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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Neha Dhupia in happy phase in her career

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   5:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia is enjoying being in a phase of her career wherein she is working with talent like Vidya Balan. View More..

Sharmila turns 73, says she doesn't think about age

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   1:30 pm
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who turned 73 on Friday, says her days are fuller than she can cope with because even though she is not seen on the big screen much, cinema has never been her be-all and end-all. View More..

Priyanka Chopra is on an inspirational ride: 'MasterChef Australia' judge

    Updated On : Dec 03,2017   3:02 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) "MasterChef Australia" judge Matt Preston admires Indian actress Priyanka Chopra for her stand against US President Donald Trumps "migration restrictions", and says she is on an "inspirational ride". View More..

'Masaan' director's new short film practices inverted misogyny

    Updated On : Nov 24,2017   6:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) It is easy to rave about a film that champions the middle-class housewife's cause with such intense enthusiasm. "Juice" is the new film -- or short film if you must insist -- by Neeraj Ghaywan, who made the wonderful "Masaan", and also a heartwarming ad on the life of a transgender mother. View More..

Will speak up if I face sexual harassment, says Gauahar

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   5:44 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, known for speaking her mind without fear, says if she ever faces sexual harassment she will be vocal about it. View More..

Auditions don't mean to question skills: Manav Kaul

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   12:12 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Acclaimed theatre and film actor Manav Kaul landed a role in his latest film "Tumhari Sulu" only after he auditioned for it. He says he has no ego about it because it's a process that lets a director gauge if an actor fits a character. View More..

Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:50 pm
Tumhari Sulu, Starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Mourya View More..

'Tumhari Sulu': Strong performances elevate this light-hearted film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   1:28 am
Film: "Tumhari Sulu"; Director: Suresh Triveni; Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka Mendonza; Rating: *** View More..

Image of hero changing in audience's mind, says Atul Kasbekar

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   1:06 pm
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Celebrated photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar geared up for the release of his home production "Tumhari Sulu" which features Vidya Balan as the protagonist -- a middle-aged housewife -- saying the image of a hero has changed in modern Indian cinema. View More..

Indian culture wants us to be sexual only for procreation: Vidya

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says Indian culture wants people "to be sexual only in the institution of marriage" and for reproduction. View More..

'Fukrey Returns' to unleash 'wild side' of 'Fukrey' gang (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) "Fukrey Returns" will see a "wilder" side of the gang of its original film "Fukrey", says producer Ritesh Sidhwani. View More..

Don't seek approval, acceptance while expressing sexuality: Designer

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   11:50 am
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Accessory designer Akassh K Aggarwal, who will participate in the 10th Delhi Queer Pride Parade on Sunday, says self-acceptance is the key to fighting all the battles in the journey of those in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. View More..

Asha Bhosle regrets not singing English songs

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   5:04 pm
Dubai, Nov 8 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle regrets not getting a proper education, and says she would have touched greater heights if she had studied further and crooned songs in English too. View More..

Vidya is star performer: Ayushmann

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   12:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will make a cameo appearance in the forthcoming film "Tumhari Sulu", has praised actress Vidya Balan, calling her a star performer. View More..

An actor needs to be shameless: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Nov 07,2017   10:16 pm
Noida, Nov 7 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says it is very important for an actor to be shameless and fearless. View More..

Gulshan Kumar's daughter announces film institute in father's name

    Updated On : Nov 07,2017   9:52 pm
Noida, Nov 7 (IANS) Taking her late father and music mogul Gulshan Kumar's legacy forward, singer Tulsi Kumar on Tuesday announced Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India (GKFTII). View More..

I came into films as a woman: Vidya Balan (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Nov 05,2017   4:38 pm
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) From playing a sari-clad lady in her debut film "Parineeta" to essaying mother to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in "Paa" -- National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has taken on myriad roles all in just 12 years of her Bollywood career. Now geared to be seen as a full-of-life housewife in "Tumhari Sulu", she says she is unapologetic about her age and happy that she never tried to "act" like a teenager on screen. View More..

Vidya shares 'true definition' of being actor

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   7:00 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has shared the true definition of being an actor. View More..

We should name and shame sexual harassers, says Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   9:58 pm
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) We should name and shame those who sexually harass others, actress Vidya Balan said on Friday. View More..

Vidya helps spread message of social inclusion

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   6:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has associated with TOIs #NoConditionsApply campaign that helps to raise awareness about issues concerning gender equality across all opportunities, celebrations and ambitions. View More..