Everything You Needed to Know About Vidya Balan!

Rashmi Daryanani , 10 Mar 2013
Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Date of Birth: 1st January, 1978.

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn.

Nicknames: Bombat

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Claim to Fame: Strong, female-oriented roles.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Most Famous Dialogue: Filmein sirf teen cheezon ki wajah se chalti hain… Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment… Aur main entertainment hoon.

Biggest Controversies:

Booked for indecency: After the release of The Dirty Picture, a city court directed the police to book the actress for posing indecently on the film’s poster/publicity material. The petitioner claimed that the poster/hoardings were “spoiling the minds of people” and “causing harm to the society.”

Big News Stories:

Marriage: After dating beau Siddharth Roy Kapur on the sly for quite sometime, Vidya married him in December 2012 during a private ceremony that featured only their close friends and family. See pix here.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Juicy Offscreen Quotes:

“You know, suggestive outfits tantamount to skin show and take away the meat from the character. I want the meat, not the bone.”

“When everyone says good things about you, you have to be careful that your feet remain on ground.”

“Neither of my first two Malayalam films got completed, and I walked out of the third, a Tamil film, because I was not comfortable. I was replaced in another Tamil film with the excuse that I could not act. They made me feel ugly to the point where I was scared to look in the mirror. In retrospect I thank God, and by God’s grace today the going is good.”

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Fun Facts:

She’s a Tamilian from Kerala.

She was rumoured to have dated Shahid Kapoor.

She got a degree in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College.

She was recently voted by PETA as India’s hottest vegetarian.

Vidya Balan (photo courtesy | Filmfare)
Vidya Balan (photo courtesy | Filmfare)

Filmography:

YearFilm NameCast
2012Ferrari Ki SawaariSharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritvik Sahore, Vidya Balan, Nilesh Divekar
2012KahaaniVidya Balan,Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta, Dhritiman Chatterjee
2011The Dirty PictureVidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Imran Hasnee
2011Thank YouAkshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Celina Jaitley, Irfan Khan, Vidya Balan
2011Dum Maaro DumAbhishek Bachchan, Aditya Pancholi, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Vidya Balan
2010IshqiyaNaseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Salman Shahid, Adil Hussain
2010No One Killed JessicaRani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan, Myra Karn, Neil Bhoopalam, Shireesh Sharma
2009PaaAmitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati Naag
2008Halla BolAjay Devgan, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ruby Bhatia
2008Kismat KonnectionVidya Balan, Vishal Malhotra, Shahid Kapoor, Om Puri, Boman Irani
2007Heyy BabyyAarti Chabria, Akshay Kumar, Amisha Patel, Amrita Arora, Amrita Rao, Vidya Balan
2007Bhool BhulaiyaaAkshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal
2007GuruAbhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan,R. Madhavan, Mallika Sherawat
2007Salaam-e-ishqSalman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Vidya Balan
2007EklavyaAmitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jackie Shroff, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan
2006Lage Raho MunnabhaiSanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Vidya Balan, Diya Mirza
2005ParineetaSaif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Raima Sen, Diya Mirza

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