“I am reverse ageing. I was born a woman, am now a little girl” –Vidya Balan
She was born in Palakkad, Kerala. Her father was Vice President of ETC Channel, and she grew up in Mumbai.
Her First Attempt at Acting
She was also replaced from Manasellam due to her “non-performance” by Trisha Krishnan.
“I was considered a JINX.“
Surf Excel Hai Na!
Vidya abandoned her movie career after facing so much criticism and headed towards the world of advertisements.
She made a series of ads with director Pradeep Sarkar.
“Fame didn’t come to me so easily.”
Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali.
She appeared in the Euphoria’s hit music video ‘Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali‘. She also appeared in music videos with Shubha Mudgal and Pankaj Udhas.
Her TV Debut as the Nerdy Girl: Radhika Mathur
And if you were born in the nineties, then you were lucky enough to catch the second season of this hit comedy serial in 2005. All the characters in the serial became so popular. But only one girl went on to become the fourth-Khan
‘First Balan‘ of this industry.
“Well, the Khans can now add Balan at the end of their names, instead of me adding Khan to my name.“
– Vidya Balan
Piyu Bole, Piya Bole..
“I had to give 60 screen tests for Parineeta.”
When Pradeep Sarkar decided to cast a model and small-time actress who sold low-cost detergent as Lolita, it raised a lot of eyebrows. But when it hit the theaters, everyone loved the intensity of her gaze and her sense of grace.She swept every Best Debut award in the country. And every film-maker began fashioning spaces for her in their films.
She Never Looked Back Since Then
Lage Raho Munnabhai, Guru, Bhool Bhulaiya, Heyy Babyy were some of her commercial hits.
And Then Entered PAA
Everyone thought Vidya Balan, the actress, was finished when she had to play the mother of Amitabh Bachchan. But her strong performance took everyone by surprise.
Entertainment, Entertainment.. Entertainment 😉
In a country full of prudes, Vidya confidently portrayed the character of a voluptuous, bold, raunchy sex symbol in The Dirty Picture for which she even won a National Award.
Shaadi Ke ‘NO’ Side Effects
“A married actress is hotter because she is like the forbidden fruit.”
In 2012, she married the head of UTV, Siddharth Roy Kapur.
“I have become more shameless after marriage.”
Jury Member at Cannes
She was also one of the jury members at the Cannes Film Festival, which is a RARE HONOUR.
Talk About a Transformation, huh?
Must say, Vidya has come a LONG way..
The girl who was dropped from a movie for her “non-performance” has left everyone spellbound.
“If you really wish for something, don’t hold on to the wish. Instead, send it out in the universe, let the universe do the rest of the conspiracy.”