Born: 1 January 1978
Vidya Balan, born in Palakkad, Kerala, is an actress in Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam films.
Vidya is known for roles in films such as Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Ishqiya, No one Killed Jessica, Kahaani and The Dirty Picture
Vidya's breakthrough film into Hindi cinema was in the 2005 film Parineeta. Vidya's performance was very well received, and she won both the IIFA and Filmfare Best Female Debut Awards, as well as also being nominated for Best Actress at both IIFA and Filmfare Awards.
Vidya has won one other IIFA Award for her role in Paa, as well as being nominated for four other IIFA Awards. She has also won four other Filmfare Awards, and been nominated for four more.
Among the awards Vidya has received one National Award and five Filmfare Awards. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for The Dirty Picture (2012).
Vidya is known for roles in films such as Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Ishqiya, and No one Killed Jessica
Vidya Balan married Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures in December 2012.