Warning: The contents of this article might make you question your degree, your career and most importantly, the cheque that you get with your 9 to 5 job.

Acting is no easy job and it requires just the same kind of effort like any other job. Here are 6 child actors who have been showing their tremendous talent on the big screen and the kind of money they make is going to give you an existential crisis.

1) Harsh Mayar


This little boy from 2011 movie I Am Kalam received a lot of praise and money for the role he played. The actor was paid Rs. 1 lakh for shooting for 21 days. I don’t make that kind of money in six months! Let’s not forget how this was in the year 2011. His talent and fee have definitely grown over these years. He was last seen in Rani Mukerji‘s ‘Hichki‘.

2) Diya Chalwad

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I am sure we all remember seeing this adorable face in ‘Pizza‘ and ‘Rocky Handsome’. You’d be surprised to know that Diya charged 25,000 per day for a shoot of 31 days when she played Naomi in ‘Rocky Handsome‘. Diya also takes up a lot of advertisements for which she charges around 50,000-60,000. Whoa! I wonder if she can count all of that money.

3) Darsheel Kumar


Don’t confuse him with Darsheel Safary from ‘Taare Zameen Par’, Darsheel Kumar is the face we’ve seen in ‘Brothers‘, ‘Dishoom‘ and also ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘ as young Neil Nitin Mukesh. Darsheel was at the shoot for 6 days and was paid 30,00o a for each day.

4) Harshaali Malhotra


The country couldn’t get over the adorable little girl who won hearts with her acting in Salman Khan‘s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. She became an overnight sensation when Bajrangi Bhaijaan hit theaters and she was paid in lakhs for the movie. Earning in lakhs at her first job, that too at the age of 7, not bad at all. I remember getting fifty rupees as pocket money for the entire week when I was 7.

5) Mikhail Gandhi


The little boy took the audience by awe when he played little Sachin Tendulkar in his biopic ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams.’ The amount that he was paid has not been disclosed but what we know for sure is that he was selected out of the 300 kids who auditioned for the role. He is also the face of TV commercials like Kinderjoy and Lifebuoy.

6) Sara Arjun

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Daughter of Raj Arjun who was last seen in ‘Secret Superstar‘, Sara is no less than a diva already. She showed her amazing talent along with Aishwarya Rai in ‘Jazbaa‘ and is also working for a Hollywood movie along with Irrfan Khan. It is said that her associates are very particular about her fee and she also requires her own vanity van when she’s shooting.

There, there. I feel equally miserable about the money I am making. We’re all in this together. We do hope for their success with all our hearts! Go, make your parents proud, kids.