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Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is an Indian actress, who appears in Hindi films. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she started her career starring in music videos, television shows and commercials, before appearing in feature films. Balan made her movie debut in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko in 2003. She later made her Hindi film debut with Parineeta (2005), which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut as well as her first Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She subsequently essayed a variety of character roles, receiving her first commercial success with Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). She subsequently appeared in such films as Guru, Heyy Babyy (2008) and Bhool Bhulaiya (2008), the latter earning her another Filmfare nomination. In 2009 she appeared as a single mother of a child suffering from progeria in R. Balki's Paa, her performance in which ultimately won her a Best Actress award at Filmfare. 2010 saw the release of Ishqiya, starring Balan in a role for which she was praised and awarded, and she followed it with her first real-life character of Sabrina Lal in the biopic No One Killed Jessica.

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Jan 1, 1978 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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First Appeared:
In the movie Bhalo Theko 2003-12-25
Latest Project:
Movie Shakuntala Devi 2020-07-31
Known For
Movie Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi 2020-07-31
Movie Ekk Albela Geeta Bali 2019
Movie Mission Mangal Tara Shinde 2019-08-15
Movie Begum Jaan Begum Jaan 2017-04-14
Movie Tumhari Sulu Sulochana "Sulu" Dubey 2017-11-17
Movie Three Sarita Sharma 2016-06-10
Movie Kahaani 2 Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh 2016-12-01
Movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani 2015-06-12
Movie Shaadi Ke Side Effects Trisha Roy 2014-02-28
Movie Ghanchakkar Neetu Athray 2013-06-28
Movie Bombay Talkies Herself 2013-05-03
Movie Mahabharat Draupadi (voice) 2013-12-27
Movie Kahaani Vidya Bagchi 2012-03-08
Movie Urumi Makkom / Bhumi 2011-03-31
Movie No One Killed Jessica Sabrina 2011-01-07
Movie Dum Maaro Dum Cameo as Mrs Kamath 2011-04-22
Movie Thank You Cameo 2011-04-08
Movie The Dirty Picture Reshma / Silk 2011-12-02
Movie Ishqiya Krishna Verma 2010-01-29
Movie Paa Vidya Arte 2009-12-04
Movie Kismat Konnection Priya 2008-07-18
Movie Halla Bol Sneha Chauhan / Sneha A. Khan 2008-01-11
Movie Eklavya: The Royal Guard Rajeshwari / 'Rajjo' 2007-01-01
Movie Guru Meenakshi "Meenu" Saxena 2007-01-12
Movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa Avni Siddharth Chaturvedi/Manjulika 2007-10-12
Movie Salaam-e-Ishq Tehzeeb Raina 2007-01-26
Movie Heyy Babyy Esha 2007-08-24
Movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai Jhanvi 2006-01-01
Movie Bhalo Theko 2003-12-25
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