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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'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..

It's too early for a memoir from me: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : May 11,2017   3:36 pm
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she wants to gather more experiences in life before sitting down to write her memoir. View More..

When 'Arth' blew Vidya's mind

    Updated On : May 06,2017   8:00 am
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, known for portraying strong willed characters, reminisced the moment when she watched the 1982 film "Arth", starring Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. She "just fell in love" with it. View More..

Past five years a roller coaster for me: Vidya Balan on health

    Updated On : May 05,2017   5:00 pm
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who has hardly cared about her appearance and the criticism she has faced from people regarding her weight, says that the past five years of her life have been a roller coaster healthwise. View More..

Salman's 'Tubelight' might not release on Eid in Pakistan

    Updated On : Apr 30,2017   4:24 pm
Lahore, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khans highly anticipated film "Tubelight" might not release in Pakistan around the Eid as a few local filmmakers and organisations have demanded the release of the film in the country be put on hold. View More..

'Hum Paanch' to return to small screen

    Updated On : Apr 29,2017   7:26 pm
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" will be back on the small screen but with a modern twist. View More..

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe: Designer

    Updated On : Apr 26,2017   11:20 am
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe. View More..

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it: Gauahar Khan

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:50 am
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Whether prostitution should be legalised or not in India has been a long standing debate, but actress Gauahar Khan, who has just featured as a sex worker in "Begum Jaan", feels at least the issue has to be addressed if not legalised. View More..

I have broken all norms, plan to break more: Gauhar

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:16 pm
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress and Big Boss winner Gauhar Khan on Thursday said she was advised not to do a lot of things but she has "broken all the norms and plans to break even more". View More..

Have been fan of villains since childhood, says Chunky Pandey

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   10:18 pm
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bolywood actor Chunky Pandey, who has done a negative role in the recently released "Begum Jaan", says that he was a fan of villains since childhood. View More..

'Begum Jaan' opened at Rs 3.94 cr despite mixed reviews: Srijit Mukherji

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   9:12 pm
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Taking criticisms head-on, filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Saturday said his debut Bollywood feature "Begum Jaan" has opened to Rs 3.94 crore as opposed to a lower industry expectation, despite mixed reviews and releasing alongside the mammoth Hollywood franchise "Fast & Furious 8" (FF8). View More..

Had liberty to create own back stories in 'Begum Jaan': Gauahar Khan

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   3:46 pm
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Gauahar Khan, who essays a sex worker named Rubina in "Begum Jaan", says the experience of doing the film was liberating as the cast had the freedom to create their own back stories for the character. View More..

There is no glory in war: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   10:58 am
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Mahesh Bhatt has often been slammed for unearthing talent from Pakistan and giving it a platform in Indian filmdom. But the filmmaker, who has worked with artistes like Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Sara Loren from across the border, believes there is no glory in war. He says problems, including betweern India and Pakistan, should be solved through peaceful means without firing a bullet. View More..

'Begum Jaan': It's no 'Mandi', but an experience (Review)

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   7:10 pm
Film: "Begum Jaan"; Writer-Director: Srijit Mukherji; Cast: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Gauahar Khan, Mishti, Pallavi Sharda, Pritobash Tripathy and Chunky Pandey; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'Begum Jaan': Overdramatic and convoluted (IANS Review, Rating: **)

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   6:38 pm
Film: "Begum Jaan"; Director: Srijit Mukherji; Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Priyanka Setia, Ridheema Tiwari, Raviza Chauhan, Mishti, Gracy Goswami, Pitobash Tripathy, Sumit Nijhawan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and Naseeruddin Shah; Rating: ** View More..

Wish Pakistan censor board gave 'Begum Jaan' a viewing: Mahesh Bhatt

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   3:42 pm
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, whose latest production "Begum Jaan" -- set against the backdrop of India's Partition in 1947 -- won't release in Pakistan, wishes the censor board in the neighbouring country would have given it a watch. View More..

Srijit Mukherji not afraid of ''Fast & Furious 8'

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   1:38 pm
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Every film has its own destiny, says director Srijit Mukherji as he waits for the release of his first Hindi film "Begum Jaan", a remake of his hard-hitting 2016 Bengali movie "Rajkahini", which releases alongside the mammoth Hollywood franchise "Fast & Furious 8". View More..

Abhay Deol tears into fairness cream ads, mocks politician

    Updated On : Apr 12,2017   2:02 pm
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor-producer Abhay Deol has slammed fairness cream advertisements, featuring celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, in "reference to a comment made by a politician on TV". View More..