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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Biopics are here to stay, feels Rahul Bose

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   3:56 pm
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose, whose next directorial "Poorna" is about the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest, says biopics -- especially on inspirational sports icons -- will continue to be made. View More..

Vidya wore unironed outfits in 'Begum Jaan': Designer Rick Roy

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   5:50 pm
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) To add authenticity to her look for the forthcoming period drama "Begum Jaan", National Award winning actress Vidya Balan donned unironed outfits, says designer Rick Roy. View More..

Novel set in WW-II era launched in Capital

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   3:32 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A haunting novel of love, passion and betrayal, set in the Second World War era with a thematic reference to Indias freedom struggle was launched in the Capital on Monday evening. View More..

Khushbu being considered for Rajinikanth's next

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   11:20 am
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Khushbu Sundar might land a pivotal role in superstar Rajinikanth's yet-untitled next outing, to be directed by "Kabali" fame Pa. Ranjith, a source said. View More..

Mahesh Bhatt looking for reinvention with 'Begum Jaan'

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   7:36 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says producing Vidya Balan-starrer "Begum Jaan" is a conscious decision with a motive to reinvent. View More..

Not very excited about doing remakes: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   7:02 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she is not very keen to do remakes, especially if it is that of a classic movie. View More..

It's exaggerated that film industry is divided: Mahesh Bhatt

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   6:00 pm
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is outspoken about his views on the country's socio-political issues, says the view that the movie industry in India is "divided", is exaggerated. View More..

Actors shouldn't take political stands: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   3:36 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Vidya Balan says actors should avoid taking political stands. View More..

How Vidya Balan transformed herself to fierce 'Begum Jaan'

    Updated On : Mar 14,2017   10:08 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji revealed on Tuesday how Vidya Balan, who has been known for her jovial and down-to-earth personality, completely transformed herself to no-nonsense brothel madam "Begum Jaan". View More..

'Begum Jaan' homecoming for Mahesh Bhatt

    Updated On : Mar 14,2017   3:38 pm
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Dubbing Srijit Mukerji's "Begum Jaan" a "masterpiece", filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has been in the Indian film industry for 47 years, believes the project is a "homecoming" for him and a reminder of the cinema that was his hallmark. View More..

'Begum Jaan' will renew focus on sex workers: Srijit Mukerji

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   2:36 pm
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) National Award winner Srijit Mukherji's Bollywood debut feature "Begum Jaan" will bring a renewed focus on the sex workers community, he said. View More..

Alia best actress, Amitabh chosen top actor at Zee Cine Awards

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   2:16 am
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Alia Bhatt won Best Actress Award for "Udta Punjab" and Amitabh Bachchan won Best Male Actor award for his performance in "Pink" while Kareena Kapoor Khan gave first performance post motherhood at the Zee Cine Awards 2017 here in Mumbai. View More..

Vidya Balan had 'bhang' without knowing what it was (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   4:48 pm
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan's favourite Holi memory has to do with 'bhang' and its side effects. View More..

Dying to show 'Begum Jaan' trailer to my family: Vidya

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   2:34 pm
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is eager to show the "Begum Jaan" trailer to her family, but says will she will do so only on the day of its formal launch. View More..

Excited for 'Begum Jaan': Vidya Balan (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Mar 09,2017   1:46 pm
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says "Begum Jaan" has been a great experience, and she is looking forward to its release. View More..

Bengal marks Women's Day with silent rally, awards

    Updated On : Mar 08,2017   8:44 pm
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Reinforcing the message of "Be Bold For Change", a group of college students here marked International Women's Day by participating in a silent rally while women working in farming and handicrafts sector were recognised for their contributions on Wednesday. View More..

Heart-wrenching to see Gurmehar subjected to organised wrath: Mahesh Bhatt

    Updated On : Mar 08,2017   8:10 pm
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Wednesday said it was "heart-wrenching" to see 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur being subjected to "organised" public wrath when so-called liberals had very little to say. View More..

Censor board 'reasonable' to 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji

    Updated On : Mar 08,2017   7:34 pm
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Srijit Mukherji on Wednesday said they were "pleasantly surprised" when the censor board allowed some words to be retained in the forthcoming film "Begum Jaan" which otherwise would have been a strict no-no. View More..

'Cloak of culture' veils women's sexual desires in Hindi cinema (March 8 is International Women's Day)

    Updated On : Mar 08,2017   12:18 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Rewind to 2000 - "Astitva" saw Tabu questioning Sachin Khedekar if a womans desires are any different from a mans desire. Cut to 2017 -- progressive minds in the Indian film industry have the same question for the countrys censor board, which has refused a certificate to a film in which four fiesty women discover their inner desires. View More..

'Begum Jaan': Vidya looks fierce, intimidating

    Updated On : Mar 07,2017   12:34 pm
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) A hookah and rifle in tow, actress Vidya Balan is intimidating as a brothel owner in the first look of National Award winner Srijit Mukherji's "Begum Jaan". View More..