Vidya Balan


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Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of her dad, P.R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - a home-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar. She also has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju. The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11, near Ambedkar Garden, Chembur, Bombay, when Vidya ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kahaani Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
(2012)
(2006)
Parineeta Lalita
(2005)
The Dirty Picture Reshma / Silk
(2011)

Filmography

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 2020 Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (filming)
Shakuntala Devi
 2019 Natkhat (Short) (post-production)
 2019 Mission Mangal
Tara Shinde
 2019 NTR: Mahanayakudu
Basavatarakaram
 2019 NTR Kathanayakudu
Nandamuri Basava Tarakam
 2017 Tumhari Sulu
Sulochana / Sulu
 2017 Begum Jaan
Begum Jaan
 2016 Kahaani 2
Durga Rani Singh / Vidya Sinha
 2016 Ekk Albela
Geeta Bali
 2016 Te3n
Sarita Sarkar
 2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Vasudha
 2014 Bobby Jasoos
Bobby
 2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Trisha
 2013 Mahabharat
Draupadi (voice)
 2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!
Woman in Burqa (song 'Tayyab Ali') (uncredited)
 2013 Ghanchakkar
Neetu Atre (Mrs. Ghanchakkar)
 2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Laavni Dancer
 2012 Kahaani
Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
 2011 The Dirty Picture
Reshma / Silk
 2011 Dum Maaro Dum
Mrs. Kamath
 2011/I Thank You
Kishan's wife
 2011 No One Killed Jessica
Sabrina Lall
 2010 Ishqiya
Krishna
 2009 Paa
Dr. Vidya
 2008 Kismat Konnection
Priya
 2008 Halla Bol
Sneha
 2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Avni Chaturvedi
 2007 Heyy Babyy
Isha Sahni
 2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard
Rajeshwari / 'Rajjo'
 2007 Salaam-E-Ishq
Tehzeeb Hussain
 2007 Guru
Meenakshi Gupta
 2006 Carry On, Munna Bhai
Jhanvi
 2005 Parineeta
Lalita
 2003 Bhalo Theko
Anandi
 2003 Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali (Short)
 2003 Seekho Na (Short)
 1997 Hanste Khelte (TV Series)
 1995 Hum Paanch (TV Series)
Radhika Mathur (2000)
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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Neither of my first two Malayalam films got completed, and I walked out of the third, a Tamil film, because I was not comfortable. I was replaced in another Tamil film with the excuse that I could not act. They made me feel ugly to the point where I was scared to look in the mirror. In retrospect I thank God, and by God's grace today the going is good.

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Since Silk Smitha was known to be a heavy smoker, Vidya Balan took up heavy chain smoking to prepare for her role as her in her film "The Dirty Picture" (2011). She would smoke around a pack a day, and sometimes before shooting she would smoke up to ten cigarettes consecutively to get in character. She claimed she would get big headaches and sometimes the crew had to assist her because she'd feel... See more »

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Capricorn

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