Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

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Vidya Balan Profile

  • Name:
  • Vidya Balan
  • Born:
  • January 1, 1978

Vidya Balan Biography

Vidya Balan is an Indian actress appearing in Hindi film industry. She started her career as an actress of television shows and commercials and appeared in some feature films also. Her movie debut was in the Bengali film Bhalo Theko in 2003. He entered Hindi film industry through Parineeta in the year 2005. This not only earned her Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut but also got her nominated as the Best Actress in the same ceremony.


She was born on 1st January 1978 in Ottapalam village in Palakkad District in Kerala. Her father is P. R. Balan who is the Vice President of ETC Channel. She knows to speak Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English and Bengali. She finished her schooling at St. Anthony’s Girl’s High School in Chembur in Mumbai and then attended St. Xavier’s College and got her degree in Sociology. She studied M.A. at the University of Mumbai.


She concentrated on television advertising and from 1998 onwards she appeared in a number of ads and many of them were directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She also acted in supporting roles in music videos and in 2003 her appearance in the Bengali film Bhalo Theko won the Anandalok Puraskar Best Actress Award. Her first commercial success was Lage Raho Munna Bhai in 2006 and she appeared in many films after that such as Guru, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiya.


She acted as a single mother of a child who is suffering from progeria in the film Paa in 2009. She won Filmfare Best Actress Award for this film. Her Ishqiya in 2010 was also praised and awarded. She has won Filmfare awards four times and was nominated for the same for three times. She also has won Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Stardust Awards and many other awards and honors. 

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Updated: July 05, 2018

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