B'day Special: From Parineeta to Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan's career is a Rainbow
Vidya Balan was born in a Tamil family in Chembur, Mumbai. Vidya started her career at the age of 16 with Ekta Kapoor's TV serial Hum Paanch.
Lucknow: Today on 1st of January, Vidya Balan is celebrating her birthday. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan entered in Cine Industry when she was very Young but she earned fame from 'The Dirty Picture'.
She has worked in many spectacular films of Bollywood like Kahani, Kahani2, Dedh Ishqiyaa, Paa, Parineeta, Her struggle story is inspiring. Not only in Hindi cinema, she also tried her luck in Tamil and Malyalam industry.
Now, we are going to tell you some unheard facts of her life-
Born in Tamil Family:
Vidya Balan was born in a Tamil family in Chembur, Mumbai. Vidya started her career at the age of 16 with Ekta Kapoor's TV serial Hum Paanch but Vidya wanted to make her career in films.
Recognition from Bengali films:
Her parents supported her decision, but at the same time kept the condition of completing her studies. It was not easy for Vidya to pursue a career in films. Even after several attempts in Malayalam and Tamil films, she failed. Vidya got recognition from the Bengali film Bhalo Theko.
The 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiya proved to be a milestone for her career. In this film, she played the role of lead actress. It was a very challenging character. After this, Vidya also received the Best Actress Filmfare Award for her performance in the 2009 film Paa and Vishal Bhardwaj's Ishqiya.
When Vidya wanted to leave Bollywood:
She was heavily criticized for her weight and Vidya's attire in the films 'Heyy Baby' and 'Lucky Connection'. Vidya was so disappointed that she decided to leave the industry. However, Vidya was praised for films like 'Parineeta' and 'Munna Bhai ...' early in her career.
Today, Actress Vidya Balan is celebrating her 42nd birthday. Few weeks ago, she was in Manali for the celebration her wedding anniversary.