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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Siddharth Roy Kapur re-elected Producers Guild president

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has been re-elected as President of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. View More..

Bhumi Pednekar takes her work very seriously: Neeraj Sood (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   5:22 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) After working with Bhumi Pednekar in "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", actor Neeraj Sood has praised the actress, saying she takes her work very seriously. View More..

Vidya didn't want to lose right to slam CBFC's decisions

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, a newly appointed member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says when the offer to be a part of it came her way, she didn't want to refuse as she felt she would then lose the right to ever criticise the censor body's decisions. View More..

Gauahar Khan features in a Punjabi song

    Updated On : Sep 17,2017   3:16 pm
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, who featured in the film "Begum Jaan" earlier this year with actress Vidya Balan, has starred in a Punjabi song titled "Bewafaai". View More..

CBFC to take industry inputs to refine certification process

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   9:08 am
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to facilitate industry interaction to refine the movie certification process. View More..

I always had love for dancing: Harmanpreet Kaur (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:02 pm
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who will be seen alongside Mithali Raj in dance reality show "Dance + Season 3", says besides batting, she has always had a love for dancing. View More..

Wish to do roles like Kangana, Vidya: Kanisha Malhotra (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kanisha Malhotra, best known for her roles in TV shows like "Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali", "Maharakshak: Devi" and "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", says she is keen about doing powerful roles like National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut and Vidya Balan. View More..

Films on hitherto unmentionable issues now rampant, says Vidya Balan (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 14,2017   2:12 pm
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who has been appointed a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says that many films today are highlighting issues that were so far brushed under the carpet. For her, it is interesting to see the dialogue that films are initiating on different issues of the society. View More..

'An Insignificant Man' makers welcome changes in CBFC, but still in fix

    Updated On : Aug 13,2017   5:42 pm
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The makers of "An Insignificant Man" -- a movie that documents Arvind Kejriwal's journey and in the news for a row with the CBFC -- have welcomed the changes in India's film censor board. However, they rue that it won't affect the status of their yet-to-be-certified movie. View More..

Vidya skips film fest in Australia

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   7:18 pm
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has skipped the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne due to her prior commitments and to celebrate her niece and nephew Ira and Ruhaan's sixth birthday on Sunday. View More..

B-Town welcomes Prasoon Joshi as new CBFC chief

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   6:52 pm
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Popular Bollywood celebrities like Shyam Benegal, Shoojit Sircar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Rahul Dholakia have hailed the central government's decision to replace Pahlaj Nihalani with noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi as the new chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). View More..

Looking forward to the exciting phase as CBFC member: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) National Award winning actress Vidya Balan, who has been named a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says that she is looking forward to the new responsibility where cinema will reflect the society we are living in today. View More..

Will always try to take people's opinion: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   12:30 pm
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), feels "happy" for the responsibility given to him and says he will always try to keep people's opinion in mind while certifying films. View More..

Nihalani sacked as censor board chief, Prasoon Joshi takes over (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   11:36 pm
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Pahlaj Nihalani, whose decisions as the censor board chief repeatedly angered the film fraternity, was on Friday replaced by noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, drawing widespread applause from the film fraternity. View More..

Vidya Balan on CBFC board, hopes cinema reflects reality

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   11:30 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) National Award winning actress Vidya Balan was on Friday appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi. She looks forward to a phase where cinema celebrates present-day sensibilities and realities. View More..

Vidya Balan in reconstituted CBFC board

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   10:20 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) National Award winning actress Vidya Balan was on Friday appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi. View More..

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha': An upbeat sanitised romance (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   5:52 pm
Film: "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha"; Director: Shree Narayan Singh; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Anupam Kher, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Rating: ***1/2 View More..

Siddharth Roy Kapur won't cast wife Vidya in his films

    Updated On : Aug 05,2017   4:02 pm
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Siddharth Roy Kapur has undertaken a new journey of spearheading his home banner Roy Kapur Films, but says he would neither cast his wife Vidya Balan nor his brothers Aditya and Kunaal in any of the projects. View More..

Fashion world fits plus size in its frame

    Updated On : Aug 05,2017   11:04 am
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) American singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor's lyrics "Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size" aptly sums up the Indian fashion industry today, given how designers are taking notice of the plus size segment and adding oodles of style to it. View More..

Technology cannot add soul to singer's voice: Asha Bhosle (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 03,2017   11:34 am
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) In an age when technology has a solution to everything, songstress Asha Bhosle says it cannot add "soul" to a singer's voice. But the octogenarian legend feels that singers can use technology in "constructive" ways. View More..