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Vidya Balan, Age, Height, Weight, Facts and More



Vidya Balan


Vidya Balan is an Indian actress who is best known for her work in Hindi films. She is the recipient of multiple prizes. It includes a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 2014, the Government of India bestowed the Padma Shri upon her. Vidya has wanted to be a part of the film industry since she was a child.

About Vidya Balan Personal Life

Real NameVidya P. Balan
Height5’4″ Inches
Weight70 Kg
Figure Measurements35-30-35
Hair ColorBlack
Date of Birth1 January 1978
Age (as in 2021)43 Years
Birth PlacePoothamkurussy, Puthar, Palakkad, Kerela, India
HometownChembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Anthony Girls’ High School, Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Educational QualificationMasters Degree in Sociology

Family and Relationship

FatherP.R. Balan (Worked as Executive Vice-President of Digicable)
MotherSaraswathy Balan (Homemaker)
SisterPriya Balan (Works for an Advertising Company)
HusbandSiddharth Roy Kapoor (Businessman And Producer)
Marriage Date- 14 December 2012
Vidya Balan Marriage Image

Car Collection

Mercedes E-Class

Favourites of Vidya Balan

ActorsShah Rukh Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
Morgan Freeman
AI Pacino
ActressesShabana Azmi
Madhuri Dixit
Kate Winslet
Julie Delphy
Julia Roberts
FilmsBolywood– Gol Maal (1979)
Hollywood– Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
MusiciansZakir Hussain
Michael Jackson
Enrique Lglesias
Indian Ocean
Midival Punditz
DestinationsNew York
New Zealand

Interesting Facts About Vidya Balan Life

  1. Vidya Balan studied Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam dance, and Kathak dance.
  2. “I spend my life with a lot of faith, but I’m not a traditional, structured religious person”. Vidya stated of her religious ties.
  3. She was the Grand Marshal of the ‘India Day Parade’ in New York City in August 2013.
  4. In Thanapur village, Uttar Pradesh, she launched a technology-based education platform. It was for differently-abled youngsters in September 2013.
  5. Vidya Balan penned an opinion piece for the publication ‘Hindustan Times’. It was about the difficulties faced by women in India on International Women’s Day in 2015.
  6. Vidya was appointed to the Central Board of Film Certification of India. It was for the Theater Exhibition in August 2017.
  7. In the year 2019, she worked as a host on the radio show ‘Dhun Badal Kar To Dekho.’ Big FM 92.7 provided the narration for this broadcast.
  8. In May 2012, Vidya Balan revealed that she was dating Siddharth Roy Kapur, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, in an interview.
  9. Vidya played the role of ‘Radhika’ in Ekta Kapoor’s sitcom Hum Paanch when she was 16 years old.

Career Towards Film Industry

  • During her Masters, Vidya had made up her intention to work in Malayalam cinema. She was originally cast in the Malayalam film ‘Chakram,’ as the female lead.
  • Vidya committed to appear in 12 additional Malayalam films within the same time period. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the film ‘Chakram’ could not be completed. She dropped out of all of her films during this time.
  • In 2001, she played the lead in N. Linguswamy’s film ‘Run’. Vidya was mistakenly replaced by actress Meera Jasmine after the first filming schedule of the film was over.
  • She had signed on for the third Tamil film ‘Manasailam’, but was replaced by actress Trisha. It happened because the film’s producers were happy with Vidya’s performance.
  • Vidya appeared in the Malayalam film ‘Kalari Vikraman’ in 2003. The film was completed and ready to be released, but it was never released.
  • Vidya Balan had the opportunity to act in Gautam Halder’s Bengali film ‘Bhalo Theko’ in 2003. Vidya’s first film was released in this year.
  • Vidya made her acting debut in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film Eklavya: The Royal Guard in 2007.
  • Vidya Balan was the lead in two films in 2008, however neither of them was well received by the public. ‘Halla Bol’ and ‘Kismat Connection’ were the titles of these films.
  • She made her acting debut in the Hindi film ‘No One Killed Jasika’ in 2011. She played opposite Rani Mukerji in the lead role.
  • Vidya Balan featured alongside Emraan Hashmi in Mohit Suri’s love film Hamari Adhuri Kahani in 2015.
  • She appeared in the Hindi film ‘Mission Mangal’ in 2019.
  • Vidya performed admirably in the action adventure movie Sherni in the year 2021.

Awards, Achievements And Salary

  • For the film ‘Parineeta,’ she won the award for ‘Best Debut Actress’ in 2005.
  • She won the ‘Best Actress’ award for the film ‘Paa’ in 2009.
  • She won the ‘Best Actress (Critics)’ award in 2010 for the film ‘Ishqiya.’
  • For the film ‘The Dirty Picture,’ she got the Best Actress Award in 2011.
  • She won the prize for ‘Best Actress’ for the film ‘Kahaani’ in 2012.
  • The Government of India awarded her the ‘Padma Shri’ Awards in 2014.


Vidya Balan earns around INR 10 crores per film (USD 1.3 Million). Vidya Balan’s net worth is estimated to be over INR 108 crores, mainly to her huge salary and various brand endorsement deals (USD 15 Million).

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