Birthdate: 1 January 1978
Birth Place: Ottapalam, kerala, India.
Height in feet: 5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye Color: Black
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress
Marital Status: Single
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Vidya Balan, the most populous celebrity who marked her debut not only in Hindi but also in Bengali and Malayalam films. She can speak English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali very well.
Vidya Balan did her schooling from St. Anthony Girls' High School in Mumbai.After completed her intermediate she did her bachelor degree from sociology at St. Xavier’s college. Later on did her master’s from University of Mumbai.
Her father is PR Balan is the Vice-President of ETC Network while her mother is a homemaker. She also has a elder sister named Priya, works in the field of advertising
In 1998, this elegant beauty started her career as a model in the Surf Excel advertisement. Later she appeared in more than 25 advertising short films such as Ponds, Bajaj and others.She acted in a few music videos for Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal and Pankaj Udhas. She was also seen in TV serials such as Ashok Pandit's Hanste Khelte and Ekta Kapoor's Hum Paanch Vidya started her career starring in music videos, television serial and commercials,
She made her movie debut in the Bengali film, "Bhalo Theko" in 2003. She later made her Hindi film debut with "Parineeta" (2005) and followed it with a leading role in the blockbuster Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), and other such hit films as Guru, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (all 2007). In 2009 marked the beginning of the most successful period in Balan's career as she portrayed five back-to-back roles to wide critical acclaim in Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Kahaani (2012).
1. Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in 2005 for Parineeta.
2. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2007 for Bhool Bhulaiyaa.
3. Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2009 for Paa.
4. Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress in 2010 for Ishqiya.
5. National Film Award for Best Actress in 2011 for The Dirty Picture.
6. Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2012 for Kahaani.