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Vidya Balan Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography

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Husband: Siddharth Roy Kapur
Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Mumbai

Vidya Balan

Bio/Wiki
Full NameVidya P. Balan
Nickname Vidhi
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)5' 4" (163 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTV (Hindi): Hum Paanch (1995) as Radhika Mathur; aired on Zee TV
Vidya Balan in a still from Hum Paanch
Film (Bengali): Bhalo Theko (2003) as Anandi
Bhalo Theko
Film (Hindi): Parineeta (2005) as Lalita
Parineeta
Film (Malayalam): Urumi (2011) as Makkom/Bhoomi
Urumi
Film (Marathi): Ekk Albela (2016) as Geeta Bali
Ekk Albela
Film (English): Amoli (2018) as narrator
Amoli
Film (Telugu): NTR: Kathanayakudu (2019) as Basavatarakam
NTR- Kathanayakudu
Film (Tamil): Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) as Kalyani Bharath
Vidya Balan in a still from Nerkonda Paarvai
Short Film (Hindi; As a producer): Natkhat (2020)
Natkhat
Awards & HonoursAnandalok Awards
• 2004: Best Actress- Bengali for Bhalo Theko
• 2007: Best Actress– Hindi for Bhool Bhulaiyaa

BIG Star Entertainment Awards
• 2010: Most Entertaining Film Actor- Female for Ishqiya
• 2011: Most Entertaining Film Actor- Female for The Dirty Picture

FICCI Frames Excellence Honours
• 2010: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Paa
• 2011: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ishqiya
• 2012: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Dirty Picture

Filmfare Awards
• 2006: Best Female Debut for Parineeta
• 2010: Best Actress for Paa
• 2011: Best Actress (Critics) for Ishqiya
• 2012: Best Actress for The Dirty Picture
• 2013: Best Actress for Kahaani
Vidya Balan with her Filmfare Award 2013
• 2018: Best Actress for Tumhari Sulu
• 2022: Best Actress (Critics) for Sherni

International Indian Film Academy Awards
• 2006: Star Debut of the Year- Female for Parineeta
• 2010: Best Actress for Paa
• 2012: Best Actress for The Dirty Picture
• 2013: Best Actress for Kahaani

Producers Guild Film Awards
• 2006: Best Female Debut for Parineeta
• 2011: Best Actress- Special Honour for Paa
• 2011: Best Actress for Ishqiya
• 2012: Best Actress for The Dirty Picture
• 2013: Best Actress for Kahaani

Screen Awards
• 2006: Best Female Debut for Parineeta
• 2010: Best Actress- Popular Choice for Paa
• 2011: Best Actress for Ishqiya
• 2013: Best Actress for Kahaani
• 2017: Best Actress for Tumhari Sulu

Stardust Awards
• 2006: Female Superstar of Tomorrow for Parineeta
• 2011: Best Actress in a Thriller or Action for Ishqiya
• 2012: Female Star of the Year for The Dirty Picture
• 2012: Best Actress in a Drama for The Dirty Picture

Zee Cine Awards
• 2006: Best Female Debut for Parineeta
• 2008: Best Actress for Bhool Bhulaiyaa
• 2012: Best Actress for The Dirty Picture
• 2012: Best Actress (Critics) for The Dirty Picture

Other Awards
• 2011: National Film Award for The Dirty Picture for Best Actress
Vidya Balan receiving National Film Award
• 2014: Padma Shri Award
Vidya Balan receiving Padma Shri Award
• 2016: Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for Female Empowerment Award
• 2023: D2C Brand Award- Tech at the India D2C Summit in Mumbai
Vidya Balan holding the Most Admired D2C Brand Award with Aparna Thyagarajan
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1979 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024) 45 Years
BirthplaceChembur, Mumbai
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureVidya Balan's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai
SchoolSt Anthony's Girls' High School, Mumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• BA in Sociology at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
• MA in Sociology at University of Mumbai
Religion Hinduism
CasteBrahmin [1]Live Mint
EthnicityPalakkad Iyer [2]Live Mint
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressAnand Apartment, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai
HobbiesReading Books, Travelling
Vidya Balan during her vacation
ControversyProtest by South Indian Activists
In 2011, a few activists in South India protested against Vidya and makers of the film of Dirty Picture. They even burned several posters of the film before its release. The brother of the Indian actress Silk Smitha moved to the Andhra Pradesh High Court to oppose his sister's portrayal in the film by Vidya Balan. [3]The New Indian Express
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsShahid Kapoor (actor; rumoured)
Vidya Balan with Shahid Kapoor
John Abraham (actor; rumoured)
Vidya Balan with John Abraham
Saif Ali Khan (actor; rumoured)
Vidya Balan with Saif Ali Khan
Siddharth Roy Kapur (businessman, film producer)
Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapur
Marriage Date14 December 2012
Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur's wedding picture
Marriage PlaceSri Subramania Temple, Chembur, Mumbai
Family
Husband/SpouseSiddharth Roy Kapur
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- P. R. Balan (executive vice-president of Digicable)
Mother- Saraswathy Balan (homemaker)
Vidya Balan with her parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Priya Balan (elder; works in advertising company)
Vidya Balan with her sister
Other Relative(s)Maternal Cousin- Priyamani (actress)
Vidya Balan's cousin Priyamani
Brother(s)-in-Law- Aditya Roy Kapur (actor), Kunaal Roy Kapur (actor)
Vidya Balan's husband and brother-in-law
Favourites
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino
Actress(es)Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Kate Winslet, Julie Delphy, Julia Roberts
Singer(s)Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Midival Punditz
MusicianZakir Hussain
Music BandIndian Ocean
Film Director(s)Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Film(s)Gol Maal (1979), Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004)
ColourRed
CuisineThai
Fashion DesignerSabyasachi Mukherjee
Perfume(s)Issey Miyake, Elizabeth Arden
Travelling Destination(s)New York, New Zealand
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes Benz S550
• Mercedes Benz E Class
Vidya Balan with her Mercedes Benz E Class
• Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4Matic
Vidya Balan with her Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4Matic
Money Factor
Salary/Fees (approx.)Rs 2-3 crore per film (as of 2024)
Assets/PropertiesA sea facing flat in Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
Vidya Balan's Juhu House
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 136 crore (as of 2024)

Vidya Balan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan

  • She used to be fat in her childhood.

    Vidya Balan's childhood picture

    Vidya Balan’s childhood picture

  • She did not like playing with her friends after school. Instead, she used to love watching television.

    Vidya Balan during her school days

    Vidya Balan during her school days

  • Gradually, she started developing an interest in acting.
  • After class 10, she did a production workhouse at Prithvi Theatre.
  • She used to participate in various extracurricular activities in college.

    Vidya Balan in her younger days

    Vidya Balan in her younger days

  • While in junior college, one of her friends told her about an audition for a TV series. Vidya then sent her photos to the casting agency. She auditioned for it and got selected. However, the serial got shelved.
  • She was then called by the Indian film producer Ekta Kapoor to replace an actor in the Hindi TV serial Hum Paanch.

    Vidya Balan (extreme right) in a still from Hum Paanch

    Vidya Balan (extreme right) in a still from Hum Paanch

  • As she was giving more time for the shoot of Hum Paanch, she was blacklisted in college for poor attendance. However, she had to quit the serial to complete her studies.
  • While in college, she used to appear in various TV commercials as it required only a few days and she could focus on her studies as well.

    Vidya Balan in an old ad of Dalda

    Vidya Balan in an old ad of Dalda

  • One day, while she was shooting for a TV commercial, she got an offer to audition for the Tamil film starring Mohanlal. However, within two months of the shooting of the film, the film was shelved.
  • She was then selected for a few other films. However, when the makers of the films came to know about her shelved film, she was replaced from all the films. The makers then started believing that she was bad luck for films.
  • She got very upset after this and used to visit the Sai Baba temple near her home and cry there.
  • After struggling for a few more months, she got an offer of a Bengali film which got critical acclaim.
  • She then featured in a few Hindi music videos like “Aana Meri Gully” (2002), “Main Nashe Mein Hoon” (2002), “Kisson Ki Chadar” (2003), and “Jaani Na” (2011).

    Aana Meri Gully

    Aana Meri Gully

  • Vidya has appeared in many popular Hindi films including ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006), ‘Heyy Babyy’ (2007), ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ (2007), ‘Paa’ (2009), and ‘Kahaani’ (2012).

    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

  • She has also appeared in a few Hindi biopics like ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2011) and ‘Shakuntala Devi’ (2020).

    The Dirty Picture

    The Dirty Picture

  • In 2011 and 2012, PETA ranked her in India’s Hottest Vegetarian list.
  • Vidya was appointed as the first brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, India’s sanitation program.

    Vidya Balan in an ad of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

    Vidya Balan in an ad of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

  • She has been featured in a few Hindi songs like “Mala Jau De” from ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ (2012) and “Apna Bombay Talkies” from ‘Bombay Talkies’ (2013).

    Mala Jau De

    Mala Jau De

  • Vidya was appointed as the grand marshal of the India Day parade held in New York City in 2013.

    Vidya Balan in the India Day Parade in New York

    Vidya Balan in the India Day Parade in New York

  • In the same year, she lent her voice to the character of Draupadi in the Hindi animated film ‘Mahabharat.’
  • She hosted a Hindi TV show ‘No More Kamzor,’ a women empowerment initiative in 2014.

    Vidya Balan in No More Kamzor

    Vidya Balan in No More Kamzor

  • Vidya is trained in Carnatic music. For a few months, she has learnt Indian classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathak.
  • She was selected as one of the nine jury members at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. She faced criticism for her outfit at the event. She wore a dress designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

    Vidya Balan at the Cannes Film Festival

    Vidya Balan at the Cannes Film Festival

  • In an interview, she shared that she was trolled for her body weight and dressing style. Initially, she used to be very conscious about it, but later, she stopped caring about people’s opinions.
  • She has performed in only one theatre play titled Dhungpatpatadhundipokoruppopotorpo.

    Vidya Balan in a theatre play

    Vidya Balan in a theatre play

  • She once shared that she uses only natural soaps on her face.
  • She has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Femina, Filmfare, Stage, Stardust, and Outlook Business.

    Vidya Balan featured on cover of Filmfare magazine

    Vidya Balan featured on cover of Filmfare magazine

  • She is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog named Swami.

    Vidya Balan with her pet dog

    Vidya Balan with her pet dog

  • She has been involved in various social welfare campaigns like the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour campaign, the cause of nutrition in India for the Child in Need Institute, and campaigns to promote children’s education and the empowerment of women.

    Vidya Balan during an event of World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour campaign

    Vidya Balan during an event of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour campaign

  • In 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Indian Central Board of Film Certification.
  • She was then appointed as the goodwill ambassador of an NGO named Arpan that creates awareness of child sexual abuse.

    Vidya Balan goodwill ambassador of Arpan

    Vidya Balan goodwill ambassador of Arpan

  • Vidya Balan is often spotted consuming alcohol at parties and events.

    Vidya Balan holding a bottle of alcohol

    Vidya Balan holding a bottle of alcohol

  • She once shared that she had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • She also shared that she was good at matchmaking.
  • She is a die-hard fan of Paulo Coelho and has read almost every book of him.
  • She can speak a few languages like English, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, and Hindi.
  • In 2024, at the Anant AmbaniRadhika Merchant wedding, she wore a dress dyed from the marigolds which were offered at Siddhivinayak Temple.

    Vidya Balan's outfit for Anant-Radhika's wedding

    Vidya Balan’s outfit for Anant-Radhika’s wedding

  • In 2024, she was roped in the Hindi film ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3.’

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