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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Film stars vote with pride, show off inked finger (2nd Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   3:40 pm
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The Bachchans, the Roshans, the Khans, the Devgns and a stream of other Bollywood celebrities voted in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections here in Mumbai on Monday and urged others to step out and make their vote count. View More..

Multi-starrer movies: An evergreen money-making trend

    Updated On : Apr 20,2019   11:50 am
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Kalank", starring actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sanjay Dutt, minted Rs 21.60 crore on its first day, making it the highest opener of 2019 so far. View More..

The break was good for my craft: Aditya Roy Kapur

    Updated On : Apr 16,2019   6:20 pm
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur, who is awaiting the release of "Kalank" and is gearing up for two more films, says a break of two years in his career has been good for him to approach his craft better. View More..

Boney Kapoor invites Tamil star Ajith to Bollywood

    Updated On : Apr 10,2019   10:58 am
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor on Wednesday invited popular Tamil star Ajith Kumar to Bollywood after being impressed with his performance in his upcoming production venture "Nerkonda Paarvai", the Tamil remake of "Pink". View More..

Vidya 'trying to do' web series on Indira Gandhi

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   7:42 pm
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has said she is trying to do a web series based on the life of India's first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. View More..

No nominations for 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' had upset Vidya

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   7:12 pm
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has said she felt sad when she didn't receive a nomination at the award ceremonies for her performance in the 2007 film "Bhool Bhulaiyaa". View More..

Vidya Balan would love to spy on Big B

    Updated On : Apr 05,2019   4:14 pm
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) If "Bobby Jasoos" actress Vidya Balan had to turn a spy, she says she would love to investigate megastar Amitabh Bachchan. View More..

Always got independence to make decisions: Sonam

    Updated On : Apr 03,2019   7:48 pm
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja says it is important for a person to become financially independent and parents should give a certain respect and freedom to their children. View More..

Tamil remake of 'Pink' to release on August 10

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   7:08 pm
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) The Tamil remake of "Pink", produced by Boney Kapoor with Ajith in the lead role, will release on August 10. View More..

Vidya Balan open to idea of doing Sridevi biopic

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   2:04 am
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she would be open to the idea of essaying role of Sridevi in her biopic as a tribute to the late star. View More..

Want change, cast vote: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Mar 14,2019   11:44 am
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Award winning actress Vidya Balan has urged citizens for maximum participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted 29 times in an hour to celebrities across genres to mobilise voters. View More..

Ban Ki-moon, Tony Blair grace Akash-Shloka's grand wedding

    Updated On : Mar 09,2019   11:36 pm
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and film personalities graced Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's grand wedding here on Saturday. View More..

I wish as women we value ourselves each day, says Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Mar 08,2019   9:50 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan feels that women should value themselves each day so that they do not need women's day to celebrate their achievements and strengths. View More..

'Pink' Tamil remake titled 'Nerkonda Paarvai', makers unveil first look

    Updated On : Mar 05,2019   7:52 am
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer "Pink", which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor, has been officially titled "Nerkonda Paarvai". View More..

Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta's wedding: What to expect

    Updated On : Mar 03,2019   4:20 pm
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) After an extravagant three-day celebration in picturesque St. Moritz, expect the forthcoming pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding galas of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, to have the Who's Who of Bollywood, politics and the sports world. View More..

What is Madhuri Dixit doing in 'Total Dhamaal'? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : Mar 02,2019   11:16 am
While the 'boys' in Indra Kumar's rumbustious ode to rowdyism and toxic masculinity, "Total Dhamaal" are out to have fun, what is the mythical Madhuri Dixit doing with them? She is as out of place here as a riff of gospel music in a rave party. View More..

NTR Mahanayakudu proves Krish to be a master storyteller

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   3:22 am
Film: "NTR Mahanayakudu" (Telugu); Director: Krish; Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubatti; Rating: **** View More..

Enough is enough, says Vidya Balan on Pakistani artiste ban

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   12:12 am
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Hindi film industry condemning the Pulwana terror attack and not releasing films in Pakistan besides banning all Pakistani artistes from working in India, National award-winning actress Vidya Balan on Friday said a strong stand needs to be taken this time. View More..

Sexism exists not only in film industry but also globally: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   10:10 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan who is making her debut as a radio jockey with a new show that talks about various social topics including sexism, bullying, body shaming etc. on Friday said that sexism is a common phenomenon worldwide. View More..

It's a personal choice: Saumya Tandon on #CashForTweet

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   3:38 pm
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain" actress Saumya Tandon, one of the four celebrities who refused to tweet in support of a political party in exchange for money as part of a sting operation, says it is a "personal choice" if a person agrees to do it. View More..