Vidya Balan Biography, Age, Wiki, Movies, Networth, Controversies, Affairs, Boyfriends, Songs, Images

Vidya Balan is one of the most talented actresses in India today. She was born on January 1, 1979, in Palghat, Kerala.

Vidya Balan

 Vidya is the daughter of P.R Balan. He is the Vice- President of ETC  channel and her mother Saraswathya Balan is a home-maker.

 She has an Elder sister Priya Balan works in advertising. The Indian actress Priyamani is her second cousin sister.

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Vidya completed her school education in St.Anthony girls convent school and completed her degree in St.Xavier’s college. She obtained a degree in sociology.

 Vidya completed her Masters degree in sociology from Bombay University.

Vidya also studied and performed in Prithvi theatres workshops.

 Her sister Priya and Vidya learned the Carnatic dance from childhood. Vidya took dance classes for students on every Sunday mornings.


 At the age of 16, she appeared in the first season of Ekta Kapoor’s Hum Paanch as Radhika teenager.

 She wants to Concentrate on the film career. Parents gave support on her decision but encouraged her to complete her studies.

Vidya faced a lot of problems before she came to film industry because of overweight. She was rejected by a Tamil producer,

She got first break with ‘ chakram ‘ Malayalam movie opposite actors Mohanlal.

In 2003 she was signed to play a role in Bengali movie ‘Bhaalo Theko’ opposite actor Joy Sengupta. This movie was completed in the year 2006.

In 2006 Vidya approached  Vidhu  Vinod Chopra in Mumbai to Act lead role in “Parineeta”.

 The director has done 17 make up shoots and 40 screen tests for this role. Vidya’s hard work is a huge success to the movie.

After this movie, Vidya got a call from Tamil producer, who first rejected Vidya Balan for his film. He invited Vidya to appear in Dasavatharam opposite actor Kamal Hassan. Due to busy schedule, Vidya rejected his offer.

In Telugu, Vidya Balan appeared in The Legendary Actor Senior N.T.R Biopic, in the Lead role of N.T.R first wife. She has stolen the hearts of the Telugu audience with her performance.


Name Vidya Balan
Father P.R Balan
Mother Sarswathy Balan
Occupation Actress
Born 1 january,1979
Home town Mumbai
Years active 2003- present
Spouse Siddharth Roy Kapur

Personal life

In 2012 she married to producer Siddarth Roy Kapur. She is a devotee of Bhagavan Shri Sai Baba. She often visits Mandirs.

Vidya Balan family lives at Road No 11 Near Ambedkar Garden, Chembur, Bombay.

Vidya Balan is proficient in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, English, Bengali and also read Urdu.

Besides acting, Vidya supports to eduction for children by promoting books with the association of Americans for Aid Research.

Hale house provides supporting and housing for born children with HIV and attending events for Harvard Aids Institute.

In march 2011 she participated in the campaign about  World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour in India.

Unknown Facts about Vidya

  • Vidya Balan did more than 90 ads
  • First ad is Surf excel in 1998, directed by Pradeep Saker
  • She appeared in three music videos Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal and Pankaj Udhas in supporting roles.
  • She appeared in two serials Ashok Pandit’s ‘Hanste Khelte’ and Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Hum paanch’.
  • Vidya Balan’s favourite movies Arth(1982), Gol Maal (1979), before Sunset (2004), Blue is the Warmest Color(2013).

Vidya Balan’s film Awards

  • The government of India Awarded the Padam Sri to Vidya Balan in 2014
  • Dirty Picture (2011) won National Film Award for Best Actress
  • Vidya won Six Film Fare Awards
  • Best Female Debut for Parineeta(2005).
  • Best Actress for Paa (2009).
  • Best Actress for The Dirty Picture
  • Best Actress for Khaani(2012)
  • Best Actress for Tumhari Sulu(2017)
  • Critics Award for Best Actress for Ishqiya(2010)

Vidya Balan love story

The Indian film Industry was in shock with the news of Vidya Balan marriage.

Vidya married to Siddarth Roy Kapur. He is the film producer and Mangeing director of The Walt Disney company India. Their love story is very humble. Vidaya feel emotional with Siddarth coming into her life.

The Bollywood director Karan Johar is common Friend to both Vidya and Siddarth.

Karan arranges the first meeting between them. They become close friends, every day they talk to each other and sharing the things brought them even closer.

They both are comfortable with each other. After Few years Siddarth proposed to Vidya. He thought that vidya will reject the proposal and be serious on it.

Vidya replied to his proposal. Vidya likes the relationship with Siddarth Roy and says ok, and welcomes Siddarth into her life.

 Vidya  Wedding Ceremony

The wedding of Siddharth Roy and Vidya Balan was done in two different wedding traditions.

Vidya Balan is a South Indian and Siddharth Roy is a  Punjabi. They both have decided to marry in both cultures. Only close friends and family members were invited to the marriage.

Unknown Facts about Siddharth Roy

Vidya is the third wife to Siddharth Roy and he gave Divorce to both wives. Siddharth knew his first wife from childhood on. Siddharth Second wife was a Television producer. Siddharth has given Divorce to her second wife in 2008.

Movies details

Year Movie Role
1995 Hum Paanch(tv) Radhika
1997 Hanste Khatle Tv series
2003 Seekho na Short film
2003 Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali Short film
2003 Kalari Vikraman Short film
2003 Bhalo Theko Anandi
2005 Parineeta lalitha
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhal Jhanavi
2007 Guru Meenakshi
2007 Saleem-E-Ishq Ehzeeb Husain
2007 Heyy Babyy Isha Sahni
2008 Halla Bol Sneha
2009 Paa Dr. divya
2010 Ishqiya krishna
2011 Thank you Krishna’s wife
2011 The Dirty picture Reshma
2012 Kahhani vidya
2012 Ferrai ki Sawari Laavni dancer
2013 Mahabharat Drupadi
2014 Shaadi Ke side effects Trisha
2015 HamariAdhuri Kahari Vasudha
2016 Te3n Sarita Sarkar
2016 Khanni 2 Vidya
2017 Begum jaan Begum
2017 Tumhari sulu sulu
2019  Kathanayakudu Basavtharakam
2019 Mahanaykudu Basavthrakam

Upcoming movies of Vidya Balan are mission mangal, Thala59, Bend the river.

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