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Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan "I have enjoyed the success my work has brought me. Some might say I haven’t really struggled to be successful. I think it is my perspective that is utopian. My state of mind is positive and peaceful. And I dare to dream", - Vidya Balan


Vidya Balan

Date of Birth: January 1, 1982
Sign: Capricorn
Religion: hindu
City: Palghat, Kerala
Country: India
Mother: home maker
Father: PR Balan - Vice President of ETC Channel
Siblings: older sister Priya
Children: none
Marital status: single
Spouse: none
Education: St. Antony's School, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai University. She has sociology degree
Likes: indian classical music
Favorite films: DDLJ, Dil Se, One fine day
Favorite clothes: saris
Favorite food: home-cooked
Her hero: Amitabh Bachchan
Her heroine: Madhuri Dixit
Other facts: Vidya is spiritually inclined
Hobbies: reading - all of Paulo Coelho’s books, listening to music and watching films
Occupation: bollywood actress / fashion model
Debut Film: Bhaalo Theko (
Languages: tamil, hindi, english, malayalam, bengali

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Shankardada Zindabad (2007)
Halla Bol (2007)
Hey Baby (2007)
Guru (2007)
Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007)
Dasavatharam (2006)
Rahgeer (2006)
Eklavya (2006)
Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006)
Parineeta (2005)
"Hum Paanch" (2000)
Hanste Khelte
Bhaalo Theko


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The different shades of Vidya Balan (Rediff special)
My man should look and carry himself like Gulzar-saab, Vidya Balan (Shaadi)
‘I am a huge fan of Madhuri’: Vidya Balan (Deccan Herald)


Tip Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was signed to appear in the Malayalam film Chakram, but the film was abandoned mid-way through production

She is from the Iyer community

She made her debut as a model in a Surf Excel advertisement in 1998

She decided to join films the day she interacted with Shabana Azmi while in college

She is trained in Carnatic music

Vidya had to go through 40 screen tests and 17 make-up shoots before she was chosen for the lead role in Parineeta

Vidya Balan has acted in more than 25 ad films, most of which were directed by Pradeep Sarkar


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