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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Sooraj hopes 'Hum Paanch Phir Se' has long innings on TV

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   6:48 pm
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Thapar, who shares a close bond with the cast of his TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says he wants the new version of the popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" to go on for long. View More..

Happy to bring smile to people's faces: Jayashree (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   5:44 pm
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Jayashree Venkataramanan, who plays the role of Kaajal Bhai in new TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", feels pleased to be able to add value to audiences lives through her shows. View More..

On Father's Day, B-Town celebs wish their 'superheroes'

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   1:42 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A string of celebrities revisited their childhood memories of their fathers, and wished them a Happy Father's Day. View More..

Manav Kaul is new-age Sanjeev Kumar: 'Tumhari Sulu' director

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   4:44 pm
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Film director Suresh Triveni, who has wrapped up shooting with actor Manav Kaul for their upcoming film "Tumahi Sulu", feels he is as nuanced in his talent as the late Sanjeev Kumar. View More..

Modern filmmaking is a delight to be part of: Big B

    Updated On : Jun 09,2017   1:08 pm
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been busy working on "Thugs of Hindostan", has lauded the modern style of filmmaking. View More..

'102 Not Out' to clash with 'Tumhari Sulu'

    Updated On : Jun 06,2017   4:20 pm
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor-starrer "102 Not Out", directed by Umesh Shukla, will release on December 1 and will be clashing with Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu". View More..

Vidya Balan to do a Sridevi in 'Hawa Hawai'

    Updated On : May 31,2017   11:52 am
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is set to dance to Sridevis chartbuster "Hawa hawai" from the 1987 blockbuster "Mr. India" in the forthcoming film "Tumhari Sulu". View More..

'Hindi Medium': 'Hindi Medium' has the potential to crack the 'Baahubali' code (Review)

    Updated On : May 18,2017   10:44 pm
Film: "Hindi Medium"; Director: Saket Chowdhary; Starring: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal; Rating: **** 1/2 View More..

RJ Malishka makes Bollywood debut in Vidya Balan-starrer

    Updated On : May 15,2017   12:28 pm
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" will see RJ Malishka making her Bollywood debut as a radio jockey. View More..

Ghosh plans to hand over 'Kahaani' franchise to somebody else soon

    Updated On : May 13,2017   3:58 pm
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh intends to hand over the responsibility of his hit 2012 thriller film "Kahaani" to someone new over a period of time. He says it will be interesting to see the story from a fresh perspective. View More..

It's too early for a memoir from me: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : May 11,2017   3:36 pm
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she wants to gather more experiences in life before sitting down to write her memoir. View More..

When 'Arth' blew Vidya's mind

    Updated On : May 06,2017   8:00 am
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, known for portraying strong willed characters, reminisced the moment when she watched the 1982 film "Arth", starring Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. She "just fell in love" with it. View More..

Past five years a roller coaster for me: Vidya Balan on health

    Updated On : May 05,2017   5:00 pm
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who has hardly cared about her appearance and the criticism she has faced from people regarding her weight, says that the past five years of her life have been a roller coaster healthwise. View More..

Salman's 'Tubelight' might not release on Eid in Pakistan

    Updated On : Apr 30,2017   4:24 pm
Lahore, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khans highly anticipated film "Tubelight" might not release in Pakistan around the Eid as a few local filmmakers and organisations have demanded the release of the film in the country be put on hold. View More..

'Hum Paanch' to return to small screen

    Updated On : Apr 29,2017   7:26 pm
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" will be back on the small screen but with a modern twist. View More..

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe: Designer

    Updated On : Apr 26,2017   11:20 am
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe. View More..

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it: Gauahar Khan

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:50 am
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Whether prostitution should be legalised or not in India has been a long standing debate, but actress Gauahar Khan, who has just featured as a sex worker in "Begum Jaan", feels at least the issue has to be addressed if not legalised. View More..

I have broken all norms, plan to break more: Gauhar

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:16 pm
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress and Big Boss winner Gauhar Khan on Thursday said she was advised not to do a lot of things but she has "broken all the norms and plans to break even more". View More..

Have been fan of villains since childhood, says Chunky Pandey

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   10:18 pm
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bolywood actor Chunky Pandey, who has done a negative role in the recently released "Begum Jaan", says that he was a fan of villains since childhood. View More..

'Begum Jaan' opened at Rs 3.94 cr despite mixed reviews: Srijit Mukherji

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   9:12 pm
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Taking criticisms head-on, filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Saturday said his debut Bollywood feature "Begum Jaan" has opened to Rs 3.94 crore as opposed to a lower industry expectation, despite mixed reviews and releasing alongside the mammoth Hollywood franchise "Fast & Furious 8" (FF8). View More..