Vidya Balan Biography/Wiki
Vidya Balan is an Indian film actress. Along with the roles portrayed in films, she is also known for bringing change towards women in Hindi cinema. Vidya Balan had expressed her desire to make a career in films from an early age and acted for the first time in ‘Hum Paanch’ in 1995.
|Vidya Balan Full Name||Vidya P Balan|
|Debut Film||Bhalo Theko (2003)|
|Vidya Balan Height||In Centimeter- 163 cm|
In Meter- 1.63
In Feet- 5’4 Feet
|Weight||In Kilogram- 70 kg|
In Pound- 154 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date Of Birth||1 January 1978|
|Vidya Balan Age (2022)||44 Years|
|Birthplace||Poothamkurussy, Puthur, Palakkad, Kerala, India|
|Home town||Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|School||St. Anthony Girls High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai|
University Of Mumbai, Mumbai.
|Affairs/Boyfriend||Siddharth Roy Kapoor (Producer & Director)|
|Vidya Balan Husband||Siddharth Roy Kapoor (Producer & Director)|
Marriage Date- 14 December 2012
Mother- Saraswathy Balan
Sister- Priya Balan
|Net worth (2022)||20 Million USD|
|Charges Per Movie||6 to 7 Crore INR|
Family & Husband
Vidya Balan was born on 1 January 1979 in Mumbai. Her father’s name is PR Balan and her mother’s name is Saraswathy Balan. Vidya was born in a Tamil family. Vidya had said that everyone in her family uses Tamil and Malayalam language only. Vidya has an elder sister named Priya Balan and she works in the field of advertising. Actress Priyamani is his second cousin.
Vidya Balan announced during an interview in May 2012 that she was dating Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur got married on 14 December 2012 in Bandra, Mumbai.
Early Life and Education
Vidya grew up in the Chembur area of Mumbai. She completed her schooling from St Anthony Girls High School. She did her graduation from St Xavier’s College and then did her master’s degree from University of Mumbai.
Vidya thought at an early age that she had to make her career in films. At the age of 16, Vidya played the character of ‘Radhika’ in Ekta Kapoor’s sitcom Hum Paanch.
Vidya Balan Career
Vidya had made up her mind to work in Malayalam films during her Masters. She was first cast to play the female lead in the Malayalam film ‘Chakram’ alongside actor Mohanlal. During the same period, Vidya agreed to act in 12 more Malayalam films. The film ‘Chakram’ could not be shot due to some difficulties. During this time she dropped out of all her films.
He decided to focus on Tamil cinema, leaving Malayalam films. In 2001 he received N. Linguswamy’s film ‘Run’ as the lead role. Vidya was inadvertently dropped after completing the first shooting schedule of the film and was replaced by actress Meera Jasmine. He was signed on a false pretext to play a sex comedian.
He had signed on for the third Tamil film ‘Manasailam’ but was replaced by actress Trisha as the film’s producers were not dissatisfied with Vidya’s work.
In 2003, Vidya acted in the Malayalam film ‘Kalari Vikraman’. The film was completely shot just waiting for its release but failed to release. Vidya had acted in about 60 television commercials and in music videos for Euphoria and Shubham Mudgal during the hurdles at the start of her film career.
In the year 2003, Vidya Balan got a chance to act in his Bengali film ‘Bhalo Theko’ by Gautam Halder. The film was Vidya’s first release. Vidya played the character of ‘Anandi’ in this film. Vidya made her Bollywood debut in 2005. She acted in the Hindi film ‘Parineeta’. Vidya had to go through auditions for six months before she was cast in the film. The film ‘Parineeta’ won Vidya a Best Female Debut award and was also nominated for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards ceremony.
In 2006, Vidya Balan was seen in producer Rajkumar Hirani’s comedy film Lage Raho Munna Bhai starring opposite actor Sanjay Dutt.
In 2007, Vidya acted in Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Guru’. He played a supporting role in this film.
In 2007, Vidya acted in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film Eklavya: The Royal Guard. The film also starred Vidya in lead roles along with Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt.
In the year 2008, Vidya Balan portrayed the main character in 2 films, but both the films were not liked by the public. The names of these films were ‘Halla Bol’ and ‘Kismat Connection’.
In 2009, Vidya did R. She acted as a mother of a 12-year-old son in the drama film ‘Paa’ directed by Balki. In this film, the character of 12-year-old son was played by actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has a disease called Progeria Syndrome.
In the year 2010, Vidya Balan acted in the Hindi film ‘Ishqiya’.
In 2011, Vidya appeared in the Hindi film ‘No One Killed Jasika’ opposite Rani Mukerji in the lead role. Vidya’s next film was The Dirty Picture produced by Ekta Kapoor. The film was a biopic on the life and death of a controversial Indian actress Silk Smitha.
In the year 2012, Vidya acted in the film Kahaani.
In 2015, Vidya Balan starred opposite Emraan Hashmi in the romantic film Hamari Adhuri Kahani directed by Mohit Suri.
In the year 2017, Vidya acted in ‘Begum Jaan’. The film was a Hindi-language remake of the Bengali film ‘Rajkahini’.
In the year 2019, Vidya acted in the Hindi film ‘Mission Mangal’. The film also starred Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu. The film was based on the Mars Orbiter Mission, which marked India’s first interplanetary expedition.
In the year 2020, Vidya acted in the short film Natkhat which was based on gender equality.
In the year 2021, Vidya did a great job in the action adventure film Sherni.
Vidya next starred alongside Shefali Shah in the thriller Jalsa (2022), which marked her third consecutive film to release on Amazon Prime Video.
Vidya will next feature alongside Pratik Gandhi in an as-yet untitled romantic comedy and reunite with Anu Menon for a murder mystery film. She will also produce and star as Indira Gandhi in a web series based on Sagarika Ghose’s biography Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.
Awards and Honors
Vidya Balan has so far won more than 50 awards, some of which are available below.
In 2005, got the award for ‘Best Debut Actress’ for the film ‘Parineeta’.
In 2009, received the ‘Best Actress’ award for the film ‘Paa’.
In 2010, received the ‘Best Actress (Critics)’ award for the film ‘Ishqiya’.
In 2011, won the Best Actress Award for the film ‘The Dirty Picture’.
In 2012, got the ‘Best Actress’ award for the film ‘Kahaani’.
In 2014, was honored with the ‘Padma Shri’ Awards by the Government of India.
In 2017, the film ‘Tumhari Sulu’ received the ‘Best Actress’ award.
In 2017, the film ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ got the ‘Best Actress’ award.
Facts About Vidya Balan
- Vidya Balan has learned Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance.
- Regarding her religious affiliations, Vidya said, “I live my life with a lot of faith. But I am not so religious in the traditional, organized sense”.
- In August 2013, he served as the Grand Marshal of the ‘India Day Parade’ held in New York City.
- In September 2013, he launched a technology-based education platform for differently-abled children in Thanapur village, Uttar Pradesh.
- On the occasion of International Women’s Day in the year 2015, Vidya Balan wrote an opinion on the issues faced by women in India in the newspaper ‘Hindustan Times’.
- In August 2017, Vidya was made a member of the Central Board of Film Certification of India for Theater Exhibition.
- In the year 2019, he did a hosting job in a radio show named ‘Dhun Badal Kar To Dekho’. This show was narrated on Big FM 92.7.
What is the age of Vidya Balan?
Vidya Balan was born on 1 January 1979 in Palakkad, Kerala, India, She is 44 years old as of 2022.
How much does Vidya Balan charges per movie?
Vidya Balan’s per movie fee is 6 to 7 Crore rupees.