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Vidya Balan is an Indian Actress, born on 1 January 1979 in Chembur, Mumbai.  Her father, P. R. Balan, is the Executive Vice-President of Digicable,and her mother, Saraswathy Balan, is a homemaker.Her sister Priya is married to Kedar Teny and has two children Ira (Niece),Ruhaan(Nephew).Sister Priya is currently working for Mullen Lintas. She studied in  St.XaviersCollege,Mumbai.

And worked in approximately ninety ad films, before debuting in Parineeta (2005).She has established a career in Bollywood and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014. She was felicitated Doctorate in 2015. She is also the brand ambassador of Melbourne film festival. She is known for portraying strong female protagonists and has been acknowledged in the media for pioneering a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine. Contrary to media speculations she was never part of the film ‘Run’. Her upcoming films are Begum Jaan,Kamala Das Biopic (Malyalam) and Kahaani 2.

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