Vidya Balan is best-known for her acting in Indian films and praised for pioneering a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine. She has won several awards such as Best female Debut(2005), Critics Award for best Actress(2010), National film award for Best Actress(2011). In addition, Vidya is a humanitarian who always supports children's education and the empowerment of women.
Her father, P.R.Balan, is the executive Vice President of Digicable. The actress
Priyamaniis her cousin. Therefore, she aspired to a career in films from a young age. Before starting a film career, Vidya Balan is known for television commercials and music videos. After the success of sitcom Hum Paanch, she decided to complete her education first which led her to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology from Xavier's College and a master's degree from the university of Mumbai.
She was married to
Siddharth Roy Kapur, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures in 2012.