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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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..

Aadar Jain dreams of becoming director

    Updated On : Jul 29,2017   4:06 pm
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor's cousin Aadar Jain says he dreams of becoming a director. View More..

Political biopics have become 'radioactive', says Siddharth Roy Kapur (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jul 28,2017   4:56 pm
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Coming on the heels of the controversy about "Indu Sarkar", a top official of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India says such topics have become "radioactive" nowadays. View More..

Rahul Bose launches initiative against child sexual abuse

    Updated On : Jul 26,2017   1:58 am
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with actress Vidya Balan came together to support the eradication of child sexual abuse (CSA) as Rahul launched "HEAL: NGO against child sexual abuse". View More..

Bored with discussion on nepotism: Vidya Balan (Lead, Correcting Intro)

    Updated On : Jul 25,2017   8:08 pm
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says she is not interested in expressing her opinion on the ongoing debate on existing nepotism in Bollywood as she finds it "boring". View More..

Bored with discussion on nepotism: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Jul 25,2017   7:34 pm
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says she is not interested in expressing her opinion on the ongoing debut on existing nepotism in Bollywood as she finds it "boring". View More..

Sena hounds RJ for song lampooning BMC (With Song Video)

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   4:34 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) A parody song by a well-known RJ mocking the pathetic condition of roads and unending traffic jams in Mumbai has gone viral and unsettled the civic body, which has threatened action against the RJ for breeding mosquitoes at her home. View More..

Comparisons with Vidya Balan never bothered me: Ambalika (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   5:42 pm
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actress Ambalika Sapra, who is reprising the character of Vidya Balan from her popular 1995 sitcom "Hum Paanch" in "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says she is not bothered about comparisons with the star. View More..