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In Pix: Janhvi's journey from star kid to star debut

July 18, 2018 12:26 IST

Have you seen Janhvi Kapoor's photo album?

Janhvi Kapoor's silver screen goals come as no surprise.

After all, she had a ready inspiration at home in her mom, one of India's most celebrated superstars, Sridevi.

Growing up in the industry, Janhvi had the advantage of seeing it from close quarters through her mum and producer dad Boney Kapoor's involvement.

From accompanying her famous parents to filmi functions to starring in her own movie, Janhvi's exciting journey as a star kid meets the first landmark as star debut in Dhadak.

Sukanya Verma presents snapshots of Janhvi's growing up years.

 

Kind Courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram

Bollywood bug hit Janhvi quite young. Channeling her inner Hawa Hawaii is she?

 

Kind Courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram

Mommy's girl!

 

Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com

10-year-old Janhvi excitedly accompanies her super cool mom at the 2007 edition of Lakme Fashion Week.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Janhvi, her folks and cousin Sonam Kapoor are all smiles at the Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi premiere in 2012.

 

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

The mother-daughter duo attends English Vinglish's trailer launch arm-in-arm.

 

Photograph: Jag Gundu/Getty Images

Janhvi and family slip in their glittery best to support their mom's smashing comeback, which premiered at 2012's Toronto Film Festival.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The Kapoors cut a happy picture at English Vinglish's Mumbai premiere. Janhvi looks super comfortable in the limelight.

 

Photographs: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com, Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Fashion forward mom's fashion forward daughter looks every bit Bollywood royalty at, what else, a fashion event.

 

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sridevi's numerous appearances with her daughters is one of the most enduring images of the late star. Here seen attending the launch of People magazine.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

At 16, Janvhi looks eager to follow in her mother's footsteps.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

All set to celebrate Sridevi's 50th birthday at a fancy nightclub in south Mumbai.

 

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Sridevi/Twitter

The Kapoors ring in 2014 at a Maldives getaway.

 

Photograph: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

A beautiful, beaming Sridevi shows her babies how it's done at the glitzy IIFA red carpet.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The family sparkles things up for fashion designer and family friend Manish Malhotra's 50th birthday bash.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The real mom shows off her pride and joy at Mom's trailer launch.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Manish Malhotra/Instagram

Janhvi's acting career kicks off with producer Karan Johar's Dhadak, a remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairaat co-starring Ishaan Khattar.

 

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Sridevi/Twitter

A far cry from the gawky girl, Janhvi exudes polish and poise alongside her parents at the International Film Festival India in Goa.

 

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

The Lakme Fashion Week regulars do not disappoint in their respective Anamika Khannas.

 

Photograph: PIB/Twitter, President of India/Twitter

Janvhi, wearing her mother's kanjeevaram sari, joins her dad and sister Khushi to collect the posthumous National Award for Sridevi's performance in Mom.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

It's heartening to see the support the family has received from half siblings Arjun and Anshula Kapoor since Sri's passing.

Here, at Sonam Kapoor's grand wedding reception in Mumbai.

Janhvi does her first ever cover for Vogue magazine.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

At the Dhadak trailer launch, a nervous and excited Janhvi remembers her mother's words, 'Work hard and be true to yourself.'

Sukanya Verma