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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:
Movie Shakuntala Devi 2020-07-31
Latest Project:
In the series Aap Ki Adalat 1992-01-01
Known For
Poster of Shakuntala Devi
Poster of Ekk Albela
Poster of Paa
Poster of Bhalo Theko
Movie Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi
Movie Mission Mangal Tara Shinde
Movie Nerkonda Paarvai Cameo
Movie N.T.R: Mahanayakudu Basavatarakam
Movie N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Basavatarakam
Movie Tumhari Sulu Sulochana "Sulu" Dubey
Movie Begum Jaan Begum Jaan
Series The Kapil Sharma Show Herself
Movie Three Sarita Sharma
Movie Ekk Albela Geeta Bali
Series Yaaron Ki Baraat Herself
Movie Kahaani 2 Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh
Movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Series The Anupam Kher Show Herself
Movie Bobby Jasoos Bobby
Movie Shaadi Ke Side Effects Trisha Roy
Series Son of Abish Herself
Movie Mahabharat Draupadi (voice)
Movie Ghanchakkar Neetu Athray
Series Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself
Movie Bombay Talkies Herself
Movie Kahaani Vidya Bagchi
Movie The Dirty Picture Reshma / Silk
Movie Thank You Cameo
Movie Urumi Makkom / Bhumi
Movie No One Killed Jessica Sabrina
Movie Dum Maaro Dum Cameo as Mrs Kamath
Movie Ishqiya Krishna Verma
Movie Paa Vidya Arte
Movie Kismat Konnection Priya
Movie Halla Bol Sneha Chauhan / Sneha A. Khan
Movie Guru Meenakshi "Meenu" Saxena
Movie Eklavya: The Royal Guard Rajeshwari / 'Rajjo'
Movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa Avni Siddharth Chaturvedi/Manjulika
Movie Salaam-e-Ishq Tehzeeb Raina
Movie Heyy Babyy Esha
Movie Om Shanti Om Herself
Movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai Jhanvi
Movie Parineeta Lolita (Gurcharan's daughter)
Series Koffee with Karan Herself
Movie Bhalo Theko Unknown
Series Kaun Banega Crorepati Herself
Series Aap Ki Adalat Herself