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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'Kahaani 2': Will break your heart, grip your senses (Film Review)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   11:16 pm
Film: "Kahaani 2"; Directed by Sujoy Ghosh; Starring: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansaraj, Tota Roy Choudhury; Rating: **** 1/2 (4 and a half stars) View More..

'Kahaani 2': Forced yet convincing (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:32 pm
Film: "Kahaani"; Director: Sujoy Ghosh; Cast: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansraj, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Kharaj Mukherjee, Naisha Khanna, Tunisha Sharma, Manini Chadha; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

Digital is the future: Sujoy Ghosh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   11:40 am
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) He has worked for the big screen and also contributed to the digital platform. Director Sujoy Ghosh feels that the digital platform is slowly taking over cinema and is the future. View More..

'Kahaani 2' not to blame for late release of 'Wajah...'

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   2:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Director Vishal Pandya says the release date of his film "Wajah Tum Ho" has been pushed to December 16 due to demonetisation and not to avoid a box office clash with Vidya Balan starrer "Kahaani 2". View More..

Heartening to see women-centric films being made: Vidya

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who has played strong roles in movies like "Paa" and "Kahaani", says it is comforting that women-centric films are being made and actresses are taking up such roles. View More..

Sujoy Ghosh not worried about demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   5:50 pm
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Sujoy Ghosh, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming directorial "Kahaani 2", isn't worried about demonetisation. He says whoever wants to watch the film will watch it. View More..

'Wajah Tum Ho' makers move release date due to demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   4:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) The makers of "Wajah Tum Ho", an erotic thriller, have moved its release date to December 16 in the wake of demonetisation. Its lead actor Gurmeet Choudhary says they will pump up the marketing and promotion for two extra weeks to make the film even more viewer-friendly. View More..

Vidya Balan to star in 'Tumhari Sulu'

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   1:06 pm
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan will be seen as a radio jockey (RJ) named Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu, in the upcoming film "Tumhari Sulu". View More..

Vidya Balan to star in 'Tumhari Sulu'

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   11:40 am
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is set to star in the upcoming film "Tumhari Sulu", helmed by Suresh Triveni. View More..

Want Aaradhya to do what makes her happy: Abhishek Bachchan

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   4:02 pm
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he would be happy with whatever career option his daughter Aaradhya will choose in the future. View More..

Gauhar Khan hopes country will benefit from demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   6:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Gauhar Khan hopes that the government's recent act of spiking Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will help in getting rid of black money. View More..

Coldplay-led Global Citizen Festival: High on glam, music, social cause

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   2:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As many as 80,000 young 'global citizens' here witnessed the British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin singing "Vande Mataram" with India's music maestro A.R. Rahman at the Global Citizen Festival India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged youngsters to fight poverty. View More..

We will build a Swachh Bharat within one generation: Modi

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   1:38 am
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the Global Citizen India 2016 -- the first step of the nation to bring about positive changes in India to fight extreme poverty -- took place on Saturday, prioritising on clean India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was confident that "the day is not far when the country will be filth free". View More..

Tahir to hold special screening of 'Force 2' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   4:26 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has organised a special screening of his latest release "Force 2" on Sunday for 150 members of the Indian Defence forces in New Delhi. View More..

Vidya Balan likes Arjun Rampal's smile

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   1:24 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Kahaani 2", says she likes her co-actor Arjun Rampal's infectious smile. View More..

Unfortunate timing for 'Rock On 2': Arjun Rampal on demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 17,2016   2:12 pm
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal says Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move will benefit the country in the long run. And he makes no bones about admitting how the timing of the release of his latest film "Rock On 2", has turned out to be unfortunate. View More..

Vidya Balan would love to portray Meena Kumari, Indira Gandhi

    Updated On : Nov 12,2016   7:42 pm
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says that she would love to portray late actress Meena Kumari, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi if their biopics are made. View More..

I had never thought that I will get married: Vidya

    Updated On : Nov 12,2016   4:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says marriage has changed her life, adding that there was a time when she thought she will never settle down. View More..

Vidya Balan: Kahaani 2 has a universal story

    Updated On : Nov 10,2016   3:28 am
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who is busy promoting her film "Kahaani 2" said the films story will connect with the masses and explained how she gets into the skin of a character in a film. View More..

I really hope Hillary Clinton wins, says Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Nov 08,2016   8:14 pm
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) "Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh", actress Vidya Balan has said she is rooting for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections. View More..