Tue. Jan 26th, 2021
Happy Birthday Vidya Balan: From Shakuntala Devi to The Dirty Picture, a look at her best performances

New Delhi: Vidya Balan clocked in her 42nd birthday on Friday (January one). She is an actress total of poise, talent and mass-appeal. The ‘Kahaani’ actress is a powerhouse of talent whose get the job done has made a variation, particularly with the portrayal of sturdy girls characters on-display.

Vidya can not only carry the movie on her personal shoulders but also be certain that her movies flip out to be blockbusters. The actress has provided some of the ideal performances in the movie sector, putting herself comfortably in the record of actors whose movies have been immortalised for the reason that of their acting.

As Vidya turned a yr older on New Yr, right here is a record of her ideal performances.


Launched in 2012, ‘Kahaani’ revolves all-around Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant female who lands in Kolkata searching for her missing husband for the duration of Durga Puja festival. The movie won her the Filmfare Award for Greatest Actress and the film was a blockbuster. Vidya was critically acclaimed for the film as very well.

The Dirty Image

In this 2011 biopic, Vidya played the part of South Indian actress- Silk Smitha. Emraan Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah star opposite Vidya in the film. ‘The Dirty Picture’ earned Vidya a Nationwide Movie Award. Vidya who plays Reshma/Silk is a rebellious female turned actress who elopes from house at a youthful age to turn into an actress.


The 2010 film paired Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah along with Vidya. The on-display chemistry amongst Vidya and Naseer was very well-liked by the audiences. The songs of the film like ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai’ and ‘Ibn-E-Batuta’ also broke the charts.


Vidya plays the mom of Amitabh Bachchan’s character in this critically-acclaimed film ‘Paa’. The film hit the screens in 2009, and Vidya won Greatest Filmfare Actress for her effectiveness. ‘Paa’ is a story revolving all-around Auro (Amitabh) son of Vidya and Abhishek, born out of wedlock, who suffers from Progeria, a unusual genetic disorder. All the 3 actors gave a single of the ideal performances of their lifetime.

Shakuntala Devi

Portraying the part of well-known mathematician Shakuntala Devi in her biopic, Vidya channeled the spirit of Devi. The film launched on Amazon Prime Video in July, 2020, and was very well-acquired by the viewers. Vidya really did justice to the genius mathematician.

Vidya created her Bollywood debut in ‘Parineeta’ in 2005, opposite Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt. For approaching venture, she has Amit Masurkar’s ‘Sherni’ in the pipeline.

Delighted Birthday, Vidya Balan. 

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