Vidya Balan

Indian film actress

Vidya Balan (pronounced [ʋɪd̪jaː baːlən]; born 1 January 1979) is an Indian actress.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan promoting Mission Mangal.jpg
Vidya in 2019
Born (1979-01-01) 1 January 1979 (age 42)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Years active1995, 2003–present
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AwardsFull list
HonoursPadma Shri (2014)

She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.

Vidya is known for her roles in Paa (2009), the black comedy Ishqiya (2010), the thrillers No One Killed Jessica and Kahaani (2012), and the biopic The Dirty Picture (2011).[1][2]


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  2. "Temple wedding for Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur". NDTV. 11 December 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.