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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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..

Honoured to play N. Chandrababu Naidu in 'NTR' biopic: Rana Daggubati

    Updated On : Aug 06,2018   11:12 am
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who will be seen playing the character of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the "NTR" biopic, says he honoured View More..

Renee took inspiration from Vidya, Kareena's films

    Updated On : Jul 26,2018   5:22 am
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Renee Dhyani says she took inspiration from actresses Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoors movies "Begum Jaan" and "Chameli" to play a bold role. View More..

IFFM: 'Padmaavat', 'Sanju' lead nominations for awards

    Updated On : Jul 12,2018   4:32 pm
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" and Rajkumar Hirani's "Sanju" are leading the nomination pack for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2018. View More..

Bollywood bowled over by biopics (Cinema Feature)

    Updated On : Jul 05,2018   12:06 pm
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) "Neerja", "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" and "Sanju". Not to miss "Dangal" and "Mary Kom". What's common? View More..

I'm not afraid to call things as they are: Aisha Sharma (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 04,2018   4:36 pm
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Aisha Sharma, who is set to make her debut with upcoming film "Satyamev Jayate", says she believes in speaking her mind without any fear. View More..

Jisshu says it's 'huge honour' to be part of NTR biopic

    Updated On : Jul 03,2018   1:30 pm
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Actor Jisshu Sengupta says it is a huge honour to be able to represent such a "sincere visionary" as L.V. Prasad in a film based on the legendary Telugu actor-filmmaker-politician NTR. View More..

Celebrities dazzle at Akash-Shloka's engagement party

    Updated On : Jul 01,2018   9:12 am
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Top politicians, industry moguls, sports personalities and Bollywood stars dazzled at the engagement party of of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta here. View More..

There's no fun without any risk: Anil Kapoor

    Updated On : Jun 23,2018   1:20 am
Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, all set to work with a new director Atul Manjrekar for "Fanne Khan", says sometimes, it is better to take risks. View More..

Government has to trust the audience: Adil Hussain

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   11:36 am
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Like many, actor Adil Hussain is all for the digital boom. He says that while there is a danger that some of the many shows and films online might be provocative, it does not mean a censor board should be set up for the digital space. He feels the government should trust the audience and let them decide what to watch and what to shun. View More..

Anupam Kher to be feted at IIFA for contribution to Indian cinema

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   11:52 am
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema Award at the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held in Bangkok this month. View More..

'Jagga Jasoos' wins big at IIFA Technical Awards

    Updated On : Jun 01,2018   3:46 pm
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer "Jagga Jasoos" has topped the winners' list in the technical categories for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held in Bangkok this month. View More..

Marathi films more appealing to youngsters now: Madhuri Dixit

    Updated On : May 27,2018   12:08 pm
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who has made her debut in Marathi cinema with "Bucket List", says the regional film industry has evolved in terms of content and production values, which has made it appealing to the young generation. View More..

No problem with Censor: Rhea Kapoor on 'Veere Di...'

    Updated On : May 23,2018   9:24 am
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" producer Rhea Kapoor has denied any trouble so far with the censor board although the film was yet to receive any certificate ahead of its June 1 release. View More..

'Tumhari Sulu' leads nomination pack for IIFA 2018

    Updated On : May 22,2018   3:08 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. "Newton" comes a close second with five nominations. View More..

Kamal Haasan, Rajkummar lend voice to film on sexual exploitation

    Updated On : May 06,2018   2:40 pm
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Film celebrities Kamal Haasan, Vidya Balan, Puneeth Rajkumar, Jisshu Sengupta and Rajkummar Rao have lent their voice to "Amoli: Priceless", a digital documentary on commercial sexual exploitation of children. View More..

Vidya Balan adds weight to fight against piracy

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   2:28 pm
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says the film industry needs to come together to try and put a stop to piracy, which continues to hamper the entertainment business. View More..

Won't take National Award for granted: Actor Riddhi Sen

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   12:10 pm
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) From sharing screen space with Vidya Balan in his Bollywood debut to winning the Best Actor at the 65th National Film Awards, Riddhi Sen, all of 19, is navigating his way into the world of cinema in a promising manner. Coming from a family of celebrated theatre actors of Bengal, he is confident he won't take any token of appreciation "for granted". View More..

'Mahanati' costumes took 100 artisans over a year to make: Gaurang Shah

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   3:06 pm
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The costumes of "Mahanati", a biopic on legendary actress Savitri, took 100 artisans and over a year to make, says designer Gaurang Shah who is making his debut as a costume designer with the project. View More..