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Vidya Balan is an Indian film actress who appears in Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam language films. At age sixteen, Balan landed her first acting role in the sitcom Hum Paanch (1995). After making several unsuccessful attempts to start a career in film, she acted in television commercials and music videos. In 2003, she made her feature film debut with the independent Bengali drama Bhalo Theko. In 2005, Balan garnered praise for her first Hindi film, Parineeta, and followed it with a leading role in the blockbuster Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). The year 2009, however, marked the beginning of the most successful period in Balan's career as she portrayed five consecutive roles to wide critical acclaim in Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012). Balan is a social activist and supports the cause of women empowerment. On 14 December 2012, she married film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Vidya Balan Biography

  • Artist Name: Vidya Balan
  • Date of Birth: 1 January 1979
  • Other Names: Vidya P Balan
  • Years Active: 2003–present
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Mother Tongue: Malayalam
  • Language Active: Hindi
  • Place of Birth: Ottapalam, Palakkad, Kerala
  • Debut: Bhalo Theko (2003, Bengali)

Vidya Balan Photo Gallery

Vidya Balan Filmography

  • Bhalo Theko (2003, Bengali)
  • Parineeta (2005, Hindi)
  • Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006, Hindi)
  • Guru (2007, Hindi)
  • Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007, Hindi)
  • Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007, Hindi)
  • Heyy Babyy (2007, Hindi)
  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007, Hindi)
  • Om Shanti Om (2007, Hindi)
  • Halla Bol (2008, Hindi)
  • Kismat Konnection (2008, Hindi)
  • Paa (2009, Hindi)
  • Ishqiya (2010, Hindi)
  • No One Killed Jessica (2011, Hindi)
  • Urumi (2011, Malayalam)
  • Thank You (2011, Hindi)
  • Dum Maaro Dum (2011, Hindi)
  • Kahani (2011, Hindi)
  • The Dirty Picture (2011, Hindi)
  • Kahaani (2012, Hindi)
  • Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012, Hindi)
  • Ghanchakkar (2013, Hindi)
  • Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2013, Hindi)

Awards

  • 2004: Anandalok Puraskar Awards, Best Actress, Bhalo Theko
  • 2005: Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, Outstanding Debut, Parineeta
  • 2006: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Parineeta
  • 2006: Filmfare Face of the Year, Parineeta
  • 2006: Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female, Parineeta
  • 2006: Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, Parineeta
  • 2006: IIFA Best Female Debut, Parineeta
  • 2006: Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female, Parineeta
  • 2006: Star's Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine, Parineeta
  • 2007: Anandalok Puraskar Awards, Best Actress (Hindi), Bhool Bhulaiyaa
  • 2010: Filmfare Best Actress Award, Paa
  • 2010: Star Screen Award for Best Actress - Paa
  • 2010: IIFA Best Actress Award, Paa (shared with Kareena Kapoor)
  • 2010: Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, Best Actress, Paa
  • 2010: Lions Gold Awards, Best Actress, Paa
  • 2010: FICCI Frames 2010 Excellence Awards: Best Actress for Paa
  • 2011: Best Actress (Critics' Choice), Ishqiya
  • 2011: Star Screen Award for Best Actress - Ishqiya
  • 2011: Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Ishqiya
  • 2011: Global Indian Film & Television Honors, Best Actor In A Lead Role - Female, Ishqiya
  • 2011: NDTV Indian of the year, Actor of the year - Female

Television

  • Hum Paanch (1995,Zee TV)....Radhika

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