Vidya Balan Biography

 Actress Vidya Balan biography Name: Vidya Balan
Date of Birth: 1, January 1978
Family: Father - P R Balan (Vice-President of ETC channel), Mother (House maker), Elder Sister.
Debut Film: Parineeta (2005)

Vidya Balan is immensely talented actor and a successful heroine in Bollywood. She prefers acting in film that has real life characters and has the unique ability to portray such characters convincingly on screen.

Vidya Balan was born on January 1, 1978. She attended St Xaviers College Mumbai and completed her graduation in sociology.

Vidya started her career playing roles in television ads and music videos. She figured in Euphoria, Shubha Mugdal and PunkajUdhas’s music video. She did many  commercials ads that were very successful.

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Her acting career began with Bengali film BhaloTheko in 2003.  She made debut in Hindi cinema with ‘Parineeta’ in 2005. The movie was a hit at the Box Office and she won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Debut).

Her next successful movie was LageRaho Munna Bhai which was a super duper hit. This movie exhibited her acting talent and potential to do challenging roles.

 Actress Vidya Balan biography She also did films like Guru, Salaam-e-Ishq, Bhool Bhulia and Eklavya, that were successful. Her acting in film Paa with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan is unforgettable.

Her film Dirty Pictures released in 2012 was commercially very huge hit. She was well appreciated for her bold, stunning and glamorous looks in this film. Vidya Balan is the recipient of one National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards.

This include Anand Lok Puraskar award for Best Actress, 2005 Star Screen Award of Most Promising Newcomer, 2005 Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow, 2005 Filmfare Best Debut Award, 2005 Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut and 2005 International Indian Film Academy Award.

Vidya  Balan has made a distinct position for herself through her acting talents in Indian cinema. She has a promising persona and can speak several languages such as Tamil, Malyalam, English, Hindi, and Bengali. She is married to Siddharth Roy Kapur, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures.



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Rahul Bose launches initiative against child sexual abuse

    Updated On : Jul 26,2017   1:58 am
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with actress Vidya Balan came together to support the eradication of child sexual abuse (CSA) as Rahul launched "HEAL: NGO against child sexual abuse". View More..

Bored with discussion on nepotism: Vidya Balan (Lead, Correcting Intro)

    Updated On : Jul 25,2017   8:08 pm
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says she is not interested in expressing her opinion on the ongoing debate on existing nepotism in Bollywood as she finds it "boring". View More..

Bored with discussion on nepotism: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Jul 25,2017   7:34 pm
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says she is not interested in expressing her opinion on the ongoing debut on existing nepotism in Bollywood as she finds it "boring". View More..

Sena hounds RJ for song lampooning BMC (With Song Video)

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   4:34 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) A parody song by a well-known RJ mocking the pathetic condition of roads and unending traffic jams in Mumbai has gone viral and unsettled the civic body, which has threatened action against the RJ for breeding mosquitoes at her home. View More..

Comparisons with Vidya Balan never bothered me: Ambalika (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   5:42 pm
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actress Ambalika Sapra, who is reprising the character of Vidya Balan from her popular 1995 sitcom "Hum Paanch" in "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says she is not bothered about comparisons with the star. View More..

I'm in favour of women-oriented films: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Updated On : Jul 04,2017   5:22 pm
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who features in Sridevi-starrer "Mom", says he is all for women-oriented movies. View More..

Amitabh, Aamir compete for Best Actor award at IFFM 2017

    Updated On : Jul 04,2017   2:44 pm
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who are working together for the first time in "Thugs Of Hindostan", are among the nominees for the Best Actor - Male category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017. View More..

India a country of living crafts, textiles: Designer Anavila Misra

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   7:18 pm
Gandhinagar, June 29 (IANS) Designer Anavila Misra, who is going to showcase her textile driven collection at Textiles India 2017 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, says that textile has been a part of Indian culture, and exploring the same to give it contemporary everyday silhouettes has given it a new meaning. View More..

India a country of living crafts, textiles: Designer Anavila Misra

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   6:22 pm
Gandhinagar, June 29 (IANS) Designer Anavila Misra, who is going to showcase her textile driven collection at Textiles India 2017 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, says that textile has been a part of Indian culture, and exploring the same to give it contemporary everyday silhouettes has given it a new meaning. View More..

Vidya Balan returns as ambassador for IFFM

    Updated On : Jun 27,2017   2:42 pm
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is returning as ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which will be held this year August 10-22, showcasing over 60 films. She is happy about women representation at the gala. View More..

Sooraj hopes 'Hum Paanch Phir Se' has long innings on TV

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   6:48 pm
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Thapar, who shares a close bond with the cast of his TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says he wants the new version of the popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" to go on for long. View More..

Happy to bring smile to people's faces: Jayashree (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   5:44 pm
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Jayashree Venkataramanan, who plays the role of Kaajal Bhai in new TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", feels pleased to be able to add value to audiences lives through her shows. View More..

On Father's Day, B-Town celebs wish their 'superheroes'

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   1:42 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A string of celebrities revisited their childhood memories of their fathers, and wished them a Happy Father's Day. View More..

Manav Kaul is new-age Sanjeev Kumar: 'Tumhari Sulu' director

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   4:44 pm
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Film director Suresh Triveni, who has wrapped up shooting with actor Manav Kaul for their upcoming film "Tumahi Sulu", feels he is as nuanced in his talent as the late Sanjeev Kumar. View More..

Modern filmmaking is a delight to be part of: Big B

    Updated On : Jun 09,2017   1:08 pm
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been busy working on "Thugs of Hindostan", has lauded the modern style of filmmaking. View More..

'102 Not Out' to clash with 'Tumhari Sulu'

    Updated On : Jun 06,2017   4:20 pm
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor-starrer "102 Not Out", directed by Umesh Shukla, will release on December 1 and will be clashing with Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu". View More..

Vidya Balan to do a Sridevi in 'Hawa Hawai'

    Updated On : May 31,2017   11:52 am
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is set to dance to Sridevis chartbuster "Hawa hawai" from the 1987 blockbuster "Mr. India" in the forthcoming film "Tumhari Sulu". View More..

'Hindi Medium': 'Hindi Medium' has the potential to crack the 'Baahubali' code (Review)

    Updated On : May 18,2017   10:44 pm
Film: "Hindi Medium"; Director: Saket Chowdhary; Starring: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal; Rating: **** 1/2 View More..

RJ Malishka makes Bollywood debut in Vidya Balan-starrer

    Updated On : May 15,2017   12:28 pm
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" will see RJ Malishka making her Bollywood debut as a radio jockey. View More..

Ghosh plans to hand over 'Kahaani' franchise to somebody else soon

    Updated On : May 13,2017   3:58 pm
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh intends to hand over the responsibility of his hit 2012 thriller film "Kahaani" to someone new over a period of time. He says it will be interesting to see the story from a fresh perspective. View More..