Today is the birthday of Vidya Balan, who is known for her bold acting in films. Vidya was born on 1 January 1979 in Mumbai. When Vidya Balan saw Madhuri Dixit dancing in the film 'Tezaab' while studying in the seventh grade, she dreamed of becoming an actress. Vidya started her career in the TV industry at the age of 16 with Ekta Kapoor's TV serial ‘Hum Paanch’ but Vidya wanted to make her career in films. She failed even after many attempts in Malayalam and Tamil films.
When Vidya Balan was initially struggling to act in films, she got an opportunity to work in a Malayalam film ‘Chakram’ with South Indian film actor Mohanlal. However, this film got shelved due to some reason and Vidya Balan was held responsible for this as well as she was also called wretched.
Vidya Balan once hated her body very much. Actually, Vidya Balan was so trolled for her body that she started hating her body. Vidya had told, I was starting to doubt myself. I have fought a long battle with my body. I was very angry and also hated my body. Vidya said that even after losing weight, on many occasions in life, I felt that no one accepted me completely, and hence there is no need to change myself from someone else's perspective. Vidya says that she is not responsible for the small thinking of the people.
Vidya Balan appeared in ZeeTV's comedy show 'Hum Paanch' as Radhika Mathur, but she did not get much recognition. Meanwhile, she got the film 'Parineeta' after which everything changed. She worked with Akshay Kumar in the horror-comedy film ‘bhool bhulaiyaa’ in the year 2007. She was heavily criticized for her weight gain and outfit in the films 'Hey Baby' and 'Kismat Connection'. Vidya was so disappointed by this that she decided to leave the industry.
In the year 2011, the film 'The Dirty Picture' changed Vidya's fate. She received the National Award for Best Actress for this film. Let us inform that Vidya had said in an interview, 'It was a little difficult for me to get into the character of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture. We both had completely different personalities.
Vidya married film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012 and according to media reports, today she is the owner of about 188 crores. Let us tell you that as of 2020, Vidya Balan's net worth is estimated to be $27 million. Along with this, she also owns several real estate properties in the country.