Vidya Balan Picking Up Unique Roles
Cinesprint|September 2019
Vidya Balan Picking Up Unique Roles
Vidya Balan is an Indian actress. Known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her roles in female-led films, she is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.

Vidya Balan was born on 1 January 1979 in Mumbai to parents of Tamilian descent. Her father, PR Balan, is the executive vice-president of Digicable and her mother, Saraswathy Balan, is a homemaker. According to Vidya, they speak a mix of Tamil and Malayalam at home. Her elder sister, Priya Balan, works in advertising. The actress Priyamani is her second cousin.

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September 2019