Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha stormed into Bollywood with a sensational debut opposite Salman Khan's career defining 'Chulbul Pandey' in 'Dabangg'.
Shatrughan Sinha's little girl caught everyone's fancy with her delightfully raw spunk and went on to feature in a few potboilers whilst also establishing her acting credentials through performances in films as 'Lootera' and 'Akira'.
However, not much is known about her days prior to entering tinsel-town.
An 'ancient' video of her presenting Karan Johar with a Best Director award for his directorial, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,' has resurfaced on the internet and Netizens are exploding, unable to contain their exhilaration.
A very geeky and shy Sonakshi can be seen sticking to her daddy's side, charmed by the gaze of the enormous audience glued onto her.
Veteran director Subhash Ghai calls the then 12-year-old Sonakshi more beautiful than her superstar father, much to the amusement of the father-daughter duo. He then proceeds on to declare that she'd be announcing the name of the winner.
"Sarvashresht Nirdeshak ka puraskar diya jaata hai Sri Karan Johar ko, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ke liye', announces a very sheepish Sonakshi.
Karan, articulate as ever, accepted the award, thanking veteran directors like Ghai, Sooraj Barjatya amongst others.
However, it really was Sonakshi who stole the show, and we ourselves, can't help but loop the video to absorb in the adorable and uncharacteristically demure Sonakshi Sinha.