Who is Vidya Balan?
Vidya Balan is a film actress from India. Born in Ottapalam, Kerala, India, on January 1, 1978, Vidya Balan established herself as a leading contemporary actress in Hindi cinema. There are very few actors who have a fan base as broad as Vidya Balan globally. Vidya is the Hindi cinema megastar who appreciates her stardom by entertaining fans the way they want it. Vidya is an actress-producer from Bollywood and one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Each of her films set a new record.
Milestones for careers:
Balan made her acting debut at the age of 16, landing her first appearance in Hum Paanch, the 1995 sitcom. She was compelled to appear in television advertisements and music videos after her fruitless attempts to start an acting career. It was 2005 when Balan earned her first acclaim for her appearance in Parineeta, and a leading role in the 2006 blockbuster “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” followed this success. Then, in movies like Heyy Babyy (2007) and Kismat Konnection (2008), she played glamourous characters, but both her performances received critical comments from critics.
2009 marked the start of the most fruitful era in the career of Balan, however. Her successive roles in Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012) won her the attribute of “female hero,” helping her gain a higher position among contemporary Hindu actresses in power. Balan won one National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards during her tumultuous career.
With her fluctuating weight and poor sense of clothing, she drew attention but ultimately praised for retaining her individuality and breaking a Hindi movie heroine’s stereotypes. She is, aside from acting, a social activist and a loud supporter of women’s empowerment. She also plays an off-screen role as the wife of Siddharth Roy Kapur, a film producer. In December 2012, they tied the knot.
Net Worth of Vidya Balan:
Throughout her thriving career, Balan has amassed a whopping $18 million net worth. She made most of her money from her production projects and high-grossing box office films.