Vidya Balan Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Salary, Net Worth & Bio




  • Vidya Balan is a widely-recognized and an extremely talented actress in Bollywood today. Alone, Vidya Balan has been credited with revolutionizing the female characters in recent Bollywood movies, by portraying strong and versatile roles.

    Vidya Balan is highly-skilled as a film actress and her talent has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including a Padma Shri, by the Government of India.

    About Vidya Balan

    Bio

    Real NameVidya Balan
    NicknameVidhi
    Date of Birth1st January 1978
    Age (as of September 2018)40 years
    Nationality
    Indian
    Religion
    Hinduism
    Place of Birth
    Poothamkurussy (Kerala)
    EducationMasters Degree in Sociology from University of Mumbai

    Physical Stats

    Height
    5 ft 4"
    (163 cm) approximately
    Weight
    154 lbs
    (70 kg)
    approximately
    Hair Color
    Black
    Eye Color
    Dark Brown

    Family & Relationships

    FatherP R Balan
    (Executive VP at Digicable)
    MotherSaraswathi Balan
    SisterPriya Balan
    (Advertisement Executive)
    Marital StatusMarried
    HusbandSiddharth Roy Kapur
    (Businessman/Film Producer)

    Career

    Profession
    Actress
    Net WorthINR 108,00,00,000
    (USD 15 Million)
    Famous for
    Parineeta (2005), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Guru, Salaam-E-Ishq, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiya (2007), Halla Bol, Kismat Konnection (2008), Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica, Thank You, Dum Maro Dum, The Dirty Picture (2011), Kahaani (2012), Ghanchakkar (2013), Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos (2014), Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015), Kahaani-2: Durga Rani Singh (2016), Begum Jaan, Tumhari Sulu (2017)
    First Movie
    BENGALI -
    Bhalo Theko (2003)
    HINDI -
    Parineeta (2005)
    SalaryINR 10,00,00,000
    (USD 1.3 Million)
    Favorite FoodThai cuisine
    Favorite ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Al Pacino and Morgan Freeman
    Favorite ActressesMadhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi, Julie Delphy, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts
    HobbiesReading books

    Vidya Balan has swiftly become a truly popular actress, solely based on her impressive acting skills. Going where few have dared to venture, Vidya Balan is not the stereotypical Bollywood heroine and does not shy away from performing some of the most challenging roles with natural ease.

    Vidya Balan’s age is around 40 years as Vidya Balan was born on the 1st of January, 1978, in Poothamkurussy, a small town in Kerala. Vidya Balan’s height is around 5 ft 4 inches (163 cm) while Vidya Balan’s weight is around 70 kg (154 lbs). In her spare time, Vidya Balan quotes reading books as her favorite hobby.

    Vidya Balan’s father is P. R. Balan, a retired Executive Vice President of Gigicable media company, while Vidya Balan’s mother is Saraswathy Balan. Although Vidya Balan does not have any brothers, Vidya Balan’s younger sister is Priya Balan, who is an advertising executive by profession. Vidya Balan’s husband is popular film producer and businessman, Siddharth Roy Kapur. Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur have been married since 2012.

    Thanks to her amazing acting skills, Vidya Balan’s salary per film is around INR 10 crores (USD 1.3 Million). Her large salary, combined with numerous brand endorsement deals brings Vidya Balan’s net worth around INR 108 crores (USD 15 Million).

    Talking about her excellent acting skills, Vidya Balan is the winner of several popular film awards, and has also been nominated for acting awards numerous times.

    Vidya Balan has been honored by the Government of India with the country’s 4th-highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award, in 2014.

    The list of Vidya Balan’s awards include winning the Anandalok Awards’ Best Actress award for her impressive debut performance in the Bengali movie ‘Bhalo Theko’ (2004), as well as winning the Anandalok Awards’ Best Actress – Hindi award for her amazing acting in the Bollywood super hit movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ (2007).

    Vidya Balan also won the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female award for her impressive role in ‘Ishqiya’ (2010) and won the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female award for her applauded role in ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2011).

    Vidya Balan won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her impressive role in her first Bollywood movie ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Paa’ (2010), the Filmfare Awards’ Critics Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Ishqiya’ (2011), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her impressive role in ‘Kahaani’ (2013) and also won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (2017).

    Vidya Balan won the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Star Debut of the Year – Female award for her first movie ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the IIFA Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Paa’ (2010), the IIFA Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012) and the IIFA Awards’ Best Actress award for her impressive performance in ‘Kahaani’ (2013).

    Vidya Balan is also the winner of the Lions Gold Awards’ Favorite Actress award for ‘Paa’ (2010) and the Lions Gold Awards’ Favorite Actress – Critics award for her amazing performance in ‘Kahaani’ (2013).

    Vidya Balan has won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her excellent performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012).

    Vidya Balan is the winner of the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her role in ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Actress – Special Honor award for her role in ‘Paa’ (2011), the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Ishqiya’ (2011), the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012), and the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Kahaani’ (2013).

    Vidya Balan has also won the Screen Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her first Bollywood movie ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the Screen Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Paa’ (2010), the Screen Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Ishqiya’ (2011), the Screen Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012), the Screen Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Kahaani’ (2013) and also the Screen Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (2017).

    Vidya Balan is also the winner the Stardust Awards’ Female Superstar of Tomorrow award for her impressive debut performance in ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the Stardust Awards’ Best Actress in a Thriller or Action award for ‘Ishqiya’ (2011), the Stardust Awards’ Best Actress in a Drama award and the Stardust Awards’s Female Superstar of the Year award for her impressive performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012) and the Stardust Awards’ Best Actress in a Thriller or Action award for her impressive performance in ‘Kahaani’ (2013).

    Vidya Balan won the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her first Bollywood movie ‘Parineeta’ (2006), the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Ishqiya’ (2011), the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actress award and the Zee Cine Awards’ Critics’ Choice Best Actress award for her amazing performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012), and also won the Zee Cine Awards’ Critics’ Choice Best Actress award for ‘Kahaani’ (2013).

    Other notable awards won by Vidya Balan include the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards’ Memorable Performance Award for her role in ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2012) and the Bollywood Film Journalists  Awards Best Actress award for her role in ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (2018).

    Apart from having won these numerous acting awards, Vidya Balan has also been nominated once for the Asian Film Awards, once for the Asia-Pacific Film Festival award, has 5 BIG Star Entertainment Award nominations, 6 Filmfare Awards nominations, 7 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards nominations, 4 Screen Awards’ nominations, 8 Stardust Awards nominations, 6 Zee Cine Awards nominations along with a Producers Guild Film Awards nominations, among many others.

    Interesting Facts About Vidya Balan

    • Although Vidya Balan does not smoke she does drink alcohol.
    • Vidya Balan was almost unrecognizable when she made her very first acting debut, on TV, in the extremely popular comedy show on Zee TV, titled ‘Hum Paanch’ where she played the character of Radhika Mathur.
    • Vidya Balan confesses to being a cleanliness freak, to the extent that she is almost compulsive and obsessive about it.
    • Before entering Bollywood, Vidya Balan was quite popular as a model in TV advertisements too.
    • Vidya Balan’s favorite author is Paulo Coelho, and confessed to having read all of his books several times over.
    • Vidya Balan is multi-linguistic and can fluently speak Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam her mother tongue as well as Tamil.

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