Vidya Balan is a renowned Indian actress mostly appearing in Bollywood movies. She has been working in Indian cinemas giving numerous hit flicks that has helped her establish herself as a successful actress in the industry.
Her new movie “Begum Jaan” along with the famous actor Naseeruddin Shah is in its way to the theaters and will be released by the end of 2017.
Vidya Balan ‘s early life and family
Vidya Balan was born on 1 January, 1979 in Kerala, India. She has an elder sister, Priya Balan. She did her schooling from St. Anthony Girls’ High School. She joined St. Xavier’s College and collected a degree in Sociology and completed her studies earning Master’s degree from the University of Mumbai.
She was married to the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, Siddharth Roy Kapur in the year 2012.
Vidya Balan ‘s career and awards
Vidya was passionate about acting from very young age. At the very young age of 16, Vidya made her acting debut from Ekta Kapoor’s television show “Hum Paanch” where her acting skills were highly recognized.
In 2005, Vidya made her bollywood debut from the movie, “Parineeta” alongside Saif Ali Khan which became critical as well as commercial success garnering her with her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. However,her filming career began from the Bengali movie, “Bhalo Theko” in 2003.
Following her success in her debut movie, she played in the other successful movies like “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”, “Guru”, “Heyy Babyy” that helped her establish herself in the B-town. Her role as “Monjulika” in psychological thriller, ”Bhool Bhulaiyaa” also earned her widespread praise in the industry.
Vidya was successful to mark herself as one of the versatile actresses in the industry from 2009 to 2012 starring in five superhit movies. Her role in the movies, “Paa”(2009), “Ishqiya”(2010), and “No One Killed Jessica”(2011) garnered her with many award nominations including Filmfare awards for Best Actress.
Her role as Silk in the biopic, “The Dirty Picture”(2011) earned her a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress which collected a lot of revenue in the box-offfice. Her portrayal as a vengeful pregnant woman in “Kahaani”(2012) also emerged as a box-office hit which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She also assumed a lead part in the sequel, “Kahaani 2”(2016) which however performed moderately at the box office. She is also honored with the Padma shri award for her contribution in the film industry.
As of 2017, Vidya is all set for her upcoming flick, “Begum Jaan” which is soon to be released in the theater. She will also be seen in another flick, “Tumhari Sulu”.
Vidya was born to parents of Tamilian descent and she can speak Malayalam and Tamil as well. Apart from Bollywood movies, she has also played Malayalam and Bengali movies.
Vidya Balan ‘s Net worth
Vidya has established herself in the film business accumulating net worth of more than $15 million. She makes money from television commercials and brand endorsements. She is a social activist and has been working for woman empowerment. She lives a lavish life with her husband owning huge properties in India.