Vidya Balan was also born today in 1979. She is a Tamil-speaking Bollywood actor par excellence. She was inspired to join the acting field by Shabana Azmi and Madhuri Dixit. She began her acting career, at 16 years of age; in Ekta Kapoor’s comic TV serial Hum Panch as a teenager wearing spectacles. She wanted to concentrate on a career in films, so she refused to act in Anurag Basu’s TV soap opera. Her parents insisted that she complete her education before starting out for her career in the movies. She completed her Masters in Sociology from the University of Mumbai.
Winner of several awards, she was conferred the Padma Shri in 2014. Her roles have always been of strong protagonists, appreciated by the critics. She debuted in the movies with the Indie Bengali drama Bhalo Theko (2003), after a prolonged period of struggle. Her Hindi film debut happened with Parineeta (2005) where her performance was critically acclaimed. Her performance in the comic Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) was also appreciated. More recently, her performance in Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016) and as an RJ in the hit comic drama Tumhari Sullu (2017) were appreciated. She married movie producer Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012.
Bollywood and Vidya Balan: Some Bollywood songs featuring Vidya Balan are:
Piyu bole… Parineeta (2005)
Ooo lala oo lala… The Dirty Picture (2011)
Mudhi mudhi ittefaq se… Paa (2009)
Dil toh bachcha hai ji… Ishkiya (2010)
Aami shotti bolchi… Kahaani (2012)
Is this love… Kismat Konnection (2008)
Hawa Hawai 2.0… Tumhari Sullu (2017)