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Biography & Career Of Vidya Balan

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Biography & Career Of Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is an Indian actress who came to prominence for bringing about a change in the way women are portrayed with her roles in Hindi movies. She got exposure for her roles in Paa, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, and Ishqiya. Her success in “Dirty Picture” earned her the title “Female Hero”.

Early Life

Vidya Balan was born on January 1, 1979 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, to parents, P.R Balan and Saraswathy Balan. Her father is the executive vice-president of Digicable and her mother is a homemaker. She has an elder sister named Priya Balan, who works in advertising. Actress Priyamani is her second cousin.

She was raised in Mumbai where she had high school education at St. Anthony Girls High School. She obtained a bachelors degree in Sociology at Xavier’s College and also a masters degree from the University of Mumbai.

Career

Vidya developed passion for acting at a very early age and came through with her first role in the sitcom Hum Paanch in 1995. She began her career in films and also starred in several television commercials and music videos.

She made her film debut in the Bengali film Bhalo Theko in 2003. She followed up with successes in Lage Raho Munna Bhai in 2006 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa in 2007.

She is credited for role in the drama Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), Kahaani, The Dirty Picture and so on.

Personal Life

Vidya Balan was rumored to be in a romantic relationship with her co-actors but she denied the reports. She announced that she was dating Siddharth Roy Kapur, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, in an interview in May 2012. The two love birds got married in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai on December 14, 2012.

She is also trained in Carnatic music and studied the dance forms of Bharatnayam and Kathak.

Awards & Nominations

Vidya Balan has received numerous awards for her effort in the industry, which include: National Film Award for Best Actress in 2011, Seven Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut for Parineeta (2005); Best Actress for Paa (2009), The Dirty Picture (2011), Kahaani (2012); Best Actress (Critics) for Ishqiya (2010).

Social Media

Vidya Balan is active on social media. He is on Instagram @balanvidya

Net Worth

Vidya Balan earned her career as an actress. She has an estimated net worth of INR 136 Crore.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Vidya Balan?
    She is an Indian actress

  • How old is Vidya Balan?
    She was born on January 1, 1979.

  • Where is Vidya Balan from?
    She is from Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

  • Who is Vidya Balan husband?
    She got married to iddharth Roy Kapur, a film producer.

  • What is Vidya Balan known for?
    She is known for her role in the movie Paa.

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