Vidya Balan

as Neetu Atre (Mrs. Ghanchakkar) in the movie Ghanchakkar

My own actors library
Real name is Vidya P. Balan
Was born at 1 January 1978 (now is 41 years old) in Palakkad, Kerala, India

Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of herdad, P. R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - ahome-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar.

Shealso has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju. The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11, near AmbedkarGarden, Chembur, Bombay, when Vidya was very young. She studied in St. Anthony's Convent School, and thereafter in St.

Xavier's College fromwhere she obtained a degree in Sociology. She then went on to obtain aMasters degree in Sociology from Bombay University. She also studied and performed in Prithvi Theaters' workshops. Due totradition of most Tamil-Iyer families, Vidya and her Priya learnedCarnatic dance form during their early childhood days, but Vidya optedout as the dance classes took place early on Sunday mornings and as sheis not an early riser. Considerably overweight, rather tomboyish, during her school-days, andan ardent fan of Shahrukh Khan, she decided to shed those extra poundswhen she elected to opt for modeling and movies.

Facing disappointment after being rejected by a Tamil producer, shenevertheless persisted until she got her first break with a Malyalammovie 'Chakram' opposite Mohanlal, however, the project was shelved,and she had to wait until 1998 to debut in a Surf Excel commercial. Shethen went on to appear in several commercials directed by PradeepSarkar. She completed nearly 90 such ads. She appeared in three music videos for Pankaj Udhas, Euphoria, andShubha Mudgal in supporting roles. She then also appeared in two TVserials Ekta Kapoor's 'Hum Paanch', and Ashok Pandit's 'Hanste Khelte'.

During 2003 she was signed-up to play a role in a Bengali movie 'BhaaloTheko' opposite Joy Sengupta. This project was completed during theyear 2006, and was a considerable hit. Then during 2006 Vidya was approached by Vidhu Vinod Chopra during apop-concert in Mumbai to play a lead role in 'Parineeta'. She then hadto undergo 17 make-up shoots and 40 screen tests before being chosenfor this role. All this hard work did result in success as 'Parineeta'was very well received so much so that the Tamil producer, who hadpreviously rejected her, invited her to appear in a 'Dasavatharam'opposite Kamal Hassan, and now it was Vidya's turn to reject this offerwhich eventually went to 'Asin'.

Apart from acting, Vidya occupies herself for supporting education foryoung Indians by promoting children's' books; is associated withAmericans for Aids Research; with Hale House - that provides supportand housing for children born with HIV and drug abuse; as well ashosting forums and attending events for Harvard Aids Institute. When she was single, she was never involved in any scandal and claimedto get along well with both female and male friends. In 2012, shemarried producer 'Siddharth Roy Kapur' An ardent devotee of Bhagwan Shri Sai Baba, she makes it a point toattend Mandirs every Thursday. She is proficient in Tamil, Malyalam,Hindi, English, Bengali, and can also read Urdu. .

There is some small facts about Vidya Balan:
  • A Tamilian from Kerala, she hails from the Iyer community in Palghat, on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • Did her schooling from St. Antony's School and later on at St. Xavier's College where she graduated in Sociology. She soon started work on her MA from Mumbai University when she was offered a role in a Malayalam film starring 'Mohanlal (I)' , but it was later shelved due to issues with the director.
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil. After filming Parineeta (2005) , can also speak Bengali quite well.
  • Listed as number 8 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (, 8-25-2006)
  • Granddaughter-in-law of Producer, Director G Rakesh.
  • Daughter-in-law of actress, model Salome (Tu Hi Mere Zindagi 1965).
  • Cousin of actress Priyamani.
  • Bears a resemblance to classic actress 'Kanchana (I)' .
  • Dubbed for actress Sharbani Mukherjee in the film "Sankaal - The Latch".
Also look some video clip about Vidya Balan:
There is the list of movies, where Vidya Balan was taked part:
1 Ghanchakkar movie Ghanchakkar 2013 as Neetu Atre (Mrs. Ghanchakkar)
2 Zee Cine Awards 2012 movie Zee Cine Awards 2012 2012 as Herself - Winner Best Actor ( Female ) / Jury Award For Best Actress
3 Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu movie Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu 2014 as Herself - Guest
4 55th Idea Filmfare Awards movie 55th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 as Herself
5 Bhalo Theko movie Bhalo Theko 2003 as Anandi
6 Bhool Bhulaiyaa movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2007 as Avni Chaturvedi
7 Bobby Jasoos movie Bobby Jasoos 2014 as Bobby
8 Bombay Talkies movie Bombay Talkies 2013 as Herself
9 Dum Maaro Dum movie Dum Maaro Dum 2011 as Mrs. Kamath
10 Eklavya movie Eklavya 2007 as Rajeshwari/'Rajjo'
11 Ferrari Ki Sawaari movie Ferrari Ki Sawaari 2012 as Laavni Dancer
12 Guru movie Guru 2007 as Meenakshi Gupta
13 Halla Bol movie Halla Bol 2008 as Sneha
14 Hamari Adhuri Kahaani movie Hamari Adhuri Kahaani 2015 as Vasudha
15 Heyy Babyy movie Heyy Babyy 2007 as Isha Sahni
16 Ishqiya movie Ishqiya 2010 as Krishna
17 Kahaani movie Kahaani 2012 as Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
18 Kahaani 2 movie Kahaani 2 2017 as Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
19 Kismat Konnection movie Kismat Konnection 2008 as Priya
20 Lage Raho Munna Bhai movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai 2006 as Jhanvi
21 Mahabharat movie Mahabharat 2013 as Draupadi
22 No One Killed Jessica movie No One Killed Jessica 2011 as Sabrina Lall
23 Om Shanti Om movie Om Shanti Om 2007 as Herself
24 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! 2013 as Woman in Burqa (song 'Tayyab Ali')
25 Paa movie Paa 2009 as Dr. Vidya
26 Parineeta movie Parineeta 2005 as Lalita
27 Rahgeer movie Rahgeer 2008 as Actress
28 Salaam-E-Ishq movie Salaam-E-Ishq 2007 as Tehzeeb Hussain
29 Shaadi Ke Side Effects movie Shaadi Ke Side Effects 2014 as Trisha
30 The Dirty Picture movie The Dirty Picture 2011 as Reshma/Silk
31 Urumi movie Urumi 2011 as Bhoomi
32 Hum Paanch movie Hum Paanch 1995 as Radhika Mathur (2000)
33 Koffee with Karan movie Koffee with Karan 2004 as Herself - Guest
There is the list of some articles of Vidya Balan:
  • "Courrier International" (France), 17 October 2012, pg. pg. 14, by: Banan, Aastha Atray, "Vidya Balan, la Marilyn de Bollywood. Portrait. Elle s'est longtemps cherchée, mais a fini par se trouver en acceptant d'afficher ses formes généreuses et de mettre son "indianité" en avant. Adulée par les Indiens, elle triomphe aujourd'hui sur grand écran."
The image of Vidya P. Balan was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Filmfare" (India), 16 January 2013
There is the list of some quotes of Vidya Balan:
  • Neither of my first two Malayalam films got completed, and I walked out of the third, a Tamil film, because I was not comfortable. I was replaced in another Tamil film with the excuse that I could not act. They made me feel ugly to the point where I was scared to look in the mirror. In retrospect I thank God, and by God's grace today the going is good.
Share this page to your favorite network:

Leave your comment about Vidya Balan and filmography below: