- Birthday01 January, 1979
- Fun Trivia:Vidya can fluently speak English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali.
- Famous Quote:I enjoy the sari, I think it’s the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount, it covers the right amount. It’s extremely versatile. It suits every body type. It suits every face.
Before making her feature film debut with 2003 Bengali film Bhalo Theko, Vidya Balan appeared in a highly popular 1995 sitcom Hum Paanch. In 2005, she made her Hindi film debut Parineeta and garnered praise from all over. She later appeared in films like Heyy Babyy and Kismat Konnection but only to receive negative reviews from critics. What truly turned the tables for Vidya was The Dirty Picture released in 2011. The film, a biopic on late Southern film actress Silk Smitha, catapulted Vidya into the big league. Her 2012 thriller film kahaani too emerged a blockbuster. Vidya has often been criticized for being overweight and her fashion sense. She is married to film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.