15 Of The Best Kid Characters In Films And The Actors Behind Them

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Updated on 14 Oct, 2015 at 12:38 pm


The cutest and the greatest kid characters in films have proved that perfection has no age bar. Here are 15 memorable kid characters:

1. Harry Potter from the ‘Harry Potter’ series played by Daniel Radcliffe

One of the most beloved characters by every age group. Harry Potter told us all about the importance of friendship.

2. Mathilda from ‘Leon The Professional’ played by Natalie Portman

Young Natalie Portman made her debut in Hollywood as Mathilda. The perfection and beauty Mathilda showed was above all others.

3. Arrie Grape from ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’  played by Leonardo DiCaprio


DiCaprio is known to pull-off every character. Teaming up with Johnny Depp, Leo made us believe in the little child Arrie Grape with developmental disability.

4. Hermione Grager from the ‘Harry Potter’ series played by Emma Watson

Hermione Granger taught us that being a geek is the new kind of cool. The beauty with brains had us falling in love with her.

5. Giosuè Orefice from ‘Life Is Beautiful’ played by Giorgio Cantarini

Giorgio Cantarini won our hearts with the adorable cuteness he brought to the character of Giosuè Orefice. He even won the Young Artist Award for his portrayal.

6. Kevin McCallister from ‘Home Alone’ played by Macaulay Culkin

The kid from ‘Home Alone’ cannot be forgotten. Macaulay Culkin received much appreciation and went onto portray many other memorable characters in movies like ‘Home Alone 2,’ ‘My Girl’ and ‘Richie Rich.’

7. Anjali from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ played by Sana Saeed

Sana Saeed made young Anjali memorable for us with her cute smile and her acting skills. Sana Saeed also worked in films like ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ and ‘Badal’ as a child artist.

8. Luna Lovegood from the ‘Harry Potter’ series played by Evanna Lynch

The lost character of Luna Lovegood made her actually unique. The role was offered to Evanna Lynch due to her being a huge ‘Harry Potter’ books fan.

9. Cole Sear from ‘The Sixth Sense’ played by Haley Joel Osment

The Academy Award winning actor Haley Osment portrayed a tormented child as Cole Sear. He went on to star in memorable movies like ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Pay It Forward.’

10. Chunk from ‘The Goonies’ played by Jeff Cohen

The Steven Spielberg production, ‘The Goonies’ had us all rolling with laughter. The most memorable one from the team remains the overweight funny boy, Chunk.

11. Hugo Cabret from ‘Hugo’ played by Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield sure knows how to attract audiences. His portrayal of a little boy in a Nazi camp in ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas,’ won our hearts. With ‘Hugo’, a little kid who wanted to believe that his late father has left him a secret, he claimed his place on this list.

12. August Rush from ‘August Rush’  played by Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore has grown up to be a serious actor with a lead role in TV series ‘Bates Motel’ but as a kid, he gave us goosebumps as we saw the troubles August Rush had to suffer to finally meet his parents.

13. Gabe from ‘Little Manhattan’ played by Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson seems to have vowed to never stop amusing us. With his portrayal of heartbroken Gabe, he made us smile and feel for the poor little boy in love.

14. Silent Sardar kid from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ played by Parzan Dastur

The cute little Sardarji didn’t even require a name to be famous. He made “Tussi ja re ho? Tussi na jao” so cute and adorable. Parzan Dastur is also remembered as the face of Dhara advertisements.

15. Shahida from ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ played by Harshaali Malhotra


Talent can come in any size, Shahida from ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is a small girl with big talent. This cute little bundle of joy robbed our hearts without even a dialog in the movie.