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Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is an Indian actress, who appears in Hindi films. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she started her career starring in music videos, television shows and commercials, before appearing in feature films. Balan made her movie debut in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko in 2003. She later made her Hindi film debut with Parineeta (2005), which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut as well as her first Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She subsequently essayed a variety of character roles, receiving her first commercial success with Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). She subsequently appeared in such films as Guru, Heyy Babyy (2008) and Bhool Bhulaiya (2008), the latter earning her another Filmfare nomination. In 2009 she appeared as a single mother of a child suffering from progeria in R. Balki's Paa, her performance in which ultimately won her a Best Actress award at Filmfare. 2010 saw the release of Ishqiya, starring Balan in a role for which she was praised and awarded, and she followed it with her first real-life character of Sabrina Lal in the biopic No One Killed Jessica.

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Jan 1, 1978 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Aap Ki Adalat 1992-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Jalsa 2022-03-18
Known For
Poster of Ekk Albela
Poster of Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Poster of Urumi
Poster of Bhalo Theko
Movie Jalsa Maya Menon 2022-03-18
Movie Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi 2020-07-31
Movie N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Basavatarakam 2019-01-09
Movie N.T.R: Mahanayakudu Basavatarakam 2019-02-06
Movie Mission Mangal Tara Shinde 2019-08-15
Movie Nerkonda Paarvai Cameo 2019-08-08
Movie Begum Jaan Begum Jaan 2017-04-14
Movie Tumhari Sulu Sulochana "Sulu" Dubey 2017-11-17
Series The Kapil Sharma Show Herself 2016-04-23
Movie Te3n Sarita Sharma 2016-06-10
Series Yaaron Ki Baraat Herself 2016-10-08
Movie Kahaani 2 Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh 2016-12-01
Movie Ekk Albela Geeta Bali 2016-06-24
Movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani Vasudha Prasad 2015-06-12
Series Son of Abish Herself 2014-02-01
Movie Shaadi Ke Side Effects Trisha Roy 2014-02-28
Series The Anupam Kher Show Herself 2014-07-06
Movie Bobby Jasoos Bobby 2014-07-04
Series Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself 2013-06-22
Movie Bombay Talkies Herself (uncredited) 2013-05-03
Movie Mahabharat Draupadi (voice) 2013-12-27
Movie Ghanchakkar Neetu Athray 2013-06-28
Movie Kahaani Vidya Bagchi 2012-03-08
Movie Urumi Makkom / Bhumi 2011-03-31
Movie No One Killed Jessica Sabrina Lal 2011-01-07
Movie Dum Maaro Dum Cameo as Mrs Kamath 2011-04-22
Movie Thank You Cameo 2011-04-08
Movie The Dirty Picture Reshma / Silk 2011-12-02
Movie Ishqiya Krishna Verma 2010-01-29
Movie Paa Vidya Arte 2009-12-04
Movie Halla Bol Sneha Chauhan / Sneha A. Khan 2008-01-11
Movie Kismat Konnection Priya 2008-07-18
Movie Guru Meenakshi "Meenu" Saxena 2007-01-12
Movie Salaam-e-Ishq Tehzeeb Raina 2007-01-26
Movie Eklavya: The Royal Guard Rajeshwari / 'Rajjo' 2007-01-01
Movie Om Shanti Om Self 2007-11-07
Movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa Avni Siddharth Chaturvedi/Manjulika 2007-10-12
Movie Heyy Babyy Esha Sahni 2007-08-24
Movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai Jhanvi 2006-09-01
Movie Parineeta Lolita (Gurcharan's daughter) 2005-06-10
Series Koffee with Karan Herself 2004-11-19
Movie Bhalo Theko 2003-12-25
Series Kaun Banega Crorepati Herself 2000-07-03
Series Aap Ki Adalat Herself 1992-01-01