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.

Vidya Balan Latest News

Vidya Balan 'wanted' in 'Kahaani 2'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   1:08 pm
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The first teaser poster for filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh's much awaited suspense thriller "Kahaani 2" came out on Tuesday, and actress Vidya Balan is "most wanted" as her character Durga Rani Singh is charged with kidnapping and murder. View More..

Arjun Rampal wraps up shooting for 'Daddy'

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   12:32 pm
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal has wrapped up shooting for the upcoming film "Daddy", reportedly based on the life of gangster Arun Gawli. View More..

Never lost my innocence: Asha Parekh

    Updated On : Oct 02,2016   6:40 pm
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Veteran actress Asha Parekh, who turned 74 on Sunday, believes that she is still a child at heart and that she never lost her innocence. View More..

Vidya Balan's 'Begum Jaan' to release in January 2017

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   3:20 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan starrer "Begum Jaan", about the trauma faced by displaced women in a brothel during the Partition era, will hit the screens on January 6, 2017. View More..

Vidya Balan 'recovering well' from dengue

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   1:18 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who has been diagnosed with dengue, says she has been resting at home and is recovering well. View More..

Glad 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya' being compared with 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa': Prabhu Deva

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   11:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor-director and choreographer Prabhu Deva is happy that his upcoming film "Tutak Tutak Tutiya" is compared with Akshay Kumar starrer "Bhool Bhulaiyaa". View More..

Vidya Balan down with dengue

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   10:42 pm
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actres Vidya Balan, who recently came back to Mumbai after shooting for "Kahaani 2", is down with dengue. View More..

Nawazuddin appointed brand ambassador of UP farmers' scheme

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   3:48 pm
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of its flagship programme 'Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana', a scheme aimed at insuring farmers. View More..

Bollywood has influence on southern fashion: Jayanthi Ballal

    Updated On : Sep 12,2016   5:34 pm
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Mysore-based fashion designer Jayanthi Ballal says the Hindi film industry has an influence on south Indian fashion. View More..

Vidya Balan prepares for Kamala Das biopic

    Updated On : Sep 12,2016   4:08 pm
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen portraying the life of writer Kamala Das aka Kamala Surayya onscreen in her upcoming biopic "Aami", has started preparing for the film by reading Das's autobiographical book "My Story". View More..

Designer Gaurang launches new 'Shringaar' collection in Lucknow

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   10:56 pm
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Celebrated fashion designer Gaurang launched 'Shringaar', his new exquisite Jamdani hand-woven collection, at a show here on Saturday with actress Vidya Balan as the show-stopper. View More..

Vidya Balan named Samajwadi Pension Scheme's brand ambassador

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   10:42 pm
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was on Friday named the brand ambassador for the ambitious 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' of the Uttar Pradesh government. View More..

Big B praises Srijit Mukherji for 'Zulfiqar' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   3:18 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised film director Srijit Mukherji for the upcoming Bengali crime-drama film "Zulfiqar". View More..

Celebs get nostalgic about school on Teachers' Day

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sajid Khan were in a nostalgic mode and thinking about their school days on the occasion of Teachers' Day on Monday. View More..

Why Sabyasachi Mukherjee shies away from movie designing?

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   2:24 pm
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) He has designed for the best of Bollywood stars at film festivals and red carpets, yet he would like to stay away from designing costumes for films. Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says he prefers to be in control of his designing and hence avoids doing movies. View More..

Sushmita Sen is happy for 'Aankhen' sequel being made

    Updated On : Aug 20,2016   12:38 am
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress and model Sushmita Sen, who had played an important part in 2002-hit film "Aankhen", is happy that the sequel of the film is being made. View More..

Vidya Balan praises 'Begum Jaan' director

    Updated On : Aug 11,2016   11:40 am
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has praised her "Begum Jaan" director Srijit Mukherji, thanking him for being an embodiment of "single-minded focus". View More..

Emraan Hashmi excited about 'Baadshaho'

    Updated On : Aug 10,2016   10:34 pm
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi says he is excited about his upcoming film 'Baadshaho' which reunites him with actor Ajay Devgn and director Milan Luthria after 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai'. View More..

Great time to be a woman in Indian cinema: Sonakshi

    Updated On : Aug 03,2016   11:48 pm
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says that it is a great time to be a women in Indian cinema as great characters are being written for them while audience too accepted them. View More..

Haven't approached Vidya Balan for Savitri biopic: Nag Ashwin

    Updated On : Aug 03,2016   11:10 am
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) Director Nag Ashwin has clarified he hasn't approached Vidya Balan to play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual film "Mahanati", a biopic on legendary southern actress Savitri. View More..