Vidya Balan Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Vidya Balan was born on 1st Jan 1979 in Ottapalam, Kerala to P. R. Balan, works in ETC Channel & Saraswathy Balan, housewife. Though born in Kerala her family language was Tamil and she fluently speaks in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali.

#  She attended St. Anthony Girls’ High School Chembur, Mumbai and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. In her graduation she majored in Sociology. While doing her Masters in at the University of Mumbai she got her first film offer.

#  Her entry to films was not smooth, her first assignment was for Malayalam film “Chakram” alongside Mohanlal but the project was shelved. Her second assignment was for Tamil film “Run” but for unknown reasons she was replaced by Meera Jasmine. Her third assignment was “Manasellam” and there too she was replaced by Trisha.

#  Her debut film was Bengali film “Bhalo Theko” in 2003 and she won “Anandalok Puraskar Best Actress award” for her performance in the film.

#  Her Bollywood debut was with “Parineeta” in 2005, which was adaption of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel and her performance as “Lalita” was praised by film critics. She also won “Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut” for the role along with nomination for “Filmfare Award for Best Actress”. Her major initial hits include Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa etc.

#  Even before appearing in films she did several television commercials and did some music videos with Shubha Mudgal, Pankaj Udhas etc.

#  Her “The Dirty Picture” in 2011 created a new wave in bollywood film industry. It was the blockbuster hit of the year
earning her both “National Film Award for Best Actress” and “Filmfare Award for Best Actress”. The film was based on actress Silk Smitha biography.

#  She announced in 2012 that she has been dating Siddharth Roy Kapur for months. Siddharth Roy Kapuris the CEO of “UTV Motion Pictures”.

Quotes

“I think I was born to wear saris. I like pink, orange, red and green colors.”

“I like to be in control of my life. I am like Monica Geller in Friends. I need things to be in order I can get edgy about cleanliness.”

“I faced a long period of rejection. I am thankful to my friends and family, whom I could turn to for strength and support. I am someone who has prayed a lot…that’s the way I have been brought up.”

“I believe in the institution of marriage.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 2003 Bhalo Theko Goutam Halder Soumitra Chatterjee,Joy Sengupta
2 2005 Parineeta Pradeep Sarkar Sanjay Dutt,Saif Ali Khan
3 2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Rajkumar Hirani Sanjay Dutt,Arshad Warsi
4 2007 Guru Mani Ratnam Abhishek Bachchan,Aishwarya Rai
5 2007 Salaam-E-Ishq Nikhil Advani Salman Khan,Priyanka Chopra
6 2007 Eklavya Vidhu Vinod Chopra Amitabh Bachchan,Sharmila Tagore
7 2007 Heyy Babyy Sajid Khan Akshay Kumar,Fardeen Khan
8 2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Priyadarshan Akshay Kumar,Shiney Ahuja
9 2008 Halla Bol Rajkumar Santoshi Ajay Devgn,Pankaj Kapoor
10 2008 Kismat Konnection Aziz Mirza Shahid Kapoor,Juhi Chawla
11 2009 Paa R. Balki Amitabh Bachchan,Abhishek Bachchan
12 2010 Ishqiya Abhishek Chaubey Naseeruddin Shah,Arshad Warsi
13 2011 No One Killed Jessica Raj Kumar Gupta Rani Mukerji,J. Gruuv
14 2011 Urumi Santosh Sivan Arya,Prithviraj,Prabhu Deva
15 2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria Naseeruddin Shah,Tusshar Kapoor
16 2012 Kahaani Sujoy Ghosh Parambrata Chatterjee,Nawazuddin Siddiqui
16 2013 Ghanchakkar Rajkumar Gupta Emraan Hashmi

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