Vidya Balan

Date of Birth : 1 January 1982
Height : NA

Mini Biography :
Vidya Balan, the Tamilian Iyer girl from Palghat (Kerala), grew up in Mumbai, did her early years of education at St. Antony’s School and later graduated in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College.

While she was doing her MA from Mumbai University, she got an offer in a Malayalam film titled ‘Chakram’ with Mohanlal. Unfortunately, the film was shelved mid-way because of some issues between the director and Mohanlal. Then Vidya had to wait for a few more years to make her movie debut.

In 1998, this elegant beauty started her career as a model in Surf Excel advertisement. Later she appeared in more than 25 ad films like Ponds, Bajaj etc. Before getting her big break in Bollywood, she acted in a few music videos with Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal, Pankaj Udhas etc. She was also seen in TV serials such as Ashok Pandit’s ‘Hanste Khelte’ and Ektaa Kapoor’s ‘Hum Paanch’ as well as a Bengali movie ‘Bhalo Theko’ with actor Joy Sengupta. She won the best actress award, ‘Anand Lok Puraskar’ for the movie in Kolkata.

Filmography :

  1. Delhi 6 (2008) (pre-production)
  2. Bollywood Blues (2007) (pre-production) (in negotiations)
  3. Lucky Charm (2008) (post-production)
  4. Halla Bol (2007)
  5. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
  6. Heyy Babyy (2007)
  7. Eklavya (2007)
  8. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
  9. Guru (2007)
  10. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
  11. Parineeta (2005)
  12. “Hum Paanch” (2000) TV Series
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2006 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Parineeta (2005)

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