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Vidya Balan
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Vidya in 2019
Born 1 January 1979 (1979-01-01) (age 42)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater University of Mumbai
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995, 2003–present
Works
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Spouse(s)
Siddharth Roy Kapur (m. 2012)
Awards Full list
Honours Padma Shri (2014)

Vidya Balan (pronounced [ʋɪd̪jaː baːlən]; born 1 January 1979) is an Indian actress.

She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.

Vidya is known for her roles in Paa (2009), the black comedy Ishqiya (2010), the thrillers No One Killed Jessica and Kahaani (2012), and the biopic The Dirty Picture (2011).


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