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”.
“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
|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|