Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Indian film actress Vidya Balan has empowered cinema by breaking the barrier of picturesque heroines and carving a niche of her own. The actor, who believes in letting her work do all the talking, has been part of several hit movies like Parineeta (2005), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Guru (2007), the critically acclaimed Paa (2009), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012).

Bio 
Real NameVidya P. Balan
NicknameVidhi
ProfessionActress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 4”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Figure Measurements35-30-35
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1978-01-01
Age (as in 2017)39 Years
Birth PlacePoothamkurussy, Puthur, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
SignatureVidya Balan signature
NationalityIndian
HometownChembur, Mumbai , Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Anthony Girls' High School, Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Educational QualificationsMasters degree in Sociology
DebutFilm: Bhalo Theko (2003, Bengali film)
Parineeta (2005, Bollywood film)
TV: Hum Paanch (1995)
FamilyFather- P. R. Balan (Worked as Executive Vice-President of Digicable)
Mother- Saraswathy Balan (Homemaker)
Brother- N/A
Sister- Priya Balan (Works for an advertising company)
ReligionHinduism
AddressA sea facing flat in Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
Vidya Balan Juhu House
HobbiesReading
Controversies• In 2011, activists in South India protested and burned several posters of her film The Dirty Picture before its release. Not only that, but Silk Smitha's brother also moved to the Andhra Pradesh High Court to oppose his sister's portrayal in the film.
• There were rumours that marriage with Siddharth Roy Kapoor was on the rocks, because Siddharth had apparently fallen for another woman! But it could all be a jealous woman’s tale, for all we know.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodThai cuisine
Favourite ActorsShah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino
Favourite ActressesShabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Kate Winslet, Julie Delphy, Julia Roberts
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Gol Maal (1979)
Hollywood: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
Favourite DirectorsGulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Favourite MusiciansZakir Hussain, Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Indian Ocean, Midival Punditz
Favourite ColourRed
Favourite PerfumeIssey Miyake, Elizabeth Arden
Favourite DestinationNew York and New Zealand
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSiddharth Roy Kapur (Businessman and Producer)
Husband/SpouseSiddharth Roy Kapur, Businessman and Producer (2012-present)
Marriage Date2012-12-14 00:00:00
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMercedes E-Class
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)10 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth (approx.)$15 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan

  • Does Vidya Balan smoke?: No
  • Does Vidya Balan drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vidya started her acting career with Ekta Kapoor’s popular comedy show Hum Paanch (1995) as Radhika Mathur aired on Zee TV.
  • She has an inclination towards cleanliness and she even has a record of suffering form obsessive compulsive disorder about everything around her being clean.
  • She nearly had done 5 movies which have not yet been released before doing her first movie in Bengali, after which she got her first Hindi movie, Parineeta.
  • She was very popular with her advertisements in house holds, even before acting in movies.
  • She is very good with match making and her match making capabilities have made many of her friends find their other half.
  • She is a die-hard fan of Paulo Coelho and have read every book he has ever written.
  • She has a thing for giggling. she is seen giggling in many television shows.
  • She is very good in Bengali, which is her husband’s native language and she seems to converse with her husband and his family in Bengali itself.
  • She can speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi fluently.
  • Priyamani (south Indian actress, did item song in Chennai Express), is Vidya Balan’s second cousin sister.
  • Actor Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur are her brother-in-laws.
  • She did a role as one of the four five girls of the famous television show, ‘Hum Paanch’, before entering Bollywood.
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