How do these little stars tackle school and their celluloid careers? Be it acting or academics, it is just a cakewalk for them. These children are gifted and excel in every field they step into.

First thrill

"The first time I saw myself on screen, I was thrilled and excited about it. I feel so proud when my friends tell others about me and treat me like a celebrity in school," says Gaurav who is in Std. IV.

Apart from academics and acting, he loves dancing and plays tennis too.

His parents say that he doesn't wake up early when he has school. But, if there is a shooting, he is the first one to wake up.

Studies matter too

Anny is another small wonder who has won a Nandi Award for her stupendous performance in "Trap." Though Telugu is not her mother tongue, she speaks Telugu fluently and loves acting in movies. She recalls about her trip to the U.S for a film shooting. S

he says, "Whenever I do not have shooting, I study. Sometimes, I even carry my books to the sets."

"I cannot miss my school or my acting sessions because both are equally important to me," says the bubbly six-year-old child artist Pranav.

"I started to learn gymnastics," he adds. So how does he handle the celeb status? "Hardly anyone in my school knows that I'm a child artist. But, for the ones who know, I'm the star."

His parents say that he is quick to understand or grasp situations - an essential quality in the celluloid world.

Always busy

Shreya is another young star who has made her mark on the big screen. Her parents say, "She is the one who is always busy and not us."

Shreya has been learning Kuchipudi since she was three and has given stage performances too. When asked about continuing her career in acting, she said "I want to become an actor like Trisha."

Chinni who has introduced these child-artists to us has a training institute for acting and has trained more than 200 kids till date. He says, "It is very important for us to talk their (children's) language in order to make them understand ours."

Now, we know that these children multi-task and succeed in doing so.