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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Vidya Balan's 'Begum Jaan' to release on April 14

    Updated On : Feb 10,2017   6:46 pm
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has announced that her forthcoming film "Begum Jaan" will release on April 14. View More..

Ridheema Tiwari inspired by Vidya for 'Ghulaam'

    Updated On : Feb 08,2017   1:46 pm
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Television actress Ridheema Tiwari, who is currently seen as Maldawali in the TV show "Ghulaam", says she has drawn inspiration from actress Vidya Balan's "The Dirty Picture" character for her role. View More..

Scared of heights, Huma Qureshi does aerial yoga

    Updated On : Feb 05,2017   4:20 pm
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says that she is scared of heights and that aerial yoga is helping her to overcome the fear. View More..

Aamir has given new aspect to mainstream cinema: Karan Johar

    Updated On : Feb 05,2017   2:36 pm
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says that superstar Aamir Khan is a game changer and has given a new aspect to the mainstream cinema by choosing unique subjects for his films. View More..

Fashion industry has embraced handlooms with admiration: Designer

    Updated On : Feb 05,2017   2:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) He has given a luxurious twist to the dying art of weaving and popularised the use of Khadi. Award-winning textile designer Gaurang Shah is more than happy that the Indian fashion industry has welcomed handlooms. View More..

Portrayal of Hindi film heroine has changed: Shabana Azmi

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   2:30 pm
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says there has been a visible and an evident change in the portrayal of Hindi film heroines in the industry. View More..

Vidya one of the best actresses in modern Indian cinema: Anupam Kher

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   1:54 pm
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher lauded critically acclaimed actress Vidya Balan and said that she is one of the best actresses in modern Indian cinema. View More..

Anupam Kher praises Vidya Balan's 'grace, charm'

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   12:48 pm
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has praised actress Vidya Balan for her grace, charm and brilliance. View More..

Films that didn't work affected me immensely: Vidya

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   1:42 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who was last seen on screen in "Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh", says her films that didn't work well affected her immensely. View More..

After sad 'Neerja', Kasbekar wants to make happy films

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   6:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Celebrated photographer Atul Kasbekar is happy with the pressure coming in after his successful foray into film production with "Neerja". He says he now wants to spread happiness and joy with his upcoming projects. View More..

I'd love to do an action film: Aditya Roy Kapur

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   5:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Aditya Roy Kapur, in his eight-year career in Bollywood, has mostly portrayed a lover boy, but he says says it's merely a coincidence that the scripts he likes are mostly in the romantic zone. He says he would like to explore action movies now. View More..

Disha Patani goes topless for Daboo Ratnani's calendar

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   2:42 pm
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who ventured into Bollywood with 2016 biopic "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", has posed topless for popular photographer Dabboo Ratnanis annual calendar. View More..

I've become more flirtatious now: Actress Flora Saini

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   4:00 pm
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Actress Flora Saini, popular for her role as Priyanka in web series "Maid In India", says she has become more flirtatious in nature than she ever was. View More..

Working with Vidya Balan my career's greatest choice: Pallavi Sharda

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   5:16 pm
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Actress Pallavi Sharda, who will be portraying a pivotal role in Vidya Balan starrer "Begum Jaan", says sharing screen space with the National Award winner has been the greatest choice of her career. View More..

Keerthy Suresh to play Savitri in a biopic

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   11:30 am
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Actress Keerthy Suresh, best known for her work in films such as "Rajini Murugan" and "Nenu Sailaja", will be playing yesteryear legendary southern actress Savitri in an upcoming bilingual biopic. View More..

Vidya Balan's eternal moment with Rekha (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   5:00 pm
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan had an "eternal" moment with veteran actress Rekha. View More..

Samantha won't play lead in 'Savitri' biopic

    Updated On : Dec 21,2016   11:28 am
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has been roped for upcoming Telugu biopic "Mahanati", won't be playing yesteryear popular star Savitri, a source said. View More..

Why make women fit into a mould, asks Dia Mirza

    Updated On : Dec 20,2016   4:22 pm
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza feels there is a need to "redefine" the concept of perfection in the film industry when it comes to female stars. View More..

'Kahaani 2' declared tax-free in UP

    Updated On : Dec 17,2016   2:44 pm
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan's latest suspense thriller "Kahani 2: Durga Rani Singh" has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Seema Biswas-starrer to compete at Filmfare Awards

    Updated On : Dec 17,2016   2:44 pm
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) "Holding Back", starring National Award-winning actress Seema Biswas, will compete at the upcoming Filmfare Short Film Awards 2017. View More..