surprise! The next on our list is actress Jhanvi Kapoor’s mother, Sridevi, who is well known for her incredible transformation from a child artist to a Glamour Icon. Sridevi started her career as a child actor when she was just 4 years old, before bagging her first lead role in the film Moondru Mudichu in 1976. Since then she has been described as the ultimate diva. The rain dance in the song Kate Nahi Kat Te from Mr. India remains one of the most sensual and hottest videos ever made in Bollywood cinema.
Thought this transformation was natural? Well, the next one is quite controversial!
04. Hansika Motwani
You probably remember Hansika Motwani as Karuna in the popular kids’ TV series Shaka Laka Boom Boom. However, audiences were shocked when she first appeared as a leading lady just a few years later in 2007 in Desamuduru and Aap Ka Suroor, at the tender age of 16. Hansika’s transformation was so drastic that it gave rise to numerous rumors. One such rumor suggests that Hansika took hormonal injections in her teens to make her body look bigger so that she could land leading roles in movies.
If you thought this was controversial, the next actress on the list was in even more controversy, but the reason will shock you!
03. Shweta Basu Prasad
Shweta Basu Prasad made her acting debut in 1998’s TV series X Zone when she was just 7 years old. She took a break later and only returned to the big screen in 2008 by which time she had matured into a diva. But in 2011, Shweta made a bold turn and cemented her status as a glamorous icon through an item number in the 2011 Telugu flick, Genius. However, her career and life were met with controversy when she was arrested from a hotel in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution! But she was later cleared of all charges. Since then she has seen an even more glamorous transformation and even flaunted her beach body in a bikini recently.
Now, as far as transformation stories go, the next on the list is probably one of the most popular out there. Can you guess who it is?
02. Alia Bhatt
Of course, there cannot be a Bollywood beauty transformation list without Alia Bhatt taking up a spot. Alia made her acting debut as a child star in the 1999’s Sangharsh. Her next appearance was in 2012’s Student Of The Year. But even though she did sport a bikini in the film, she was told she looked like a “little boy”. So she worked her ass off in the gym to finally flaunt her curves for the movie Shaandaar in a pink bikini. In her latest on-screen appearance, she’ll be seen portraying the character of sex worker and pimp turned activist, Gangubai Kothewali, in her boldest appearance yet.
Isn’t this transformation from an innocent girl to a hot woman astounding? Wait till you see who’s no.1 on the list.
01. Sara Ali Khan
No surprise! Sara Ali Khan bags the first spot on our list, and rightly so. When it comes to drastic transformations, Sara Ali Khan’s takes the cherry. She has quickly become a symbol of hotness after her bold avatars and viral dance routines in the songs Husn Hai Suhana from Coolie No.1 and Chaka Chak from Atrangi Re. But this wasn’t always the case.
Sara Ali Khan made her acting debut in an advertisement when she was just 4 years old. As a teenager, she struggled with weight issues and was diagnosed with PCOS. She was once 96 kilos and lost close to 40 kilos to achieve the bikini body that she confidently flaunts today. 40 million followers on Instagram, tells its own story!