Vidya is 37 according to her birth date 1 January, 1978
Ottapalam, Palakkad District, Kerala
Vidya Balan did her schooling from St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Chembur, Mumbai, and later attended St. Xavier’s College where she majored in Sociology. She went on to study MA at the University of Mumbai, where she received her first film offer.
5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
57 kg or 126 pounds
Vidya Balan herself told in an interview in May, 2012 that she has been dating Siddharth Roy Kapur (CEO at UTV Motion Pictures). She married him on 14 December, 2012 in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai.
36-28-37 inches after her role in “Dirty Picture”, as she had to gain 12 kilos for her role as “Silk”.
Best Known For
Her traditional Indian Look and her work in Hindi movies, especially “Parineeta”, “The Dirty Picture”, “Kahaani”.
Bengali Film “Bhalo Theko”, for her role as “Anandi” in 2003. She got fame through her next film, which was a hindi film “Parineeta” in 2005 and performed role as “Lalita” and for this, she got “Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut”
Vidya Favorite Things
- Favorite Film – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
- Favorite Director – Gulzar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee
- Favorite Actors – Morgan Freeman, Amitabh Bachchan and Al Pacino
- Favorite Actress – Kate Winslet, Julie Delphy and Julia Roberts
- Favorite Book – Brida by Paulo Coelho
- Favorite Food – Thai Cuisine and Homemade food
- Role Model – Her elder sister, Priya
- Favorite Mucian/Band – Zakir Hussain, Michael Jackson, Enrique, Indian Ocean, Midival Punditz
- Vidya Balan was born to her father, P. R. Balan (Vice President of ETC Channel) and mother, Saraswathy Balan, who is a home-maker.
- Vidya Balan has an elder sister, Priya married to Kedar.
- Vidya Balan also involves herself in AIDS Institute at Harvard by participating in the events throughout the year.
- Vidya is also associated with “AmFar” (American For AIDS Research) and Hale House, a home for children affected with HIV and Drug Addiction.
- Vidya Balan had to go for 40 Screen Tests and 17 Make-Up shoots before getting selected for lead role in movie “Parineeta”.
- Vidya can also speak in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali.
- Vidya Balan also acted in TV serial “Hum Paanch” produced by Ekta Kapoor and “Hanse Khelte” produced by Ashok Pandit.