Quick Facts: Vidya started her career with a television series called Hum Paanch when she was 16. Her first film appearance was with Bengali feature Bhalo Theko. I wasn’t until 2009, when she started getting positive acclaim from the audience, when she worked in five consecutive successful films namely Paa, Ishqiya, No One K…, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. Her roles in these movies have been praised so much that now she is also known as a female hero.
Although, she always wanted a role in the mainstream film industry, she refused an offer because of her parents who insisted that she complete her studies.
Balan has been actively participating in AIDS awareness campaigns. She is also involved with AIDS Institute at Harvard and goes for various events whenever she is free. She is even associated with “AmFar” (American For AIDS Research) and Hale House, a home for children affected with HIV and addicted to drugs.
Interesting Facts about Vidya Balan –
She was in big controversy over her movie poster Dirty Pictures in which she was booked for posing indecently. Petitioner claimed posters to be spoiling people’s mind and causing harm to the society.
She got married to Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012 after dating him for very long since.
Tamil originated actress was rumored to have dated Shahid Kapoor.
She was voted as hottest vegetarian by PETA recently.
She is very organised and suffers from compulsive disorder about cleanliness.
She says Arshad Varsi to be her favorite co star.