Kuch Kuch Hota Hai just completed 20 years and that's almost my entire life (I'm 23)... which would explain why this movie defines almost everything I do. Not only did the film give us some cult dialogues like, 'Rahul is a cheater' and 'Pyar dosti hai.' Neither of which made my life easier BTW, this film also showed me what a real-life fuckboy looks like - Rahul. But that's already been written about.
20 years later, we've all moved on and so have the actors who played the iconic cast in this movie. From the cute Sardar to our bubbly and overly enthusiastic, Anjali. Here is what the cast of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai looks like, 20 years later.
From being a heartthrob, Shah Rukh Khan went to become a... heartthrob. Not much has changed with the lead of this film. He was the Badshah of Bollywood then and is still the legend that makes our hearts swoon. P.S. weren't his dimples cuter back then?
Kajol was off the big screen for a while but Dilwale proved that this actress is still a superstar at heart. Her character as Anjali gave every underdog a second chance in her head. Well, until she grew up and realised she was perfect the way she was. Sigh.
Let's be honest, nobody liked this character. Tina was just the third wheel who wasn't meant to last this long. On the other hand, Rani Mukherji continues to prove what a great actress she is!
I liked him better as Aman. At least I was oblivious to his real-life personality back then. Right now, Salman Khan is hosting Bigg Boss and it seems like he's finally found his true calling.
An incredibly successful child actor, Sana made her comeback with Student Of The Year and was even seen in Munna Michael. You can now catch the 30-year-old on Comedy Circus with her Kuch Kuch Hota Hai co-star, Archana Puran Singh.
Anupam Kher played Anjali's granddad and Tina's father, but my favourite scenes were when he bonded with the 'older' Anjali. The actor will be seen playing Dr. Manmohan Singh in the movie, The Accidental Prime Minister.
She might have been the dadi in this film but I think her most iconic role was playing the magical nani in Shararat. Farida Jalal's cute and bubbly personality makes her a delight to watch on the big screen. She was last seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, where she played Shraddha Kapoor's grandmom.
The perpetually confused sardar child was the best character in the movie and nobody can prove otherwise. Parzan Dastur is 26 years old now and has acted in movies like Break Ke Baad, Sikandar and can be seen in various television advertisements.
The laughing queen, Archana Puran Singh was the original Ms Braganza who made Mr Malhotra's heart go kaboom. She was also a badass teacher who gave the college's dress code a big F-you. Nowadays, she spends her time on Comedy Circus as a judge and gets paid to laugh at hilarious jokes.
Rifat Bi was so cool! She ran a girls' hostel and was down with the young crowd. Himani, on the other hand, has taken over all the mother-ly roles on Indian soap operas. Recently, was in the news when she spoke up about Alok Nath in sight of the #MeToo movement.
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