A child can also work in drama serials, cinema and documentary shows on television, anchor a shows or other artistic performances which the Central Government will permit in individual cases; but these do not include street performances for monetary gains.

Children in Movies/TV/Sports

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

Children can work in movies/TV/sports and be paid for it. These children are known as child artists. There is a list of allowed entertainment and sporting activities for children with respect to movies, TV and sports, such as:

  • Movies
  • TV shows/Reality shows/Quiz shows/Talent shows
  • Sports Activities such as competitions, events or training
  • Advertisements
  • Cinema and documentary shows
  • Radio
  • Participation as an anchor of a show or events.

Some artistic performances that are not mentioned above can still be allowed by the Central government.

The law specifically bans children from:

  • Performing in a circus; and
  • Performing on the street for money.

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