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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'NTR Kathanayakudu': Biopic is a letdown (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jan 11,2019   10:52 am
Film: "NTR Kathanayakudu"; Language: Telugu; Director: Krish; Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Salman, Katrina, others attend Priyanka-Nick wedding reception

    Updated On : Dec 21,2018   3:32 am
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and her singer husband Nick Jonas hosted their third wedding reception in Mumbai on Thursday. The newlyweds partied with some of the top Bollywood stars at Taj Lands End Hotel. View More..

Celebs crossover in cinema (2018 In Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 20,2018   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Many consider Dulquer Salmaan, who set foot in Bollywood this year with the road movie "Karwaan", to be the best export from the southern filmdom. If the young Malayalam actor's fan base grew bigger and stronger after his Hindi film debut, Bollywood's Khiladi, Akshay Kumar, also didn't leave the audience disappointed with his villainous role in "2.0". It marked his Tamil debut. View More..

Beyonce adds spunk to Isha Ambani's pre-wedding gala

    Updated On : Dec 10,2018   11:08 am
Udaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce gave a power-packed performance at the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal here. View More..

Singer Beyonce arrives in Udaipur

    Updated On : Dec 09,2018   2:56 pm
Udaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce arrived in the city of lakes on Sunday to perform at a pre-wedding celebration for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. View More..

Hillary Clinton, Bollywood stars in Udaipur for Isha Ambani's wedding celebrations

    Updated On : Dec 08,2018   6:40 pm
Udaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas arrived here on Saturday for the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. View More..

'The Dirty Picture' changed my life forever, says Vidya Balan (Lead, Correcting Para 3)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2018   8:48 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) When size zero became a buzzword for Bollywood, actress Vidya Balan broke the stereotype around a conventional Bollywood heroine's look by proudly flaunting her curvaceous figure in Milan Luthria's directorial film "The Dirty Picture". View More..

'The Dirty Picture' changed my life forever, says Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Dec 02,2018   6:10 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) When size zero became a buzzword for Bollywood, actress Vidya Balan broke the stereotype around a conventional Bollywood heroine's look by proudly flaunting her curvaceous figure in Milan Luthria's directorial film "The Dirty Picture". View More..

Ranveer's mantra: Say 'yes' to everything wife says

    Updated On : Dec 02,2018   2:10 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Newly wed Ranveer Singh knows the secret for a happy married life: Say 'yes' to everything your wife says. View More..

Bollywood dazzles at Ranveer-Deepika's wedding reception

    Updated On : Dec 02,2018   3:06 am
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Well known personalities from Bollywood, sports and political background attended Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding reception, a black-tie industry party night at The Grand Hyatt on Saturday in Mumbai. View More..

Remakes are pale shadows of originals, why make them? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : Dec 01,2018   12:32 pm
Do you love "Mother India"/"Mughal-e-Azam"/"Anand"/"Amar Prem"/"Deewaar", etc, etc? Then please do not wish for their remakes. It amounts to inappropriate touching. View More..

Leave gadgets, participate in outdoor games: Vidya Balan to kids

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   7:20 pm
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has urged children to indulge in physical activities. View More..

I have a different approach, says actress Nithya Menen on sexual harassment

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   12:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Popular south Indian actress Nithya Menen says she is against sexual harassment and that she has a different way of countering it. She chose not be a part of a grouping as she prefers to fight it "silently". View More..

There's sense of achievement playing Sridevi's role: Rakul Preet Singh

    Updated On : Oct 27,2018   12:20 pm
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh says playing the role of late veteran actress Sridevi in the upcoming NTR biopic is an achievement for her. View More..

NTR biopic renamed 'Kathanayakudu', 1st part out on January 9, 2019

    Updated On : Oct 04,2018   1:38 pm
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) The makers of "NTR", the highly anticipated two-part Telugu biopic on the life of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), announced on Thursday that the film will now be titled "Kathanayakudu". View More..

Love is love: Bollywood celebrates victory for LGBTQ

    Updated On : Sep 06,2018   2:56 pm
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Thursday passed a landmark judgement on Section 377 by decriminalising homosexuality, the Bollywood fraternity hailed the decision. View More..

Cinema has played significant role in promoting handloom: Designer Gaurang Shah

    Updated On : Aug 24,2018   2:06 pm
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Award-winning textile designer Gaurang Shah, who ventured into costume designing with the Telugu film "Mahanati", says cinema has played a pivotal role in promoting handloom. View More..

Big B, SRK contribute towards Kerala relief

    Updated On : Aug 19,2018   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Jacqueline Fernandez have contributed towards relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. They have also urged others to donate. View More..

Having great experience shooting for NTR's biopic: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Aug 10,2018   10:10 am
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she is having a great time shooting the biopic on legendary actor-politician and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N.T. Rama Rao as the cast and crew are really good and professional. View More..

I don't believe in women-oriented films: Kajol

    Updated On : Aug 06,2018   3:22 pm
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film "Helicopter Eela", says she does not believe in women-oriented films, but believes in good films and scripts. View More..