Vidya P. Balan, often called Vidhi, was born on 1 January 1978 in Poothamkurussy, Kerala, India. At the time of the provided data (2017), she was 39 years old. She hails from Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, and follows the Hindu religion. Vidya is known for her love of reading and resides in a sea-facing flat on Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai.
Vidya attended St. Anthony Girls’ High School in Mumbai and pursued her higher education at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai.
Vidya’s career commenced with the Bengali film “Bhalo Theko” in 2003, and she made her Bollywood debut with “Parineeta” in 2005. She also had an early start on television with “Hum Paanch” in 1995.
Standing at 163 cm (5′ 4″) and weighing 70 kg (154 lbs), Vidya possesses a distinctive figure with measurements of 35-30-35. Her dark brown eyes and black hair further enhance her unique appearance.
In 2011, activists in South India protested and burned several posters of her film The Dirty Picture before its release. Not only that, but Silk Smitha’s brother also moved to the Andhra Pradesh High Court to oppose his sister’s portrayal in the film.
There were rumours that marriage with Siddharth Roy Kapoor was on the rocks, because Siddharth had apparently fallen for another woman! But it could all be a jealous woman’s tale, for all we know.
Family & Relationships
Vidya’s father, P. R. Balan, served as the Executive Vice-President of Digicable, while her mother, Saraswathy Balan, was a homemaker. She has a sister named Priya Balan, who works in the advertising industry. Having tied the knot on 14 December 2012, Vidya is married to businessman and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur. She has been rumored to be in a relationship with Siddharth before their marriage.
Vidya’s culinary preference leans toward Thai cuisine. She admires actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Morgan Freeman, and Al Pacino, as well as actresses Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Kate Winslet, Julie Delphy, and Julia Roberts. She holds “Gol Maal” and the “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” series in high regard. Directors Gulzar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee are her favorites, and she enjoys music by Zakir Hussain, Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Indian Ocean, and Midival Punditz. Red is her preferred color, and she favors fragrances by Issey Miyake and Elizabeth Arden. New York and New Zealand are her favored travel destinations.
Vidya’s car collection includes a Mercedes E-Class, reflecting her taste in elegance and luxury.
Known for her impressive acting skills, Vidya commands a salary of approximately 10 crore per film (INR). Her net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.