Vidya Balan

Updated 2 years ago | By: Priyanka Saini

Vidya Balan is a noted Bollywood actress from India. She hails from Kerala and was born on January 1, 1978. Her father 'P.R. Balan' is an executive vice-president of Digicable. She has attended 'University of Mumbai' and attained her 'Master's degree in Sociology'. She can speak several regional languages including Hindi and Bengali. She started her acting career with television serial 'Hum Paanch', aired in 1995 on ZEE TV channel. But she wanted to pursue her career in films, so she took a break from TV serials and shifted to film industry. Her first break in films came with Malayalam movie 'Chakram' which was later canceled and she failed to bag further roles in Malayalam films. After her failure attempts in Tamil and Malayalam cinema, she did many music videos and TV commercials to survive in industry. She then succeed in getting role in drama film in Bengali language 'Bhalo Theko' in 2003. While she came into limelight with her lead role in Bollywood film 'Parineeta'. This film was released in 2005 and it won her a 'Best Female Debut' award. Her success in the film bagged her role in another hit 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' alongside 'Sanjay Dutt'. Since then, she has worked in numerous films including 'Ishqiya' and 'Dirty Picture'. Her acting career has garnered her many accolades for the wonderful contribution in the industry. On her personal front, she got married in year 2012 to the CEO of UTV motion pictures, 'Siddharth Roy Kapur'.

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Fast Facts

Date of Birth January 1, 1978
Marital Status Married
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Height 5' 4"
Nationality Indian
Parents P.R.Balan, Saraswathy Balan
Place of Birth Palakkad, Kerala
Religion Hinduism
Claim to Fame Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Debut Parineeta
Weight 57 Kg
Full Name Vidya Balan
Years Active 2003 – Present
Birth Name Vidya P. Balan
Occupation Actress
Spouse Siddharth Roy Kapur
Other Names Vidhi
Education Post Graduation, Mumbai University

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