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Vidya Balan

Biography

Leading Indian actress who gained the 2012 International Indian Film Academy Preferred Actress Prize for The Soiled Picture. The Indian Federal government awarded her using the Padma Shri in 2014. She rejected her initial starring television function to review at St. Xavier’s University and the School of Mumbai. She was also known on her behalf starring roles within the 2012 film Kahaani as well as the 2005 film Parineeta. She’s a mature sister called Priya. She wedded Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012. She acquired a supporting function within the 2007 film Master with Aishwarya Bachchan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Vidya Balan
Date Of Birth January 1, 1978
Place Of Birth Kerala, India
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education St. Xavier's College-Autonomous, Mumbai, University of Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Spouse Siddharth Roy Kapur
Parents Saraswathy Balan, P. R. Balan
Siblings Priya Balan
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, National Film Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female, Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Thriller or Action, Guild Award for Best Female Debut, Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Female, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female, Star Guild Award for Special Honour For Films of 2009 - Best Actress, Asianet Film Award for Most Popular in Hindi (Special Award)
Nominations IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress, IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, IIFA Award for Hottest Pair of the year, Asian Film Award for Best Actress, BIG Star New Talent of the Decade (Female), BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film - Female, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Female, Asian Films People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress
Movies The Dirty Picture, Begum Jaan, Kahaani, Kahaani 2, Ishqiya, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Parineeta, Paa, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, No One Killed Jessica, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Bobby Jasoos, Ghanchakkar, Te3n, Heyy Babyy, Guru, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Kismat Konnection, Halla Bol, Bhalo Theko, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Mahabharat, Urumi, Ekk Albela, Dum Maaro Dum, Thank You, Kalari Vikraman, Tumhari Sulu, Chenab Gandhi, Dus Kahaniyaan, Dheera, The Arab, The Camel, and P. Madhavan Nair, Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, Chand Bhai, Poet of Politics
TV Shows Hum Paanch
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Since Silk Smitha was known to be a heavy smoker, Vidya Balan took up heavy chain smoking to prepare for her role as her in her film "The Dirty Picture" (2011). She would smoke around a pack a day, and sometimes before shooting she would smoke up to ten cigarettes consecutively to get in character. She claimed she would get big headaches and sometimes the crew had to assist her because she'd feel sick. Once filming ended, she immediately quit smoking.
2 Dubbed for actress Sharbani Mukherjee in the film "Sankaal - The Latch".
3 Bears a resemblance to classic actress Kanchana.
4 Cousin of actress Priyamani.
5 Daughter-in-law of actress, model Salome (Tu Hi Mere Zindagi 1965).
6 Granddaughter-in-law of Producer, Director G Rakesh.
7 Listed as number 8 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006)
8 Speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil. After filming Parineeta (2005), can also speak Bengali quite well.
9 Did her schooling from St. Antony's School and later on at St. Xavier's College where she graduated in Sociology. She soon started work on her MA from Mumbai University when she was offered a role in a Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, but it was later shelved due to issues with the director.
10 A Tamilian from Kerala, she hails from the Iyer community in Palghat, on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Begum Jaan 2017 post-production Begum Jaan
Kahaani 2 2016 Durga Rani Singh / Vidya Sinha
Ekk Albela 2016 Geeta Bali
Te3n 2016 Sarita Sarkar
Hamari Adhuri Kahaani 2015 Vasudha
Bobby Jasoos 2014 Bobby
Shaadi Ke Side Effects 2014 Trisha
Mahabharat 2013 Draupadi (voice)
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! 2013 Woman in Burqa (song 'Tayyab Ali') (uncredited)
Ghanchakkar 2013 Neetu Atre (Mrs. Ghanchakkar)
Ferrari Ki Sawaari 2012 Laavni Dancer
Kahaani 2012 Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
The Dirty Picture 2011 Reshma / Silk
Dum Maaro Dum 2011 Mrs. Kamath
Thank You 2011/I Kishan's wife
Urumi 2011 Bhoomi
No One Killed Jessica 2011 Sabrina Lall
Ishqiya 2010 Krishna
Paa 2009 Dr. Vidya
Kismat Konnection 2008 Priya
Halla Bol 2008 Sneha
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2007 Avni Chaturvedi
Heyy Babyy 2007 Isha Sahni
Eklavya: The Royal Guard 2007 Rajeshwari / 'Rajjo'
Salaam-E-Ishq 2007 Tehzeeb Hussain
Guru 2007 Meenakshi Gupta
Lage Raho Munna Bhai 2006 Jhanvi
Parineeta 2005 Lalita
Yaaro Mujhe Maaf Karo Main Nashe Mein Hoon 2005 Short
Bhalo Theko 2003 Anandi
Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali 2003 Short
Kalari Vikraman 2003
Seekho Na 2003 Short
Hanste Khelte 1997 TV Series
Hum Paanch 1995 TV Series Radhika Mathur (2000)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dum Maaro Dum 2011 special thanks
Om Shanti Om 2007 very big thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kapil Sharma Show 2016 TV Series Herself
Comedy Nights with Kapil 2014 TV Series Herself
Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Koffee with Karan 2011-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
14th International Indian Film Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor In A Supporting Role and Winner: Best Actress In A Leading Role
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself
Zee Cine Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Herself - Winner Best Actor ( Female ) / Jury Award For Best Actress
55th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Om Shanti Om 2007 Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Kahaani (2012)
2013 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Kahaani (2012)
2013 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Kahaani (2012)
2013 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Kahaani (2012)
2013 Critics Choice Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Kahaani (2012)
2012 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 GQ Award GQ Awards, India Cinematic Icon of the Year (Female)
2012 Silver Lotus Award National Film Awards, India Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Reader's Choice Stardust Awards, India Star of the Year - Female The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Reader's Choice Stardust Awards, India Best Actress in a Drama The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Critics Choice Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2011 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Ishqiya (2010)
2011 Special Awards Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Paa (2009)
2011 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Ishqiya (2010) · Anushka Sharma (actress)
2011 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress - Critics Ishqiya (2010)
2011 Entertainment Category NDTV Indian of the Year, IN Actor of the Year - Female
2011 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Ishqiya (2010)
2011 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Ishqiya (2010)
2010 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Paa (2009)
2010 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Paa (2009)
2010 Smita Patil Memorial Award Priyadarshni Academy Awards Best Actress Paa (2009)
2010 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Paa (2009)
2007 Popular Award Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India Best Supporting Actress Guru (2007)
2006 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Female Debut Parineeta (2005)
2006 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Female Debut Parineeta (2005)
2006 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Debut - Female Parineeta (2005)
2006 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Most Promising Newcomer - Female Parineeta (2005)
2006 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Debut - Female Parineeta (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Kahaani (2012)
2013 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Kahaani (2012)
2012 Asia Pacific Screen Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Best Actress Asia-Pacific Film Festival Kahaani (2012)
2012 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 People's Choice Award Asian Film Awards Favorite Actress The Dirty Picture (2011)
2012 Special Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Star Plus Hottest Pair The Dirty Picture (2011) · Emraan Hashmi
2012 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress No One Killed Jessica (2011)
2012 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress No One Killed Jessica (2011)
2012 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) The Dirty Picture (2011)
2011 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Ishqiya (2010)
2011 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Ishqiya (2010)
2010 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Paa (2009)
2008 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
2008 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Supporting Role Guru (2007)
2008 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Performance in a Negative Role Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
2008 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
2008 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
2007 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
2006 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Parineeta (2005)
2006 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Parineeta (2005)
2006 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Parineeta (2005)
2006 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Parineeta (2005)


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#Quote
1 Neither of my first two Malayalam films got completed, and I walked out of the third, a Tamil film, because I was not comfortable. I was replaced in another Tamil film with the excuse that I could not act. They made me feel ugly to the point where I was scared to look in the mirror. In retrospect I thank God, and by God's grace today the going is good.


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