Vidya Balan is an Indian actress. Known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her roles in female-led films, she is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014Vidya Balan (pronounced [ʋɪd̪jaː baːlən]; born 1 January 1979) is an Indian actress. Known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her roles in female-led films, she is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.
Vidya aspired to a career in film from a young age and had her first acting role in the 1995 sitcom Hum Paanch. She pursued a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Mumbai and simultaneously made several unsuccessful attempts to start a career in film. She subsequently featured in television commercials and music videos. In 2003 she made her feature film debut by starring in the independent Bengali drama Bhalo Theko. Vidya subsequently received praise for her first Hindi film, the drama Parineeta, and followed it with a leading role in the top-grossing comedy film Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006).
Vidya Balan’s Early life
Vidya Balan was born on 1 January 1979 in Mumbai, to parents of Tamilian descent. Her father, P. R. Balan, is the executive vice-president of Digicable and her mother, Saraswathy Balan, is a homemaker. According to Vidya, they speak a mix of Tamil and Malayalam at home. Her elder sister, Priya Balan, works in advertising. The actress Priyamani is her second cousin.
Vidya Balan’s Biography
|Real Name/Nick Name||Vidhi|
|Profession||Actress and model|
|Height (Aprox.)||163 cm; 64.17 inch; 5.347|
|Weight (Aprox.)||124 lbs – 56 kg|
|Date of Birth||1 January 1979|
|Age (as of 2019)||39|
|Birth Place||Poothamkurussy, Puthur, Palakkad, Kerala, India|
|Home Town/State||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Mumbai|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||Masters degree in Sociology|
|Father Name||P. R. Balan|
|Mother Name||Saraswati Balan|
|Husband/Spouse||Siddharth Roy Kapur|
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