Move over students of the year, the Children of the Year are about to take over. No, we are not saying that the era of Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan has ended. But Bollywood is now opening its doors to a newer generation of talent. They’re very young, very bright, and exceptionally talented. They have already worked with the bigwigs of the industry like Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and more. They are taking major strides in their career today, we have no doubt that they will be the stars of tomorrow. In celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, here are seven child actresses you need to keep an eye out for:

Harshaali Malhotra
This child star has been on every director’s radar after her success with the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan. She went on to win almost every major award in the Best Child Artist category for the film. We can’t wait to see more of her on screen.

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Naisha Khanna
At seven years of age, this little actress has more selfies with Bollywood stars than you have with your pet dog. She was Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez’s daughter in Brothers and also played the role of Katrina Kaif as a child in Baar Baar Dekho.  

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Diya Chalwad
Popular for her role in the Disney series Oye Jassie, Diya made her grand entry into Bollywood with the John Abraham-starrer Rocky Handsome. She looked promising in the movie and we hope to see her on the big screen again. In the Rocky Handsome sequel, probably?

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Sara Arjun
This South starlet has appeared in many Tollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood films. While she first appeared in Bollywood in the 2011 psychological film, 404, she is better known for her role as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s daughter in Jazbaa.

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Hetal Gada
With just one movie, this young actress has managed to capture many hearts. She was commended for her role in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak, as well as for her chemistry with co-star Krrish Chhabria. She was also seen in the Vinay Pathak-starrer Chidiya.

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Saniya Anklesaria
Apart from a number of TV commercials, this young Disney star appeared on the popular show The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir. After that, she bagged one successful role after another, starring in movies like Life is Good, Rowdy Rathore, and Raanjhanaa.

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Ziyah Vastani
Already a star on television, this starlet has been making a mark in Bollywood as well. She first appeared in the 2008 spy film Contract, but her claim to fame was the Priyadarshan film Bumm Bumm Bole, where she starred opposite Darsheel Safary.  

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Which of these, according to you, is the next Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone? Or do you think these kids will carve a niche for themselves? Let us know your opinion by commenting and sharing.