Vidya Balan Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Vidya Balan

Biography / Wiki

The recipient of a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, Vidya Balan is an Indian Actress who mainly works in Hindi Cinema. She is best known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her roles in female-led films.

She also supports the empowerment of women and promotes humanitarian causes. Vidya is a member of the Indian Central Board of Film Certification. This gorgeous lady has stolen the heart of many people with her stunning figure and acting skills.

Height / Weight / Age

This Stunning beauty Vidya Balan seems tall with a height of 163 in centimeters and 5’4” in feet & inches. Born on, 1 January 1978 this beautiful Diva has turned 42 years old in the year 2020. She possesses a healthy and fit figure with a weight of 70 in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.

Her body shape is Hourglass which is complemented by her beautiful Dark Brown eyes and her silky long Black hair. She is very conscious about her physique as she maintains herself by doing body exercises and her figure measurements are 35 inches breast, 30 inches waist, and 35 inches hips.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Vidya Balan is $28 Million approx.

Education / Family

Vidya was born and raised up in Palakkad, Kerala, India, and belongs to a Hindu family. She is born to her father P. R. Balan who worked as Executive Vice-President of Digicable and her mother Saraswathy Balan who is a homemaker.

She has one sister named Priya Balan. She completed her schooling at St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Mumbai, and further enrolled at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and the University of Mumbai, Mumbai to pursue her graduation with a Master’s degree in sociology.


Vidya P. Balan

Nickname Vidhi
Birth Place Poothamkurussy, Puthur, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Date Of Birth 1 January 1978
Age 45 Years
Height In centimeters – 163 cm

In feet inches – 5’4”

Weight In Kilograms- 70 kg

In Pounds- 154 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress
Sexual Orientation Straight
School St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Mumbai
College St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Debut Film: Bhalo Theko (2003, Bengali film)

Parineeta (2005, Bollywood film)

TV: Hum Paanch (1995)

Fathers Name P. R. Balan
Mothers Name Saraswathy Balan


Vidya Balan with her parents
Vidya Balan with her parents

Brothers None
Sister Priya Balan


Vidya Balan with her sister
Vidya Balan with her sister

Career / Fashion And Style

She started her career in 1995 with Ekta Kapoor’s famous comedy television show Hum Paanch. After this in 2003 she made her Bengali films debut with “Bhalo Theko”. She came to the limelight with her Hindi film debut “Parineeta” in 2005.

Thereafter, she appeared in several commercial films like  Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007), and Kismat Konnection (2008).

After these films, she established herself in five consecutive commercial successes including Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and Kahaani, and The Dirty Picture in 2011 for which she received National Film Award for Best Actress. Moreover, she appeared in films like Tumhari Sulu (2017) as Radio Jockey and a scientist in Mission Mangal (2019).

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

She tied the marriage knot with Siddharth Roy Kapur who is a Businessman, and Producer.

Boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapur (Businessman and Producer)
Marital Status Married
Husband Siddharth Roy Kapur (Businessman and Producer)

Vidya Balan with her husband
Vidya Balan with her husband

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino
Favorite Actress Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Kate Winslet, Julie Delphy, Julia Roberts
Favorite Perfume Issey Miyake, Elizabeth Arden
Favorite Musician(s) Zakir Hussain, Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Indian Ocean, Midival Punditz
Favorite Directors Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Favorite Films Bollywood: Gol Maal (1979)

Hollywood: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset

Favorite Food Thai cuisine
Favorite Destinations New York and New Zealand
Favorite Color(s) Red

Vidya Balan

Some Interesting Facts About Vidya Balan

  • Activists in South India objected and burned numerous banners of her film “The Dirty Picture”.
  • She often spotted to consume alcohol occasionally.
  • Vidya has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • She speaks the Bengali language fluently.
  • She had done five movies which did not release before her first movie in Bengali.
  • She loves to read books in her leisure time.